Tuesday, February 19, 2008

We’re still hanging out here at the MUSC hospital.

After almost being sent home on oxygen over the weekend, a new doctor came in on Monday morning with a more conservative view and decided to keep us here until they can get to the bottom of why Evie is having trouble breathing on her own.
…but relieved at the same time!
Really appreciate that this doctor is a perfectionist and wants Evie at 100% before we leave. They anticipate keeping us here a few more days.
Pulmonary specialists have been called in to consult about her lungs. They are beginning a mist treatment to expel any mucous in her lungs. They have taken her off oxygen but just monitor her closely to see how she handles breathing on her own. No more tape or tubes on her face now. What a sweetie underneath it all! She started smiling the last couple days. When you’ve never seen expressions other than grimaces of pain on your childs face, the curly grin is even sweeter!
Grandmoni brought the sisters to visit and play today. We’re all feeling the weight of being a fractured family with C in Ukraine, Tristan in California, the girls in Columbia and me in Charleston. While there has been an abundant measure of God’s grace for each of us in this hard time, we are so ready to be reunited as a family again. Britain (3) seems to be having the hardest time, so pray for her little heart too!

C has been blessed with much help from our dear friends in Kiev as he works this week to pack up our apartment.
Ive had visits and care packages from precious women who have come to encouraged my heart while Im alone here.
Kids are having a great time with grandparents
Healing for Evie to be complete – soon!
Thankful for the prayers that continue to lift and strengthen us! We praise God for every miraculous day he gives this little life!
“The Lord will keep you from all harm – he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”
Ps. 121:7

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