Where do we start? How do you put into words the miracles we have seen take place? It brings tears to our eyes just beginning to think of the many MANY people that have come before the LORD for us - the notes, the tears, the thoughts, the gifts, the visits - ALL OF IT! I have tears in my eyes as I'm writing this, so please excuse any typos:) We can't say it enough......thank you. Eve is an incredibly special little girl to have so much love in her life!!!
Eve still has several days of slow recovery - but she has come so far and is doing so much better in this extremely LONG and extremely SHORT week:)
Eve has "been blessed":
Extubated (breathing tube removed)
Almost healthy lungs:)
Feeding tube removed
All sedatives/paralytics removed
All blood cultures have come back negative (which is a good thing) :)
NO CT SCAN! :)
Moved from Peds ICU to Intermediate Care across the hall!
Has spoken/whispered a few words
Balanced on her feet (with much assistance) for the first time in a week - today:):):)
Smiled for the first time in a week - today:):):)
So for now, we just start walking down the road of not only physical therapy (muscles, coordination, etc), but also complete love. She has endured a lot in this last week...has not slept for the last 60 hrs for more than a few minutes, and when she finally has for those few minutes - she will wake up suddenly with extreme terror in her eyes. So, I think she is almost afraid of what will happen if she falls asleep again. Nic is cuddled up in her bed with her right now...trying to provide whatever comfort we can. The doctors say she will have a lot of psychological issues to work through for the next bit...so we can only love on her every moment and pray for her even more.
We love you all and are incredibly HUMBLED. Who are we? We do not deserve what has happened this week...however...