Sunday, January 08, 2006

Update 1-8-06

Yesterday was a resting and healing day for Andrea. She had a good day and continued to get more of her strength back. No dialysis yesterday and she still tolerated the tube feed for another day. Her temp was still up but hung around 100.4 all day. She sat up in the new bed (one that would convert into a chair) that they got her and had no problems.

Last night I stayed with her and she went to sleep around 10PM. Throughout the night she thought she was ready to go home (I don't blame her). She would put both legs off the side of the bed and raise her back up before I got up and told her she can't go just yet. It's great to see her getting more strength and thinking about going home. All night her temp stayed 100.4.

This morning her liver numbers were higher again (we want lower), but there is so many things that can cause this elevation. The good thing though is her platelet count was up to 134. One of the main things AML (Acute myeloid Leukemia) causes is a low platelet count and hers is almost back to the normal level. Let's keep on praying and we will get her out the hospital before we know it. Thanks so much for your concern and I will post another update soon.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Luthringers,

We continue to keep Andrea in our daily prayers. We have a mighty God and he has Andrea in the palm of His hand. Remember through Him all things are possible.

The Ellis family, John, Jane and Lauren

CHRIS PFEIFFER said...

DEAR LUTHRINGERS;
IT HAS BEEN SEVERAL WEEKS SINCE I'VE BEEN ABLE TO STOP AND VISIT WITH YOUR FAMILY. WE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR ANDREA AND LOVE THIS BLOG SITE SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO GET CURRENT INFORMATION. ANDREA AND YOUR FAMILY AND THE HARDSHIPS THIS MUST BE HAVING IS ON OUR MIND AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOUR EXTENDED CHRISTIAN FAMILY CAN DO FOR YOU PLEASE POST IT OR CONTACT US DIRECTLY...ALL OF US WANT TO PARTICIPATE ANYWAY WE CAN IN YOUR HEALING. LOVE IN CHRIST CHRIS PFEIFFER

Janet Holley said...

It's great to see that Andrea's platelet count remains high. Bobby had ALL and it took him about a year to reach 100. His was 14 when diagnosed and went as low as 7. I'm looking forward to sitting and talking about the many miracles you have witnessed. I know how exciting it is to talk about the miracles that God still provides for us today. Still praying in Corinth, MS.
Janet and Bobby

Janet Holley said...

Bobby is wanting you to e-mail him what her initial counts were when diagnosed and also was Andrea having any symptoms. Like fatigue, weight loss, and sternal pains espcially when she pressed in her chest. He is just very curious! He is a real miracle and would love to talk to you guys about it. Even though its been 12 years it still seems like yesterday
Janet
email: bholley@dixie-net.com

Anonymous said...

To the Luthringers...

Just wanted to let you know that the Rucker family is thinking of you and praying for you everyday. Andrea has been such a blessing in so many lives, especially Erin's, and we know she has the support and strength to make it through this.

J-Thank you for keeping everyone posted on Andrea's recovery and daily status. Erin speaks very highly of you and I can see why, you are truly devoted to Andrea and her well being.

We love you guys.
Laura, Bill & Erin Rucker

Kevin and Mary Frances Doris said...

Dear All,
J, you are a blessing. Thank you for your daily updates. We live for them. I hope we get to meet you soon.
Our prayers continue and we see the miracles.
Bob and kathy, we plan to visit on Thursday afternoon. Do you need anything? We would be honored to bring you something you need or do anything that might need doing.

Michelle Meyer said...

J-

I want to thank you so much for taking the time everyday to keep us posted. It is so important to all of us that cannot be close to her right now and see her progress everyday.

I got my church group to add Andrea to a prayer list so that is 30 more voices that God will hear. I know that God is holding her hand through all of this and making all of you stronger so that you may further help her heal.

Just let her know that I miss her terribly and think about her all of the time. She is a hero in my eyes and I will visit her soon.

jadyn said...

dear andrea and j

i sounds like yall had a pretty good weekend, i hope andrea continues to improve, be good and have a great day.

love jadyn, chasity, jason calvary

mamaw and papaw walls said...

andrea and j

we love yall, and hope yall return home soon, every thing will be o.k.

love mamaw and papaw walls

Amanda Bishop said...

J., I pray for you and Andrea every day, throughout the day. She is strong and will pull through this. You have no idea how much you being there is helping her to get better. Continue to hang in there and I, along with my family and friends will continue to pray for her. Kim C. sends her thoughts and prayers as well. This website is a wonderful thing. Thank you for allowing us all into your lives so that we may pray for Andrea each day.

Shelia Calvary said...

J and Andrea:
I want to update you on some current events in Corinth, MS.
This weekend we had the County Basketball Tournaments. J. Your cousing, my nephew, Michael Wiginton was the STAR for Alcorn Central. He is a senior this year. In Corinth, for a county school to beat Corinth is like winning any tournament. The first night, Michael scored 18 points and the winning point to BEAT CORINTH!!! In the final game Michael scored 21 points, however; Alcorn Central lost by 2 points scored as the buzzer went off. Michael scored the points to tie the game just before that happened. Anyway, Michael was chosed as "ALL-COUNTY-TEAM.". This was the first in our family since I was chosen ALL-COUNTY in 1972, and your mother, Betty, in 1970. So, Michael is carrying on the "Family-Tradition!" We certainly hope Michael gets a scholarship; he is planning to go into Nursing, and become a Nurse Practitioner! How about that!!!
So far, Bobby and I are the only nurses in the family, but that will change!
Andrea and J, please know everyone continues to pray. God is GOOD, ALL the TIME! I am eager to hear Andrea tell of the miracles in her life!
Love,
Shelia

Anonymous said...

Jay and Andrea
Just wanted to say hello this morning....And our prayers are still with you all. May God Bless you Both.
Love
Ms. Kay

Anonymous said...

Dear Luthringers and Martins-

Thank you for creating this website so we can all stay up with Andrea's progress. We continue to pray for her and both of the the families and keep you all in our thoughts. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help. We look forward to setting a place for one more next year for Christmas dinner. Andrea, keep up the hard work!

The Freyatgs, Youngs, & Pattersons