If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.

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I am a pastor's wife, mother of 4 kids (2 adopted and 3 with special needs), physical therapist, and photography junky. This is where it all comes together for me. Feel free to join along as I process life out loud.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

All Good News

Maggie had an MRI today that showed an overall decrease in swelling.  Also the cyst on the right side of her brain had decreased significantly and the one on the left was just a little bit smaller.  This allowed her to be finally transitioned to boot camp the rehabilitation floor where she will be off the monitors and scheduled for intensive therapy at least 3 hours a day.

Maggie's physical improvements have resembled her MRI changes.  Every day she is more verbal and more active.  This includes her decreased need for sleep.  These 2 pictures were taken on different evenings, in different rooms, and late at night when Maggie was having a private party long after bedtime.

On another note, our favorite fellows wrapped up their service with the hospital today.  We will miss Sylar, my Mandarin speaking friend, and the doctor with great shoes (I leave their names off so it doesn't show up on some google search).  Anyway, they all came by to say goodbye and even stayed a minute to chat.  I love that Maggie has made an impression on them and that they will most likely remember her long into their practice.  One of them is coming back Saturday on a social call to play his guitar for her.  How sweet is that?  

This is the point in her recovery when the other doctors go ahead and admit how much better she is doing than they ever expected.  One of those conversations was today with the doctor who treated her in the Cardiovascular ICU.  He was the one who took her personally down for one of her CTs several weeks ago.  We saw him in the MRI suite and he admitted that he never thought she would look as good as she currently does and that her early films don't support her presentation.  Every time someone says something like that, I have the opportunity to brag on all of those who are praying.  God has worked a miracle in this child.  Thank you for your prayers. 

So now we start the next chapter of this journey.  Please continue to pray for us.  I would really like a few days at home all together as a family before the kids start back to school.  


Suzette Jones said...

Not to us oh Lord, but to your name be the glory! We give Him the praise for every miracle and rejoice with you on this journey!

likeschocolate said...

Amen praying for a full recovery! God does work miracles. So happy you are one step closer to having those feet out the door. 1

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