About Me

Kathryn Bradley was born on 2/5/91 and given a Hawaiian name Kahiwalani meaning "Gift From Heaven" She has been a special gift from the day she was born.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New breathing tube

Well the outcome was not what we wanted.  When the tube came out she could not fully breath.  They had to put a mask over her face that is connected to a pump that is compressed manually.  Her airway would not open.  Her finger nails turned purple as well as her cheeks but they kept air going to her.   An anesthesiologist was called in and he inserted the new breathing tube with ease.  We are happy that the doctor called the specialist so the tube could be placed in the first try and not the third like the other day.  Less trauma on Kathryn’s body.  So this puts us on a couple of days of rest and just watching for sure.  They may try again in 2 or 3 days.  They really aren’t sure why she wasn’t able to breathe.  It could be more complicated.  It could be that she  doesn’t have the ability to clear her airway or there was just too much junk in the airway and she couldn’t get it all out.  We don’t know.

Otherwise her counts are good with the exception of the platelets.  Platelets are an easy fix.


  1. Scott and Carol,

    I have never met your daughter but she must be amazing. God must have blessed her with a truly amazing heart. We will continue to pray for your whole family.

    Amy Marlow

    PS - it's nice to know where the name Panda came from! Now we know why there are panda's in her room at the cabin!

  2. Hi Carol, Scott and "Panda",
    Our hearts are with you as you continue the battle! You all are an amazing inspiration to all who have to fight. Now that I have seen a picture of Kathryn, I can put a face to the prayers sent for her. She is truely blessed to have such a wonderful family supporting her.
    Blessings to all!

    Julie and Monty

  3. Kathryn and family,
    You are all in my thoughts and constantly in my prayers as Kathryn fights this battle! Kathryn is such and inspiration and such a wonderful person! I am so thankful that I met her through relay at wwu and that we have become good friends! She is such a doll and a wonderful friend of mine. God is good and he will help her in this fight! I pray for strength for all of you and healing for Kathryn! Know that you are all loved and that Kathryn and your family have so many people praying for you! Kathryn is lucky to have such an amazing family and group of friends. Love you so much Kathryn! Stay strong girl, you've got this :)
    -Alli Laurine