Miracle Monday – Meet Lillian

Lillian Ruth Thomas was adopted from China by Mary Brook and PK Thomas. However, both parents were extremely overwhelmed when they first began the adoption process and received Lillian’s information; it was “this packet of information from China and all her medical records were in Chinese.”

It was then the Thomases turned to the International Adoption Clinic at Children’s of Alabama for assistance. “It was like a weight lifted off our shoulders to have someone who knows what they are looking at, to go through it and relay that information to you, so we would have the information we need,” PK said. “They have been incredible!”

After reviewing Lillian’s medical records, clinic doctors found an atrial septal defect – a hole – in Lillian’s heart. The Thomases were told the spectrum of severity could be mild to severe and that each case was different. “They stayed on the phone with us and answered all of our questions,” Mary Brook said.

The Thomases scheduled another appointment later on to evaluate the progress of Lillian’s heart condition. “The cardiologist told us that he could not see her defect anymore,” PK said. “The hole in her heart had closed!” The family was instructed to follow up with their cardiologist if they felt the need to do so in the future.

Today, Lillian is a talkative, playful little girl. She loves all kinds of animals as well as the outdoors and music. As a memoir, Mary Brook captured pictures of their journey to China and created a memory book for Lillian.

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