Fall 2013

Fall 2013

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sunday morning

Sorry I have not updated as frequently as I have wanted to over the past 18 hours.

Mark convinced me to home with Matthew last night. Leaving the hospital was hard, but walking in the house was even harder. Maia's shoes were at the top of the stairs and our bedroom was still a mess from the ambulance crew coming in. I did not deal well. Finally took sleep medication which did help me sleep for about six hours.
This morning, I arrived at the hospital to find Maia screaming in pain. They have had to increase her medication so that she is now getting something every two hours scheduled. I'm very concerned about this... not that she is getting narcotics, but what is the reason for the increase in pain over the past 24 hours. She still is not responsive, although she opens her eyes. I can't quite tell if she sees us or if this is just a reflex.
About 30 minutes ago, she vomited. So her tube feedings are on hold. Waiting for the doctors to come in.
Please continue to storm heaven for our sweet angel. I'm feeling so anguished right now. I know that God is holding Maia and his angels are with her in ways we can't even comprehend. I also know that your prayers are sustaining all of us in this fight for Maia's life. Thank you is so inadequate, but it's all I have right now.


  1. Praying for sweet Maia and for the doctors that they are able to figure out what is causing her so much pain, prayers also for Matthew and your mom and dad as they care for him while you are away!!!

  2. Praying for Maia that she has relief from pain and healing. Praying for you, her parents, that your hearts are comforted and you keep strong to advocate for Maia. Praying that Matthew is able to understand your absence, and that the medical personnel have compassion and wisdom in treating and caring for Maia. Be strong small girl.

  3. I came over from Adeye's blog. I'm praying for sweet Maia. May the Great physician do what He does best. I'm really so sorry but I know God WILL use EVERYTHING for His glory. You and your family are so brave and such an example for many of us. In the midst of your pain your faith shines through. May He hold you close and comfort you as only He can. Much much love

  4. Oh Melanie....we are praying for you...and for Maia...and the doctors...thank you for keeping us updated so we know what to pray for...

  5. Mark and Melanie-I have been following your blog all weekend, but couldn't comment on my phone app. My prayers and love are with you all and I am indeed storming heaven with prayers...this is all so terrifying and your thanks for the support is not necessary.

    Sending you so much love.

    Jane in California


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