Friday, March 25, 2011

Eve's Condition Slightly Better

This was an email sent to me by the Smiths, Eve's grandparents:

Eve has had lots of visitors this morning. They only allow two at a time. We have not been in yet but the doctor checked her about half an hour ago and we are hearing they changed her ventilator settings so that they are more self-regulated. In other words, she is doing some of the work breathing on her own and the machine will only do what she can't instead of doing it all. This is wonderful news because it means progress and it is the first time we have seen progress since Wednesday!

Last night when we left her blood pressure was out of control and her heart rate was dropping. They did not know why. It was so hard to leave not knowing what was going on. We went back to our room and fell on our knees by our bed and cried out to God. He gave us peace to go to bed. Her blood pressure stabilized on its own in the night and this morning they made the changes to her ventilator. We are praising our amazing, merciful, good God for the changes. We read this morning-"Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and death.". Once again, a reminder to not fear because He is in control!

Hang on... Going in...

Exciting news- they have taken her off the paralytic. She is still sedated but coughing some and moving. It is hard to see her little face screw up like she wants to cry but it is sp good just to see some life! She still has a long way to go but we are thrilled beyond words to see progress! I wish I could respond to every one of you personally to thank you for your love, concern, verses shared and prayers! It has been so comforting to know so many have been holding little Eve and all of us up before the throne of God! THANK YOU! We are taking Joc to get her toenails painted while the guys have some time with Eve.

Phil and Susan Smith

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