Monday, May 24, 2010


They say bad things usually come in 3's, but today for us it was 3 WONDERFUL things!! After a terrifying situation with Micah this weekend we were ready for some good news. Long story short... Micah woke up on Sunday at 3am having trouble breathing. After an ambulance trip to the ER, some oxygen, two breathing treatments and some steroids, he is doing beautifully.

Was it not just Friday that I was told to wait 10-14 days to hear anything from Dr. Carson?? Would you believe that Joyce, the Medical Concierge, called me this morning to tell me that Dr. Carson's office had called her with an appointment for Madison?? Yup....her appointment is scheduled for June 18 at 3:o0pm. I was overwhelmed with JOY! I immediately called Steve and we agreed that it will just be Madison and I travelling for this first appointment. So I go check out to see what we'd be looking at as far as travel expenses. Got a good idea on that, then I wanted to check hotels in the area. Johns Hopkins has a Patient Information page that I thought I would check. First I saw the information on the Ronald McDonald House, so I called and got that set up. $15/night for our own room, two beds, meals etc. Then I noticed some information that said Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program. It doesn't give much info other than it provides a one-time, round trip airline transportation and their social workers do an eligibility screening. So again, I called. Spoke to a very nice lady who asked a few questions then told me a social worker would be calling to determine eligibility. 10 minutes later I got that call, and basically the end of the conversation was, " Mrs. Tarbell, expect something in the mail in 7-10 days containing vouchers for 2 round trip tickets for Southwest Airlines!!"

We cannot express how truly blessed we have been today! Not one, not two, but THREE times. What an amazing God we have. This just proves that we must trust that He will take care of our every need. He has the perfect plan.

Unfortunately we have yet to receive the approval for this under our current insurance plan, but there is a way around it. It could possibly end up costing us, but any amount is well worth it. I will keep updating as I know more. Thank you for sharing in our JOY and for your never ending thoughts and prayers.



  1. love you all so much, this makes me so happy. What a blessing.

  2. Yay God! I love the times He lets us know that He is with us. Your answer to prayer makes all of our faith stronger. Love and hugs, Carol