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My Story

Many of you know our little girl was not due until March, but God used January 15, 2010, to introduce her to us. Anna had an emergency C-section, barely in the 33rd week of her pregnancy, and Grace was taken to the NICU. She was later diagnosed as having low blood sugar as a result of too much insulin-almost like diabetes in reverse.

Our current struggle is to get Gracie to eat properly. We're now in a out-patient program in Evansville, Indiana, in hopes of resolving her feeding disorder (a separate issue from her insulin disorder). We travel there several weeks at a time for intense daily therapy.

Thanks be to God for his lovingkindness.

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Anna Phillips posted a new journal entry.

We've now gone to the clinic roughly every three weeks for three days at a time. This last visit was very successful. Grace can now consistently pick up her own cup of ... Read more

Anna Phillips posted a new journal entry.

We've now gone to the clinic roughly every three weeks for three days at a time. This last visit was very successful. Grace can now consistently pick up her own cup of ... Read more

Anna Phillips posted a new journal entry.

Grace has nearly finished her three-week stay at the clinic. Having the sniffles soon after we arrived has made it a little tricky, but the ladies at the clinic have ... Read more

Anna Phillips posted a new journal entry.

Lord willing, Grace will be able to return to the clinic Tuesday, February 12. I'm not sure if we'll stay just the two weeks left that were scheduled or if we'll be able ... Read more

Anna Phillips posted a new journal entry, "Clinic delayed".

Grace has been sick since Thursday with a stomach virus. Since she's having trouble keeping anything on her stomach, we've had to postpone her next round at the feeding ... Read more

Anna Phillips posted a new journal entry, "Clinic return info".

Pending insurance approval, we will return to the feeding clinic Feb. 5 (through 2/22), Lord willing. Three weeks will be immeasurably easier than the previous six, but ... Read more

Anna Phillips posted a new journal entry.

We're sort of in a maintenance phase/holding pattern until we return to the clinic in March. Usually kids go back about two months after the first cycle, but we were ... Read more

Anna Phillips posted a new journal entry.

Grace has made amazing progress the last few days. She is now eating enough during therapy that I no longer need to give supplemental feedings. She gained a pound just ... Read more

Anna Phillips posted a new journal entry.

We've now started week three of the program (three more to go for now), and Grace is starting to make a lot of progress!! She is now getting more nutrition in therapy than ... Read more

Anna Phillips posted a new journal entry.

Grace's therapy is going well. We've moved from using dry spoons and squeeze bottles to using thickened water to using thinned yogurt, all of which she's tolerating pretty ... Read more

Anna Phillips posted a new journal entry.

Therapy continues to go well. They have specific exercises and methods to engage and strengthen her facial/jaw muscles, improve chewing, and decrease her gag reflex. Each ... Read more

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