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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, January 5, 2012

Breathing 1-5


So Kathryn was on spontaneous breathing all night and all day.  This means the machine is not breathing for her but gives her a little pressure just to make sure she breaths deep enough.  She moved off of the machine altogether around 6 pm and is breathing great with good numbers on the screen.  No alarms going off or anything!  Yeah!

She again worked her legs as per her PT homework.  Don’t need to tell her to do her homework.  When PT came she sat on the edge of the bed again like yesterday.

In the morning the doc said she has some stuff in the bottom of her lungs which needs to clear.  He started a new IV antibiotic to clear this.  The sodium had dropped so they reduced water intake and continued with the sodium tablets. On the brighter side of things her platelets actually came up 4,000.  Her platelets have only gone down in the past two months so this is good.  Other red blood parts have come up too on their own.  Maybe her bone marrow is starting to function correctly again.

The other discussion this morning was to have her feeding tube moved from going down her nose to coming out the tummy area.  She wants this done.  The nose tube makes pressure and gives her headaches.

Finally she requested that Dad bring the following: Bryan (her blue bear), the tiger, her snake and finally both Panda pillow pals.  They are all in bed with her along with Jeffery the dog.  It is a full bed.  Her new night nurse may not find her amongst all the buddies in her bed.

We have enjoyed all the comments and the cards very much. They are so nice to read. 

15 comments:

  1. So glad to read about the good breathing progress and the PT. Panda is obviously a worker! I love to read how she is directing and advocating for herself, along with her devoted and loving family advocating for her. It sounds like a great team. I pray you'll feel cozy with your bear, tiger, snake and Panda pillow pals, and have a wonderful night's rest, Panda!

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  2. Yea Panda! Thinking of you all and sending lots of <3 and well wishes. And I agree with Karen, have a great night's rest! I love that you have your grandma by your side to help you out with the PT exercises—grandma's really do know best! <3 Jiffy

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  3. YEAH! Go Panda! What great news at the end of the week. I feel like getting out of my chair and doing to the PARTY song, "P is for party ... A is for alright .... nice going :) Cheering you on from Seattle. Keep those positive updates coming. Much Love, Pineapple

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  4. Yea! for you Panda. I know you can fight this. Keep up the great work!
    All my love to you
    Ginger

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  5. Thank you so much for the posts, I read all the daily updates! I'm so glad to hear Panda is making progress! You are all constantly in my thoughts and prayers! Sending all my love to the Bradley clan!

    <3 Prima D.

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  6. Great new's.We continue to pray for her and your family.God is so good.Thank you for taking the time to update the blog.We read it as a family every night and pray for Kathryn to get stronger.

    Karla,Dillon and Kimmie Martinez

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  7. GO PANDA GO!!!!!!!! what a good update -:-) loved reading this! And not at all surprised that the stellar student is kicking butt on her PT homework. Keep up the great work, Panda!!! Agree with Pineapple that this post made me want to P-A-R-T-Y

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  8. Good Morning. Colette told me about your blog.So glad U R doing this. I keep ALL of you in my prayers every day. I think about when U were here and Kathryn was 9 ?? and wanted to make cinn. rolls. I pray all goes well 4 you today. Nyla

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  9. Oh such wonderful news! We are praying every step of the way for strength. We know you have the determination and the fight, we are adding a little gas to the engine thru prayer. Love the bed buddies. A good snuggle with all your besies does the soul good. Thank you for sharing the great news. We love you all so much. Julyn and family

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  10. From one stuffed animal LOVER to another, Cambria says "Oh, her stuffed animals will help a lot." Keep working hard, Panda! We are all thinking about you and sending positive, healing thoughts.

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  11. What great news on your breathing progress! This make my day and I know the prayer chain will be thrilled too. We love you and think of you all the time. If you are strong enough, Kathryn, give your family a hug from me. Marge C.

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  12. Way to go Panda! I'm sending you all sorts of positive energy from California. You have so much support and love from everyone around you, it can only mean you are on your way to being healthy. Love to you and your family!!

    Roo

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  13. Sending thoughts and prayers to you Panda and your amazing family. Well done with the hard work and good breathing! Love and choogies, Fudd

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  14. Hi Kathryn,
    What a happy day! I am so glad to hear the great progress since yesterday evening, you are an amazing fighter Kathryn. Happy to hear you will have all of your cuddly friends there in bed with you, they always help. :-) As you can see, there are so many of us sending you good thoughts, prayers, and good wishes. I know we all look forward to each update, and each improvement. Hoping you are home soon!
    Much love to all of you.
    Susie Meister

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  15. So very happy for the good news! Kathryn, you are a very strong young lady with an amazing family and great friends supporting you....keep up the good fight! We look forward to the daily updates and hearing of your progress. I am glad to hear you have your cuddly friends to keep you company....there is NOTHING better than a good hug! Keep smiling and know that we are sending good wishes and prayers your way. Love to you all.....the Durham Family.

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