Friday, October 5, 2007

The morning news

Today at 5:45 AM, Annie woke us up from a dead sleep screaming her lungs out. No reason--just wanted to make sure the whole neighborhood knew she was awake. So after feverishly trying to determine that no bones were broken, and that she wasn't bleeding profusely from any orifice, Bill took her into the living room and rocked her for awhile. His ear is still ringing from the scream in his ear as they were walking down the hallway. The good news is that last night she slept again--through the whole entire night. Second time in a row. We decided to give her a slow drip feed through the night, and it seems to be working. That and the church prayer chain--and YOUR prayers.:)

We also bumped up to 4 hours of rehab therapy at Cascade. That's a really good thing. They're putting her through her paces, and she's already showing improvement in her walking, standing, screaming and tolerance of touch on her arms and hands.

School is going well, too--but no nurse yet. Please keep praying for a good nurse to surface.

The head drop seizures are still going pretty strong. We've gone from 4 a day to about 8. I think they may decrease with her getting more sleep...but I need to pray more too.


Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2


Gretchen said...

Lord, thank YOu for Your new mercies each day and for the love You have for this child and her family. I pray that You would make Yourself overwhelmingly evident in the acquisition of just the right school nurse for Annie and for the balance with her sleep and activity schedule. Most of all, I pray and beg you to heal that brain inside that little princess body. Thank You for Your almighty touch. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update, Jean. I've been getting prayer chain messages and PRAYING and sharing the need with friends who pray! Hang in there!!!

Sue Powell

aunt rebecca said...

Waking from a dead sleep interferes with one's rest, I hear.
Dear Father in heaven, we beg of You ... mercy. We plead ... heal Annie. We praise ... because we know You are able to deliver us; and we pray that You would deliver the Sullivan's from the nightmare that has been this year. All the Sullivan's. Please. Amen.

Anonymous said...

Oh, good...I'm glad to see the therapy hours bumped up for Annie. And the sleep hours "bumped up" somehow, too!! Sleep is not over-rated at all. Y'all need it and I'm glad you've gotten a bit more.

I hope you enjoy your Sunday and that Annie does too,


Anonymous said...

What Aunt Rebecca said, Lord. Ditto.

Even if I could write, there would be no better words...