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Howdy. We've moved from Cayce, but St. Elizabeth of South Rose Hill or Lizette de Waccamaw de Sud just don't do it for me.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006


More news from Eliza's parents, once again leading us to prayer.

Summary, from recent posts on Eliza's blog: She's recovering from surgery to insert a shunt to correct her hydrocephalus. There's some question as to whether the fluid in her head caused or contributed to her neurological deficits. Do her parents entertain hope for a recovery, for stability, or steel themselves as they wait for a delayed regression?

We are once again in a place of uncertainty. Two weeks ago, before the discovery of the hydrocephalus, one thing was finally certain: Eliza was getting worse, and rapidly at that. Two weeks ago, what the doctors had feared all along was in fact coming true: Eliza was dying. Everyone assumed this was due to the continuation of a fast-moving degenerative brain disease. With the discovery of Eliza's hydrocephalus, however, everything is once again up in the air. Will Eliza continue to get worse, as predicted originally? Was the degeneration not as bad as the doctors thought, or in fact, never present at all? If so, might Eliza stay the same or even improve? No one can guess, and only time will tell. The doctors say it's not surprising that we haven't seen positive signs yet. As usual, though, it's hard to be patient.

"Then Job answered the Lord and said: 'Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer you. I lay my hand on my mouth.'" "I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted."

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares
for you."

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