I can't wait any longer!!!! MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!! The Lord is hearing our faith and prayers and those sweet little children who have prayed and fasted need to know we are making HUGE progress.
Miracle 1--The collar is OFF, all clear!
Miracle 2 and 3 --The ventilator is out and the oral gastric tube is out of her mouth. It's all her now and she is doing great!
Miracle 4--She is comprehending and responding to so much that everyone here is amazed.
Let me tell you how she has responded to some of our requests and conversation. She is telling us whether she is in pain or not by a nod or shake of the head that is more obvious than this morning. When we ask her to open her eyes, the right brow goes up and the eye opens 1/4", the left side there is but a slight movement of the brow and nothing of the eye. When we ask her to smile the right side is definitely turned up but there is no movement in the left side. What that means is uncertain at this time. It could be nothing more than the fact that there is still swelling on that side of her face which we do see in the eye. (It still looks pretty bad with the swelling.) Or it might be more of a neurological issue that she will need to work on. Time will tell which miracle we will have there.
Shannon reaches her hand towards us. She pointed her finger towards the doctor as if to say who is she and then she did the "come here" sign with her finger. She responded to the doctors questions, wanted to pull more tubes out until we explain why they were there. Today she says she doesn't remember the accident which may be because of the versaid medication which makes you forget!
But here's the best and I hope that all of her high school teachers will hear about this. They had all looked at Shannon's current status in their classes, we turned in a couple of papers that were in her backpack, and then they "froze" her grade at where she was. For those that know Shannon, you know that it would be straight "A"s. She would look at Powerschool several times a day waiting for an assignment to post or a test grade to be entered. It was so important to HER to get all "A"s. She had been working so hard because SHE wanted to say that she had a 4.0 for the year. I can't thank the teachers and administration enough for excusing her from the last 2 weeks of school and giving her the grade she had earned. SO another miracle from Shannon because of her awesome teachers...(this is supposed to be the great build up because this is incredible and makes me cry). We told her what had taken place with her grades and that she had a 4.0! She lifted her hand in to the "OK" sign and smiled. Then with her other hand she showed 4 fingers and then an O. It was just so joyful for us to see that reaction. Everyone here is just so surprised and pleased.
That took a lot out of her and she is sleeping now. They are slowly taking her off the medications--it will take a couple of days and they will go according to how she responds. We plan to be able to post more miracles each day as she wakes up more and shows us what she can do and where we need to work.
Please continue your faith and prayers for Shannon but today add a word of thanks to our Father in Heaven for allowing us to see these miracles happen. We are ever so grateful to the One that has made this possible because of your faith! We feel certain that the Lord will continue to hear our pleas for a full recovery.