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.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Where We Have Been and Where We Are

Let me explain what you are looking at.  The top picture is Maggie's cyst on her cortex.  The picture on the left was taken on July 1st and the picture on the right on August 6th.  The bottom picture is of her thalamus.  Again the one on the left is from July 1st and the one on the right from August 6th. As you can see, we clearly have improvement but we are not out of the woods yet.  

Maggie's rehab recovery mirrors her images.  She is getting better everyday but we still have a long way to go.  They are trying to train different parts of Maggie's brain to compensate and re-map the function that was controlled by the damaged areas.  One way you do that is to take her back through her developmental milestones starting at the beginning.  This week we celebrated a modified commando crawl and pulling up.  Next week it would be great if she could crawl on her hands and knees and stop locking out her knee when trying to stand.  We are also celebrating that she is transitioning between positions better.  Like I said, we are better but we are not out of the woods yet. 

Trent and I are doing well with the switching off.  Our church has been providing meals and that has been really helpful.  The big 3 are hanging in there just fine.  They do best when I don't make them go anywhere so we are laying low except for when we have to switch.   Our projected discharge date is still August 28th.  It will be nice to all be together again.  

Thank you for continuing to pray.  


Bill and Toni said...

We're still praying for you all, my friend. ♥♥♥

Sis said...

These pictures are truly amazing! The improvements in the slides are so encouraging, but it is the improvements in her spirit that reassure you the most. She is getting there....

Anonymous said...

It can be done. My husband had polio 67 years ago. When medical technology went to look, they discovered that half of his brain is dead. Yet, he functions perfectly normally. Does not have complete use of his left arm and hand, and a slight limp, but ran his own company for 40 years.

likeschocolate said...

Baby steps! Each day is one day closer .

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