Since the accident last July, many of you have been praying for my niece, Anna Wolfe, and my father, Marvin Crowson. To honor God for answering these prayers, I wanted to write you to let you know that both my father and Anna are doing great! Doctors have announced them healed!!! We cannot thank you enough for your prayers. God listened and answered. Below is a more detailed report about Anna from my sister, Georgia Wolfe. Anna is pictured standing straight up on the left with blue sleeves and a big smile!
March 11, 2011 Update on Anna
Anna as far as we can tell is doing wonderfully! Dr. Grabb the Neuro Dr. just called this week to schedule more ex-rays and another appt so we’ll see how her spine is doing by April. She’s had a growth spurt and that’s good so we’ll see the effect on her vertebrae. we’ll let you know when we know more.
The remaining effects of the accident at this point are just dreams from time to time when she’s exhausted or sick. She also appears to now have an issue with migraine headaches (where she feels sick to her stomach and her head hurts really bad). We’ve been keeping a headache journal to figure out the triggers of those. At first she was having these a couple of times a week and I thought it was a bug or virus so we made a Dr. appt. and they helped us figure out what was going on we’ve taken steps to make sure keep her rested and hydrated. Now we see them just once or twice a month. Physically Anna can ride a bike, run, and play as hard as any other kiddoe her age. She’s picked up reading wonderfully this year and has become a very amusing story writer and illustrator.
Emotionally and Spiritually she is doing much better too. Compassion Intl. offers free family counseling and a young lady named Erin has been wonderful with helping Anna process and communicate through all of this. Anna talks about the accident now, thanks God for protecting her and healing her. She is not bothered by her scars, hair has grown back to cover the three bald spots on her head, she asks questions about what happened and allows others to talk about it in front of her now, and she re-plays what she remembers with her dolls and younger siblings. I frequently walk by the door and hear Nicole and Benjamin calling to Aunt CC to drive on the grass again while Anna has her doll on the bed with her leg up on a pillow and blood pressure cuff and oxygen mask on. Daniel does not enjoy talking about it or the images and noises in his head so we continue to give him space and pray for his own healing. One important transition in Anna’s faith is that she understands now that God did not make the accident happen but that this is a part of her story to testify to His healing power and mercy in our lives. She knows that God loves her and we have watched her own love for the Lord strengthen and grow in a special intimate way in the past months.
March 29, 2011 Update on Anna
[Today] … was a great appt. Anna does not have to return to the Neuro surgeon and is released. Her back looks really good. Her vertebrae are slightly skinnier but it should not cause any problems, perhaps just a few millimeters shorter :0)
If we ever see any extremes in her like numbness, tingling, pain, hunching over etc we can refer back to him but he does not suspect any problems. Her back looks GREAT! He wanted pictures of the accident for his own record of what she had come through too :0) FOR YOUR GLORY LORD!!!
Her headaches should keep on lessoning and if they don’t we go through our ped. Dr. and refer to a neurologist for stronger medication. The best thing to do there is just to keep treating them as they occur and monitor a bit longer. If after a year they are not gone we are to go to the next step.
Anna is free to ski, roller skate and do anything with parental approval :0) She’s so happy and it was fun to skip out of the office with her.
What a merciful God! thank you loving family for holding us up in prayer. We love you all so much!
AGAIN, OUR FAMILY IS SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR PRAYERS!!! GOD LISTENED AND ANSWERED!!! PRAISE BE TO THE LORD, GOD IN HEAVEN WHO HEARS THE PRAYERS OF HIS SAINTS AND ANSWERS US WHEN WE CRY OUT TO HIM!!!