700 Club (Television Program with Pat Robertson) shares Christopher's Miracle Story

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Christopher's miracle testimony was featured on the the February 4, 2014 episode of THE 700 CLUB. Please watch our VIDEO and share it with your friends and family.

Friday, August 16, 2013

His feeding tubes are out!!!

The big day had arrived.  No more feeding tubes!  God's instant healing miracle was complete.  His glory and healing power will forever shine through the evidence of the amazing work He has done in Christopher!

Ephesians 3:20 God can do anything, you know- far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!

Christopher and LeAnne
Have you ever had one of those days when, regardless of the weather, the sky just looks "bluer", and the grass just looks "greener"?  That's the kind of day that I had today.  I felt like I was walking on air, and it seemed like everything was "just right" in my world.  It was a day of continued blessing, and I was praising God with my whole soul!

Christopher had his feeding tubes removed today.  It was the final step in his healing journey, and it was truly an inspiring and wonder filled moment.  It was made all the more special because of all the supportive e-mails and messages that we received.

Christopher and Grandma Golly
Christopher and I were surrounded with a supportive cast who came along to help us celebrate the culmination of God's healing miracle.  Grandma Golly, GaGa, and two of Christopher's friends were all witnesses to the unexpected and long awaited moment. 

We all met at GaGa's house where we began the momentous occasion with prayer.  As we joined hands we prayed and thanked God for the compassionate healing miracle that He did for Christopher.  We asked that Christopher's tubes would close up on their own (without needing surgery), and we prayed that the miracle that God did in Christopher would serve as a testament to God's incredible love and power for all the world to see. 

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10   Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:  If one falls down, his friend can help him up.  but pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!

After a few pictures, we headed to the hospital.  There was an air of excitement in the car, and the trip seemed longer than usual.  My mind was swirling with thankful thoughts, and I felt my heart beating with absolute elation.  This wasn't supposed to happen, but it did.  The doctor's didn't have a cure, but God had a miracle. 

Time to check in for a new life without feeding tubes.
At the surgeon's office we checked in, took our seats in the waiting room, and eagerly awaited our turn to meet with the doctor.  GaGa and I were clicking pictures at a feverish pace.  This was one of those special moments in life that demanded to be photographically preserved.  Click, click, click...each photo was evidence of a moment in time that would never have been possible without Godly intervention.

Feeding tubes intact.
After a short wait, Christopher's name was called.  Before we knew it, we were meeting with the doctor and discussing the plan to remove Christopher's feeding tubes.  Christopher had already decided that he wanted to have the honor of removing them himself.  The surgeon agreed to the idea, and then he explained how to care for the tubes until the holes closed up on their own.  He readied the supplies as we discussed the backup plan just in case one or both of the holes needed a surgical remedy to close.  He said that the holes should begin to close within hours, but that we would know within a few days if they would ultimately close on their own or not.  In the event that the holes are not able to completely close on their own, then a minor surgery would be necessary to finish the job.

Step 1- insert syringe.
With the discussion complete and the questions answered, it was the moment we had all been waiting for.  As the cameras documented the event, Christopher inserted the small syringe, removed the water from the balloon holding the J-tube in, and pulled the tube out.  Mission accomplished.  He removed the G-tube in the same way.  Mission accomplished.  The surgeon moved in to clean the holes where the feeding tubes once lived, and applied the absorbent/ protective dressing.  Mission accomplished!  It was short but VERY SWEET!  Miracles really feel good!

Step 2- remove water.
Step 3- pull tube out.
Mission accomplished!  No more feeding tubes!
Nothing left to do but celebrate!  The cameras captured the culmination of God's handiwork.  We thanked the doctor and, of course, took more pictures.  Christopher joked that now he knew what it must be liked to be chased by the paparazzi.  Then we did what you always do when you celebrate a special event...we ate!  Christopher and his friends went out for Chinese food, one of Christopher's new favorite foods.  Gaga and I marked the special moment with an Italian lunch.  A delicious ending to an incredible day!

Special Note:  We took a lot of pictures!  Enjoy these pictures "of a miracle"!

If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can pray like this:

More tomorrow...
The surgeon with Christopher

Riley, Christopher, and LeAnne

Riley, Christopher, and Dennis

Killing time, waiting for the big moment.

It's almost time!

These things are commin' out!

Christopher's new tummy!

Time to get that "six pack"!

G-tube with gauze dressing.

The surgeon cares for Christopher.

Mission accomplished!

Best friends!

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