Natalie Grant Says God Answered Prayers, Daughter Released From Hospital
Just days after Christmas, singer Natalie Grant desperately pleaded for prayers for her daughter, Grace, whose lung collapsed and was rushed to the hospital with pneumonia.
In an updated Facebook post, however, Grant revealed that prayers were answered because just days after the New Year her daughter is now home and out of the hospital.
"We are headed HOME! We are thanking God for the miraculous recovery Gracie has had. When we took her to the emergency room, doctors said she was at an 11 out of 12, with 12 being the absolute worst it can get on the respiratory scale. She shouldn't have been able to still walk. Yet here she is, five days in the ICU and now headed home. She is such a strong little girl and our God is such a faithful Father. She is still not 100 percent, and will be fighting pneumonia for awhile. But we are believing she will get stronger everyday. Thank you again for all of your prayers and concern xoxoxo."
The singer followed the post with a touching photo of Grace Ana hugging her twin sister, Isabella Noelle, and younger sister, Sadie Rose.
"Together again,"Grant wrote along with the photo. "When Gracie returned home, her twin sister, Bella, said, 'no more tears for me. Finally!' My feelings exactly, Bella."
Eight-year-old Grace spent the holidays with her family in Grants home town of Seattle and appeared to be in perfect health just days before being admitted to the hospital, as she posed for a picture in front of a Christmas tree with her mother and sister. But on Dec. 28, 2015, Grant took to Facebook with a plea for prayers for her daughter who was was in the intensive care unit.
"My daughter Gracie has pneumonia, a partial collapsed lung and is in respiratory distress. We would so appreciate your prayers," Grant posted on her timeline.
The singer regularly updated her fans with pictures of Grace holding onto a stuffed animal while laying in a hospital bed hooked up to an oxygen mask.
Grant and her husband, Canadian producer Bernie Herms, take great pride in their three daughters and the two took shifts in the hospital to monitor Grace's progress.
The multiple Dove Award-winner also received support from her friends in the Christian music industry, including Jason Crabb and Don Moen, who took to social media to ask fans to join them in prayer.
Because Grant was in her hometown of Seattle when her daughter became ill, her family was nearby to assist. Grant wrote that she was "grateful" for the help of her brother, who's a doctor, and acknowledged the "wonderful" staff at Swedish Medical Center where Gracie was treated.