Saturday, December 01, 2007

For those who wondered


No, I haven't lost interest in blogging again, but we're been in crisis mode since Thursday.

My six year old niece, Abby (in the self-portrait with her big cousin Bethany,) was taken to the hospital Thursday night for what turned out to be a blood clot from an arterial bleed in her brain. She is at an excellent children's hospital in Indianapolis, had successful surgery to remove it, and all seems to be going better than expected. There are still concerns: The clot was in a very vital location and the damage that she may have suffered could affect speech, cognition, and possibly the vision in one eye. There are still concerns about brain swelling and infection. But we are all cautiously optimistic.

I want to thank all of you who have been praying for her up to this point. I think that our whole family has been encouraged and strengthened by the people all over who have been praying.

5 comments:

Susan said...

I'm so thankful to be hearing the increasingly optimistic reports!

elephantschild said...

Thanks for sharing a picture. What a a sweetie.

Polly said...

She is so beautiful. We are glad to hear the positive updates.

Marie N. said...

Best wishes for continued improvement and some relief for her mom and dad.

Alta said...

Your family is in my families prayers.