Not Much to Update Lately…

We haven’t posted since Friday because there hasn’t been a whole lot to say. We’ve been in the hospital with her since Friday evening and will likely be here through tomorrow. I’ve posted small updates on our Facebook page. Tori has been eating better and is much more hydrated. She has slept most of the time we have been in the hospital, so we are praying that the sleep is helping her to heal.

We are so thankful for the support that we have received – all the notes, visits, texts, Starbucks cards, and we are most humbled by the GoFundMe page that was set up for us. We have no idea what we are facing in terms of medical bills on this completely undesirable path, and we know that people want to help us. We are so unbelievably overwhelmed by the love that is being shown to our precious Tori. We have been so well cared for by the nurses here, too.

My dad arrived last night from California, my mom has been here for a week now, and my Uncle Patrick has been here since Saturday morning. Brennan’s family has come to visit as much as they can. These distractions are wonderful.

Right now, we are coping by living a minute at a time. I can’t handle thinking about the possibilities of what might be wrong with our beautiful baby girl. So, I focus on the good things – that she is eating better, that she doesn’t need the IV anymore, that she is sleeping well. If I think about anything else, I break down.

Thank you for your prayers. We believe that God can choose to heal her completely and we are pleading with Him to do so. The knowledge that there are tens of thousands of people all over the world praying for her gives us hope and encouragement.

We will update as we have updates…

6 thoughts on “Not Much to Update Lately…

  1. After I laid hands on Tori’s picture on my phone the other day and prayed for her healing, my precious little autistic granddaughter, Minerva, did the same. Tears of joy came from my eyes, seeing our example being followed.


  2. I know it is very difficult not to worry! So I pray that, today, you can turn every fearful thought (as soon as it enters your mind) over to the Lord …the giver of perfect peace…a peace that passes all understanding!


  3. I pray for all of you, I pray that healing will be complete and that it will glorify God and open the eyes of countless people that have been touched by your beautiful daughter. I pray that you all have peace in your hearts and mighty faith that GOD IS TOTALLY in CONTROL! Do not allow any negative thoughts to trickle into your minds. We must remember… “in all things be thankful” God is so very, very good. May He pour His Love over you and comfort you and Tori. God bless you.


  4. It’s an answer to many prayers the Tori looks so much better in the photographs you recently posted after having IV fluids and increased nutrition with the feeding tube….as miserable as that must be. It’s an answer to prayer that she is getting the best medical and diagnostic care possible. We know she couldn’t be loved and adored more by her family and friends. She is a blessed little baby…even in these most difficult times. Still praying for her complete healing!! Sending love to you all from California!!


  5. Oh Lesa…I didn’t check in here for a few weeks and stopped by today to discover this devastating series of posts. 😦 I am so sorry you are going through this! We will add our prayers and thoughts to the army of those already with you and Tori and Brennan. And I’ll follow here for updates. Much love to you, my old friend.


  6. I wish I had some great poetic words to leave here, but just know how deeply you and Tori’s life have impacted me. I have thought about you so often lately, and hurt for you and your husband. I know that deep love you have for your baby. I have been praying, pleading with God to restore Tori back to fullness of health, and to surround you with his peace. She is completely in His hands, and there’s no better place for her to be. You will be constantly on my mind and in my heart, and my babies will get squeezed a little tighter because of you.


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