Xiaoyun made some good progress today. She got out of bed to sit in her wheelchair for a while, and walked to the bathroom twice today!!! She also ate a bit of her lunch and 20 bites of supper (we now have to count every bite and every ounce going into her, since she went so long without eating a bite). She's back up to her 18 pounds of traction - think about that for a minute - 18 pounds of weight pulling on her head, with an incision going down her back that is 12 inches long (all on a girl who is 46 inches tall and 46 pounds!!!) It is incredible what she is going through. Praise God for answering prayers!!!
I went up for the afternoon and came home to be with the other girls tonight. When I got home, I find out Elli had just finished getting the blood cleaned off her. She fell getting off the chair and caught the corner of the chair. Elli didn't say much about it, and it wasn't until Emily realized there was blood getting on her that they realized what had happened. She had a cut on her head about 1 1/2 inches long. Elli didn't start crying until she realized that there was blood running down her face. I cleaned her up some more, and fortunately it doesn't appear deep, though I'll keep an eye on her tonight. Not sure how much more excitement we can stand around here!
Lest it seem as though all I do is complain, I do want to take a minute and say how grateful I am:
For God's peace, and grace and strength
For the prayers of so many
For an incredible staff of people at Kosair's Hospital who are taking such good care of us all
For those who have fixed food
For those special people who are watching the girls everyday for us
For every email, Cheer Card, gift, handmade card, text message, phone call and love sent to Xiaoyun from all over the country
For the incredible strength and love of my husband and Xiaoyun's Baba
For the sweet prayers Elli and LiLi pray all day long for 'Xiaoyun and Baba and Mama'
For Em's help with the girls
For Xiaoyun's brothers, sisters, and family (and so many friends!!) that care so much
For so many more things that will have to wait for another day :-)
God is GOOD!!!!!!!