Thursday, January 05, 2006

Update 1-5-06

Yesterday Andrea had another great day and continued to improve. Her liver and kidneys showed improvement and we pray for them to keep this trend. She was put on the lowest ventilator setting for a couple of hours and the doctor said she did better than expected. Early yesterday morning she did more exercises which made her tired throughout the day. This is a good things because she needs rest so she can heal. They haven't had her out of bed again because she has a catheter in her groin and they don't want her to irritate it. She still had a temp (100-101) all day, but we are praying that it will resolve itself soon. The irritations on her hand and arm are mostly likely not causing the fever. The doctor that was brought in yesterday said the areas were calcium buildup due to trauma and would disappear over time. They continued the tube feed yesterday and she tolerated it well. Last night we watched the UT/USC football game. What a game it was. Yesterday was a great day for Andrea.

This morning she is receiving dialysis and will be doing exercising later in the day. Her Mom said that her temp was 99.9 at 6AM this morning. Her liver numbers continued to improve over night. I will get everyone the address for the hospital today so you can send cards if interested. Today should be another great day so keep on praying. It is definitely working so don't quit. Talk to everyone soon. God Bless.

13 comments:

Rick Deuel said...

Andrea, I have only been with you once (in Jacksonville at Joe's lake house) but I want you and your family to know that we personally are praying for you and your family but also that our church is doing the same. Jay, thank you for doing this- it is most helpful to know what is going on. Lynn, Kathy & Kristen- you are all in our prayers as well. Keep fighting Andrea- you are making great progress. It is our prayer that the chemo you take is a perfeect fit for your body and destroys the cancer cells.

Anonymous said...

To the family, Andrea, Jay and their many friends, thank you for the updates. It's so wonderful to have a central hub for information. Your efforts, Jay, are so much appreciated.

Andrea, though we haven't had a lot of interaction in the past, your strength and goodness were always evident. I've taken great pleasure in watching you grow up along with your sweet friends. I join the many, many people in prayer for your healing. You go, girl. You have all the right stuff.

Affectionately,
Carol Cowgill

janice holley said...

I continue to check on Andrea's improvements daily. Just wanted to let you know you are both in our thoughts and prayers.

Janice

Shelia Calvary said...

J and Andrea:
Sounds like the temp is some better and liver enzymes continue to go down! GOD IS GOOD!!

I am praying that you will be able to be off the vent soon,completely.

Hope you enjoyed the game last night, it was a great one for TEXAS!
Love and Continued Prayers,
Shelia

Anonymous said...

Hi J, Manda's mom again. As you know I type medical records and have forever. Just as an example of the hope that IS definitely there, I had a recent report on a young lady who was diagnosed with leukemia at age 23. She was in the hospital for six months and sounds like going through pretty much what Andrea is going through daily. Today that girl is 29 years old and pregnant with her first baby, being delivered tomorrow, and no sign of disease. So it may be a long, hard road but there is definitely MUCH reason to keep the faith and believe that there IS recovery! I just wanted to share that with you b/c it reminded me of your situation. We are still praying for you everyday and keeping good thoughts for both of your and your families. Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

Andrea and J this is great news. Andrea keep fighting - you will WIN!!! We are praying for you daily.

Mary Martin said...

Andrea, Love you sweetie....keep it up. C-ya soon!

Aunt Peggy said...

J. continue with the news, I won't be able to check on you from my classroom for a few days because my computer network is down...squirrels chewed my wires...but that's another story..you should have been there, baby flying squirrels were loose in my room, but all is well, we caught them and they are being cared for until they can be released....(we are a no kill first grade. ha) Tell Andrea that we are all pulling for her.
Love, Aunt Peggy

Penny Bevill said...

Way to go Andrea! Keep up the good fight girl! There are lots of cheerleaders behind you. What an awesome first string you have...mom, dad, Kristen, JAY (!), your doctors, nurses, and all those that are sending up daily prayers on your behalf. Praying that tomorrow will be even better than today. Love-Penny

Anonymous said...

Andrea & Jay,

It has been quite some time since I have seen you all, but someone forwarded this message to me to include me in the "circle of prayers." I truly believe that attitude, family/friends, and prayers are everything in times like this. That is what will pull you through and help you to beat this. Keep your spirits up and know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

-Terri Lukeman

Anonymous said...

Andrea & Jay,

It has been quite some time since I have seen you all, but someone forwarded this message to me to include me in the "circle of prayers." I truly believe that attitude, family/friends, and prayers are everything in times like this. That is what will pull you through and help you to beat this. Keep your spirits up and know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

-Terri Lukeman

Terri Reed said...

J,

Cards for Andrea should be addressed:

Andrea Luthringer, 7S2-10
c/o St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
6720 Bertner Ave.
Houston, TX 77030

What a great week! Awesome progress Andrea! We'll keep praying and you keep fighting. We're with you all the way :)

jadyn said...

andrea and j

andrea i hope you have a great weekend.

j you must be proud of that texas finally won it, i just wish you could have enjoyed it under different circumstances. for the past 2 years i've heard you constantly brag on vince, and know why after wednesday. you and andrea have a great weekend. call if you need anything. new phone # 662-643-5866