We've had a few visitors today which has been nice. My first in-laws came late this morning. Mark's parents brought Matthew up this afternoon. Our pastor stopped by to pray for Maia and then on of Mark's friends and his son were here.
Maia was quite alert late this morning and early afternoon. Not interactive, but alert. The infectious disease doctors said that the first set of fluid collection obtained in surgery on Thursday has not grown any bacteria. They are supposed to be collecting a second set today from the drains. If there are no signs of bacteria coming from these drains (they are the ones that are laying on the surface of her brain), the doctors will discuss if it is worthwhile to continue the irrigations or not.
After the period of alertness, she was exhausted and slept for a few hours. By then, Mark was back and we had dinner (thanks to my dear friend Starla!). Other friends stopped by for a little while and Jeanne was teasing Maia. There seemed to be a little response at that time.
Then before Mark got ready to leave (he couldn't convince me to go home two nights in a row), he was saying good-bye to Maia, tickling her, and pretending to bite her fingers. We actually got a GIGGLE from our sweet girl. I tried to post it on FB, but it just didn't work. That was the most precious sound I have heard today!! Praising God for this miracle. I know we've got a LONG way to go, but I'll take it!!! Thank you, thank you for your ongoing prayers for our priceless Ukrainian princess!!