Since then, Alyssa has undergone numerous skin grafts and faces more before doctors will awake her from the coma, Lollis said.
“They’re very happy with her progress,” Lollis said.
Lollis said she visits Alyssa daily and talks to her, but the sight of her bandaged daughter is often unbearable.
“I think about her constantly, and when I see her I get upset sometimes,” Lollis said. “But I try not to let those feelings get the best of me.”
Her support system of family and friends and her faith have helped her cope, Lollis said. But she doesn’t have the answer when Kayleigh asks when her sissy is coming home. Alyssa will miss Christmas and her birthday, and when she’s done with the initial rounds of surgery, she faces extensive physical therapy as she heals.
Still, Lollis said she and her girls will make it through, even through the uncertainties ahead.
“It will be several years down the road, but God will reveal to us why this happened to us,” Lollis said.