Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Way to go Andrea 1-17-06

Today Andrea was able to get up and walk down the hall over 60 feet with a walker under her own strength. The only help she had was getting up and guiding her in the right direction because she can't see. She is getting better and better at walking every day. Andrea also got up today and walked to the shower to get her first real shower in 55 days. These are both huge steps for her and we continue to encourage her every step of the way.

The doctors are still extremely impressed with her progress and she is getting closer to the day when she go home. Our plan for her when she gets out the hospital is for her to go to my parents house where we will sleep in my parents downstairs room. There we can cuddle with Zeus (her dog) and she can get stronger in the heated pool. Every day she expresses how she wants to go home after she has her eye procedure. The eye doctor will be in tomorrow and will do the procedure very soon. As soon as the procedure is complete they will take the trachea out. I think this will help with her cough and make her feel so much better. I can't wait to get her home. She will do so much better emotionally when we get her out of that hospital.

Today was another great day and we are so proud of her. Please continue to pray for her eyes and for all of her organ to continue to improve so she can go home. Thank you everyone for all the support and encouragement. I continue to read her all you comment everyday and it always puts a smile on her face. God Bless.

15 comments:

Terri Reed said...

Andrea,

Your strength and determination are amazing! I have NO DOUBT you will be leaving the hospital soon :) You have been such an inspiration to all of us who have been praying for you and following your progress. Earlier this evening, I checked on you & your mom (you were both sleeping :)) Then,I went over and shared with your ICU nurses your progress over the last week and they were jumping for joy and are so happy for you. I hope you get to sleep in a non-hospital bed VERY soon. You are in my every prayer. Love,

Alex Hall said...

Hi Andrea-

I start everyday reading this blog, thanks to Jay, and it brings me to tears how strong you are and how miracles do come true. Bart and I are traveling to Houston, and would really love to see you. I don't know where you will be, hopefully in a real bed, but we will call before we show up.

Jay-
I hope you are doing well! You are an amazing person! Your strength amazes and inspires me. Thank you for loving our friend so much and being such a pillar of strength! Please call my cell phone to discuss if we are able to see her this saturday and sunday, you know, what would be best for Andrea. 817-366-7064.

We love you both!
Alex and Bart Hall

Alex Hall said...

Hi Andrea-

I start everyday reading this blog, thanks to Jay, and it brings me to tears how strong you are and how miracles do come true. Bart and I are traveling to Houston, and would really love to see you. I don't know where you will be, hopefully in a real bed, but we will call before we show up.

Jay-
I hope you are doing well! You are an amazing person! Your strength amazes and inspires me. Thank you for loving our friend so much and being such a pillar of strength! Please call my cell phone to discuss if we are able to see her this saturday and sunday, you know, what would be best for Andrea. 817-366-7064.

We love you both!
Alex and Bart Hall

jadyn said...

andrea and j

we hope you continue to improve, so that you can go home soon. i know yall are extremely ready to get home .

we are thinking of yall
jadyn chasity jason calvary

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea,

With God by your side you can do anything, he will give you the strength to overcome. Keep being strong, in my heart I know God will heal you completely and make it all disappear.
"After the clouds, the sunshine"
"After the winter, the spring"
!For life is a changeable thing!
The Lord is my light and salvation-whom shall I fear?
Psalm 27:1

We are praying for you!
Love Gloria M.

Anonymous said...

Hey Andrea,
I am so happy to hear about your continued improvement. I check this thing several times a day to see how you're doing. Keep fighting! You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Justin Robertson & family

KATIE COWGILL said...

I am so proud of you Andrea! I hope you get to go home soon- I pray for your speedy recovery on your pretty brown eyes- With love, Katie Cow

Carolyn Frazier said...

I am so glad to hear the huge progress. Keep it up Andrea. Nothing is any better than going home. I'm praying hard that it happens soon.
Love, Carolyn Frazier

Janet Holley said...

Andrea, I'm sooo excited for you. I knew you could do it. I also have faith that you will have your sight before you go home.

Praying in Corinth
Janet

Peggy Walls said...

J. this is great news. If Andrea goes to your Mom's and Dad's house she will have lots of pets to play with....Does your Mom (or Mary) still have the cats? I have the most beautiful Himalayan male cat. I wouldn't want Mary to see him because she would want him. At your Mom's house you both will get lots of petting...and care. I am anxious for you, I know you can't wait. We think of you both daily and all of our friends are praying for Andrea's recovery. Keep the good news coming.

Anonymous said...

Andrea,
I am so excited to hear of all of your progress. You are an amazing person and truly deserve every miracle that has helped with your recovery. You and your family are in my prayers every night.
Love,
Christina Wernli

Reagan Ladd said...

Andrea,

On behalf of the entire Ladd family: we are routing for your victory! You can do it, there is no doubt about that! We are praying for you all the while. Keep the faith, Andrea. We are learning what it means to be strong by watching your progress. Way to go, keep it up!

Reagan

Anonymous said...

Dre,

I have been out of the country and without a computer for some time now. Today is the first opportunity I have had to see read about your progress. I am so amazed at how quickly you have been re-gaining your strength. You are contantly in my thoughts and prayers. I can´t wait to see you at home in your own bed with Zeus upon my return to the states. Luv you.

Lindsey

Mary Frances Doris said...

Way to go Andrea, you just keep on walking right out that door!!!!!
Please make sure to let us know where you will be so we can come visit when you are up to it.
Your "Laguna Meadows" family can hardly wait to see you again and give you a big hug.
We love you and are so proud of you.

Joe & Cathy Shea said...

It is so exciting to see Andrea's progress each day. Thanks for keeping us posted with the daily reports on the blog site. Andrea, you are progressing so fast. I'm sure it seems like forever for you, but you are doing great. Keep up your positive attitude. We are praying for continued healing and strengthening, and that your upcoming eye surgery results in a complete recovery of your sight. Love you.