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We are a family of fifteen: eight already with Jesus and seven in desperate need of Him. This is the story God is writing in our lives. Proverbs 16:9

Friday, November 04, 2011

He Goes Before




We got to see our little ones today. I listened to a song by Out of the Grey before I went into the doctor's office called Brave. It reminded me that before Micah and I even walked into the Ultrasound room, God would be there. He was waiting~ and had been there all along. As we arrived, settled in, and watched the monitor, I once again thought, He has gone before us. We saw our three kicking, sqiggling, punching little babies. Seeing their little hands and feet made me smile. Then, when the US Tech panned down to Eliana and did confirm that her amniotic fluid level is quite decreased and that she is still significantly smaller, I really needed that truth. As I cried throught the rest of the US, seeing each one of them thriving yet unaware of the danger ahead, I had to believe that truth.

So what we had prayed for~ that God would keep our twins from TTTS~ He has answered differently than we had wanted. It seems at this point, they do have Stage 1. Our doc immediately called the Fetal Care Center in Cincinnati and by this afternoon, we were scehduled to have several tests this coming Tuesday and Wednesday. The nurse with whom I spoke was very kind and compassionate and assured me that by Wednesday afternoon, we will have their recommendations for caring for our babies. There aren't many things they can do to treat TTTS, but one farily effective, cutting-edge treatment is Fetal Laser Surgery. If the specialists recommend this for us, we would go ahead with it on Thursday.

As you can imagine, we are extremely needy right now. I am going to be following the example of those parents in Luke 15, bringing my babies to Jesus that He might touch them. I ask that you do the same on their behalf. TTTS is a scary disease, but I know that Jesus is able to heal them. He may choose to use the doctors in Cincinnati~ so please pray for each of them. We also desire prayer for the boys as they are with different care-givers. For Micah and myself, I ask that each one of you hold God to His word; that His power is made perfect in our weakness. Even though this road is scary, He continues to go before and will carry us though whatever lies ahead.


Ashley said...

Amazing pictures! I will definitely be praying for you and for the babies. Please keep us updated as you can.

Chef Pam said...

We will be praying for healing and for the strength for everyone involved. blessings to you . the leveritts

Aaron and Jennifer said...

Praying for ya'll! As you already know, Jesus is mighty to save - in every way!

Sara said...

Dear Tiffany,
I have followed your blog for a little while now... I came here from Aaron and Jennifer's blog. I am mama to Levi an adopted embryo who joined the rest of our family last March. I just wanted you to know that I am praying for you! Praying for those 3 precious sweet babies inside of you... praying for your mama's heart as you continue to be the vessel the Lord is using in growing them more each day. I will be praying for the health of the babies and the doctors that will be treating you soon:)

Janet said...

I will be praying for you all.

Anna M said...

Sending hugs to you and prayers that your family is comforted in this time of uncertainty. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself, friend.