More great news regarding Jessie’s progress! Her voice was much stronger today and she is approaching this with a great sense of humor and a ton of focus and determination. When I saw her this morning she was super proud of a major accomplishment…she got to eat an ice chip 🙂 Later in the day she was even able to swallow a bite or two of jello. The doctors had her sitting up more, and she got to have her bed wheeled out to see Jaime today, which is something she really wanted to do. The greatest news of all, however, is that she gets to leave the ICU tomorrow!!!!! We could not be more happy for her to be able to be transferred to “rehab” sometime tomorrow! She knows about the blog and has been asking how many visits it has had, so keep them coming, because she loves hearing how many people are cheering for her and her siblings. She specifically asked me to tell you all “hello” 🙂 I read her some of the comments and she was blown away by the love.
Jaime and Steven are still in critical condition. Doctors are still testing to determine the full extent of both Jaime and Steven’s injuries. We will keep you updated.
Jer is hanging in there and we are so deeply, deeply thankful to the families who have taken him in and loved him like their own. He is right where he wants to be and is in the best hands possible.
Thank you to those of you who have already emailed us (firstname.lastname@example.org) a picture to hang up in the hospital rooms. We know that this will be very encouraging to these three! Keep them coming! Also, please consider coming to the candlelight vigil on Friday night at 6pm at Blyth Park in Bothell. If you do plan on attending you might want to bring your own candle. I think that’s it for now. I’ll continue to keep you updated as much as possible. We know that you are with us!