"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
   Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Deuteronomy 31:8

Monday, January 21, 2013

Still sick but no seizures in 2 days

I just wanted to update everyone that Luella has made it through the past 2 days now (Sunday and Monday) without any seizures! She still has a nasty cold - runny nose, sneezing, coughing, fever... pretty much feeling miserable. Even though we've been staying on top of giving her fever reducing meds around the clock she continues to have high temps - but thankfully no seizures! Today her fever wasn't quite as high as Saturday and Sunday so hopefully things will continue to improve. We've been having a lot of snuggle time as that's pretty much all she wants to do. One thing that has been quite painful for her is eating and drinking. During those 4 seizures on Friday and Saturday she kept biting her tongue and it is VERY sore. She tries to eat and then bites it again! I think it'll take awhile to heal.

We appreciate all the prayers as well as emails, notes and phone calls to check in!! We are fortunate to have so many who care so deeply for Luella!

Today when I needed to get breakfast cleaned up Luella wanted to be held. I brought her new art easel into the kitchen and let her use some dry erase markers to draw. Since that was something new, she immediately started drawing! The drawing didn't last long but she amazed me with what she did in that short amount of time.

First was a face - which she's been drawing on paper for awhile too. The eyes on this face had pupils!! The next thing I knew she had drawn a letter "L" followed by a "U" and I watched as she proceeded to write "E L L" the "A" didn't make it, but to watch her write most of her name... that was amazing!!

Face and eyes with blue pupils.
"L U E"
" L U E L L"

1 comment:

  1. Oh how darling! That is so AWESOME! Hope she gets feeling better soon :)