Holland made it thru the night. We are thankful there is no new development of negative issues. Thankfully, the neurosurgeon was able to position a drain during surgery that he said he was "lucky" to place due to the swelling. This drain helps further reduce pressure, I know that it is not luck, but a blessing from Heavenly Father. Holland is noticeable more relaxed, still in a coma, but much more peaceful. I am so grateful! She squinted when drops were put in her left eye this morning. That is the first response she has had. We will take every baby step and be thankful. They placed a feeding tube today, that was a bittersweet moment. I am thankful that she made it to that point where they could do it, but again the reality of the fact that she needed it is just hard to accept.
The doctors and nurses here are amazing. I am so thankful that if this terrible thing had to happen, that we are here. We continue to let Holland know we are here with her, we hold her hand, we sit quietly. We pray for God's will to be done and the courage and strength to accept it.
We listened to our church broadcast from home - so much love! Thank you for your thoughtful words and sweet prayers. There are people all of the world praying for our girl. Thank you so much. So many have offered their help and resources to help us along the way. We love our family and we are grateful for all of our extended family and friends that are like family, even the kindness of strangers - it has been overwhelming, but so appreciated. We cannot respond to all the calls and messages even, but each one is cherished.