Friday, April 24, 2009

9:15 PM Update - Fri.

Cool looking plant on the U of M grounds

What a gorgeous day today! When Jeff came tonight with SaraGrace and Jordan, we were able to take Katie-bug outside! This is what she thought of it...

She warms up slowly to new activities. :) It's a bit of a hassle getting her into a wheelchair because we have to get a portable oxygen tank, carry her drain tube collector, navigate all her tubes, and take her IV cart with us. So, despite the fact that she was NOT enjoying her little excursion outdoors, I made her stay out there. After awhile she warmed to the idea and started to play with Jordan and SaraGrace.

SaraGrace puts Kate's socks back on

Making silly monster faces

"Let me help you make a monster face, Jordan."

Kisses for big sister, SaraGrace

Our hopes of going home on Sunday may be a bit optimistic. Her wound vac was not quite ready to come off, so that might be 2-3 more days. Her oxygen levels continue to be too low and have not improved at all today. They will re-evaluate her chest tube, but it doesn't look likely that it will come out tomorrow. Her spirits are good, so I am thankful for that. :)


Kim K. said...

I'm so glad you and Kate were able to venture outside today in this beautiful sunshine. Prayers continuing from the other side of the state.

Sleep well.

trustandobey said...

Hi Karin,
I love it! all that effort to take her outside and all she will remember is mom forcing out of bed against her will. Kids! Precious!
Love the smiles. I can almost hear her laughing. How old is she exactly? Hope you have a good, uneventful night!

Tracy said...

WOW! Its been a few days since Ive been able to check in on your blog. My goodness Kate looks great. I was so surprised and excited that she got to go outside. I see answered prayers and I am so thankful to God for that.

sierrasmom said...

Hi Karin, I found your blog through Linny's. I can't believe what you wrote today!! We returned home from China on January 23rd just 4 days after you. Our little girl turned 3 on the day we returned also!!! We were in Guangzhou the whole time (From the 11th) so I bet our paths crossed at some point!! Your picture always looked farmiliar to me. Any way I am glad Kate is doing better. She is a cutie. Don't you just love 3 year olds?! You can see pictures of my Sierra on my blog. I am still praying for Kates recovery!!!
Kathie in NY