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Prayers answered!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Yesterday afternoon Brianna's eyes were locked to the right and unresponsive to light. She had no reflex reactions. The signs were all incredibly bad. We were beginning to discuss what to do if the EEG showed that she was in a persistent vegetative state, a situation no family, and most certainly no parent of a 6-year-old, should have to face.

Then yesterday evening Brianna opened her eyes and started voices. She was still really sleepy, but when she could open her eyes she was looking around and didn't look "hollow." When her mom said "I love you," B puckered up and made little kisses!

They tested B's urine and said the seizure meds that they used the first night are still in her system and that is what's keeping her so sleepy. They didn't look at that initially because it should have worn off long ago, but if any family is going to have a weird reaction to drugs, it's my sister's.

It should keep wearing off. She hasn't spoken yet, but she is responsive to light, voices and movement, and is moving her limbs and even grasping things.

I am weak with relief, and convinced that the massive, international prayer chain that has gone out from here, from Facebook, doubling and redoubling as friends of friends asked their friends to pray, has brought us a Christmas miracle.

Thank you all, each and every one, for your prayers.

  
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RACHELBUGSMAMA 1/1/2014 8:01PM

    I'm so glad to hear this!! I'll keep praying for her continued improvement and emoticon to you and all her family!


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LISACHOSECHANGE 12/31/2013 6:34PM

    God does answer yes sometimes....i am so happy

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APPLESBANANAS 12/30/2013 9:55PM

    So great to hear! I haven't been on sparkpeople for about a month but out of the blue thought of you and came here to see how things have been going with her. So glad to hear she's improving!

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CTUPTON 12/29/2013 12:44PM

    And yes I said two thank you prayers just now. And yes I have tears in my eyes!

chris

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TATTER3 12/28/2013 8:35PM

    It will continue...blessings to the little one.

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LILYDOG11 12/28/2013 6:15PM

    So glad you got your Christmas miracle !!

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NATPLUMMER 12/28/2013 5:52PM

    Yay!

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.DUSTY. 12/28/2013 2:24PM

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MARILYNROBERT 12/28/2013 1:48PM

    Wonderful! May she continue to improve until she's as good as new. emoticon

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JANETRIS 12/28/2013 1:36PM

    I'm thanking God for answered prayers! emoticon emoticon

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MCCC75 12/28/2013 11:02AM

    Praying for you and your family during this most difficult time.

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OURELEE1 12/28/2013 10:38AM

  Prayers always help

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This is our baby. Please keep up the prayers

Friday, December 27, 2013

This is Brianna, dressed for her Christmas concert on December 16. She was so excited for the concert; just look at that grin.



Now she is lying in a hospital bed, still intubated, still unresponsive. She is scheduled for an EEG today, but my doctor friends here have warned me that, because of her last of reflex responses and other symptoms, there is a possibility that she may be brain dead.

Miracles do happen, and children do sometimes have unexpected reactions. But I am barely able to breathe, waiting to hear the results. I have tried to gently brace my sister and niece for the possibility, but I really there is no point is stealing hope.

And perhaps she will be fine. Perhaps it will all be fine. I just keep praying.

  
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NANA2PRINCESSES 12/28/2013 9:29AM

    Prayers for Brianna and your whole family that the healing power of Christ will enfold you all.

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 12/28/2013 7:56AM

    At times like this, prayer is the medicine that is needed.

Lord, have mercy
Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy

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.DUSTY. 12/27/2013 10:07PM

    Oh Miss G, BIG emoticon

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MOTHERBEAR4 12/27/2013 9:39PM

    Praying also for a miracle for your gran-niece! And that angels enfold their wings around your family to protect them.

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CTUPTON 12/27/2013 8:08PM

    Of course, prayers are being sent... chris

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GLC2009 12/27/2013 7:33PM

    how terrible. prayers from me that that adorable little girl will be alright. emoticon

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LOSER05 12/27/2013 6:36PM

    I'm soo sorry, prayers emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 12/27/2013 4:59PM

    Continuing the prayers. emoticon

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LJCANNON 12/27/2013 4:37PM

    emoticon Praying with you and your whole family.

