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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Today was better.  Girlie had an EEG today.  Her speech continues to improve and occasionally she almost sounds like her old self.  She is a little sturdier when sitting, and doesn't continue to ask the same questions.  She even used the potty today, with full assistance.  Walking requires assistance also, but she was able to eat on her own--regular food!-by later in the day.  She could now hold a book, and could focus her eyes by afternoon.  We wheeled her to the play room of the hospital where she was delighted to pet a therapy dog.  Progress was slow, but she had been given a lot of drugs to stop the seizure, so it makes sense that they are taking a long time to wear off.  We're hoping to go home tomorrow, but the doctors want to make sure she can walk and function before she leaves.

She is much improved from yesterday, but still appears a weaker, younger, drunk version of herself.  Very disconcerting to her mother, but the doctors say they have no reason to think there's any brain damage.  If she can hold still, there will be an MRI tomorrow.  They, thankfully, don't want to sedate her for it.  If she can't hold still, we'll come back for an outpatient visit. She is still gracious, as ever.  Thanks all the doctors and nurses.  Gets teary when we tell her that people love her and are praying for her.  Tells us we're the best parents she can imagine.  We look forward to her expected full recovery. J has been living at the hospital with her since Monday night, bless his heart.  He's amazing, truly.  I have been going back and forth between the hospital and taking care of the other three.

Once again I am completely overwhelmed by the kindness of sweet friends and family.  I appreciate every message, call, text, email, prayer, meal, watching my kids, cleaning my house, bringing food for us.  We feel so loved and supported.  We feel so grateful for true friends.  We are grateful for eternal families, and that we've still got our sweet girl.

PS:  Our darling baby turned 1 yesterday.  We'll celebrate when we're all together.

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Jessica B said...

Oh Melynie, what a terrible time it sounds like you guys are having. I am so sorry. Nothing is worse than seeing one of your babies have to go through something like this. I will definitely be praying for you guys. Fingers crossed that they are able to get the MRI done tomorrow and get you guys home soon.

Gina said...

Progress. That is good news. So glad you are taken care of and J is able to be with M at all times. You guys make a great team. Those children are blessed to have you both as their parents. Miss you all.

Edna said...

I'm glad to hear she is improving. We're all worried about her.

Amy said...

Oops. Apparently my mom was still logged in. "Edna" is really me.

Sydney said...

I'm glad to hear she is making progress. It is always so hard to see your little ones struggle. Samantha prays for Meg constantly and looks forward to seeing her at church in the next few weeks. I hope all goes well with all of the tests.

Laura F said...

Thanks for the update, what a couple of crazy days you've had! Thinking about you and again hoping the tests tomorrow come back with some answers for you. She's lucky to have such sweet parents. Get some sleep while she's under surveillance - you'll probably check on her 100 times a night once she's home. Hugs.

Kate Nelson said...

My heart is aching for you and your family. Families are amazing - I'm so glad she has you. After hearing your family pray a few years ago, I have added to my own prayers "thank you for our family". I will keep your family in my prayers.