Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Medal of Honor

The nurses at MDA Ambulatory Treatment Center gave Andrea a medal and a ribbon because her doctor graduated her from this phase of treatment. She passed the test of skipping days of fluids and now they are testing her this whole week without fluids.
We will see the doctor in his regular clinic at MDA on Monday to see if Andrea needs more fluids or if they can take out the CVC line in her chest. That will also be another huge step for Andrea to take.
Next week we will be also working on preadmission to St. Luke's for her Sept. 5 eye surgery. Andrea will not be able to wear her eyeglasses because the refractory will be so different. Please pray for her sight. We know the miracles that can happen.
Thank you for your faithful continued prayers,


Jennifer Harp said...

Yay Andrea! What great news! Your eyes will be in my prayers! Seeing the photo of you just made me want to put my arms around you and give you a huge hug! Give your parents my love also!

Anonymous said...

You go girl!!! God has big plans for you here on earth. Our prayers are with you Andrea everyday. We will remember you on Sept.5 also.
Love and Miss you.
Ms.Kay, Mr. Larry and Kaydee

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful surprise to see your smiling face as we checked for the latest. You and your family are in our prayers.
Love you,
Tracey, Sam and Vanessa

Anonymous said...

What a blessing to hear about your progress and see such a recent pic of you, Andrea! You will remain in our prayers, and we look forward to hearing about the miraculous results of your eye surgery.
Much love,
Loren, Julie, Kellen, and Charlie Long

Pfeiffer Pfamily said...

Hey Andrea, great photo!!! Your dad told us about the award!! It is so great that the team at the hospital are so behind you and your recovery!! Keep up your positive attitude and your prayers as we will do so also!! Chris Pfeiffer

TheTedfords said...

Woo-hoo, Andrea! Another step in the right direction. You continue to amaze us! We will be thinking of you on the 5th. Love you lots!

Krista & Nick Tedford

Anonymous said...

Andrea, congrats on the medal. I bet it is heavy considering you are also wearing the armour of God! :) My family and I are praying about your eyesite.

God Bless!!

Your Brother in Christ!

David Michael said...

Congratulations for the medal. I can't another medal in this life that you could be more proud of. The beautiful smile tells the story. Keep fighting! You are an inspiration to many now, however in the future, you will be an inspiration to millions. Remember, "It's not about the bike!"

Our family loves you and your family. It is amazing that it has been 13 years ago that I first met the Luthringers. I must say that your mom was one of the kindest women I have ever met. Bob wasn't a bad guy either. :)

You now can see things other people can not see and will probably never see. Andrea, we are praying for you and that you will be as restored as completely as Lazarus. Hold on to the belief that if God can raise people from the dead, he can heal your body. You are a new creation.

You look marvelous!!!


David and Phyllis Barnett
Matt, Melissa, and Michael (go Tigers!) I am sorry, it slipped :)

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Anonymous said...

What a long way you have come, Andrea, and you have been an inspiration every step of the way! Amanda and I are praying for you everyday -- so many prayers have already been answered and we know God continues to listen and watch over you. We will be praying for your eyes and your continued healing. You are such an amazing young lady!! Keep the Faith!

Sandra and Amanda Bishop