I thought I should write a quickie update on the little princess. We’ve been home for a week now and being home is won.der.ful! The beginning of last week Brooklyn still seemed so pale and weak and I was concerned about her. She seems much better now. She still is struggling with tummy aches, but has a lot of happy moments too.
I do have to tell you about an amazing answer to prayer. Wednesday morning, very early (like 2:30 am) she was restless in her bed and I went to pick her up. I thought she seemed a little warm and took her temp. It was 99.3. Not a fever, but for her, in the middle of the night, was plenty warm. I was determined not to panic, but I went downstairs and just begged God not to let her get sick again. By morning, when she woke up, she seemed a little warmer, so I took her temp, and it was 100.8. I panicked. I couldn’t deny the fact that she had a temp, and she had this raspy, pneumonia sound when she breathed. My heart just sank. I just didn’t want to face her being sick again, when she was still so weak. Before Erv and Max left for work, we gathered around her and Erv prayed, asking God to heal her.
The guys left for work, and I took her temp again. 98.8. whew. 2 degrees lower and within normal range. I noticed the rattle in her chest was gone, too. I felt like I was holding my breath all morning. Around noon Marilyn came and watched Brooklyn while Courtney and I went to Bible Study. (She had called and offered the evening before. I’m telling you, my friends are amazing.) I came home, and she was still doing well. She had a good night with no fevers that night. And the next. And the next.
There is no explanation, except to say I believe with my whole heart that she was touched by the Great Physician, and healed. Thank you, Jesus. We are undeserving, but with humble hearts we bow in gratefulness overflowing.
We are still doing are best to keep her at home and out of public places. On Friday she had a checkup with Dr. McCormick, and passed with flying colors. She is still on antibiotic for another week.
Oh, I almost forgot. Dr. McCormick called one day to let me know the team at Denver Children’s did discover what the virus was–RSV.
I can’t say how thankful I am to be enjoying my two little sweeties at home–we are incredibly blessed.
And just for fun, a few pictures from our time in the hospital:
And I have to add one of my little school girl. She was so proud of her finger painting!