Saturday, January 14, 2006

What a great day 1-13-06

Yesterday Andrea's trachea was down-sized and corked off. She was given the standard oxygen tubes to the nostrils and she can now talk with her real voice. No more voice box. The whole day was wonderful and she ate more than the day before. She was also able to hold the food down. We are now searching for higher calorie drinks that will give her an extra boost. I think that I have located a few that she will like.

Her kidneys continue to improve and the liver numbers came down to their lowest point since more than a month ago. The pulmonary doctor would have pulled the trachea today, but since she might be receiving an eye procedure soon they are just going to leave it in for now. This doctor also mentioned he felt she was in the recovery stage and it is only a matter of time before she is up and about. We really have to work with her and get her out of bed so she can learn to walk again. When you have been in bed for 52 days your muscles forget how to walk.

Yesterday was the first day I was able to hold the phone to her ear and she could have a normal conversation. She is still weak so everyone shouldn't try calling her, but it won't be long and this woman is going to be attached to that phone.

I am sure that I forgot something about yesterday, but there will better news today. Take care and thanks again for all the support. Let's continue to pray for her eyes to heal, her tummy to work better, and for her to gain more strength to get out of bed. Get the prayers going and we will have this beautiful woman out of bed soon. God Bless.


mamaw and papaw walls said...

j and andrea

we are glad to hear that you are improving daily.

with love
mamaw and papaw

Shelia Calvary said...

J and Andrea:

Great News! I am sure with your help she will progress quickly.

Love and Prayers,

Anonymous said...

Great news! What a journey!

Anonymous said...

Andrea, I have reminded myself through this whole ordeal you have been through, that no matter the outcome, God is Good. But I am so tearfully thankful for your progress and rejoice with you, your mom and dad, Kristen, Oscar & Ethel and all the rest of your extended family, whom I love. Your family in the Northwest (and Amy in AR) hungrily reads daily your updates. Love, Linda and all the Weldons & Deuels

Janet Holley said...

I'm so excited to hear the news. You have been truly blessed.

Praying in Corinth

Anonymous said...

I am so proud of you. I really missed you in Phoenix. We all did. Everyone is praying for you. The Austin brokers are doing a blood drive for you. Keep doing well. The Lord is taking care of his angel.


Peggy Walls said...

J. each time I log on it seems like the news just keeps on getting better. I can't wait to check on the two of you Sunday.
Love, Peggy and Dan

Terri & Tim Reed said...


Wahoo! (Whoop! for Kristen & Jimbo), It'a more good news from J about your progress. Keep up the good work, we know it's hard but you're getting stronger. You'll be up and about in no time. We have faith in God and in you! Love