May 29, 2012

MRI Results ~ An Update

"Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness,
and for His wonderful works to the children of men!"
~ Psalm 107:8 ~

What great things the LORD has done!
Please join with us in rejoicing
in God's Goodness to our family!

Today we had our follow-up appointment
at Children's Hospital in Cardiology.
Austin was there for another Echo and an ECG.
After those tests were done,
we were seen by the Cardiologist.

He gave us the results of the
MRI that was done last month.

We expected damage to be shown.
It was assumed that it would be there.
Medically speaking, it should be there.

But it isn't.

Austin has Dilated Cardiomyopathy.
His heart is still functioning in
reduced capacity due to this condition.
He is on three heart medications.

The Cardiologist said today
that Austin will ALWAYS need heart meds.
As long as he has this heart.

But, we serve a Great God!
He is the Great Physician.
He is able to do the impossible.

He already has.

And so, we pray.
And we thank HIM for this
wonderful news.
HE has done this!
We praise HIS Holy Name!

"And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing
which the LORD thy God hath given unto thee,
and unto thine house..."
~ Deuteronomy 26:11a ~

We seek to live one day at a time.
Each day is a Gift.

Thank you to each one of
you who has faithfully prayed for our
family in these last few months.
The LORD hears.
He answers.
And He does all things well.


In HIS Love,


Justine said...

I am so happy for your family Camille. I will keep praying for Austin and your family. So happy to hear that he is doing good :-)

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

What wonderful news you have shared Camille. 'The damage should be there but it isn't'... We serve a God who is able to do miracles and this sure sounds like one to me! Rejoicing with you. The Lord has heard and answered the prayers of His people. All glory to Him. We will keep on praying for Austin for continued restoration of his health as he takes the medications.
Have to go now and tell my children - I love telling them about when God answers our prayers!

Heather said...

Camille! Praise God! What an encouragement today. My sister-in-law just had emergency brain surgery last night to remove a tumor found the day before. It was successfully removed--now for radiation. Please pray for her emotional state and for a hope and trust in her Creator. She knows Him but it's tough right now.
Thanking Him for your wonderful news!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Rejoicing with you, Camille! The Lord will continue to do good things...cause He is good.

Trisha said...

Praising God with you for His goodness and mercy, Camille!! How wondrous are His works!!!!

Laura said...

Dear Camille,
Our God is an awesome God. He does
do all things well,and we know that
all things work together for good,for
them that are the called according to His purpose. Your precious family is fulfilling His purposes. What an awesome gift to watch Him at work in your lives and through your continued
graciousness in handling your different trials.

You are loved by us all.
Laura, and family

You Can Call Me Jane said...

I am celebrating with you all! Praise God for a good report and for keeping His loving arms around Austin from this day forward.

Maryann said...

Wonderful news, rejoicing with you!

Cinnamon said...

Amazing! Praising the Lord with you Camille. What a relief.

So happy for Austin!


Lady Farmer said...

Praising Him with you, Camille!

"Lord, Thou hast made the heaven and the earth; there is nothing too hard for Thee." Jer. 32:17

"Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name." Ps. 103:1

"Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable." Ps. 145:3

"I will extol Thee, my God, O king; and I will bless Thy name for ever and ever." Ps. 145:1

"Thou art exalted far above all gods." Ps. 97:9

"Thou art worthy to receive glory and honour and power." Rev. 4:11

"I will sing of the Lord's great love forever." Ps. 89:1

"Sing forth the honour of His name: make His praise glorious." Ps. 66:2

And, please give Austin a big hug for me. :~}

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Oh how we praise You, Jesus! You are the divine Physician, Jehovah Rapha, the Great Healer!!!!

I am rejoicing with you, dearest friend!

Dianna said...

What wonderful news, Camille! I praise the Lord with you and your family! What great things HE hath done! Hugs!

PippaDavies said...

Amazing news Camille. Celebrating and rejoicing with you:) Our God is a Great God! Thank you for sharing your story and testimony! Love and blessings Pippa

Nadine said...

So happy for good results...we will continue to pray for Austin!


Lois said...

I'm rejoicing with you about the MRI report. We truly do serve a great God.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I'm rejoicing with you! What awesome news! I stand in amazement at what God is doing in Austin's life and the testimony He is giving him. I continue to pray for complete healing. God bless you guys!

Camille said...

Dear Justine ~ How lovely to hear from you! Thank you for entering into our joy with us...we are so thankful to our Great God for all HE has done! :)

Dear Ann ~ How precious to think that you and your family have been praying while we sleep...that still makes such an impression on me. Thank you for your faithful friendship. The LORD is SO Good! :)

Dear Heather ~ So sorry to learn of your sister and her very recent scary news. We will certainly pray for her as a family. The LORD hears and HE always does all things well. What a blessing to belong to HIM! Thank you for praying for us and for your friendship. :)

Dear Cindy ~ Thank you for rejoicing with us my friend. Yes, indeed...the LORD is Good! :)

Dear Trisha ~ Yes, HIS works are amazing! We serve the Mighty and True God and we are thankful! Thank you for your sweet friendship. :)

Dear Laura ~ How precious that you left me a comment!! I love it!! And I love you!!! (So glad we are family). The LORD is to be praised for all that HE has done. What a blessing to belong to HIM. :)

Dear Jane ~ Thank you so much my friend. What a blessing to know that we serve the same Great God! HE alone is worthy! :)

Dear Maryann ~ What a blessing it is to have friends who rejoice with us...thank you! :)

In HIS Love,

Camille said...

