Several people have asked how our granddaughter is doing so I thought I would update on the blog then all can see her picture and learn how she is progressing. She is doing much better but far from being over the disease. She has something called HSP that effects her immune system for which she was hospitalized two times over the last three weeks. At her check-up this past Friday the doctor said it could continue for another week or two or several more months. They really don't know and her case is not typical. She is being weened off the steroids this week and we are praying that the symptoms do not return. Right now she is eating well with little stomach pain. She returned to school this past week---1/2 days at first and then whole day. She still wears slippers due to pain and swelling in her feet which gets worse as the day progresses. The rash is fading but continues to itch and cause irritation. This disease can cause kidney damage and they are monitoring her closely for that but so far, so good. Thank you to all who are praying for Haley. I will keep you posted on her progress.