The big news of the day is that Jessie passed her swallow test today and is able to begin eating “real” food again!!! She ate some macaroni and cheese and drank some Cherry Coke, and is currently awaiting a much anticipated delivery of sliders and a milkshake from Red Robin 🙂 This is a very huge mental victory for Jess. Jaime has been in surgery for several hours to repair her ankle and Steven is still in the ICU. He was able to sit up briefly and everyone was pleased with that progress.
We are so very blessed by every tiny step of progress that is made by each of these kids and overall today has been a really good day. However, we also don’t want our focus on and celebration of the victories to diminish the fact that Jessie, Jaime, Steven and Jeremy are still in the midst of the most challenging situation any of us can imagine. Their days are often long, hard, and frustrating. They need every bit of encouragement and love that we can give them and they have a long fight ahead.