The Power of Prayer, a Baby and a Stressed Grandma

Today we heard about our tiny grandson’s miraculous recovery from an 8 hour surgery to reshape his skull. see

right after
right after operation. His head is symmetrical


This is me before the surgery.




Before this eight-hour surgery, I did not realize how stressed I was till someone in France passed on a word from God for me on Pinterest. God was giving me a gift of joy. IMMEDIATELY the fear gripping me left and I started grinning as joy slowly bloomed in my heart.

The Mystical Body of Christ is an incredible reality. Hundreds of fellow Christians, including priests prayed for this tiny baby, from all over the world from Australia, England, Canada , the States and France.

Throughout the entire procedure, Emmett was peaceful. The I.C.U nurse had never seen a baby sleep the night after surgery, never mind on so little morphine.His arms did not have to be tied down because he was calm and did not freak out or pull on all the tubes or at his stitches,

Emmett slept pretty much all day, two days after surgery, because he couldn’t see a thing due to awful swelling. Around 6pm last evening, he woke up and nursed. Then one eye opened slightly, just enough so the baby could clap and wave at people in the hall.

This was an answer to, prayer as just three hours earlier we prayed that the swelling would go down  just enough so he could at least see. When we arrived at the Children’s Hospital, I could feel the Joy and Light of God surrounding him . This was just half an hour before his eye cracked opened.

The plastic surgeon came for a visit today and is extremely pleased with how quickly Emmett is recovering. It was anticipated that he would be in hospital 5-7 days but since he’s recovering so quickly he may get to go home tomorrow, on day 4, rather than on day 7or 8.

Thank-you for all the prayers.

24 thoughts on “The Power of Prayer, a Baby and a Stressed Grandma

  1. YAY!!! I knew all would be well–for all things proclaimed and claimed in God’s name shall be well!!!
    Hugs and love and continued prayers to Ontario, to Emmett, to Children’s Hospital, to family, friends and a very stressed but relieved grandmother!!
    much love—Julie

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  2. Reblogged this on cookiecrumbstoliveby and commented:
    Here is an update on baby Emmett, who we prayed for this past week as he had to undergo surgery on his skull in order to allow the bone plates to move with his growth and allowing doctors to “reshape” his skull to begin growing symmetrically—blessing now abound!!! Let us all join this family in offering prayers of Thanksgiving!!!


  3. Melanie, I feel like little Emmett has united a new family across many continents. Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for your wonderful love and Mary for holding Baby Emmett in her arms during the surgery.

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  4. I am so happy to hear of Emmetts amazing recovery…while I am not surprised by God’s grace, I am, as always, in awe……..I will continue to pray for him as he continues to heal 🙂
    God is soooooo good 🙂
    God bless you all.

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      1. Yeah, sometimes it takes a while for the shock to wear off and things to sink in. If he will drink warm tea in a bottle at all, Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer is really soothing, or Sleepy Time. Or if he has any restrictions post surgery, the Tension Tamer could be good for his parents, and for grandma! too! 😉 It has hops and B vitamins, and is great for soothing headaches and helping restore calm.


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