Thursday, September 24, 2009

The NICU

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This is now my third trip to this amazingly, wonderful, place...filled with worry, nightmares, and sick little ones. May I say, THIS place...is a good place.

When the doctor was prepping me for surgery, I was quoting over and over in my mind our family verse..."The Lord IS GOOD, a stronghold in the day of trouble and He knoweth them that trust in Him." Nahum 1:7 Over and over...this verse calmed my nerves, settled my worried mind, and brought much comfort that God IS good. I had some fears that our little one would have epilepsy as Ellie did. I was worried about watching in fear, as my little girl would stop breathing. I had bad dreams of memories I didn't want to remember. God's word, soothed my soul.

When I returned from the recovery room and Kevin walked into the room, I could tell by his face something was not right. I asked him if he could get me the baby. It was then he told me, she had to go to the NICU. He explained everything to me...and I began to cry. My verse came to mind soon there after, and I realized...The Lord IS GOOD.

He is good, for working out our insurance plan to be able to deliver at this hospital with a neonatal unit...it is the only hospital in our area, and it is known for having an excellent neonatal unit.

He is good, for giving my doctor the wisdom to talk to me about the possibility of my baby having problems if we delivered too early on September 15th, (the original plan)...and how we should wait until the 22nd instead.

He is good, for giving me a very strong husband...who is amazing when I am tired and emotional.

He is good, for giving us a very healthy baby...with a very common problem...

And although it is difficult to watch her in the NICU...and it is not where I would prefer her to be... may I say

He is good, for putting us in a place, where she can receive the care her little lungs need right now.

He is good for giving us nurses in the NICU, who have worked with neonate babies for over 20 years...very comforting to me, especially since this is a common problem...they have worked with this condition many, many times.

He is good..in His creation of a little baby, the wonders of the body, how it all works together in order....simply amazing how HE put us together.

And one last time..."The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble, and He knoweth them that trust in HIM." God is good.

9 comments:

  1. Yes Mam...HE IS GOOD!

    Praying for you right now......

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  2. Dear Amy,
    I just came back into town to find this new precious one is here!! Yes the Lord is good to bring you all through these days with HIS hand upon each one of you!! I am praying for you with all my heart...Hannah Grace looks so sweet!
    I am happy for you all! lv-nancy

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  3. Amen and amen! I believe that with all of my heart, also. God is SO good.
    Your baby girl is just beautiful. Will continue to pray for you both.
    Love, Amy

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  4. Yes He is!!!

    ~Kayte

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  5. God is Good!! Praying for Hannah and you, Praying that as she is NICU that she'll come through this quickly and be home with you and her daddy and siblings!!

    Love and Prayers,
    Paula

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  6. Yes Amy, God is good.~ Joshua 1:9. Please take good care of yourself so you are strong when your beautiful Hannah Grace comes home with you. Love you, Jen.

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  7. I'm a grandma who has a granddaughter in the NICU at Strong Hospital for the past two weeks. I was drawn to your blog from Daily Pleasures because of the notation. Yes, God is good. No matter what the outcome, He is still good, and still in charge. Thank you for being so grounded in the Word, and such an inspiration to those of us going through similar situations. God bless you all.

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  8. So glad your precious daughhter has arrived....you have been in my thoughts and prayers much these past few days. May your family all be HOME TOGETHER soon.

    I love you,
    Jennie

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  9. Still thinking and praying for you all!
    What a new blessing has come about.......
    talk to you soon .love, nancy

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