That's my nickname for her! I just wanted to leave a quick update before planting myself in bed. I will try to limit some specifics but will also try to portray what is going on as accurately as possible.
When Callie arrived at Phoenix Children's they sent her in for a CT scan. They found that she had 4 skull fractures, a blood clot and air bubbles. She went in for surgery and that went quicker than they had expected. Right now we are playing the waiting game. They say that within the next 24 to 48 hours we will get a clearer view on what is going on. The doctors expect that there is some brain trauma but because of the swelling it's not possible to tell the extent. She is making small movements on her own, but the doctors actually want her to be as still as possible right now. This does give us hope, seeing that she is using these functions.
There has been an outpouring of support from friends and family and we are so appreciative of it all. My parent's are amazing! Somehow we are all drawing our strength from them when I would think it should be the other way around. They asked me to thank you all for the sweet thoughts and prayers on Callie's and their behalf. It is SO appreciated.
The outlook from the doctor's view is not good right now. We just keep praying. And we feel there is no reason to lose hope. The days to come will probably have ups and downs and we are expecting that. But we believe in a loving Heavenly Father who is a worker of miracles. And yet we are also working to accept that our plans may not be the same as His.
For me I know every hour can bring on a new feeling of what is happening. There is just a constant rush of emotions. It is a strange thing not knowing if she will ever play on her new swing set again. And remembering being there 11 months ago with my little niece sometimes causes my thoughts to wander. Ultimately it makes me want to grab my boys up in my arms and never let go of them. Every day is such a blessing, so fragile. So give your little ones an extra kiss tonight and maybe even share with them one of your secrets. Love them silly!
Thank you so much for your prayers and sweet thoughts. That is really the most we can hope for right now. And believe me when I say that it is felt. We feel so blessed at this time to be surrounded by such wonderful people. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.