Friday morning UPDATE: Amelia spent some time earlier this week in the Tokuda Hospital, where she received IV fluids and other minor treatment. She improved enough to be released. However, the doctors there didn’t place a nasogastric tube due to their concern that it wouldn’t stay in place during travel, in spite of Jenny’s excellent pediatric intensive care nursing credentials and experience. Amelia is very upset at being out of her familiar place, she is still refusing to take anything by mouth, and as a result, she is again dehydrated. As I type this update, Amelia’s mom, Jenny, is taking her back to Tokuda Hospital, and the Browns’ plane leaves for the United States in less than 24 hours.
Can we cover this whole situation with fervent prayer?
1) Please pray that the Tokuda doctors will quickly give Amelia a nasogastric tube so that she can receive the fluids and nourishment she so greatly needs.
2) Please pray that Amelia would be calm and comforted.
3) Please also pray for Jenny, as this is an extremely stressful and exhausting time, and the grueling flight home is still ahead of them.
She appreciates all the prayers that are going up for her and her tiny Amelia, as well as for the rest of their group, including three other adopted children they’re bringing home.
Friends, I have some good news and some not-so-good news to tell you tonight…
Good news first!
Guess who graduated to the “Rescued” list on Reece’s Rainbow today??
Precious girl, we are praising God that your family has found you!!
Do you remember this little face? You may have known her by the name Liliana.
Here’s another photo of her from last August.
She was 11 years old and weighed 11 pounds. So heartbreakingly tiny.
After she spent time in Tokuda this past winter, she gained a whole pound.
Here she is, meeting her new mommy, Jenny Brown, for the first time 4 1/2 months ago.
She looked even better in this more recent picture. Look what a little good food can do! Her new name is Amelia!
Jenny picked Amelia up from the Pleven orphanage yesterday, along with her new brother and sister. Her mom had picked up another brother earlier.
Amelia didn’t handle the transition from Pleven very well, partly because the orphanage didn’t send her medications with her. She didn’t want to eat or sleep, and was choking.
Jenny was able to obtain her medications, and they are slowly taking effect.
Could you please cover Amelia and Jenny in prayer until they are safely home this weekend?
You are welcome to check for updates on the Brown’s blog, The Road Less Traveled.
It’s so marvelous to know that many of you will be praying! Thank you so much!!