Thursday, February 10, 2011
Thurs., Feb. 10th
This morning Lucy had the EEG done which I was talking about yesterday. She slept through the whole thing. We were given the results in the afternoon it was another day of miracles. Her EEG was completely normal. In case anyone doesn't know I asked Dr. Huffman the difference between what an MRI tells us vs. the EEG. The EEG measures the strength of the electrical volts that are happening in the brain and the MRI gives a visual picture of the brain tissue which you compare the color of the brain matter on a grey scale. Too light or too dark is an indication of damage. Because of the normal EEG Dr. Baker said that she will not have the 2 month follow up EEG that they had originally planned for. It is so amazing how many different details there are to think of and realize that need to be checked out.
We had another nap today with Lucy curled up in a little snuggly ball on my chest. Those are the best naps. She had her eyes open a bit more today. When she looks at me I can get a sense of her spirit. She is obviously so strong but she is so gentle and sweet at the same time.
We received another call today from one of the ER nurses from the Salmon Creek hospital named Candace. She said that everyone who was there working on her has been wondering about her and worried about us. She said she had been praying for Lucy every day and was of course very happy and surprised how well she is coming through.
I think sometimes we all can under value the power that can happen through our faith and prayer especially when combined. So many people have wanted to help us and have helped up immensely. The help that I feel has been the most valuable and the greatest gift to us is the gift that cannot be bought, or seen. The gift of exercising faith in the power of God on behalf of Lucy and our family.
Dr. Baker is estimating that she will probably be ready to come home around mid next week. It seems like it is just a matter of her gaining strength enough to eat all that she needs to eat without the feeding tube. She will probably have the nasal air taken out tomorrow.