Dear Cinnamon ~ It has been like watching a miracle take place right before our eyes. The LORD has done great things! Thank you for rejoicing with us my friend. :)

Dear Raeann ~ How precious that you shared all those Scriptures here my friend! What a treasure you are. And, I gave Austin that hug...thank you! :)

Dear Stacie ~ How WONDERFUL the LORD truly is! Always. Thank you for rejoicing with us my friend. :)

Dear Dianna ~ Yes, indeed...HE has done great things! We stand amazed at HIS mercies. Thank you for joining with us in praising HIM my friend. :)

Dear Pippa ~ We do serve a most Wonderful God...what a blessing it is to belong to HIM! Thank you for rejoicing with us. :)

Dear Nadine ~ Thank you so much for continuing to pray...what a blessing! I am thankful we are friends. :)

Dear Lois ~ Absolutely, we do serve a Great God...I agree! Thank you for entering into our joy with us my friend. :)

Dear Jackie ~ We are amazed too. It was not the news that was expected. Thank you so much for your friendship and for continuing to pray. What a blessing! :)

In HIS Love,

Chelle said...

I am so glad he is doing well. God is good. I will still pray for you. It's such a blessing to know God is with us. You ask what kind of Cd's we make. I wanted to tell you that the CD's we make are singing ones. Our family has a ministry of singing in concerts, churches, and differnt things. We try to make a new CD every year. God has given us this ministry. My husband used to play the piano for a southern gospel group. All of our children sing with us. Our oldest daughter, myself and my husband sing most but they do sing too. You can look and listen to our CD at If you would like too.

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

Worshiping the God Who Heals tonight!!!! Thankful for the work He has already done and eagerly looking forward to witnessing His continued hand on your son's life!!!

This has been a week of miracles - big and small. A good friend of mine had a stroke last week and God is moving mightily and healing her faster than anyone could have ever hoped for and he's preserved the life of her unborn child (#5).

THANK YOU for letting us participate with you in seeking God and witnessing His AWESOME work in your family!

Patty said...

So, so glad that things are improving and the news is good. May God continue to bless and work.

Camille said...

Dear Chelle ~ Thank you for rejoicing with us! God truly is Good. We rest in HIS Sovereign plan and know that HE does all things well...even when they are the *hard* things. I visited your ministry site and tried to listen to your music, but was unable to find a place to do that. May the LORD bless you as you seek to serve HIM each day! :)

Dear Heather in AZ ~ What a powerful story of God's Gracious Hand in the life of your friend! May the LORD be praised...HE does all things well! Thank you for joining with us in praising HIS most Worthy Name my friend! :)

Dear Patty ~ It has truly been amazing to watch the transformation of our Austin in these last number of weeks...God has done Wonderful things! Thank you for rejoicing with us my friend. May HE be praised! :)

Many Blessings,

Chelle said...

I am sorry about that my husband changed websites and I didn't it didn't play them anymore. O am so sorry. He is in the middle of making it play them but hasn't figured it out yet. Hopefully soon.

Make a Joyful Noise all ye Lands said...

Thanking the Lord for hearing and answering prayers. We are studying the book of Rev. for our family Bible Study. It talked about the prayers going up like incense.
Prayers are powerful and miracles do happen when we pray.
We share your families JOY.
In His Love,

Sandy said...

Dear Camille,
We are rejoicing and praising God with you!!! What a wonderful God we serve indeed. He is Good and I am so glad we belong to Him.
Hugs to you my friend! See you real soon. :)
In His Grace,

Camille said...

Dear Chelle ~ No worries! :)

Dear Virginia ~ Thank you for rejoicing with us! What a Great God we serve!! :)

Dear Sandy ~ Yes, indeed...HE is Good! And truly is is a great blessing to belong to HIM. Looking forward to our visit with you too. :)

Many Blessings,

Anonymous said...

Wow, Camille! Just "WOW!" What you have all been going through has been a great encouragement and faith builder to my family. God IS great!


Unknown said...

Praise be the our powerful, magnificient, awesome God! Woooo Whooooo!

Camille said...

Dear Lisa ~ How encouraging to read that the LORD has been using this trial to be a blessing to your family! Thank you for joining with us in praising the LORD! :)

Dear Jenn ~ Yes, my friend...praise HIS Glorious Name! Thank you for rejoicing with us. :)

Many Blessings,



I just finished reading all the posts about Austin's heart journey!
As I was reading them on my computer... a song was playing that a friend gave me and I did not know all the words until I searched for it and found the link:

I will send you the words to the song in an email but it is simply entitled: BELIEVE

By Hillsong
You are my light
You are my strength
You are my Rock
On You I stand

I lift my voice
I raise my hands
I lift my soul
With all I am

In Christ forever I'll stand
I will believe
You are strong enough
In my weakness
God be lifted up
And I will sing
Lift Your praises high
Lord be magnified
You make all things new
I will believe

So, hear this song
Receive our praise
You are our strength
For all our days

We lift You up
Our voices high
In every storm
Let God arise
Oh, Your love
Your love it never fails
Your love, it knows no end
Your love will never fail

Oh, Your love
Stronger than my shame
Greater than my pain
Your love will never fail
I will believe

I am crying as I type this because the beautiful words apply to both your situation and mine.

The huge tree that came down on the house had a huge RED HEARt on it [painted there about 4 years ago]. It has always represented God's Heart to me on the big Oak tree. He is making all things new!

And... God has conncected our hearts once again! I praise HIM!

Living in the fulness of JOY,

Camille said...

Dear Stephanie ~ How sweet it was of you to take the time to share that song here. Thank you! The LORD truly is Great and Wonderful and always does what is best, even when it is hard. Oh, how precious HE is! It's lovely to reconnect with you. I will continue to pray for you in your situation with all that lies before you.

In HIS Love,