The smile you see on Feisty's face in the picture at the end of the last post came back this afternoon. What a relief! When I connected with her at noon today, she was still quite feverish. Kristen gave her a dose of Motrin and we headed for home. She fell asleep in the car, and slept through the commotion of picking up the other two kids, the two kids they had spent the morning with being in the van as well, and the ride home. She woke up enough to know she was being carried into the house. I dug out her Sleeping Beauty sleeping bag and she promptly conked out on the couch for at least 3 hours. Just what she needed most.
When she woke up from that long nap, she came in to where I was and said, "Hi, Grandma!" just as perky as can be. I was so thrilled to hear that cute little voice. She had a nice bath, we washed her hair, then she wanted some cereal. She sat and ate cereal and read a new book someone gave her today. Well, she doesn't read, you know, but she "read" the pictures to herself.
She got better and better as the afternoon wore on. She was cool to the touch (I MUST get a new thermometer!). When Mommy and Daddy arrived, she had the biggest smiles for them and hugs all around.
The doctor did check in with Mike this afternoon, though, to say that the blood test found infection, which had of course gone to her kidneys. So they want to see her again tomorrow afternoon. Please don't quit praying. I believe in all of your prayers. I have seen the difference they have made so many times in the last year.
The end of another work week is upon us already - I hope you all have great plans for the week-end. I'll be heading for our denomination's convention Sunday afternoon and return Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday afternoon Mom, Dad, my sister, and I fly to Minneapolis where I will have a whirlwind of visits with many people from my past - more on that, you can be sure. One of those visits, with a new previously-unmet-friend will be with Diane. I can't wait.
I hope to do at least one more post before then. But until then, please keep praying for Feisty. Thanks again.