Saturday, April 25, 2009

9:00PM Update- Sat.

The good news first: Kate's oxygen levels have stayed in the 90's today, so she hasn't had to go back on oxygen!! Yay!

Not so good news: She won't be getting her chest tube out tomorrow. She has gone over the limit for fluid output today so it won't be a possibility tomorrow. I think I will just not attempt to predict any kind of homecoming because it will just be disappointing if it doesn't happen. We'll just take each day as it comes and trust God to bring her home when she's ready.

She practiced standing by her bed for about half an hour and then was so exhausted that she slept for four hours!

Jeff and some of the kids came up to see her tonight and got her up walking in the hall. She walked quite a ways. It's kind of hard for her to walk without tripping over her tubes. They also keep getting twisted around each other and it's rather nerve-wracking trying to make sure her chest tube doesn't get accidentally pulled out. It's had a few tugs on it that have been rather scary.

Taking a break with big sister

Looks like a party...where's the cake?

Please pray for Jeff's mom. She is sick and that is not fun--especially when you're away from home.



trustandobey said...

Hi Karin,
Happy to hear of the steady o2 levels today. Praise God! Not much to say tonight. Too much sun today and now i have a headache.Kate is yummy. I would love to just squeeze her:) I so appreciate you and your godly attitude in the midst of this storm. I really needed to see your example of faith and peace right now. Thank you for the trust and patience you have shown. God has used you more than you know.

Kim K. said...

I love seeing all your kiddos with Kate. Those hallways take me back. I'm sorry Jeff's mom isn't feeling well. Sleep well. Continued prayers from GR.

quilt'n mama said...

These pictures are so fun to see! What an awesome God we serve!