Thanks to all of you who have written me privately or left comments to assure me you are praying-- God has answered those prayers. Today has been a much better day and Karen and her family have gotten to see the "real" little girl we all know. She has been running and grinning a lot today-- what a joy it is to see her back to normal... even if we do have to keep a much closer watch on her now!
As I write this, Karen and I are both sitting with our respective laptops, steadily working away as the little one naps and the older kids enjoy some time at the beach. We took a nice long walk this morning and are planning to head to the beach this afternoon when she wakes up.
It only took til Thursday, but now it feels like a vacation.