My Miracle Son Noah…His Story

1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Today I’m going to share with you an incredible miracle God did for me. For many years I could not tell this story without crying. My son Noah has cerebral palsy and here’s his story.

In 1986 I was pregnant with my 5th child and quite surprised. I had gone to my doctor because I thought I had the flu…but it was a flu called Noah. The next many months would be trying for me because all my 4 previous births were difficult, with 3 of the pregnancies ending in premature births. Things got very harrowing the last 3 days before he was born. I was hospitalized for a week before the delivery and I believe the hospital made many mistakes while I was there. They had to use the forceps on me and I knew this was dangerous for Noah and I was right. Noah weighted 3lbs and seemed to be in good condition. He had a sonogram of his brain and it was normal…or so I was led to believe.

He stayed in the hospital for about 2 months. I bought him home and thought everything was good. I had 3 previous preemies and they were Ok for the most part so I thought he would be too…but I was very wrong. He was not making any of the milestones of infant development. He wasn’t holding his head up, sitting up, moving his legs, still looking like a newborn and he was 9 month old so I took Him back to the hospitals clinic where he was born. The doctor looked at his medical records from the time he was in the neonatal and told me …oh I see he had a massive brain hemorrhage. I was shocked because the hospital never told me this. The doctor then ordered a CT scan of my son’s brain.

I went back to the hospital for the test results. The doctor looked at the CT scan and shook her head. She showed me a big area of brain damage on the film and said the damage was in the speech and motor development and my son probably will never walk or talk. I sat there shocked and my heart-felt like it dropped to the floor. What horrible news!

I was angry that the hospital didn’t tell me about the brain damage so I hired a lawyer and proceeded to begin procedures to sue the hospital. In the meantime I had taken my son to his pediatrician for his check up and she explain more in detail about the brain damage and she too confirmed he would probably not walk or talk. She left the room for a few minutes and during that time God spoke to me. He told me He would heal my son and to drop the lawsuit. He said I had two choices. I can sue and get the money or I can trust Him and have a son who would be Ok and be able to work and take care of himself. I chose to….trust God for a healing! I had faith in God’s ability to take care of Noah.

It was a long process of healing and there were some hard times but also many victories. I’m going to tell you about a few of the victories in tomorrow’s blog because I think it will really encourage someone…so check back tomorrow for part two.

Noah’s long journey of healing started out with home therapies, such as PT, OT and other training for me and for him. It was a very difficult time because physical therapy was painful for him…and for me to watch him go through it. Then when he was two years old they took him to their school for handicap children and everyday he screamed when they took him on that bus. It was heartbreaking but I knew God had plans for my sons healing and He was working something out and I needed to trust what He told me.

Noah had to wear braces on his legs and a helmet on his head to protect him from injuries. He was sick all the time with many bouts of bronchitis and other things.

Sitting up, Walking, and talking were all much delayed but He conquered each challenge eventually. When Noah was 4 years old he got kicked out of the handicap school…they said he was very smart and could go to public school and the miracles continued to come. Regular school was a challenge….he had a personal aid to help him and got all his services in school. Noah got all A’s and B’s and won the hearts of all his teachers and classmates.

One day when he was about 8 years old the doctor told me it was time for me to take off of his leg braces.  I thought the doctor was crazy and argued with him about it.   The doctor said if we left them on any longer the muscles would not develop. It was very difficult  at first because He fell a lot and had several injuries. But eventually His legs did get stronger as the doctor said they would.

All throughout his school  years… Noah got many awards for academic achievements. Noah went on to graduate from high school and college.

Noah gave the commencement speech at his college graduation.  This was a great feat for a kid who doctors said would never speak!

For a baby who doctors said would never walk or talk….Well let’s just say…when the doctors said no…Jesus said yes! Every time I look at my son…I remember the miracle…because I see the miracle. I looked at that CAT scan myself…I know what I saw…a very damaged brain. I know God preformed a miracle.

I’m going to continue Noah’s story tomorrow. There are some really special things I want to share with you about what God did for my son.

Do you have a need in your life today?….Do you need a miracle?….Remember my story today…let it build your faith. Let it encourage you to know that God cares about what concerns us. God is concerned about me…He’s concerned about you.
Please remember this scripture verse:

1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Message For Today: God can give you a miracle.