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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.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Trec/pic line/Communicate

We are enjoying reading the comments.  Thank you everyone for sharing with us.  They have all been a great uplift to our days here.

Kathryn had an IV removed last night because it was bothering her and the nurse said they didn’t really need it any longer.  The second IV was removed today because it stopped working.  So in place they put in a pic line which is more comfortable and will last like a port.  Yes, she has a port too but they need more than that one line of access.  Right after her seizer she had 5 pumps running stuff into her body so port just wasn’t enough.

The other issue is that they will not be able to do the tracheotomy the quick and easy way.  Or maybe I should call it the less invasive way.  Her airway is so small because she is so tiny they just don’t think it would be a good idea.  That means surgery which always has its risks.  We will talk with docs tomorrow about all of this. 

Good News too!  Kathryn was able to communicate ideas today through writing.  Her writing is difficult but she did it.  It really helps to be able to get your input in or your questions asked.  This was a big step and a helpful one.  On a lighter note, the second thing she wrote was two my dad as he was heading home tonight “Bring my phone”. We all got a little laughter out of this which was needed.


  1. She is such a spirited gal! GO PANDA - tell it!

  2. PICC lines are great. I've had a couple. Kathryn, you continue to amaze me with your strength. You have one cool brother by your side, and I can imagine your parents are just as amazing. Keeping fighting, my dear friend. Much love, Pineapple

  3. It great that you guys are staying strong to win this battle. I am praying ever harder for all of you! If there's any thing I can do let me know any time. Keep your chins held high.
    Brandon, Chanda, Joseph,& James

  4. We are all praying for you. Checking in frequently to see how she and all of you are doing.

    Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

    We love you.

  5. I'm so grateful you have created this blog - it is really amazing to be able to check in on Kathryn's progress daily. She is on my mind every minute of the day. Thank you for taking the time to create this for all of those that love you all. As always, I'm praying for good news, healing and recovery. Love you guys. Lisa Jo

  6. I just finished reading the entire blog and have tears streaming down my face. As I was reading it out loud to Julia, I had to stop several times and gain composure. Even though we have obviously been aware of Kathryn's battle, this all puts it into perspective and makes it so real. We wish her to be out of pain, heal, and completely recover from this nightmare. Kathryn, you are such an amazing young lady. Thank you so much for posting this blog, as I finally feel connected. We love you Kathryn. :)
    Love, Rick, Darlene, Julia, and Matthew

  7. Sending lots of love and hugs to Miss Panda!!! Hang in there girlie, you are strong way beyond your physical size. xoxo, Pigtails

  8. Thinking of you Panda! We all love you here at the Henry house. We are praying for you. You are one tough girl and very loving. I know you can do this! Best wishes, the Henry family :)