Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Another great day 12-28-05

Today was another great day for Andrea and we all love watching her make improvements. There is still the concern of an infection (she had a temperature today), but other than that we are very excited about her progress. Her liver numbers went back up (we want them to go down) a little, but this could be explained by the infection. I believe that we caught this one in time and she will improve quickly. They removed the catheter for dialysis from her groin today, which was probably the source of the infection. This should turn the liver numbers around quickly if this was the source. Her kidneys are still showing signs of improvement and her blood pressure is great.

Physical therapy came by today and did some exercises with her and she loved it. She sat up on the side of the bed for ten minutes on her own. The therapist was amazed by her strength. She also did arm and leg exercises. We will doing these exercises with her three times a day from now on. She is so happy to be doing exercises so her body doesn't get any weaker. It was so amazing to see her do those things today. She is so strong.

Her family and I have become experts in reading lips and trust me the last few days she has had many things to say. She wants everyone to know that she appreciates all the support. Please keep your prayers coming and we will get her through this terrible disease. If there is anything you would like for me to tell her on your behalf please comment to one of the posts and I will be sure to read it to her. Talk to everyone tomorrow. God Bless.

15 comments:

Casey said...

Thank you so much for creating this blog! I have wanted to get updates about Andrea, but being in Little Rock, it's hard to hear from my Houston friends all the time. I'm one of Andrea's old friends from West Houston. My wife and I are both praying that she will make a full recovery. Please continue to keep us posted...

Allen Thyssen said...

Tell Andrea that we are all so impressed with the young man who has sat by her side for the past month. We pray for you and the Luthringer family as well. Caring is usually as much about the family is it is the patient.

"Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground." Oscar Wilde

All of you are clearly walking on some holy ground these days.

Allen Thyssen

Anonymous said...

We have been praying for Andrea and all of you since we first heard of her illness. We have been reading Kristins emails to the Matheson family. May God continue to strengthen Andrea and heal her body. May He guide and direct every Doctor and nurse that enters her room to administer treatments and medications. May He strengthen and comfort all of you that are keeping watch.
Gloria Leffingwell (my husband Jerry is Andreas fathers cousin.)

Anonymous said...

What a warrior! Way to go Andrea! We love you. Vince

Trey Smith said...

Please let Andrea, Bob and Kathy know that we are praying fervently for them. My heart aches for all of you.....but God will carry you through this. He is good.

Remaining in His Grip,
Trey, Lorn & Baine Smith

Steve and Karen Morris said...

We are so encouraged by the strength of the Luthringer family faith and Andrea's strength of body and mind. We continue to pray for the complete restoration of Andrea's health and continued strength for the family.Thank you for this information source.

Steve and Karen Morris

Anonymous said...

Please let Andrea know that we are thrilled with her progress and that we continue to keep her in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate reading your blogs... I am a friend of Andrea's back at TCU... we were sorority sisters. I haven't talked to her in some time, but I have been praying for her recovery every single day. She is such a strong and beautiful woman that is going to beat this disease. May God Bless her and watch over her and continue to heal her in the coming days. I know she can beat this. Please tell her that Andrea Britton (Reynolds) and Cody Reynolds send our love,prayers, and support.

Betty Martin said...

Andrea is so anxious to get out of that bed. She is so beautiful. God is driving for her right now. It's been quite a Christmas Present from God to have her getting better. We all love her so much. Keep the comments and prayers coming. Prayer is the key to her recovery. Thank you God for our Christmas gift. Love, Betty

Dottie Gautreaux said...

Thank you so much for doing this! We have been very anxious to hear news of Andrea's progress, but did not want to further burden anyone by constantly asking. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help any of you.

Chris Kutach said...

I have never had the pleasure of meeting you Andrea, but I would have to say being part of the Cabett/Martin family I feel like I have known you forever. My thoughts and prayers have been with you since I have found out about all of this. I glad to hear of the all the positive progress you are making.

Mary Frances Doris said...

This blog is fantastic. We appreciate it so much. We look forward to the updates so much and continue to pray for the continued miracles. Please tell Andrea and her parents how much we love them all and think of them always. As always if there is anything we can bring them or do for them please let us know.
God Bless you J for your devotion.
Give Andrea a kiss from the Doris family.
Mary Frances Doris

David Michael said...

Andrea and J,

We believe! Keep fighting the good fight!!

David & Phyllis

Christina Wernli said...

Andrea,
You are in my prayers every night for a fast and full recovery. Allison Lucke and Nicole have been forwarding emails on your progress and we will all continue to pray for you.
Christina Wernli

Brooke Sawyers said...

Andrea,

I'm thinking and praying of you always. You are a fighter and always have been.. you are not in this alone!! You have a wonderful family and man at your side.
Please continue to keep us posted! Love, Brooke