"Our Little Trooper"

"Our Little Trooper"
"Let me live, that I may praise you!" Psalm 119:175

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Miracle #4: "God is healing my head"


His left arm is under my head, and his right arm embraces me.

The results of the repeat quantitative CMV value in Rowan's cerebral spinal fluid are in.  The nurse brought me both lab printouts, the one from lumbar puncture on October 17th, and the one from the repeat lumbar puncture on November 5th, along with a graph to show me how significant the drop was.  Of course we did not need a chart to understand how significant the change was, it was only 2 numbers we had to compare...but knowing how visual I am and how much I love information, she created it anyway, and she and I were both pretty excited about the awesome visual aid. 

On October 17th, Rowan had a CMV count of 15,849.  This is what was causing his encephalitis.

On November 5th, Rowan's repeat CMV count was only 158!  158!

Look at this drop!

In just a couple weeks of treatment, the CMV is almost completely eradicated from his cerebral spinal fluid!  The virus is almost completely cleared from his brain!

We had been told that it could take many weeks, if not months for this to happen.  They warned us that we may not even see a drop in the number at all yet. But the doctors must have underestimated Rowan's faith and will, and the faith and love of his friends, families and supporters. The power of prayer is strong, and our God is so big. 

CMV in the CSF:
from 15,849 all the way down to 158...
a drop of 100 fold...
in less than 3 weeks of treatment...


We are calling this Miracle #4!

(to be continued...)


  1. Our God is an awesome God just like you said those are the only words I can say right now I am so happy for you guys for all of youespecially you Rowan I'm so happy for you can't wait to see you up and about with a beautiful smile love you