Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Seeing Progress

Andrea is in a regular 11th floor room (accessible through elevator F for those who can visit) at MDA and is working through "issues" so she can go home again. The first thing she wants to know when waking up is "what are the day's goals and schedule so she can get strong enough to go home again". Dialysis is usually 3 times a week. This past week she had a thoracentesis to pull fluid off around the lung to alleviate pain and let her lung expand again. The side pain did not go away as we had hoped and ultrasound she had yesterday showed an aggreviated gall bladder. The doctors are putting their heads together to proceed on that one, so we will let you know how that turns out.
I told J. today that I have never seen such pain, determination to get better or courage as I have from Andrea. I also have never seen such love, coaching or support as the Martin family are to Andrea.
We thank God for such supporters as yourself to read this blog, pray for Andrea and want you to know that we pray for your needs each day too.


Anonymous said...

Just to see the word PROGRESS is such a trill! Again we say thank you dear Heavenly Father. Our love and continuous prayers to you Andrea and your family.

We love you,


Carolyn said...

Dear Andrea,
So glad that you are out of ICU, and back on the road to HOME. I so agree with your Mom, your perserverence and your courage are amazing, unlike anything I have ever witnessed before. I pray for your strength to improve everyday, and that you are home very soon.
Lots of love and prayers,

Anonymous said...

Andrea and family are always in our prayers. Hang in there!

Justin & Courtney

Anonymous said...

Andrea and family I continue to pray for you all. Glad to see some progress is being made.

Your Brother in Christ!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you constantly!!!

Bobby, Janet, Hannah, Samuel, and Luke Holley

Veronica Daniels said...


Hey girl, I just wanted to say hello and that I was thinking about you, love and miss you!! I'm praying for you always.

love you, always and forever, Roni :)

Anonymous said...

You go girl! We love you lots here and talk about you daily. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Peggy and Dan

cristin steger said...

love you girl
cristin aylmer

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sunshine! Just wanted to drop you a note and let you know you are in my daily thoughts and prayers. I pray you are continuing to heal and regain your strength.

Anonymous said...

God love you,we love you,God loves you,we love you, god loves you,we love you.. get the drift?? GOD LOVES YOU, WE LOVE YOU.. You are so much on our mind.. pulling for you in prayer and spirit..

Chris Pfeiffer