Sunday, October 16, 2011


We found a new doctor!!
Since Monday I have been on the phone with about three different doctors offices. Faxing off medical release forms and calling our previous doctor to make sure they were sending things out. To be honest it was a bit exhausting and a lil bit lonely. I kept praying for Ruby to hold on until we found a doctor to help us!
I also called CMH to talk to them about our situation and see what they provide for families like us. They were amazing and are planning to have a meeting with us along with the head of the neonatal care, palliative care team and bereavement team!
One door closed on a doctor (he was no longer taking in transfers), one was made for this coming tuesday, the next was the Dr that the pregnancy center up here and in Ventura recommended, a strong believer and huge advocate for them, DR GREEN. We were able to get into to see him Friday afternoon.
We got in and immediately loved his nurse. She gave me her phone number right away, told us how sorry she was for our situation and if we needed anything not hesitate to call them! She also said, "We see miracles all the time here!" She was surprised at how quickly we got in to see them. She said she is not used to seeing this kind of turnover, this quickly. THANKS JESUS!
As we waited for the doctor to come in we studied the pictures on the wall and noticed that he goes on many medical mission trips and blesses others around the world!
He came in and was a breathe of fresh air. He spoke with a gentleness and sadness in his voice. He told us how sorry he was for our diagnosis and that he was here to answer any questions we may have. He claimed he has seen this diagnosis go a thousand different ways and that if he and his wife had this situation they would make the same decision we would. We told him that we believed God has a special plan for her and we know He is capable of any kind of miracle!
He immediately lit up and said "can we take a few steps back? I also believe that God can perform miracles, I have seen it! I am also a believer and support your decision 100%" He was getting a feel for our faith and once he knew we too were believers He got to be himself!
We talked through every case scenario. If my water broke at 3am, if I stopped feeling her one day, if I saw that her heart had stopped and it was after business hours.
He told us he could not promise that he would be the doctor to deliver her but that if we planned the induction (because her heart stopped) he would do everything in his power to make sure he was the one on call.
He recommended we sit down with CMH and get as much info as possible.
I then asked "Ok when do you want to see me again?" He immediately said "When do you want to see me again?? I will see you once a week, twice a week or once a month if you want!" It was so refreshing to hear!
We then ended our apt, with him asking us if he could share with his small group about us so that they could pray! John and I walked away saying "Oh yeah, this is the guy!"
God is in every detail. He has planned all of this for us and brought us to the right man for this job. We are grateful that even through this crazy rough storm God provides umbrellas, rain boots and shelter for our humble little family


  1. Love it! I am so thankful that you have found a God fearing Dr. It sounds like the perfect situation for your situation. I am still praying for Rubys complete healing!

  2. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! What a glorious gift from God!

  3. God has an amazing flair, doesn't He? So awesome that His timing is so perfect at building you into the people that He is creating you to be. Thank you for sharing your walk that we might be encouraged, blessed, and able to witness such awesome miracles. It gives us all a boost of energy in this crazy world where things can seem so hopeless at times. Love you guys and praying for you all!

  4. PRAISE JESUS! What a total answer to prayer!!

  5. I literally started tearing up as i was reading this (and im in a coffee shop)...i also dont think it helped that I just spent so much time looking at Ruby's ultrasound pics to the Album Leaf soundtrack in the background. God is so good. I am so blessed with how I am seeing God move in your midst. Thanking Jesus for all that He has done for you guys and through you guys.

  6. a friend of mine introduced me to your blog and your story. I just wanted to send you a note and a message of love and support! I can't wait to see more pictures and updates of your princess. We had a son that had trisomy 18 last year and just wanted to share our blog in case you wanted to see it some time. If you ever need anything from us, don't hesitate to let us know, until then, know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all! Kip Dominy

  7. Praise the Lord, this is awesome news!!!! Praying for you guys!

  8. wow. i know you don't know me, but I am a friend of the Richters. What an amazing blessing to find this doctor. I hope he got to be with you when the time came