12 : weeks old yesterday
4.1 : kilograms weight (9lbs 4oz)
23: inches length
20 : days in hospital since her birth
24 : percent of her life so far in hospital (3 for birth, 6 at LPCH, 11 and counting at CHO)
2 : surgeries so far
2 : IVs currently attached
5 : medications being administered (2 anti-seizure, steroids, tylenol, albumen)
3 : MRIs so far
4 : Hospitals contacted and consulted about Scarlett's case (Lucile Packard at Stanford; Children's Hospital Oakland; University of California San Francisco; St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital)
5 : Doctors on the surgical team
2 : Surgeons who told us Scarlett would likely not make it through surgery
20-25 : percent of tumor left to remove
5: days until next surgery (Scheduled for Friday, January 14)
Loved all the days of her life....the good has to out weigh all the bad. I hope the fact that a nation and beyond is praying for her is gonna take her stats into a much happier place!
We're all praying for you little Scarlett! Stay strong and we know you'll do great on Friday.
Scarlett is in my thoughts every day.
keeping you all in my thoughts <3 it's not the end. there is still hope and miracles are possible.
still continuing to pray for you three and the medical team. STAY STRONG. She's an amazing little fighter i think of her every single day ever since ive been following this. God has lifted her up in his hands he's giving her the will to FIGHT. Ever since i started following this page ive also linked to about 10 other pages,needless to say i spend alot of times on here crying and worrying about all these amazing babies. STAY STRONG. You,and Chris are amazing parents and Scarlett's so luck to have you as her parents.
I just learned of your beautiful Scarlett today from the WTE board! I am praying for her and thinking of your family. Stay strong for your angel! She knows that momma and daddy love her!
I think of you and your beautiful little girl every day. I (like so many others) found your story thru BBC. I know I can't do much for you, but I pray and pray and pray some more for Miss Scarlett every chance I get. I also pray that God gives you the strength as parents to deal with such uncertainty... you are both amazing! Your little girl must get her fight and strength from her Mommy and Daddy!!!
Thinking of you and praying constantly!
-Kenzie, from Salina Kansas
I read through your blog last night after finding it on BBC. I have a daughter who was born on May 16, 5 months older than Scarlett. I cannot imagine everything you've been through the past 3 weeks or so. I feel for you so much. The first few months are so amazing, yet so hard as new parents, but to add all of this to that is unbelievable. I have prayed for Scarlett over and over and will continue to pray for her and you both. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray you get to enjoy these next 5 days with Scarlett and she gives you many more of those amazing smiles.
With much love,
Shannon from Virginia
I am very excited for her next surgery, I am hoping all of it is taken out and that you will be done with this horrible tumor. <3
Stay strong. There are a lot of people out here rooting for you guys! Many blessings to baby Scarlett!
Your little butterfly is my prayers every day. Keep your chin up and stay strong for your little angel.
You forgot a few numbers:
2 parents who are so strong and love her so much
Hundreds of thousands of people thinking about her and praying for her every day
Your little girl is so amazing. Scarlett is in my thoughts every day, and every day I check your blog and so thrilled to see that she is still fighting. She is so strong!
I feel so much emotion just reading your blog. Like your sister, I too lost my first daughter at 22 weeks. That in itself was hard to read and know the pain. But to go through what you and your husband and Scarlett are going through pains my heart so much. I had not realized how much a parent could love a child until my little Madison died. I think about your family and weep, but most of all I pray. I pray so hard for miracles and knowledge for your team of doctors. I pray for strength for all of you. I will never understand why God does some of the things he does, but I do know that your love you have for your daughter is EXACTLY what God had planned for Scarlett. When I read about how you prayed finally, I weeped joy. I was so angry at God for taking my daughter away from me and lost my ability to pray. I just shut down. I have taken baby steps to get back to a place where I pray again. Just want you to know that there are people who can relate in some way. We may not be able to comprehend the situation completely, but add up all of us, and you have an army beside you.
Wish we had a "LIKE" button here for these comments, lol. Still here, hoping, praying, visualizing her happy, healthy and unscathed. Sending positive thoughts and prayers.
All three of you are so strong! It is so amazing! I couldn't come close to imaging what you all have been through. Especially little Miss Scarlett! What a tough cookie you have there! I pray for you all everyday, multiple times a day. I have passed your story on and have asked others for their prayers. They say a butterfly's wings on one side of the world can start a hurricane on the other side. Tiny but mighty. Your precious butterfly is proving that theory correct! Keep fighting baby girl! God is so good, and I think He has big plans for you little one! All my love, Mary
My birthday is on January 24th and all I want this year is for Scarlett's paretns to post a blog entry saying how the surgery was a total success and how Scarlett is expected to make a brilliant recovery. I hope that's not asking too much, God. But if you could just make it so....I'd have the best birthday ever.
Hang in there. Love you all.
Think and pray about your little baby Scarlett every day since I read about her on Babycenter...will be pulling for her on Friday...
Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
You may not always understand why God allows certain things to happen, but you can be certain that God is not making any mistakes! God Bless little Scarlett Grace she's in YOUR hands.
I also want to add this from the last one. God does not give us more than we can bear. Although it may feel as though we cannot go on, if God brought us to it, God will bring us through it. AMEN!!
God is going to heal your sweet baby girl. She is going to recover and grow to be a strong woman of God. She has already had such an impact in her little time here.
I am praying for little Scarlett and your family. God Bless.
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