Tuesday, March 17, 2009

MDA Day 40

March 17 Happy St. Patrick's Day. It was one year ago Andrea received her 2nd stem cell transplant from her sister, Kristin. She's as anxious to get out this time as last year. Andrea had a really good morning. Her bed can be manuvered to a sitting position with her feet dropped down. She stayed that way 2 hours this morning and then the PT and OT came in and moved her to wheelchair. She used her left arm to help the therapist push the wheelchair around the 11th floor. She continued sitting in the wheelchair for a shampoo and stay there until well after lunch. I think she will be sore from so much activity, but knowing Andrea she will count it as gain because of using muscles she so desperately wants to use. The lungs are improving and please continue to pray for the neurological condition.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kathy, thanks for the update! Glad to hear of some improvements. Wow... I cannot believe it has been a year since Andrea's second transplant. It is a blessing to pray for your daughter. God Bless!

Your Brother in Christ!!

nalda said...

We are so thankful for the progress that Andrea has made. We will certainly keep a prayer on our lips!

We love you,

nalda

Anonymous said...

Yea Andrea!!!!

I am so glad to hear that your lungs are improving and that you a getting to move around a little bit. I pray that this spring will bring healing and fun times for you and your family.

Love ya,

Michelle Meyer (and family)

Anonymous said...

Andrea:

Hey girl!

Happy one year - I thought about you all day yesterday but did not get around to calling...I love you and you know you are in our thoughts each and every day!!!!!

Harp

Marsha Molden said...

Your family continues to be in my prayers. Andrea, you are an inspiration to so many people who have never even met you, including myself. I pray that I can be a strong Christian woman like you are when God is shaping my clay into the beautiful vessel he intends for me to be. I knew there was a reason your mother and I worked together years ago at McDonald Jr. High, and I think part of it was so that I could witness a miracle of God in you. God bless you and continue to heal you. Marsha Molden

Carolyn said...

Hi Andrea --I'm so happy to hear that you are moving around. That is great news and great progress. I continue to pray for you always.
Love, Carolyn