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WRITER_GURL81 12/27/2013 4:23PM

    I am praying for your beautiful Brianna

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DOTTIEJANE1 12/27/2013 4:16PM

    Sending hugs and prayers .

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LKWQUILTER 12/27/2013 2:20PM

    Praying for Brianna and the rest of the family. I cannot imagine what everyone is going through. emoticon emoticon

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RACHELBUGSMAMA 12/27/2013 2:08PM

    Sending hugs and prayers!!


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1HAPPYSPIRIT 12/27/2013 2:05PM

    Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way!

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HANOVERLADY 12/27/2013 1:50PM

    Sending thoughts and hopes for a miracle.

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JANETRIS 12/27/2013 1:43PM

    emoticon to you and the family. We now rely on the power of prayer. emoticon

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POOH97015 12/27/2013 1:12PM

    I will continue to pray for miracles. God works in mysterious ways. I hope that she is not brain dead. That would be just cruel and unusual punishment. There has to be some hope!! We're all with you, Miss G. emoticon

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LISACHOSECHANGE 12/27/2013 1:06PM

    What a horrible thing to go through. I am praying for miracle

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NATPLUMMER 12/27/2013 12:58PM

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MARILYNROBERT 12/27/2013 12:37PM

    emoticon Sending prayers emoticon

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MAGGIEVAN 12/27/2013 12:32PM

    I am so sad to hear this. I am praying with you for a miracle.

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Still needing prayers

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Brianna spent all of Christmas day intubated and unconscious. They attempted to bring her up out of the sedation in the afternoon, but she didn't wake up. They resedated her for the night so that her mom--who is still recovering from her recent hospital stay--could get some sleep. They are starting to try and wake her up again today. This day is when we find out if she's going to be okay.

  
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CTUPTON 12/27/2013 8:13PM

    emoticon Hoping and praying for your family's strength peace of mind at this stressful time. And of course saying prayers for quick healing.


chris

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TAMMYAND 12/27/2013 12:21AM

    Still praying for all of you! emoticon

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RACHELBUGSMAMA 12/26/2013 9:40PM

    Sending prayers and hugs!!


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LUCKYDOGFARM 12/26/2013 9:19PM

    I'm praying for you all MissG!

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TATTER3 12/26/2013 7:48PM

    Bless your heart. thoughts are with you.


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MARILYNROBERT 12/26/2013 6:42PM

    Sending prayers for her and your family. emoticon

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THOMS1 12/26/2013 6:30PM

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POOH97015 12/26/2013 5:32PM

    May God and his Angels surround all of them and bring Brianna out of her sleep and wake her to life again. I will be praying for all of them. Miss G thank you for keeping us posted on your family and the happenings!

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MOM2ACAT 12/26/2013 4:42PM

    Sending up prayers. emoticon

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RHOOK20047 12/26/2013 4:19PM

    Prayers for you and Brianna! May God's healing hands hold her tightly in HIs arms while she is going through this.

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NATPLUMMER 12/26/2013 3:09PM

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BECKYBRN 12/26/2013 1:59PM

    Praying for your family and that you be granted healing and strength to get through this trying time.
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LISACHOSECHANGE 12/26/2013 12:34PM

    I am so sorry this is happening i am praying all works out

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SMARTIN77 12/26/2013 12:27PM

    Praying, MissG for peace, strength, comfort and JOY. Asking for God's healing touch and ministering angels to fill the hospital room. Much love!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 12/26/2013 12:01PM

    I hope the doctors figure out what's wrong and that it's something that can be dealt with. Thinking of you. emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 12/26/2013 12:00PM

  Thanks for sharing

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Prayers needed

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

My 6-year-old grand-niece was life-flighted to the hospital last night with sudden seizures. As of this morning, she is still intubated and sedated, and they don't have any answers as to what's going on. My niece, who herself spent three days in the hospital last week with some terrible rash all over her lower body and chest pains, has been there all night. Her husband and their two little boys are doing Christmas together, but I know their hearts can't be in it.

