Our Courtney continues to fight. 

She is as stubborn in death as she has been all her life. She rallied late Tuesday and Wednesday, smiling and humming on occasion. It was a gift for certain but once one is ready to say goodbye, the waiting becomes burdensome.  

We are beyond exhausted as a family but I wanted all those who have lit candles and are sitting in vigil with our girl to know where we are in this long goodbye. 

Last night had some very challenging moments but she is still here, although very weak and her breathing patterns change by the hour. She is no longer speaking or humming. She is not moving much and does not wish to be held anymore. 

I don't know what else to say except to ask for prayers for a swift, peaceful, happy death for our young saint. 

May God greet her at Heavens Gate soon.