Pages

7.29.2010

God is bigger than the boogie man

We do watch a good bit of the Veggie Tales around here...

But seriously, at the end of our first surgery follow up today, this song ran through my mind.  "God is bigger than the boogie man.  He's bigger than Godzilla or the monsters on TV.  Ohhh God is bigger than the boogie man and watches out for you and me!"  (Click here if you want to watch the video.  Go ahead, you know you want to!)

Now we haven't been having any Boogie man sightings around here, but we have had Sturge Weber Syndrome and glaucoma trying to rear their ugly heads.  Type I (the most serious form) Sturge Weber was stopped dead in its tracks at our first ~ and to this point, only ~ visit to neurology back in April when the neurologist observed Darcy, gave a quick exam and then asked, "So why exactly are you here?"

And while glaucoma keeps trying to have the victory, today I heard news that delivered her glaucoma a real blow.

Oh, I totally forgot to mention that since her surgery in April that Darcy has grown over an inch in height. (Admittedly that has nothing to do with glaucoma, but I still thought it was pretty cool).

First of all, today, within minutes of having the gauze removed from her eye, Darcy had a vision test.  With her good eye patched, she was seeing pictures at 20/100 vision.  Dr. F. was amazed that she was so close to her best vision test (20/80) the day after surgery when things were expected to be cloudy.  And I also must say that she was able to verbally identify all the pictures ~ meaning that her vocabulary has improved ~ instead of pointing to a "match sheet" as she had to the first few visits.  

But the really cool part was when Dr. F. and I were discussing a few non-surgery related things today at the end of our visit.  I asked about prescription sunglasses for my little one (transition lenses will be our solution to that with her next frames) and then about eye drops in the future.  (Darcy will have daily drops for life ~ not a concern for us, more a curiosity question).  After we chatted about drops and Dr. F's hopes that this surgery will be the last, Dr. F. started heading for the door.  And as she began to step out she stopped and sorta hesitated before she said, "You know, this little girl is amazing.  When I saw her for the first time, I think I told you that we were simply trying to allow her to have light recognition in that eye.  Now, four months later, we are working to preserve real vision.  I never would have thought..."  Then her voice trailed off as she smiled and walked out the door.

(Think about it for a minute.  These words coming from a doctor who treats pediatric glaucoma patients not just from all over NC and across this country, but also internationally.  She has seen many, many children with advanced glaucoma.  She's an expert, and yet she has no words for how well Darcy's eye has responded to treatment thus far ).

That my friends is God showing up in my baby girl's life.  I don't know why He has chosen to reveal Himself in such a big way regarding her vision, but it does make me look forward to His plan for her.  I just couldn't let this day pass without giving my creator a huge shout out.

Sing it with me now, "God is bigger than glau-co-ooh-ma..."

20 comments:

Heather said...

God is certainly bigger isn't he! We love that song around here!

The Ferrill's said...

Oh Kristi we have been away from phone and computer all week so I'm so happy to check in and see that all went SO AMAZINGLY well with Darcy's surgery! God IS BIGGER! We cannot fathom! Woop Woop!!!!!!! I am praising GOD for the mighty miracles he has done in Darcy's eyes! Really we can insert ANYTHING in that song: "God is bigger than...glaucoma, financing another adoption, heart surgery, getting a family to B'ham from NC in two weeks for a reunion" (sorry, I don't give up easily! ;)
Love yall!

Cindy M said...

Amen, sister. If we all sang that song every day, instead of "things aren't going my way", imagine what might happen.

SOOOOO happy to hear this! Praising God!

Our Journey said...

God IS bigger than glau-co-ooh-ma!! What a BEAUTIFUL post... I'm so happy to read this!!

Glenda said...

Praise Him, Praise Him! Thank you Lord for answered prayers. We sure do miss you all!

Laurie said...

Givin' me chills here- I just love that ending! :)

Brad Bieber said...

Wow. He is amazing.

Pam said...

We love that song around here!

God is BIG and he is GOOD!

Shannon said...

Makes me think of another song...."My God is so BIG! So strong and so mighty...there's NOTHING My God cannot Do!!! CLAP CLAP(and insert large hand motions :) )

So happy to hear the good report!

Traci said...

God leaves me speechless too! He really is amazing! Darcy Aunt cici is so happy for you and sooooo proud of how brave you are! I love you!

Jennifer Taylor said...

I have goosebumps!! God is Bigger for sure!!!

Bethany said...

That's incredible. I loved reading this entry! God is bigger than anything and Darcy has been such a brave girl! I wish I could share that song with my students...I broke down and watched the video ;)

Nancy said...

Wow, that is so awesome!!! And an inch? And the speech? FABULOUS!

C.C. said...

Yay God and Yay Darcy!!!!

Jordan Carl said...

That is wonderful news! I love watching God come up in big ways and people who don't believe in God can't help but notice something is different, it's awesome!

Tell her I can't wait to meet her and I already think she's a pretty awesome girl, though I haven't met her yet!

Sharon said...

Amen!!! That is SO awesome. I am confident that you were part of that plan of saving her eyesight the day you knew she was yours...A shout out to her awesome, faith filled, obedient, brave parents!!!

lisa said...

God is so good! Amen! He may even be working on Dr. F's heart and Darcy's. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!

Our Journey to China said...

We too have been 'away' - but I am so very glad to see Darcy is doing so well and again, God is BIGGER! I LOVE that Veggie Tales song!!
Love to you guys! And yes, we too would love you to come to Alabama, we would love to see you too. :0)

Nicole said...

Amazing!!! Love this!!!

Grandma Shultz said...

God is much bigger than glau-co-ooh-ma! Don't tell God how big your storm is; tell your storm how big your God is! God is certainly in charge of this storm!!! praise Him.