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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Five days down

Today was a great day. Elizabeth had a great night and is finally starting to get some sleep. We had a family morning in her room and got to play Candyland together for a bit. (By "play" I mean, Elizabeth holding all the little men and Ruby holding all the cards and Grandma and Daddy or mommy trying to "encourage" them to figure out whose turn was next) Then we had a mommy-daughter day and I got to take a long walk with Elizabeth to the playroom and the outdoor garden. I didn't have my camera, so here are a few pics from my phone. Her birthday present from Children's Hospital was a "Dancing Singing June Doll" and she loved taking her vitals, carrying her around everywhere and introducing her to anyone who happened to cross her path, saying "What's your name? This is June!" 

Unfortunately, this afternoon I caught her IV infiltrating (leaking out of the vein into the surrounding tissue, causing her elbow to swell) so we had to take out her IV, but the upside to that was we had 3 wonderful hours free of her IV pole and she was amazingly calm when they placed the new one in the same spot on the other arm. We finished the day with a pizza party (I'll post those pics on our blog) and now everyone is tucked in for the night.

We're continuing to experience God's mercies and so appreciate your prayers.

Please continue to pray for:
~Elizabeth to remain fever-free (and our whole family to remain healthy) so she can return home as soon as possible.
~Matt's patient load to continue to be light, so he can complete his work and remain available if Elizabeth needs him
~Ruby & Hannah to be flexible with the daily changes in schedule and caregivers
~Great rest for all of us!

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