Fall 2013

Fall 2013

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Quiet afternoon and a response!!

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!!


  1. I found your blog through "No greator joy mom". Praise God for the giggle!! I just wanted to let you know I am praying for healing for Maia. Also praying for your family.
    Jacquelene L.

  2. Continuing to pray that Maia's condition improves and all of you continue to have the strength to fight this battle. It is good to hear that you had some positive responses today. Praying that tomorrow is even better.

  3. Praise God ditto for that giggle! Maia is as blessed to have you three as you are to have her. Thinking of you constantly and praying for you.

  4. A giggle? What a sweet surprise. Praying for continued healing and wisdom for the doctors. May God continue to hold ALL of you close.
    Fight on Maia, I know and I know He will be glorified through your life. Nobody's no can compete with God's YES. And He has brought you a long way and He has a GOOD plan for your life. You're dearly loved even in your weakness.

    -A Malaysian in Dayton that has fallen in love with your sweet family_

  5. What beautiful blessings!!
    I will continue to pray for your precious daughter and for the physician's guidance over the next few days.


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