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

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Day 7

Sorry for the slower updates.  Please note that things are improving and getting better for Princess.  While it does appear that we still have some work to do (memory recognition, speech therapy, physical mobility skills), Princess is making incredible strides exceeding the doctor's expectations.  We still do not know when she might be released, and I think that it keeps being pushed back a day or two later (Right now looks like Friday or Saturday). 

As of today, our Doctor is looking not so much at the seizures, and is more focused and concerned about her initial low sodium reading our first day in the ER.  This serves as an outlier and most likely the reason why Princess was constantly having seizures and why she was in a prolonged 3 hour seizure. And while this may be the actual cause, there is not anything to explains why her levels were so low as now her levels are normal and have stayed normal since coming to the hospital and receiving treatment. 

Praise the Lord, we have still not recorded any seizures since Friday morning.  We did feel a little bit of setback last night and this morning as she had a couple auras.  By definition these are seizures, but not what we have ever referred to as her seizures and what the doctor is classifying for us as a seizure.  And what is interesting is that these auras have come about as Princess has allowed herself to do a little reading both on her cell phone and computer.  We have known that reading can be a trigger for her, and it would seem that her threshold is still not as strong as what we need it to be so that she can do basic reading- emails, letters, books for Critter. 

Therefore, we did what needed to be done and then sat by the hospital window on a couch for the rest of the day and just got to talk and revisit the events of these last few days.  It was good to "catch up" and I had a chance to share with Princess all the sweet messages that have poured in over these last 7 days. 

Another praise, Princess did finally get to sleep a full night last night and had a restful night. 

Prayer Requests:
  • Princess would continue to regain strength and cognitive abilities- it is apparent that a lot of her memory has been affected and at least the last few weeks has been "erased."  Additionally, recall of names and faces is difficult. While it is not only constrained to just these things, there are many other things that she just doesn't have recollection of. 
  • Princess would remain seizure-free and her threshold would increase
  • Princess would be able to recall tasks and items that many of us take for granted- i.e. a cell phone- I had to teach her the basics of her phone yesterday, how to use her computer- worked today on logging in, internet, email. 
  • That we would take our time and not be in a rush, rather enjoy this time together and maximize our Husband and Wife roles as well as our Parent role.

Thank you all again for following and praying.  We are blown away by God's provision and literally to be just a week out from when she nearly was taken Home.

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