My poor sister has endured both her daughter and grand-daughter being hospitalized in the last week, our stepdad, to whom she was closest among us, dying, and caring for Mom, who has to be taken on a 130 mile round trip three days a week for dialysis. It's been a hard year for me, but an even harder one for her.

  
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SEAWILLOW 12/27/2013 3:08AM

    Done

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TATTER3 12/26/2013 7:50PM

    Can't imagine what you all are going through.

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POOH97015 12/26/2013 5:29PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I had no idea you had so much going on. God be with all of them and may your great-niece recover with no damage. Little ones are tough. I am sure she will pull through this.

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NATPLUMMER 12/26/2013 11:20AM

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LUCKYDOGFARM 12/26/2013 12:36AM

    MissG, you and your family are in my prayers.

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BECKYBRN 12/25/2013 9:31PM

    Sending prayers your way and for your family, too
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    Prayers sent your way for all of your family emoticon

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TAMMYAND 12/25/2013 7:30PM

    You and your family are in my prayers. God is good.

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CHAKARA1 12/25/2013 7:06PM

    Praying for you and your family

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CHUBBY_MOM 12/25/2013 6:10PM

    Praying for your family!

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SKIRNIR 12/25/2013 4:50PM

    Ouch. What a year this has been for you. I will keep you in my prayers.

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AMARILYNH 12/25/2013 2:51PM

    Prayers for you and your family going up right now!! I'm also praying that God will give you and your sister peace - He CAN do that, even in the midst of uncertainty and pain! Hugs, Marilyn

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SATCHMO99 12/25/2013 1:49PM

    Prayers for you and your family xx

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LINOVER 12/25/2013 1:47PM

    My prayers are with you and your family at this time! emoticon

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BRASKIN 12/25/2013 1:00PM

  prayers for you and your family ...

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CAYCESMOM 12/25/2013 11:23AM

    My prayers are with you and your family.

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 12/25/2013 11:15AM

    My prayers are with you and your family emoticon I pray that the Lord wraps his arms around your family and comforts and heals them if it is his will. We are blessed by his presence and love. Hugs Pat

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SUNSHINE192DAY 12/25/2013 11:02AM

    I'm praying so hard for all of your family, including the 6 year old. I'm so sorry that you are going through all this as a family. But at least you have each other and God to rely on...

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You can't hurry love

Friday, December 20, 2013

No one can resist this sweet little face:


And no one can resist *this* sweet little face:


And yet, the two of them are resisting each other mightily. The black dog is my Shasta. The curly little mop is MIL Pat's dog Koshi. And so far their interactions have consisted primarily of growling at each other with the occasional barking and snapping bout.

We were really hoping they were going to be good little buddies for each other. But they are like two boxers in their corners, Shasta curled up next to me, Koshi curled up with Pat. They ignore each other until one of us gets up. Then there is posturing and raised hackles. They are, however, so little, that the two of us and DH can only giggle at their antics.

But if we take them for a walk? They're just fine. Shasta is a good walker, game for 5 miles without tiring in the least. Koshi isn't used to that kind of exercise, so I can't take them for a long enough walk to wear them both out. But they do great as long as they are on the leashes.

I'm hoping that by next week they might consider playing with each other. Dumb dogs!

  
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TATTER3 12/20/2013 7:02PM

    Good luck!!!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 12/20/2013 3:19PM

    Are they both males? One neutered and one not? Or both unneutered. Boys have testosterone problems, even if its a doggy boy. Just turn out the lights and see who kisses up to whom! Haha.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 12/20/2013 11:59AM

    Hopefully TIME will work wonders!

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SWEETNEEY 12/20/2013 11:36AM

    They are negotiating detente - so the pact should be signed by next week.

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NATPLUMMER 12/20/2013 11:16AM

    I think they just need to get used to each other.

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ALICIA214 12/20/2013 11:15AM

 

Our fur babies are a great source of fun for us {much like humans} when I scratch chica's
back at her tail and she does a little two step that has me giggling and the look of bliss on her face is priceless it is hard not to let her see me laughing she gets really
offended and will turn her back on me, a real prima donna but I love her much.
Hope your two fur babies make friends soon....

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MANDYLOVE_76 12/20/2013 11:14AM

    They will.

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