We have been busy, busy this past week. Wanted to get in a quick update before we start round 2. We are at the half way point of our two week run of doctors appointments. Last week was a crazy one and this one will be as well. It has been exhausting to have so many places to be back to back. I will be glad to get through it. Once we are done with this weeks appointments we will be able to take a breather for awhile, until our next physical therapy appointment that is.
Our very last appointment this week is the one I'm looking forward to the least, and that is our Neuro appointment. I know how Ellis is doing, I see the evidence of it every day. I even know the good reports we've received so far. There's just certain medical groups you encounter and brace yourself for what they will say. Not so much because of what they see but because of all the negative possibilities they lean towards sharing. I've had medical personnel tell me in the past they typical try to tell you the worst possibilities because they hope they'll be wrong. I think, what they tend to forget, is how stressful and difficult it can be to hear what they have to say. It was the same way when we walked through cancer with Joel. I've learned to expect it, but it's never easy.
All that to say, these appointments aren't fun in the least, and there's relief to get through each one of them.
I've got this little girl on my hands, who the medical community doesn't quite know what to do with. On one hand they have these scans and the scientific version of what should be happening. On the other hand we have the reality of where she is and how well she's doing. The two don't go hand in hand. She's a miracle plain and simple. For now we just need to be content with our knowledge of that and keep moving forward until there's no way anyone can deny it. I'm thankful for all the doctors and nurses have done for my daughter, don't get me wrong. Some of the personnel we've encountered have been incredible. We are so thankful for the ones who've rooted for Ellis in her recovery. I pray the Lord sends more and more people like that our way.
Here's a few recent pictures of my girl. Along with her normal milestones she's hitting some fun ones, like her first time in a dress, and her first time sitting up while being held. These are the moments I took for granted with my first baby, not so with my girl. I can't wait to see what she weighs this week. I'm loving the little chunky monkey she's becoming.
Thank you for your prayers for our appointments. We have felt them!
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9