Amazing news. Remember how yesterday I blogged about how Kane had lost deep pain sensation in one of his hind legs? Well one of Kane’s doctors called this morning and she sounded absolutely giddy. Apparently this morning they took him out to pee and not only did he pee on his own, he was also able to stand up on his own. That means he has the ability to place weight on his back legs which is a tremendous jump since yesterday when he couldn’t even feel deep pain. His progress is so significant that his doctor admitted that they were shocked by his rapid improvement in a single day’s time. I am thankfully that the Lord has heard our prayers and answered my request that he would heal Kane in such a manner that his doctors would be amazed by his progress. The sound of the doctor’s voice confirms that my (and our) prayer(s) were answered in a wonderful way. (more…)
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Tags: answered prayer, dog, happiness, health, joy, kane, pet, prayer
Tags: assistance, bill, charity, donations, financial aid, friends, hospital, kindness, results
THANK YOU ALL! Because of your kindness and generosity we are half way to our goal of raising $1,000 to help with the costs of Kane’s $4,000 treatment and surgery. If you want to help us make it all the way to our goal (and possibly beyond) just click here for more information on how to help out. We appreciate all that you guys and gals have done. It is amazing watching the blogging community come together for our boy Kane.
Also, it is only a few more days until Kane comes home. (more…)
Tags: daughter, dog, healing, hospital, illness, kane, visit
We made our first trip to the hospital today. We discussed the issue of our payment plan, received the unfortunate news that it appeared we might not be able to get any grants to cover the surgery (keep praying about this), and we paid off part of the bill. [BTW: If you do want to help defray some of the costs of Kane’s surgery just click this sentence.]
On a more positive note we saw Kane for about an hour. We walked outside with Kane and the doctors and learned how to help him pee by squeezing on his bladder- fun times. We saw some improvement in him placing a small amount of weight on his hind legs- YEAH!
Then we went into a comfy visiting room where Sasha prayed for Kane and we hung out together for a while. Here are some of the pictures and video from our visit.
How about the cutest thing first? Here is a video of Sasha and Kane together- sorry for the no sound, our digital cam stinks.
Next, the surgery scars
I told him that he was lucky in a way since chicks dig scars. (more…)
Tags: adoption, blessings, challenge, child, costs, faith, financial, money, needs, prayer
Although most of the big ticket items of the adoption process are being paid for by L.F.S. and grants from the state, we are still facing a significant amount of costs for various and sundry things ranging from a fire inspection to medical exams. After you read through this list, I ask that you please add the prayer requests (listed at the conclusion of this post) to your prayers for the next several days. (more…)
Tags: adoption, charity, child, children, family, love, MAPP training
Our spare room. This simple 12 x 14 foot space has served many functions during the last two years. It has been a study, a guest bedroom, a semi-permanent bedroom, and also a general dumping ground for boxes. Well, now this room finally has a higher purpose.
Sometime in the next 6 months or so this room will become the bedroom of whichever child(ren) we adopt from North Carolina’s foster care system. And to be quite frank, I couldn’t be happier. Of course the futon has to go (if you have $25, it’s yours). The dresser is an advance purchase. The walls will need a new coat of paint- probably white so we can let our adoptive child(ren) pick out the colors for their room. We will also no doubt need some new furniture (bed, another dresser, mirror, etc.).
In case you are just tuning in, I posted on here a while back about how my wife and I came to the decision that we needed to open our home and hearts to a child or children presently in the North Carolina foster care system. [The initial post about adoption, clearing up misconceptions, and also how God has blessed us since]. We are now only two classes away from completing our MAPP training course with Lutheran Family Services. The classes have been wonderful, our instructors fabulous, and the information has been eye-opening. The sadness and misery that abound around us, from sexual abuse to neglect directed toward children, is deeply depressing and tragically all too common.
Once MAPP training is over it is on to the home-study- a period when the social worker comes into our home and conducts a series of interviews with all of us (Sasha included). We also have tons of info and documentation to get together, including: marriage license, birth certificates, tax forms, autobiographies. In addition we need to pay for a fire inspection- and no doubt buy a fire extinguisher, smoke detectors, etc.
This whole process has been such a blessing. If you feel led to help us out with the costs of this adoption- which luckily have been quite minimal thus far- just click on the “Be a Part of our Dream” link on the top right corner of this blog. The link will take you to PayPal where you can donate whatever you feel might led to. Of course donations are NOT tax deductible, but they will be GREATLY appreciated by myself and my family. And even more importantly, please keep us in your prayers as we go through this complicated but rewarding process.
Once we’ve completed the home-study we will be ready to begin the process of being matched by our social worker with children who they think might fit well into our home. Whoever that child (or those children) might be I hope they like the view from their window.
And an even better view- but with my reflection included (not a ghost)
If you have any stories about adoption to share feel free to take up as much comment space as you like. thanks for your prayers and support.