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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.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

G-Tube in place 1-7

Kathryn had her G-Tube put in this morning.  They were in and out in an hour.  The actual procedures took about 12 minutes.  It was so fast that when we saw the doctor come out to talk to us we all thought there must be a problem.  Just the opposite.  It went so smoothly that it didn’t take any time at all.  Oh, a G-Tube is the feeding tube that comes out through the tummy.

Last night Kathryn had headaches and was given the Dilaudid which is related to morphine.  It made her so spaced out!  She was up all night.  She was thinking about everything and anything.  She asked me to tell Dad to bring her eyebrow brush and scissors at 3:00 am. 

It’s 10 am and she is sound to sleep.  We are hoping that she gets a good couple of hours of sleep to make up for some of what she missed last night.


  1. Get your beauty rest, Panda :) So glad everything went well. 12 minutes ... must've been some sort of record. Hope you are all able to get some rest, too.

  2. Dearest Bradley's,
    Glad to hear things look better today. I'm praying (along with so many others)that you all get some much needed rest, and the improvements continue so you can come home soon. With Kathryn's tenacious spirit, and the excellent care she is getting, I have no doubt about it.
    Big hugs to you all,
    Susie Meister

  3. Praying for Kathryn.You are always in my thoughts.If I can do anything please let me know,Love you all,Cousin Donna

  4. Love reading all of the updates. Panda, you're amazing, keep it up! You are in my thoughts and prayers and you continue to inspire me as you fight on! Love, Brenda:) (Sudz)

  5. Carol and family, This is your cousin Lori (Williams) and I wanted to reach out to say that you are all in my prayers. Thank you for this blog. Tell Kathryn that she is amazing. All our love to you.