Sunday, February 24, 2013

"Recovering Fundamentalist" - Mark Lowry

Lord, I know I didn't stumble upon this by accident.....I thank You for showing me early on that You gave Your life for all, not just a certain sect of people. Thank You so much for this 10 minute sermon and I thank You for Your Amazing Grace.

An update on Heaven

Update on Heaven Nicole.....for the last 8 days she has had fevers, and there for a couple days she went 24 hours carrying a constant fever which at one point got up to 105*. As of today she is still having fevers but, praise the Lord, they are becoming fewer in number. Today the Dr. is suppose to be starting her on TPN which is a mixture of nutrients, proteins and calories to help her get the nourishment she needs so that she can start feeling better beings all she has had in 3 days is a 15 ounce can of pineapple and 3 drinkable yogurts. She hasn't had any significant weight loss which is good thing beings she was eating great until the RSV showed its ugly face. Her counts are still where the Dr.s say they ought to be but without the nutrients some of the counts are getting a little low, so I am going to stay on their backs until they get her the TPN.
Dr. Driscoll said he will not wait any further that mid next week to get the bone marrow biopsy done so that we can move forward with the rest of what needs to be done to get Heaven better and back home before the summer is over.
Keep those prayers coming for remission and now for the RSV to go away so the fevers will stop and Heaven will start feeling much better. Love and miss you all and Lord willing she will be able to have a couple visitors every so often here soon. Blessing to each of you and we hope you all have a wonderful day ♥

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sorry for the delay in updating..... :-)

Update on Heaven Nicole.....I'm going to try and get this update in, in a nutshell. The last few weeks heaven has been doing very good, counts are where they need to be, up and walking, clear lungs,....this past Sunday (wee hours of the morning like at 2 a.m Monday) she spiked a 102 fever then it went away...later Monday afternoon around 3 p.m. spiked a 102 fever then it went away. So far today she has had a fever of 103, 102, and 103.8.....we found out today through some test taken yesterday why the fevers are coming in so late. The beginning of last week her throat was really dry, so myself, Heaven and even the Dr.s and Nurses were saying it was due to the dryness int he rooms and on the unit. Well then she was due for her monthly dose of Pentamadine (sp?) which is to keep her from getting PCP (pneaumasistic carni pneaumonia) and with that she first had to inhale Albuteral. Then it happened.....not sure if the virus had just been lingering for a week or so but she now has RSV, her lungs are still sounding great even with her dealing with this, so, with all that said...there is really nothing that can be done except to keep a close eye on her and let it run its course, which will be between 2 to 3 weeks. Dr. Driscoll is going to talk with the team about still doing the bone marrow biopsy but maybe put it off until sometime next week. At this point we would appreciate your prayers for a quick and full recovery from this so we can move on to the next stage.
Those specific prayers are working so keep them coming. Blessings to you all and I would also like for everyone to please pray for our oldest daughter Alexandra as she is having a very emotional day due to some unforseen circumstances. Thank you all for the love and compassion that you all continually share.....will update later. <3