I wrote about the horrific event that happened on May 7, 2011 HERE. If you are running a little behind and aren't familiar with Deanna's story, be sure to click on the link above and catch up!
Less than one week ago, our precious Deanna was in critical condition. We wanted to believe that she was going to make it. Actually, we did believe she was going to make it, but we were worried about how much of her brain would make it.
Yesterday, "in critical condition" version of Deanna woke up! While she was still on a ventilator, she started communicating with her mother using sign language. The first things she signed were "Navy" and "June 15th". In case you didn't know, that is the day she is supposed to go to basic training.
A little while later, I was allowed in the room to witness this miracle. I watched her "sign argue" with her mother. I watched her feisty personality wake up! She signed "no dress" and "t-shirt". (In the previous weeks, Deanna had been back and forth about what she was wearing to graduation.)...Needless to say, her Mama found her a t-shirt to wear to her graduation. Just a little while later, they turned off and took out her ventilator! This girl is recovering at a miraculous rate!
I also got the privilege of watching the most special high school graduation ever! Deanna attended her graduation via skype. One of her teachers hand delivered her diploma at the appropriate time and every one at the high school gymnasium and in the PICU at Arkansas Children's Hospital applauded. Lots of tears were shed and congratulations were given. As we were all celebrating and chatting with one another, Deanna gave herself a graduation present by pulling her own feeding tube out! Silly girl!
Deanna looks like she's gonna have a 100% recovery! Thanks Everyone! Thanks so much for the bazillions of prayers that went up on her behalf!
God is certainly saying YES! YES! YES!
Happy, Happy Friday, Everyone!
PS: Congratulations Deanna!....I guess we can add a few more names to your list of many! Miracle, survivor, fighter...( :
(Deanna: Steven, Myself and all the D's love you more than you could ever possibly comprehend!...And if you ever pull a stunt like this one again, I WILL use your last name!) LOL!