This is the face that welcomed me this morning. According to the nurse and resident this was an improvement from a couple of hours before. Poor Brinkley's eyes were almost swollen shut and the cannula was leaving indentions in his cheeks. He was so pitful and just miserable.
This afternoon some of the swelling went down he was able to rest somewhat comfortably. Around 5:30 I left to join Bryan for dinner and when we returned a few hours later we found a different child! Though he has a LONG way to go, we saw answer to prayer right in front of us today. Just as we asked, he is much more comfortable and seems a little more like himself.
For the first time all week I saw him talk and play a little. We could even see his eyes! The swelling seemed to be almost completely gone around his eyes. Here are a couple of videos that I made before we left tonight.
Thank you for your prayers and please continue them as we will have to make some big decisions over the next few days about his treatment.