Thursday, June 30, 2011
Let's Keep Praying for this family! From Tammy Mosier
Kala's UPDATE: Kala is on 40% O2 on the vent, she is sating 96-100%. Her vent resp rate is set at 8 and she is breathing above it at 16-20. She is still hypersynsitive to light and if she gets moved around to much she gets mad and starts moving parts of her body. When she hears Amazing Grace being hummed to her she quietens right down. God Is Good.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Our Beautiful Kala has opened her eyes twice!! Yippeeee!! She is hyper sensitive to stimulation of touch and lights. She showed off a Temper and Put her "IRISH ON", LOL. Her mother Lynn, was at her side, spoke to her. comforted her after some medication and encouraged her to rest and let the vent help her. She settled dawn. GOD IS GREAT!!!
Monday, June 27, 2011
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
--- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
URGENT PRAYER CALL! The test on Kala have disclosed a critical bleed in the right side of the brain resulting in emergency measures! The measures improved her condition! Dear Lord, I ask that you place Your Almighty Loving, Healing, Strengthening Hand on Kala as we hold her up in PRAYER! AMEN.....
Friday, June 24, 2011
Nikki didn't get to go today to Home, she has a blood clot in her right leg & the Dr. that did her trach put a filter in her heart that is similar to a stent. She now has infection where the pick in her arm was and a urinary track infection. They have her on a strong antibiotic to take care of both. She was still lethargic but vital signs are great, so should go to Home tomorrow. Our neighbor, Amie, works at another Home close by and said she can go over to see her during her lunch hour. Another neighbor, Sara, brought over a casserole (delicious) and garlic bread (Ava's favorite) and all the many Facebook friends and family that have been praying and sending love and hugs--THANK YOU!! It is friends and family like this that have made this hideous nightmare bearable.
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Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Nikki was accepted to the skilled nursing home that came today-two others had turned her down, so we know that is where God wants her. They have a specially trained therapist that specializes in stroke-brain trauma patients. She has to get over the bacterial infection before she can be moved out of NSICU and to nursing home in ambulance., so it will be later this week. Two weeks ago tonight at about 3:00 A.M. the doctors gave us no hope of her living, but they didn't know the power of our God!!!!!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
As I enter my 33rd week of pregnancy I have become of bit of a hypochondriac. Every new ache, pain and even a few new gurgles send me flying to the internet in search of answers. Most of the time there is a logical, normal answer for what I’m experiencing, absolutely nothing to worry about.
So when I started experiencing sporadic lower back pain last Saturday at work, I calmly opened a Google search for answers. Imagine my surprise when lower back pain was on the symptoms to NOT ignore while eight months prego. Because it was so sporadic I played it off as Braxton Hicks contractions and continued my work day.
Upon arriving home I sat in our new recycler, changing positions frequently trying to get the little buggers to stop. The pain only intensified. During my pervious Google search it had stated that taking a walk would more than likely stop the Braxton Hicks. Just my luck SunFest was happening at the park a few blocks away from our house and I was craving a snow cone. Grabbing my hubby I announced it was time to walk the pregnant lady to the park in search of a snow cone and relief from current back pain. You notice the snow cone came first, I have my priorities straight.
As we walked the contractions moved from the back to the front. I complained a little to my hubby, but continued on my snow cone quest. Finally, finding a snow cone booth (by the way, snow cone ice should be white not clear, hence the name “snow” cone.) I purchased my ice cone and we made our way back to the house. The more we walked the harder the contractions got, but I continued to play it off as normal. That is until we reached the front of our neighbor’s house and I had the mother of all contractions. It literally made me double over in pain.
I assured Mike I was fine and just needed to sit down. After sitting the contractions lessened in strength and move once again to my back. Of course, I immediately called my mommy and asked her advice. She felt it would be better to go to the ER and get checked out, but I hesitated. I can honestly say I was afraid of looking foolish. I didn’t have any of the other signs of labor. Mike and I both dug our heads into Google searches and decided to monitor the back contractions. They remained sporadic for the rest of the evening. Mike eventually fell asleep on the couch, laptop open, the contraction spreadsheet flashing in front of him.
Around midnight I decided it was best for us both to get some rest. The contractions continued, but I managed a light sleep until 4:30 am when the pain became so intense I could no longer ignore it. Knowing my OB/GYN didn’t have an answering service I called Labor and Delivery to get a professional opinion on my options.
The nurse was very friendly and agreed that it was more than likely Braxton Hicks, but if I was worried they’d be more than happy for me to come in so they could take a look. Basically it was up to me. I thanked her for her time, hung up the phone and let myself go into a hysterical crying fit for the next ten minutes. All I wanted was for a professional to say, “Yes, come in now” or “No, you have nothing to worry about” but the decision was mine. The first of many decisions as a Mommy I’m sure.
I calmed myself down and made myself go back to bed, vowing that if I had one more hard contraction, front or back, we’d go to the ER. I don’t really remember drifting off to sleep, but at some point I must have because before I knew it I was lying in a hospital bed receiving fluids. I look to my right and there is my Grandma Lou and at the foot of the bed is my sister, Anna. Both have passed on from this world.
My Grandma snuggled in close and proceeded to let me know that I had rough feet. That was her special way of telling me she wasn’t a figment of my subconscious and both my Grandma and sister had made a special journey to visit me in my dream. Grandma told me that everything was going to be fine, that I was fine, and that Annaley was fine. She told me I could rest, while my sister nodded her head in agreement. Then a doctor came in, sat next to the bed, told me we were fine, and that I could open my eyes.
It was 8:30 in the morning and as far as I could tell the contractions were gone. A long awaited peace fell over me and I knew for certain that we wouldn’t be making any special trips to the hospital any time soon. I laughed to myself as I thought of my Grandma and sister looking down from Heaven as I cried hysterically, deciding I was such a mess they better tag-team the situation.
Anna and I
Even though my daughter will not get to know her Great Grandma Lou Anne and Aunt Anna here on Earth, I’m comforted by the fact that Annaley will be surrounded by their love and protection throughout her life.
Me at 33 weeks with healthy and happy, Annaley.