Medical Expedite

Where did the last month and half go?

Sophie's Medical Expedite.
Adoption Fundraising. Every.Week.
Lymph node removal surgery (my mom's).

There are times when it seems everything happens at once.  
Then there are times they really do.  

Consuming most of my spare minutes of August and early September were Sophie's medical expedite.  

One of several stacks of adoption paperwork ready to be mailed

Yes, you read that right.  Her medical expedite.

In short, this means she will be coming home much sooner than predicted April.

We will be traveling to get her, most likely, in NOVEMBER!


Although it is exciting to think of her with us so soon, medical expedites are never a happy thing.  A medical expedite means that her US doctors and government officials on both sides of the ocean all agree her life is in danger if she is not receiving medical care in the USA soon.  Enough to make this mama's heart do an Olympics worthy gymnastics routine!  

We feel that, at this time, is appropriate to share with you a picture of our Sophie Joy!

I have debated about how much to share of Sophie's medical condition.  Many of you know she has an extremely rare and complex gastrointestinal malformations.  She also has a heart condition, which hopefully will not need any surgical intervention. To look at her sweet face and read about her precious personality, one would never know that between her chin and her knees, so very much is in need of medical attention.  

One of those areas is quite likely her kidneys.  

After we received her file, I spoke with a number of specialists in Sophie's condition.  Imagine our "exceedingly, abundantly above all we could ask or imagine" shock turned glee when we discovered that one of the specialists had actually reviewed Sophie's medical file months earlier and recommended both the surgery and procedure she received shortly after!  I don't know that I will ever forget the words he spoke to me: "Mrs. M, I did not think that she would live."

Then, he went on to inform us that we need to be prepared for the possibility that she will need dialysis and/or a transplant sooner rather than later.  There is always a possibility that she won't...we are praying for protection of her kidneys and restoration to complete health there.  But it is a real possibility.

As all of this sunk in, I realized we must do what we can to get this little one home as fast as possible.  We did what we could and left it in the Lord's hands.  He has seen fit to move everything quickly.

Would you please pray with us for God's perfect timing to get Sophie home and for the Great Physician to touch her, keep her well in China, and amaze the doctors here with HIS great work!

In Him,

       Psalm 139:13-16

For you formed my inward parts;
    you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
    my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
    intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
    the days that were formed for me,
    when as yet there was none of them.


  1. Thank you for the update. Praying, praying, praying!!