Thursday, November 10, 2011


This is my baby cousin Abby. She just turned 1 last month. I am introducing you to her because she is in desperate need of all the prayer she can get. 

3 days ago, Abby's parents noticed that she would occasionally stiffen up and stare into space for a few seconds. After seeing it happen several times, they decided to take her to the doctor. The doctor identified seizures and admitted Abby to the hospital for tests. That was yesterday morning.

She had several seizures yesterday evening and the doctors were able to see them. Her MRI and EEG came back normal, and everyone had a good sleep last night. But early this afternoon, the seizures started getting worse. Abby's whole body is now being affected. The seizures still aren't violent, but they are getting more frequent and are lasting longer. After having 15 seizures in an hour this afternoon, the doctor gave her anti-seizure medication and another shot to relax her muscles.

Sadly, she did not respond. As the evening has progressed, the seizures are getting worse. No medication is working, and the doctors can't figure out what is wrong. I come to you this evening asking for prayer for precious Abby. Please pray that she would be able to relax and rest. Pray that the doctors would be able to find out what is causing the seizures, and that they would figure out a medication that will help Abby. Pray for Abby's parents Lotte (my first cousin) and Clay. Needless to say, this is a very frightening, helpless place for them to be as parents. They are trusting God through it, but that doesn't take away the pain. Please pray that God would give them peace and comfort. As selfish as it sounds, please pray for me, too. I am also feeling helpless and so far away. I am in Florida and Abby is in California. Not that I could do anything if I was there, but at least I would be there to pull close to my family.

I know from personal experience that prayer is powerful, so on behalf of all my family, thank you for praying. I will update as soon as I know more.

Here's a photo of Snapper with Abby when Snapper was in California this summer.


Stef said...

my heart is breaking for them, Emily. I can't imagine watching my baby go through this and not being able to DO anything :(
Its a good time to remember that God is still in control and loves Abby more than any of us.

I love you all. Our prayers are with you!

Tammy said...

praying for that sweet girl! <3

ErinL said...

I'm praying!

Smarshie said...

How sad! Praying!