So, how is baby Jemma?

JemmaI know it has been a bit since I updated all the loyal friends that were and are praying for Jemma and I thought this is a good time to do so.  

Jemma is amazing.  Jemma is truly a miracle.

A month ago, she was on a ventilator.  A month ago, I prayed without ceasing for her to be well.

Today, Jemma is playing and running around.  She is getting into toys and even things she isn’t supposed to.

She is eating like there is no tomorrow.

Jemma updateShe is happy.  She is also very stubborn and has a angry streak like no other.

She has her voice back and, let me tell you, she can use it.  She lets her wants or not-wants be known.

She is back to her old self with walking around and even has mastered the kicking her foot while standing to throw a tantrum.

Jemma ThodeShe is finished with her wean and, as of right now, takes no medicine.  She has an appointment in early-March to see how she is doing.

There may be long-term problems to deal with and we are prepared for that.  You don’t get that sick without some worry.

And I worry.  I worry about a lot.  She coughs and I think back to what we went through… what she went through.

She is getting all 4 molars plus her canines in right now.  The poor baby has been through so much but she still smiles.

She is huggable and kissable and is the most lovey little girl ever.

We are so blessed.  We know it.  I pray everyday; I thank God that my baby is HERE with me and pray for her to fully recover.

Because HE is good.

Thode kids

My thoughts exactly Johnny.  This rocks!  Having baby Jemma home truly rocks.




  1. Katie says

    I’m not sure how I came across your blog about your baby girl, but I had been keeping tabs on it and praying for you all. I’m so glad to read that she is home and is doing wonderfully! I’ll continue to pray for yall and that she has no lasting effects of this.
    Thanks for updating and know yall have prayers from aound the country :)

  2. Lisa says

    SO, SO great to see and hear how Jemma is doing!!! Praise God that she is well and so strong!! I love that baby!!! (And YOU!) She would not be where she is now if she didn’t have such an amazing mom to fight for her. You are amazing just as she is.

  3. Fred LeBaron says

    This is great, Stef, thanks so much for the update, and so glad to hear she’s doing so well! Hope you are too! There’s always plenty to worry about, but I hope you can put that aside from time to time at least! Much love to you both!

  4. Rhonda says

    Thank you for the update! It’s so reassuring to hear and see that she is doing well. I know you/we can only take it one day at a time. But yes, God IS Good! He has big plans for Jemma and your family! I still shed a tear reading this good news and remembering back a few weeks ago to what she and you went through. She is strong and you are even a stronger mama!

    Be blessed!

  5. says

    She is looking so good!

    There are so many things to worry about when our kiddoes get seriously ill :/ Izzy had open heart surgery so she was on bypass, a vent, multiple medications, oxygen support, heart failure, etc, and it seems as though the worries are never ending, even though she is doing really well. I hope both our girls go on to have few to no longterm problems :p

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