I couldn't wait to come to the blog this morning to report the latest. Shannon had a really good night. Her numbers stayed down ALL night even when they moved her all about to bathe her and change her linens! As I walked in at 6 this morning, I looked at the EEG and it was almost constant activity! That means she is slowly waking up! The unit doctor came in and checked her pupils and he, nor I, saw anything. Shan and I had a little chat and when her ICU pediatric doctor came in, she checked her pupils and we both saw a very slight change but a change none the less!! That was so awesome to see. It is amazing how the tinyiest signs of progress are such great victories. More swelling has gone down in her face and my opinion mostly her forehead area which makes me feel (although I am not a doctor) that some of the brain swelling is going down. Another wonderful ity bitty sign but such a positive one. The unit doctor felt good enough about things that they have turned off the paraltic drug so they can try again for a neurogical exam.
I think I realized a great lesson yesterday. We continue to see lots of little miracles along the way. But there are still times of the testing of our faith. Yesterday, especially the morning was a very tough day. It was very hard to have the faith be strong enough to dispel the fear. There will be many more trials of our faith along the way to the overall miracle of Shannon's full recovey. I think we have baby step trials of our faith when we are in the midst of one big crisis so our faith can grow. How grateful I am to the Lord for helping us to grow a little at a time, that although we expect a miracle from Him, He only expects us to take one baby step forward at a time. And He helps to make even those baby steps possible.
We know that your faith, prayers and fasting are making a difference. We know the Lord is hearing them all. Your faith is sustaining us and helping us through each day. Thank you to all the little children, who we know their faith is pure, for praying for Shannon. Please tell them she feels their prayers and Heavenly Father is listening. We know He is. Pheobe