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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.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Belated Bog 1/28 and 1/29

So we had a couple of scares over the past two days. Saturday Kathryn’s oxygen dropped right after we fed her. Well it was just too much pressing upon her lungs. It was also because she didn’t have any room since her bowls weren’t working and now her tummy was full too. We were very scared but worked our way through it. On Sunday we had another scare when her oxygen dropped. This time it hit the 60’s and once in the 50’s. We figured this one out too. She hadn’t been suctioned for a while and this was creating a blockage. Usually you can tell when she needs this suction but this time she was at 90 something for oxygen and then down she went. Richard did the suction and we also did some breathing treatments and up she went. It is all pretty scary to be part of.

Saturday she woke up as Scott opened the blinds so the light would shine in from outside. We tell her the date and time to keep her up to date. We read to her and played music for her throughout the day. Her two roommates (Mitch and Lucas) came down from Bellingham along with Lauren, Emily and Katherine. Of course Mitch got a smile since he is her second brother. Kathryn enjoyed them very much. Mitch, Lauren and Katherine all spent the night Friday to Saturday and they all helped with taking down Christmas. They were all gone by 3:00.

Kathryn’s aunt Gin and Uncle Pat came over Saturday evening. They also got a nice little smile from her when they came through the bedroom door.

Our wonderful neighbor came up late that night as we had called him about Kathryn’s tummy. He is a GI doctor. He checked Kathryn out and described the problem to us and then gave us some things that we could try. We did those things and them helped some. But the main reason is that her digestive system just isn’t working correctly or much at all. Her tummy is getting emptied but the rest of the way out is getting slowed way down. He also called us on Sunday to check to see how things were going and if there was any improvement.

We finally went to bed around midnight.

Sunday morning Kathryn woke up with her eyes wide open. I (Mom) talked to her for a long time while she had her eyes opened and I knew she was really here with me.

She had the rest of her aunts and Uncles come by today (Pete, Ket, Janice and Kainoa –Rick, Darlene, Julia and Matthew – Mike and Dorothy). Her friend Sarah drove down from Bellingham too. And the Larson Family came by in the late afternoon. Of course she gave the Larsons some attention. She opened her eyes, gave a smile and a hand squeeze. They are like her second family.

We changed her bedding today and cleaned her all up so she would be fresh and clean when her boyfriend came by. He arrived around 8:00. It was finally their turn to share Christmas. Matt gave Kathryn a beautiful necklace with blue topaz and a diamond in the middle. His aunt gave her a big Panda blanket. Kathryn gave Matt a beautiful flannel that he vows not to ruin by shrinking it. She also gave him some little treats (fun stuff).

She seemed to enjoy her day of visitors (especially the last one Matt). The day went well other than this morning. Nice to see family and friends.

Take care and know we love you all. Keep praying for us.


  1. <3 <3 <3. Thinking and praying for the Bradley team. Thank you so much for sharing your journey and know that so many prayers across the country and around the world are being said for Panda right now. xo, Jiffy

  2. You have all been (and are) in my thoughts and prayers.
    - Truffle

  3. Carol,
    Thank you for the latest update, it sounds like Kathryn (an all of you) had some challenges, but you overcame them. It also sounds like Kathryn was surrounded by those who love her most and that was a wonderful blessing. Sending you all prayers for peace, healing, and much needed rest.
    Love to you all,

  4. Sounds like some great moments - I will pray for more. Love Cousin Lori

  5. Dear Bradley Family I continue to pray for you all.You make us all who read your blogs be thankful for what we have and where we are.We must all count or blessings everyday.You are such wonderful loving people and my prayers will continue for you ,God bless you all Love cousin Donna