Well, not too much drama happened today (aside from a busted IV line that caused major pain and swelling in his right ankle), but definitely NO SEIZURES. We did another round of the language mapping, and man... Renn is literally the bravest kid I know. He was afraid at first, but when Dr. Genius talked him through what happened yesterday, Renn said, "Okay. I can do this. Let's get this done!"
They had him read the same Star Wars lines that Dr. Genius had written up, yesterday. After a while, they got to a place where Renn stopped reading, looked up, and was pretty panicked. He said he could feel the "shakes" coming on, on the inside of his head. They began a new approach, and had him specifically tell them when he felt things. They had him say, "on" and "off". At one point he felt things in his teeth on the left side, and then another time his left thumb twitched without his "permission". That scared him a bit. He not only felt it, but he could see it as well. It was bizarre.
He got through it though. And now the waiting continues. We are just waiting... and waiting... and waiting... All we really need is two or three seizures. That's it! So we are praying for those to come in abundance, this weekend.
He continues to amaze me. His heart and love for God shine through him, even when he's in pain.
Today, he proved that by not just giving away his candy, but by also telling certain individuals that he liked them, or that they meant a lot to him.
Eli is also continuing to amaze me... When this is over, I plan to dedicate an entire blog post to him because I believe the world needs to know what a brave, reliable, and wonderfully strong brother he's been this week. He comes in with a smile, with a hug, and then goes straight to his GameBoy (hey, he is only four! ;) ). But we are thankful for him. He painted a picture for Renn, today. I can't wait to share it with all of you, and what he said when handing it to us.
One prayer WAS answered, though! Rick and Eli got offered a room at the Ronald McDonald house!! And just in time, too. Now that we have to stay longer, we were pretty sure that they would have to go home until it was time to pick Renn and me up. But, God provided! He must really want us here!
Until tomorrow, friends... This Jedi is out like a light, and his momma should have been in bed hours ago!
"Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus."
1 Thessalonians 5:18
If anyone would like to write to Renn, you may totally do so! I will not post the address here, so please email me at bethany [dot] telles [at] ymail [dot] com and I will send it your way. Thank you!!