Thursday, October 11, 2012

Encouraging Words

Today we had some positive comments.....

Her OT (occupational therapist) said that she is seeing good signs in just the past few days.  She sees little glimmers of Selah:) 

Then when I went over tonight, she was more awake than usual.  She seemed to be opening her mouth like she wanted to babble at me (she didn't talk before this, just baby babble)  She didn't seem upset and ehr heart rate was normal when she was doing it.  Then she started sticking her  tongue out....well she used to do that when she wanted a drink!!!!!!!!!!   So they brushed her teeth and wiped her mouth out and she quit doing that,  (she can't drink right now because she doesn't have a cough/gag reflex)  The nurse thought that was also what she was wanting.  The nurse hadn't worked with her in over 2 weeks and she was just amazed at how much more engaged Selah was with us!!  She also said that others are saying the same thing.  What a wonderful uplifting way to end the night:)

We have never gotten such encouragement since this journey started!!!!  

Today I spoke to the person who coordinated the study Selah was participated in at the beginning when she was on cooling sheets to lower her temp.  We have some paperwork/interviews to do as part of the study.  The coordinator assumes that she will be unable to come back here next August for the follow up appointment at the one year mark.  No one expects her to be able to travel or change from where she is right now, but something just rose up within me and I could see us returning with her and her being back to normal....  time will tell.....

Please keep praying for Selah!!!  She still has a long way to go but she is headed in the right direction, 


  1. That's such GREAT news, Yvonne!!! Continuing to pray, pray, pray here in WI!

    Praying you find some resolution with a hospital in FL as well. Love to you all!

  2. We are rejoicing with you in Texas.

  3. Praying daily, whether I write or not. It is so encouraging to read that Selah continues to show improvement in tiny increments!
    Sending lots of love and prayers, for Selah and for all of you. God Bless!

  4. Great news! Still praying! God bless y'all!

  5. Hurrah for Selah :-) Way to go, girl!

  6. Great news - so glad to hear you are seeing good signs. And you know to keep trusting your Mama instincts :)

  7. Praise God!! I am rejoicing at this news!

  8. We are still praying and we are still encouraged. God offers us HOPE always! All glory to him for every small step forward!!

  9. GO SELAH GO!!! I am so proud of her, I know she must have a strong spirit to be working so hard to come back to you!

    I am praying that all you pray for comes to pass. That sounds like a "God moment" you had when that feeling came to you--I will pray that she is healed by then as well!!

  10. I'm soooo glad to hear the encouraging words as well! My prayers will continue!

  11. Hooray! Praise God for that beautiful moment of encouragement! May there be many more. Thank you as always for reminding us of the importance to continue praying.

    Love to you and Selah and the whole family!