Sunday, January 22, 2006

Closer and Closer to Home 1-21-06

Yesterday Andrea had a great and finally got to get out of her hospital room for an extended period of time. I took her on ride through the hospital and outside to catch so fresh air. See enjoyed the chance to feel something new.

She also walked a long distance down the hall like the day before and did all of her exercises. It's amazing how fast she went from only being able to sit on the side of the bed for a minute to walking down the hall with a walker under her own strength. She's got a ways to go on her walking, but she has already made leaps and bounds. When we get her I home she will be wanting to get around more and this will just speed up the process.

The only thing holding her in the hospital right now is the elevated calcium level which came down again yesterday. As long as this continues I think she will be coming home on Monday. The liver doctor told us yesterday that he felt her liver would make a full recovery. She still has a cough, but aside from that her lungs are in good shape. The eye doctor didn't come by yesterday, but will see her on Monday. We hope to be taking her home soon where she can start her true recovery. When we get her out she will feel so much better emotional and physically. Let's all pray for eyes to make a full recovery, her calcium level to continue downward, and for her to walk out of the hospital on Monday. God Bless and keep the prayers coming.

4 comments:

annie said...

andrea...
you go girl. i'm so proud of you. you are so inspirational. you're stength amazes me. i love you. and i know those eyes will be working in no time. keep your spirits up. i'm thinking about you always.
annie

Anonymous said...

Andrea
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
When trouble strikes, what you want is comfort and protection. you want strength to stand up to it and meet it. You can have both. This test contains the answer. Frequently remind yourself that God is with you, that he will never fail you, that you can count upon Him. Say these words, "God is with me, helping me." This will give you a sense of comfort. New hope will flood your mind. New ideas will come. A new sense of power will be felt. As a result, you will rise above your trouble.
Love you,
Sherry

Lauren said...

Yea!

Andrea, I am so proud of you. I am praying that your calcium levels in your kidneys continue to go the right direction so that you will be able to go home. Keep fighting!!

God Bless,
Lauren Prather

Anonymous said...

I will lift mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
Psalm 121