Friday, May 29, 2009

Reunited

After 13 hours that seemed like 13 days, Elaine is with her baby girl again. Sophie has moved both arms (which we were told to expect very little out of the right arm** at first so once again, she is bucking the odds). The recovery nurses also said she tried to talk a little. She looks great...swollen but great!

Brandon

**This is because they removed areas so close to the motor cortex that they felt there would be some temporary weakness on the right side for maybe a few weeks.

20 comments:

Melanie said...

YES!! Awesome! Glad to hear it!!

Colby said...

Well, there goes the mascara!!!

I can't even see the dern keys to type!!!

PRAISE THE LORD!!!

I have just read your last few posts for today as quickly as I could, each one getting better and better...

NOW you guys can begin to start your new lives....THIS is a NEW beginning....She IS beating the odds and will continue to do so...

We will PRAY, PRAY, PRAY that the seizures are NO MORE....

Thank you for sharing your joy!!!

And be sure and take care of YOURSELVES, too!!! Rest when you can!!!

Blessings!!!

Cyndi (and Colby!!)

JSmith5780 said...

I am so happy for you all!!

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness!! So glad you get to see her doing so well, Hope you all have a great night.

Love,
Barb

Anonymous said...

It reminds me of the song "Mother and Child Reunion." (I'm old). And I'm so glad Debbie will be there and for a day it will be the five of you together.

You best not tell us when you are coming home, or from the entrance to where you turn to your house to your front door might look like the Arch grounds when Obama was in St. Louis. So many of us with our thoughts in Detroit and here in St. Louis.

Best wishes for a peaceful night for Sophie and you three as well.
CB

Chris and Julie said...

So good to hear everything is going well-we are thinking and praying!!!

Jackson's Blog said...

Great news! SO glad to hear she is doing so well!

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh! Sweet snuggles Elaine & Sophie :) Bye-Bye seizures!!!!! WOO HOO!!!! We are just so happy for you ALL!!! Sara & Ryan ask about her several times a day! She is just soooo loved :) AND, Julia can say her name now, "SHO-SHE" is what it sounds like. As soon as I pull out my laptop she says "Sho-she!" So I give her the updates & we cheer for her!!:):) Love you guys & gals! Sleep well little Sho-she!
Laura, Matt, Sara, Ryan & Julia

MJStump said...

So wonderful to hear that you are getting to see your Sweet Sophie! I can imagine today was one of the longest days of your life...whew! You survived it well. God gave you the strength, and now you can rest and enjoy these moments ;)

We got great news today too...Kylie's last EEG did not show any hypsarrhythmia! We can start weaning her off of the ACTH. Woohoo!

God is Great!!! Hold you beautiful girl so tight and know she is blessed...you are all blessed and loved so much!

KK1 said...

I am so happy to hear that she is doing as well as expected and even better! Thanks to GOD, great Doctors, and loving parents! Keep the faith! Karen

Anonymous said...

It was so wonderful today to hear the great news!! I thank God that our prayers were answered and he surrounded Sophie with so much love and such great doctors. Wow, what a day. Have a great night and get some rest.

Ed

Anonymous said...

We are so happy to hear she is doing well.

Amanda

Anonymous said...

Sweet dreams everyone. Glad your all doing so well.

Love, Aunt Tammy

blogzilly said...

Great news. You guys must be wiped out today.

Help said...

The first thing we got home at 11pm last night was to have Jeffrey check on Sophie's blog and find out how the surgery went. We were so glad with the outcome. I hope this is the end of what she has gone through for the past 3 years (fighting with seizure daily). A much brighter and smoother life is ahead of her. She is an extremely fortunate girl to have Brandon and Elaine as her parents. Elaine, I always know that you are an unselfish and caring person. Your strength and dedication to Sophie and your family really touch me. What an honor for me to be your girlfriend.

Love,
Rongrong

Anonymous said...

So glad that all went well and Sophie is resting comfortably. What a very long day! We are thrilled to hear that she is moving both arms too...what a trooper.

Aloha,
Sheila

Tara (Aidan's Mom) said...

Great news and I'm glad Elaine is back with her girl.

Anonymous said...

oh thank God they could save the motor cortex!!! What a enoromous blessing!!!!

Krissy said...

That makes me so happy to hear!

Katie said...

So, so so sososo happy for you guys!!!!!!