And He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
2 Corinthians 12:9

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Princess at the Hospital!!! Urgent!

Well, I really don't know where to begin.  You have seen a break in our posts simply because we have had a crazy summer like many.  We recently transitioned from C, world' best Au Pair, and trying to seek a replacement has proved to be quite the challenge.  As always, you- the community, our friends, have stepped up with support meeting our physical and spiritual needs.  Praise God for His provision.

Additionally, we are also very pleased to report that September was by far Princess' best month in almost 9 years!!!  As you know, Princess averages anywhere from 3 to 5 seizures/day.  Recently, that number has been trending down and for the month of September she was actually averaging less than 1 per day!  Praise the Lord! So, we have had a great month and Princess was finally getting some "Mommy Moments" and it has been good being a family of "three."  Critter in fact has been enjoying it too.  This is most noticeable with her help in prepping for dinner and even being most talkative at the dinner table.  She will even at times encourage Mom and Dad to stay seated while she clears the table being a "Servant of All."

While the trend was going well, Monday, Princess experienced the whole left side of her body coming to a screeching halt making it very difficult to walk.  Forcing herself to get around, the feeling subsided after about three hours and she was seemingly back to her old self.  Tuesday she awoke and just after sitting upright became extremely dizzy, nauseated, and again experienced a complete loss of function with her left side.  She forced and willed her way to get Critter to School, but then suddenly was unable to function.  Princess' day wound up with her back at home and completely in bed unable to stay awake or alert, and immobile.  Seemingly better Tuesday evening, bedtime was about the same as the day with Princess falling asleep.

Wednesday was much the same and a repeat of Tuesday.  However, the intensity and severity of her symptoms were much worse and we hightailed it to the ER.  While there wasn't much improvement to her situation in the ER, we were admitted into the hospital where we have been today.  We have been monitored by EEG for most of the day hoping that EEG activity will indicate if what Princess is feeling is actually a seizure.

As of now, the EEG has just been removed and we will be headed to get a CT scan at 1600 hrs.  The hope is that if the EEG didn't discover anything the CT might reveal something.  We're not sure exactly what would be found.

Please pray for guidance for all involved.  Understanding from the Physcians.  Our communication with all, Critter's mental health (by the way, she can do the cutest "Big Tex" impression ever - tribute to the World's greatest Texas State Fair going on now), Strength for Princess, and guidance for us as we venture into this new territory.

I will try to update more as I am able!


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