This will be a shorter update, being it’s Christmas Eve and I know so many are spending time with family. The rest of my family back home is at a Christmas Eve service. Jayson is singing “While You Were Sleeping” by Casting Crowns along with playing his guiar. I am missing my kids terribly tonight, our Christmas birthday cake for Jesus and just being together.
It was a good, busy day. Jessica did not have an MRI, but had a full bone/body scan. She still had to lay still for two 20 minute periods and did very very well. I am so thankful! She also had a series of x-rays. Her lungs look clear except just a tiny portion of the bottom of one, but a great change.
We were actually hoping and praying to go home on Christmas day. It was going to be a surprise for the kids, but Jessica’s blood thinning levels are not good yet – too thick. It needs to be thin enough so it does not stick in her mitral valve. We need to have two good blood tests in a row. So, the earliest would be Friday, but if we have one good day, and the next is not good, we start over. So, it’s a little discouraging at this time.
Jessica is doing fantastic. It’s really unbelievable how much strength she has. She walks right along like nothing happened. She and Heather played WII – doing sports games for two hours and JESSICA won against her 17 year old sister! She’s been eating and drinking better today – even asking for food.
Someone from orthopedic surgery is suppose to give me a report tomorrow on all her scans and x-rays.
Though it’s sad being away from our family all I have to do is look at Jessica, and be overwhelmed with such a wonderful “Christmas Miracle”. May you all have a blessed Christmas.