Wednesday, March 04, 2009

MDA day 27

When I told Andrea it was March 4 today, she said "Wow, I've got to get out of here". Her attitude is refreshing. The lung x-rays are improving, but still showing some pneumonia. Respiratory therapy is helping a lot.
Andrea had a permanent dialysis catheter put just below her collar bone this morning. She was receiving dialysis right after the procedure for putting the catheter in and there was extra blood that a mom gets nervous about seeing, so it was a good time for me to leave so I can be refreshed for my night time shift. She may not need dialysis every day, but at least the catheter is there if she does need it. Andrea is weak but will push herself to the limits for physical therapy. She has some real good PTs.
We are seeing some neurological improvements and those can only come from your prayers. Thank you for your faithful prayers.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

We will continue to pray for our sister Andrea and Kathy & Bob as well. We want you to "get out of (t)here" as well, NOW!!! Improvments are little ones at a time, but big news!! Love to your whole family..Chris & Linda Pfeiffer

Anonymous said...

Andrea, I am so glad you are showing some signs of improvement. Every Wednesday night my Church has a prayer service. It is a time when several of my Brothers/Sisters really seek the Lord in your behalf. Tonight will be no different! I ask God daily to heal you and I will NOT stop until you are completely healed.

Your Brother in Christ!

S. Farris said...

Thanks so much for the updates. Each little improvement is encouraging to hear. I'll keep the prayers coming!

Carolyn said...

Hi Andrea -- I find it hard to believe it is March too. With all of your signs of improvement, I know you will be going home soon. Every little step is a huge improvement in your health. Prayers, and hugs and lots of love daily from me.

Carolyn

Veronica said...

Andrea, you and your family are in my prayers everyday!! I love you so very much and I am in AWE of your strength! Also... Happy Birthday Month! ;)

Love you!! Veronica

Thailand Tracey said...

Many prayers coming your way from Malaysia...always. Thanks for sharing little stories like "I have to get out of here!" We're encouraged by Andrea's feisty, courageous, faithful spirit. Sending you all many hugs.
Sam and Tracey

Anonymous said...

Be strong sweet girl, we are praying for you here in Mississippi. Lots of Love, Dan and Peggy

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea!! Just want you to know how much we are praying for you and wanting you to get out of there too!! Love you so much and thinking about you!...Meredith Shields and family