Thank you all for your kindness and prayers! I am at home now (spring break), but I remain in touch with Denise (my student and the mother of the ill girl) through e-mail. She just dropped me the message that Ashlee, her daughter, had been released from the hospital. She still has a profound amnesia, but at least she calmed down, and her doctor believes that "things will come back." Denise re-introduced Ashlee to her siblings (Ashlee has two - I never actually realized that Denise has 3 children, she looks very young). The doctor advised Denise to have regular "lessons" with Ashlee, teaching her a foreign language with the help of a tool like "Rosetta Stone." Interestingly, it seems to help children with amnesia to not only learn the foreign language, but also to retrieve the lost memory about their own identity, family, community etc.
Again, many thanks to you all for your prayerful support.