December 12, 2005:

6:00 pm – The results of the chromosome test have come back negative. Originally the geneticist said that indicated only that she would need another test. But maybe she’s doing well enough that they’ll cancel that – we don’t know at this point.

A new doctor is now wanting her to stay for more tests related to her lungs. Miriam and I are both happy with the explanations and precautions already in place, and we really want everybody home. Please pray that the hospital will be willing to let Emma and Miriam come home in time for Christmas!

Emma is doing well, acting happy and alert. She isn’t eating very well yet – the three weeks on the ventilator with no feeding by mouth has messed her reflexes and muscles up a bit.