On Wednesday, we went to a pediatric neurologist. This was the first time I met him, but he remembered us well from our stay at UMC in October. He had also read up on all Mackynlee's history and was very interested in anything I had to say. He was amazed at how well Mackynlee is developmentally, etc. We are taking her off of her seizure medication. Please pray this goes well. I so want her off of it, but it makes me a tiny bit nervous at the same time. He feels that her tongue problem will slowly continue to get better. We will just keep poking food at her. She will have a ct scan done July 22nd. She will not be put to sleep for this(the doc remembered and what he did not remember, I told him, how we came close to losing her after her last MRI when she was put to sleep). So he is 100% against putting her to sleep for any testing at this time. The ct scan is going to show if the bleed on her brain has completely gone away. This is so we can start her back on her aspirin. Her heart needs this med, but if she has bleeding still, her brain does not need it. I know all you heart moms and anyone else that has experienced medical things with loved ones know how this situation can be.
I know we have all read this poem many times, but it continues to come to my mind when I think of Ms. Peggy Stringer and I just wanted to share it. Please continue lifting her and her family up in prayer. Continue praying for Doug Turnage, Rhonda Pittman, Addyson Fulbright, Bo Garner, Keli Williams and her new baby Griffin.
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Footprints in the Sand
One night I had a dream --
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord, and
Across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand;
One belonged to me, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before us,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life,
There was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in my life
This really bothered me, and I questioned the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
You would walk with me all the way;
But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life,
There is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why in times when I
needed you the most, you should leave me.
The Lord replied, "My precious, precious
child. I love you, and I would never,
never leave you during your times of
trial and suffering.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."
by Mary Stevenson