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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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Where We Are


Today has been a lot of sitting and watching.  We had some encouraging changes and some not so encouraging ones.  To start with the good, her fever is down and this has helped with her respiratory rate as well.  She is also showing some return of her left leg when stimulated.  Also when she is messed with she cries and responds to our voice and even says "up" and signs "please".  These are good things.

The things that still concern us significantly start with the complete lack of return of her left arm.  Also, she has not voluntarily opened her eyes since the initial event.  When her eyes are forced open, it appears that she has lost vision in her right field of vision.  She does not show additional bleeding which is wonderful but she does show increased swelling where the bleed is and this is causing additional complications.  It has been explained to us that this is expected for 3-5 days from the injury.

They are treating her with antibiotics but are unable to treat her with blood thinners because of the bleed.  The physicians have been amazing.  They include me in their conversations and listen to my concerns.  They really are amazing.  I loved our nurse today and that was a real blessing when we were discovering new concerns.

Please continue to pray for no new clots.  That would be devastating.  Pray for her swelling to go down and for her brain to begin healing.

Okay and today's little selfish prayer- Her birthday is on the 8th and I want her awake so I can still celebrate her birthday with her.  I hate for her 1st birthday with a family to be spent in a hospital so I am really hoping she is awake, alert, and allowed to eat cake.  I told you it was silly.


14 comments:

Jacquelyne said...

Your "selfish" prayer requests make me smile. :) Praying for all of you.

Janet Pelc said...

Praying!! AND...she will eat cake!

Anonymous said...

Praying for Maggie and your family.

Elimara said...

Praying for your beautiful family. I hope Maggie demands seconds on her birthday.

Debbie Dittrich said...

It is not silly to want to eat cake with your precious angel and we will all pray for all of your requests and that you have an amazing celebration on the 8th. :)

Tabby Zgabay said...

It is not silly. Not at all. :) I pray she gets to eat cake too!!
Praying for complete healing! ♡

Jen said...

It's not selfish at all. We are praying.

Katherine said...

Not silly, at all. Prayers for daughter and her family.

Lynn Hayes said...

We are sending our Prayers to little Maggie - may the Lord heal her, and give the Dr's the knowledge to help her medically so she can celebrate her first birthday with her family happy and healthy - God Speed

ellyn wheeless said...

Ginny that is not selfish prayer it is the prayer for a mom who loves her baby and we are supporting it. I want to see her sitting up in a chair with cake all over her precious little face Hugs and Love to you and your family . <3

Renee said...

Ginny,I'm so encouraged by your update. I'm praying for each of your requests and I know God wants that baby to eat b'day cake more than us all and God never fails.

Jennifer said...

You don't know me, and this is the first time I have been on your blog spot, but this isn't the first time I have heard your story. Last November we traveled to China to bring our little one home, and on that trip I met a young awesome woman named Becky who told me all about you and your family. We are praying for you and your sweet girl!God is so big and so mighty, there's nothing our God can't do!!!!

Anonymous said...

Kitty and I are praying for you all!

Anonymous said...

Ginny, I am thankful for this news and know our prayers are being answered. Cake on the 8th sounds wonderful! Celebrate this precious angel's birthday. God bless you and your family.

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