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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.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Doctor’s Ok to Go Home 1-18


Straight from the doctor we heard the words Home and Tomorrow.  No more silly talk about changing rooms either.  I found out our nurse put the kibosh on that one.  Hopefully home health will have everything at the house by time we arrive tomorrow.  Only a few things to get and a few things to do here before we leave too.  The plans have been discussed and are in place.

Kathryn got to have something other than water.  She had some cranberry drink but is still asking for strawberry milkshakes.  This time it was late in the night and it was “pink shake McDonalds”.  I got it!  As soon as her swallow is strong enough she will get her strawberry shake.

A shower today too!  A real one.  That always feels good.  Her hair is so soft. 

An early afternoon nap in preparation for PT.  Pam is going to work her today.  We brought in a wheel chair and walker for Pam to adjust for Kathryn. 

I just talked to the lady from Apria the company that is delivering all the equipment, food and trach care stuff.  Everything is either delivered or will be delivered within an hour of our arrival home tomorrow.  Yeah!

Kathryn is a bit sad today as she was yesterday.  I think being unsure of her future makes her sad.

So PT Pam was not here today so Kathryn’s nurse helped us get Kathryn up and standing with her new walker.  Then she got into her new wheel chair.  We took a trip down to a special patio where nobody had been.  In fact we had to have a security guy unlock the door for us.  Richard pushed Kathryn around in the snow doing doughnuts and such of course.  It was a good adventure.

Maybe the OC again if Kathryn can stay awake.  She keeps falling asleep.

Love to all

9 comments:

  1. Kathryn! This is Chris, Emily's friend from Surfing The Nations! We are praying for you and your family. It was so fun to cruise at your house and try to hum songs and look them up on your phone and computer. Taking all the batteries out of the weird stuffed animals that scared you was awesome too! Thanks for letting us come and cruise! Emily, Renee, Charis and I miss you and want you to know that WE LOVE YOU! Have a wonderful time at home!

    Aloha,

    Chris

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  2. The image of Richard wheeling Kathryn around doing doughnuts in the snow makes me do happy it brings tears to my eyes :) Safe travels home!! Sending all my love your way!
    -Mia

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  3. I'm so happy for you Kathryn!!! Have a safe trip home, hopefully Loop is not driving( no doughnuts ).
    Love
    The Bung

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  4. Great news! Love and prayers for all of you, but especially a complete healing!

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  5. What happy news! I am so glad to hear you will all finally be coming home, it will be a good day. Drive safely home, it's still crazy out there. See you soon!
    Many hugs!
    Susie Meister

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  6. Great news! Very glad for all of you. Yvonne

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  7. Yeah! So happy with the good news. Have a happy homecoming Kathryn. Lots of love, Marge C

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  8. Yeah, HOME!!! We are so happy to hear you are going home, Kathryn. "We don't know what the future holds, but we know who holds the future" ;) Lots of love from your Williams cousins!!!

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