Well as you know, Olivia recieved her helmet monday a week ago and was to start a schedule and by wednesday of last week was to begin sleeping in it. Didn't happen. It was hours up all day, hours up all night and finally after complete exhaustion the helmet came off and Olivia slept. Guilt riddled Kelly, am I making a bad decision, is it worth putting her into a seizure by the constant crying, if its off for 7 or 8 hours instead of 1 will this cause damage......Night two came and the same thing, screaming continued and eventually the helmet came off. This continued until day 7.....and how ironic, the sabbath, the day the Lord declared as a day of rest, Olivia rested. After 7 days in the helmet, fighting to pull it off, no sleeping, and constant scratching, she remained in the helmet all day and all night. Praise God!!! Prayers really do work but you have to be totally willing to surrender......Though Olivia was up all through the night and watched several movies during her awake time, she slept in the helmet, napped in the helmet and it has gotten a little easier each day.
We would like to continue to thank everyone for all the continued prayers and support for Olivia and the rest of the family. This is not an easy walk that they face as a family, but having friends and family who are willing to get the word out about needs for this precious girl, and ultimately giving the best gift of all which is a simple prayer to our Lord means so much to everyone who loves this little girl and cares so deeply for her. She has many needs that will follow, getting and training a seizure response dog, nurse help in the home and continued therapy. Please pass this blog onto your family and friends in the hopes that when two or more join together in agreement with the Lord, we can KNOW that our prayers are not only heard but already answered and Olivia shall and will be healed in HIS name!
But may the God of all grace who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered awhile perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you. 1 Peter 5:10