Friday, January 13, 2006

Out of ICU 1-12-06

Yesterday Andrea was transferred from ICU to PCU. She was really excited about moving and we are so proud of her. The nurses in ICU that have got to know Andrea were so happy for her and cheered her on. She was able to eat three small meals (ice tea, jello, broth, boost, and fruit) yesterday, but couldn't hold all of it down by the end of the day. Pray that her stomach gets to feeling better and that she can begin holding her food down. I figure when you don't have food for 50 days it is probably pretty hard to hold it down.

Her temp has remained down and we pray for this to continue. Her kidneys continue to improve everyday and she is not receiving dialysis. The doctors have ordered blood tests every other day instead of every day. She looked much less jaundice yesterday. Today she will down-size her trachea and the doctors are talking about removing the tube soon. The main thing we need to pray for is for Andrea to be able to hold her food down and process it. This would give her move energy and provide the nourishment that her body needs.

Thanks for all the support and talk to everyone soon. God Bless.


Anonymous said...

Hi J, That is really a milestone getting out of the ICU into PCU. I am sure it will take her tummy a while to begin to accept "real" food again, if you can call it that! She really is doing exceptionally well. She remains in my prayers daily, as you do. Hang in there, things are looking up!!
Sandra (Manda's Mom!)

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear about the move. I'm praying for her everyday. -reagan:)


I'm so happy for her,J. I am praying for you sweet Andrea- Keep up the great work. I have everyone in Colorado praying for you as well! Congrats on the move, "Katie Cow"

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wonderful update and I will share this with all the employee's in the Irwin Atlanta Office. Tell Andrea that we are checking on her daily and have her in our thoughts.
Randall/Irwin Mortgage
Atlanta Office

Shelia Calvary said...

Oh what wonderful news! God is GOOD! I will pray for her stomach especially today. I am excited about down sizing the trach! What miracles you have to proclaim Andrea, and you have witnessed J.!!! I am so happy for you!

Peggy Walls said...

J. what great news, keep the good news coming.

Jen Harp said...

Yay! I am so excited for this HUGE step!

Janet Holley said...

I'm soooo excited for you guys.


Anonymous said...

Wow, I am so happy for you both. I am glad to hear that she is out of ICU. Andrea, keep up the good work!
We love you, sweetie!
Paige (Megans sister)

Mary Frances said...

Awesome! We will keep praying and sending all our good thougts.
Keep up the good work everyone. You and prayers are what is keeping Andrea going.

Anonymous said...

Does Andrea still need blood and platelets donated?

J. Martin said...

At this time Andrea doesn't need blood or platelets. But it would be very nice to donate and replace some of the products she has used. In the future there will be the need for blood and platelets. I will tell everyone when this time comes. Thanks.