Thursday, April 15, 2010

Will To Live

She's a miracle girl. When they got her, the doctor doubted she would live past one month. She cried all the time. She cried a lot! She always needed the staff to be with her and rock her to sleep. She needed them too much in my opinion. We called her "the high maintenance baby." She was very demanding. I found her so annoying at first and didn't really care for her emotionally. I felt that we had so many babies that we can't always focus on you! She was very attached to some of the staff! Like really attached!

I was finally won over by her during a trip to recieve a certain surgery. They gave her a small surgery and then when I saw her she just laid there. She was unconcious for what seemed like forever after the surgery, it was like she was dead, because of the medicine to make her sleep. I was crying because I thought, "What if she dies?" The way she was laying there was peaceful but, I was afraid of this kind of peace. I didn't want this peace to bring her away from me because I had just fallen in love with her and we had just started our new relationship. She finally woke up, her eyes fluttered like broken butterflies. I felt like she was so strong to have made it through this surgery! I was so proud of her!

Later, the doctor said there was no way for her to receive a special surgery in China. I was totally defeated when I heard this news. I begged him please, is there anything that you can do? He said, "I'm sorry." She had a very special heart, in need of a special surgery. The doctor said, "It's a miracle that she has lived this long."
We tried hard to look for some hospital outside of China that could take care of her special heart. We knew that if we could find the right hospital that she would fight for survival and live. Not too long after, we heard that there was a family in America that wanted to adopt her despite knowing the problem with her heart and that she might die. They still wanted her. This was like miracle number two for her. They adopted her and brought her to America. The American dctor said that she needed three surgeries in total. Not long after adoption she received her first surgery. She was strong as usual.

I'm sure she'll get through the next two surgeries as strong as ever. Now, she is like a little angel. She is so beautiful. She is growing each day, bigger and stronger. She gives her family so much love. She loves to hug her family and tell them how much she loves them.

By Theresa

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful story about a beautiful little girl! I'm so happy she has a family that loves her and a caretaker that loved her first. :)