The email said: He had gotten so weak that he was actually hospitalized since I left....Our director was emailing me FROM her car today as she drove the 7 hrs. it would take to get back to the city from my son's orphanage...She emailed to let me know that our Wes was with her...and that he had been hospitalized to try and receive the nutrition he so badly needed!! She now had him and was carrying him BACK to the CITY (7 hrs. ) where she would be taking him to the doctors there. She also let me know that he wouldn't take a bottle (which I already knew because they didn't offer him a bottle in the south because he was "too old" ) BUT that he DID eat lots of bananas and would tap her (our director) on the shoulder every time he was ready for another one!!! Wow, yes, it was all so hard to read...knowing he has been in a hospital by himself..knowing that he must have felt so alone with no mother there beside him to KISS HIM and tell him "he'd be ok"!! But, I pray and know in my heart that God never left him..and that our sweet Jesus stayed by his side because HE HEARD ALL OF OUR PRAYERS for this sweet boy!! You see...I know God worked out every detail so that I'd arrive at this particular orphanage and meet a little guy that MET our parameters BUT no one else's... And, God knew that he'd NEED prayers because there were still hard days ahead, and that's WHY He sent some crazy blogging Momma to adopt His precious son!! And, even when I HAD NO IDEA he was in the hospital...I asked my family to be praying that "He'd SURVIVE!!" I didn't put it out in blog land because I didn't want to be all dramatic and such..but as I told all my sisters and Mom about him...I asked them ALL to pray he'd survive...Why such a prayer?? Cause I held him and KNEW he was TOO weak!! As a Momma of 5 already..I just KNEW!!!
So, our prayers were heard, and he has survived his hospital stay and is in the city now where he'll see new doctors and we'll get new reports in the morning...He's a fighter..and I'm praying the doctors will be able to get him healthy and strong enough to MAKE IT until we are able to get him home!! He NEEDS all our prayers!! I know he's in good hands..there is NO DOUBT that our agency will do everything in their power to take GREAT care of him...especially now that he's with them in the city!! And, how many directors do you know that would spend so much time in Ethiopia and personally drive 7 hrs. south to pick up someone's son?? Not many would do that...so I'm VERY grateful for the loving care my child is getting...and I hope you'll join me in praying for the HEALING of my son's tiny little body!! And, I praise God tonight that He picked ME to be this precious little guy's Momma....A momma that won't stop praying for him until he's HOME!!!!
**And, as I sat in an orthodontist office today WITH all 5 kids running around LIKE crazy...I received the email that my little guy had been in the hospital...It kind of took the breath out of me PICTURING him in the hospital by himself...kind of made me nauseated in a "momma" kind of way!! But the immediate email that followed was from a sweet young girl in Mexico that follows my blog and wanted to send me this...a picture she had made for us:
It brought a smile to my face KNOWING in my heart that SO MANY friends, family and even BLOG friends were praying for our little guy!! I believe in prayer and I know that is WHAT is making the difference!!! Thank you Cristina! God used you at that very moment to remind me that WE'RE NEVER ALONE...He's walking this path with us EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!!!
**Thank you everyone for your prayers!!!! Happy Tuesday to you all, kj