Brookie fell on Feb. 4th but is doing much better today, Feb. 12th.

Thank you for you kind comments and for thinking of our little girl. She has blessed so much. It has been a rough week. Through all this though, I have good news. She is recovering. She was moved out of pediatric ICU a few days ago. She has a skull fracture across the top of her head and bruising on the left side of her brain. She also has some pulled ligaments between a couple of her vertebrae. Other than that, she just has a few bumps and bruises.
Within the last two days though, she has made great improvements. She is awake and alert. She has been smiling and every once in awhile, my husband can get a small little giggle out of her. She was taken off the ventilator on Tuesday. She also has slowly been able to get rid of her 3 IVs. She was able to drink a little bit of apple juice today which is a HUGE improvement from yesterday when she wanted nothing to do with food or drink. She has been able to say 1 or 2 words. The damage to her brain, unfortunately, is in the area that deals with speech. Because of this, it may be a little while before she is able to speak fully again. Walking is also going to take some time. Her right side has been weaker through the entire recovery because of the brain damage, but the doctor's believe that she will be able to recover for the most part.
Last week, when she was sedated and hooked up to all the machines, I never would have guessed that she would be to the point she is at now. My little Brookie has always been a tough cookie and fighter. She has been blessed by the many thoughts and prayers of all who love and know her and by many who do not know her. I feel so grateful that she is alive. I can not imagine life without my sweet baby girl. This has been a traumatic experience but has been a great learning experience of the mercy of God and that he cares.
Thank you also for your kind comments. The Silhouette fans are amazing!


  1. oh my...may she regain what she has misplaced (you don't know if it is lost yet & I'm not going to go there). I'm glad to hear she's a fighter it'll help her recover. Hang in there!

  2. OMG I am so sorry to here a bout your little girl, I will pray for her and your family.
    Thank God, GOD is there beside you to help your family threw this trying time.

    I have two older boys and I know I would be devastated if something like that would have happens to them.

    Love and prayers to your family,
    Angela Restad

  3. I've been thinking about you and your little girl and am so happy to hear that things are improving every day. As a mother myself my heart just tightened when I read what happened and I've been hoping for a positive update from you. Lots of love and good thoughts coming your way!

  4. Thinkin of you and your little one Kenzie, I hope all is well.


  5. Still thinking of you! I constantly fear the exact thing. I pray she continues to heal and that you will have the strength to get through this!


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