The last tract infection Natalia had, she showed no symptoms EXCEPT a high fever....Sunday night, she had frequency, painful urination, and pain. We took her today for her pedi follow up, and tested her urine....the results? ANOTHER UTI 6 days after her discharge from the hospital. This is insane! The doctor sent out a culture to see if it's the same bacteria, and put her on antibiotics. As long as there are NO fevers, she will not be admitted. We are seeing the specialists in the next couple of weeks. FATHER GOD, this is heartbreaking......give these doctors the wisdom they need to find out what is wrong. Lead them and show them what is hidden from their eyes. JESUS, give Natalia the strength that she needs to get through these symptoms. Lord, we plea the mighty BLOOD OF JESUS over her body and ask that your will be done. You are our ULTIMATE HEALER...RAPPHA, AND BY YOUR STRIPES NATALIA IS HEALED. Thank you JESUS for carrying us this far, for showing us your faithfulness, your presence, strength, and the peace that surpasses ALL human understanding, for protecting us and keeping us safe....because the truth is......apart from you WE CAN DO NOTHING.(John 15) WE DESPERATELY NEED YOU JESUS!!! John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear MUCH fruit; apart from me you can do NOTHING. James 5:15 And the prayer of faith WILL save the sick, and the Lord WILL raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he WILL be forgiven. Isaiah 40:28-29 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord,The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives POWER to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases STRENGTH. Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous RUN to it and are safe.
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Once they checked the labs, and her urine came back clear, we were released from the hospital!! JOY!!! We were elated! Could NOT believe it!! Excited to see the sunlight and breathe in outside air!! God is sooo good! Abba Father.......our Heavenly Father poured out STRENGTH, AND PEACE to get us through these difficult times, like ONLY HE CAN! What would we do without HIM?? Galatians 4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Mark 14:36 And He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what YOU will.” Thank you, JESUS! We dodged a bullet.....again!
Well, today wasn't our day to leave....her labs weren't completely normal. They will be rechecked in the morning, and then they will determine our length of stay. Lord, let your will be done on Natalia....not ours. Psalm 41:3 The Lord will strengthen her on her bed of illness; You will sustain her on her sickbed.
It is a BLESSING to KNOW that your daughter is truly LOVED!! Thank you for all the prayers and support! Thanks to all the visitors that took their time to come out and surround our family with LOVE! The nursing staff have gone ABOVE AND BEYOND their call of duty to make sure that she is well taken care of, as well as our family! So far, she's learned all about putting an Iv (fake), taking blood pressures, temperatures, and checking the lungs and heart! Lol We are extremely appreciative of the staff here, from the exceptional patient care to the milkshakes, one nurse even brought a craft that she saw on Pinterest to make a mommy and daughter necklace!! We LOVE our nurses and techs!!!!!
Natalia has been here for a little over a week and her inflammation markers have been coming down slowly. Her numbers FINALLY came down closetothenormal range....Tomorrow they will draw more blood to determine her status, and then they will decide how much longer she will be here for. If all goes well, we should be able to leave tomorrow or the next day! She is feeling much better and is more than ready to go home! Praying for a COMPLETE restoration of her kidneys and bladder, Lord JESUS, strengthen her bones....strengthen her body. Her upper leg needs to heal and fuse...in the name of JEHOVAH RAPPHA, we speak LIFE into her bones...LIFE into her body.......renewed STRENGTH. BONES, HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD....BY HIS STRIPES, NATALIA IS HEALED. COMPLETELY HEALED, IN JESUS HOLY NAME. Acts 3:6-9 Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and IMMEDIATELY his feet and ankle bones received STRENGTH. So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God. Proverbs 3:7-8 ......Fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, And STRENGTH to your bones. Isaiah 58:11 The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And STRENGTHEN your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. Ezekiel 37:4-7, 14 Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, HEAR the word of the Lord! Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.”’” So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came TOGETHER, BONE to BONE. I will put My Spirit in NATALIA, and SHE shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it,” says the Lord.’” AMEN!!!
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