God’s Plan

Hey Family and Friends,

Gabrielle was discharged home Friday around 6pm. She completed the Video EEG which showed activity coming from both sides. Dr. Gallentine said this could mean abnormal activity is deflecting from the right, through the brain stem, to the left side making it look like it is originating from the left when in fact it isn’t. It could also mean it really is originating from the left. Gabrielle will be readmitted Tuesday for further testing. She will have SPECT and PET scans completed to determine where the abnormal activity is coming from. She underwent an additional MRI Friday to further assess the right frontal lobe because it looked like there may have been a little abnormal tissue left over from the resection. It seems by the end of this week we should have a better idea of exactly where the seizures are stemming from and whether Gabrielle is a candidate for any further surgical intervention. I will keep you posted.

It is difficult to accept that it might be God’s plan that Gabrielle will continue to have seizures throughout her life. I know this may be the case though. I was listening to a Matt Redman song on the way home from the hospital entitled Blessed Be Your Name and the following lyrics stand out in my mind as I write this:

Every blessing You pour out
I’ll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name


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