Posted: Apr 25, 2013 5:24 PM by Judy Slate
Updated: Apr 26, 2013 1:24 PM
BELGRADE - Brad Dahl in back home in the Gallatin Valley this week as his wife sits by their daughter Poppy's side in a Seattle hospital.
Poppy has been at Seattle Children's Hospital since birth as doctors try to fix a heart defect.
"We don't really have a timeline on how long we're going to be out in Seattle. The doctors have told us that it could be months and it could be as long as a year maybe," said Dahl.
That's why, with the help of volunteers, he's packing up their home and putting everything into storage. They'll be in Seattle now full time until they can bring Poppy home.
"We're just sort of taking it a day at a time and we've decided to get rid of things that are the biggest financial drains," Dahl said.
If things had gone better, Poppy would have been home in Belgrade by now. Instead, her chest remains open after two surgeries. Because of the open chest, her parents are unable to hold her.
"You just want to scoop her up and hold her. I know Christie in particular just wants to hold her baby and comfort her and right now we just can't do that, but it's all on God's timing," he said.
Faith is what is getting Brad and Christie through this ordeal one day at a time.
"We still hurt very, very much. There are times when we ask God why. We believe that the worst possible outcome, which we're praying doesn't happen, but we'll be with our daughter one day again. But, we're begging God to allow us to raise her." said Dahl.
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