Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Update for Melanie



The Smith Kids - Lily, Owen and Baby Griffin.
Melanie remained stable through the night and they were able to totally stop the sedative. Praise God for this step forward.
They will continue to monitor her over the next couple of days and prepare to remove the breathing tube. When the pulmonologist removes the breathing tube, they will at that time determine if she will need breathing assistance from a trachea tube. The CT scan yesterday did show a trace amount of reduction in the pressure in the brain, and they will probably wait until Thursday to do another scan.

She is beginning to slightly open and blink her eyes on command, and she squeezed Tom's hand when he asked. Praise God!

Melanie will have to continue to put up the "good fight", but we are encouraged with every passing day. We are so touched by the continuing uplifting of Melanie and her family in prayer and support.

22 comments:

Susie said...

Oh I'm so glad to hear these positive signs. Thanks for the update.

Mary said...

Praise God! So great to hear that she is responding some and of the other positive signs. Will continue to keep everyone in my prayers. What precious children!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMG ... I'm holding my breathe reading your update. Now after a small sigh of relief I can tell you how happy I am to hear this news. I will continue to pray for them all!!! These little ones are SO SWEET ... God love them! I'll pray God brings their Mommy back to them real soon!

Jerri Kay said...

Thank you so much for the report Joan, still brings tears to my eyes. The children are beautiful! Keeping Mel, Tom, and the children in my prayers.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh, what beautiful children -- it just breaks my heart to see them. But PRAISE THE LORD for each small step forward -- continuing to pray -- thank you for sharing!

Darlene said...

Thanks for the update. Praise God!! He is the God of healing and miracles. What adorable children. I will continue to pray for this family and for more good reports to come.

Yvette said...

Praise God!!! Im so glad to hear that Mel is starting to respond!!

Sandra B said...

God Bless them all! And you too for being such a good friend.

Marge Sexton said...

I hurried into my email tonight just to check on Melanie! I have tears of joy for the encouraging news. Praise God!!!! I continue to lift her and her beautiful family in prayer. Thanks so much for keeping us updated, and for the beautiful picture!!! What an awesome friend you are.
Hugs,
Marge

Lisa Roskam said...

This report of Melanie's improvement brings tears to my eyes. I'm so glad she is doing better even though it is baby steps. We'll take baby steps. God is indeed good. The picture of the children is precious. Prayers will continue for Mel and her family.

Anonymous said...

A week ago I was at the airport getting ready to board a plane for a trip I'd planned for over a year. I had a very strong feeling telling me to go home instead. I left the airport without hesitation and saw your request for prayers not long after. Melanie's story touched me, and I prayed for a miracle. I never regretted missing my trip. And I believe God works in miraculous, wondrous ways. I'll never know the whole reason I wasn't meant to go, but I'm glad that I didn't!

nancy littrell said...

What an adorable family. Melanie has so much to fight for. TFS the good news. All the family are in my prayers.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wow Joan, thank you so much for this update! Like Darlene, I too was holding my breath as I read and am so grateful to our awesome God for these encouraging signs! And what a PRECIOUS picture of her children! I hope her husband is doing better now, too! God is GREAT! I will continue to pray for that miracle from Him!

Anonymous said...

God is good....all the time. All
the time...God is good!!! What
encouraging news about Mel. Keeping the whole family in my
prayers. What a beautiful picture
of the children. Thanks for sharing and keeping us updated on
Mel's progress.

Sharon

broni (waterchild12) said...

Such wonderful news!! I'm continuing to keep this special family in my prayers!!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Praise God...alone! Only our Great Physician could bring about a miracle like this! We continue to pray for her! Thanks for the updates!

leenda said...

This is great news! Thanks for the update. Her children are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sending the picture of
those adorable kids. Will continue prayers for Mel and the family.
Gladys

evette k. said...

Thank the Lord....through HIM all things are indeed possible!!! Ty for including the pictures of the children. They are so precious. I am praying very hard for this wonderful family and lite a candle at church for them last Sunday. The battle will be won by this fabulous woman with our dearest Lords help. God bless them all and God bless u for helping to spread the word. ekc

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update on Mel. I know all cases are different, but this happed to a friends daughter when she gave birth. Took a while, but she made a full recovery. My prayers are with her and her family.

Eman Rashad said...

great topic wish to read more
& beautiful children

Nancy said...

Thank you for the picture of Melanie's beautiful children. I know she wants to return to them to care for them. Prayers that she will continue to improve.