Friday, January 06, 2006

More Progress 1-6-06

Andrea continues to have good day after good day. Her numbers improved and she was very happy all day yesterday. They did dialysis and she did very well. Her temp was still hanging around, but some of the doctors decided to change the antibiotics to see if the meds are causing the fever. In the morning after dialysis she had OT come by and do exercises with her. She sat on the side of the bed twice and was able to raise herself up. I don't think I could do what she did after laying in bed for 43 days. What a trooper.

She is still having trouble seeing because of the fluid and blood that was built up behind her eyes during the first couple of weeks. Her eye lids aren't swollen anymore, but the doctors tell us that it will be awhile before we know more about the status of her eyes. She can see red when you turn on the bright exam light, but is unable to see anything else. This has to be very frustrating, but she is confident that her vision will return. Let's all pray for her eyes to get better.

Last night my Mom stayed with her in her room and she had a decent night of rest. Most of her numbers are down this morning and when my Mom left at 6AM her temp was at 98.8. At 9AM when I called her temp was back up to 100.0, but this is still low for the last week. She will not be receiving dialysis today and continues to tolerate the tube feed. The doctors also put her back on the lowest ventilator setting (CPAP) this morning and she is doing really well. One doctor mentioned that he hopes she doesn't have to be on dialysis much longer (man that would be great). I can't think of anything else, but I will get everyone another update soon. Keep the prayers coming and we will get our beautiful baby out of the hospital. Thanks for all the support.


Shelia Calvary said...

And what a BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL she IS!!! Andrea is amazing and I continue to pray for her strength. J I will especially pray for her vision today. You are so wonderful, such a perfect gentleman!

Jen Harp said...

I am so thankful for all the improvements; what a fighter you are, Andrea! But of course, we already knew that!

I love you, keep up that healing!

annie said...

what can i say, you're an amazing person. Andrea is so lucky to have you in her life. Andrea is so special and i have all the faith in the world that she will get better. i love her very much, and i pray and think about her all the time. i am thankful for the improvements. God bless. love you both.

Anonymous said...


This is the song of David at the time that he was under great affliction. We found it uplifting and wanted to share it with you. May the Lord continue his blessings to you.

Ken & Cindy

PS 116

I love the Lord because He has heard my voice and my crys. Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live. The sorrows of death compassed me and the pains of hell got hold of me and I found trouble and sorrow. Then I called upon the name of the Lord and said Oh Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. Gracious is the Lord and righteous. Yes our God is merciful. The Lord preserves the simple...; I was brought low and He helped me. Return unto thy rest oh my soul for the Lord has dealt bountiful with me. For you Lord have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears and my feet from falling. I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living. I believed, therefore I have spoken. I was greatly afflicted. I said in my haste, all men are liars. What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows unto the Lord, now in the presence of all His peopole.
Oh Lord, truly I am your servant and the child of your handmaid. You have loosed my bonds. I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and I will call upon the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all His people, in the courts of the Lord's house in the midst of the oh Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord.

Anonymous said...

she is beautiful and this website is awesome. thanks so much for keeping us in the loop. she will pull through this and we all know it. i am so proud of her progress. she is the strongest girl i know. what a trooper. send her my love from california and that she is the best. the longhorns came through and so can she. (the people here are SO mad!) i want to come see her as soon as i can. thanks for everything. i love and pray for you both,
Leighton Cromwell

T. David Sledge said...
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T. David Sledge said...

You, Andrea, and her family are all in my prayers daily. I know Andrea is so strong and she won't stop fighting. Send my love and prayers to her and her family.

This website really is great, thanks for taking the time to keep us updated.


Janice Holley said...

Just wanted you to know that we are thinking of Andrea and her vision today. I am sure she knows what a special man she has.


Anonymous said...

Andrea, this is Susan Button, I'm in Dallas and they all send you their love and hope that you continue to get better and stronger daily!

Susan, Lola, Maryann

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Anonymous said...

I love you Andrea, and pray for you daily. I know you are strong in your faith, and I believe that faith and determination are in your favor. Much Love.

Kellie McFarlane and family

Terri Reed said...


You go girl! BTW: Do you know we have all fallen in love with J. He is so devoted to you. Do you know that he charts your kidney, liver & blood test numbers on separate tabs on his laptop? A true engineer! He is a keeper! (J-you'd better read this to her. I know "it's not about you" as I can hear you saying that, but she will be happy to know all the little things you do for her). We love you Andrea & Luthringer & Martin families!!

Melanie Morales said...


I found out about you on David Barnett's blog and I believe you are the same Andrea that is showing up on another prayer list as well. I just wanted you to know that I am praying for you and your family and those who are ministering to you in various ways for God's comfort and healing touch.


Keeley Kurtz said...

I am so proud of you Andrea! You are such an amazing person and I know that your body will only get stronger as the days pass. You are constantly in my thoughts and I pray for your full recovery. J-Thank you for this website! I love you both. Talk to you soon.

Anonymous said...

It is great news to hear you are improving everyday. I will be leaving for Phoenix on Sunday. I miss you terribly. Your brokers really miss you. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily.


Janet Holley said...

Just got in from watching Ben play in Alcorn County Basketball Tournament. He is an awesome little b-ball player, even though he is my nephew. I pray for a wonderful weekend for Andrea. Keep up the great work you are doing.


Mitzi Cross said...

Our care group from Cinco Ranch Church of Christ has been praying for Andrea and tryiing to track her profress. This blog will really help us stay informed. God is good, and we are so happy to pray on Andrea's behalf.