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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.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Improvements are Happening 1-13-12

Improvements are happening 1-13-2012

Wow, last night her sodium came up to the normal range.  Yesterday afternoon it was 124 and this morning it came up to 137.  I was told that her tumor may keep her sodium from ever being normal.  The normal range is 135-145 so she is in the normal range.  Hum, is God working is healing on her?  I believe so!  Her blood pressure has also become normal in the last 24 hours and remained there. 

Kathryn rocked it last night on the vent.  She was on a mode where she would breath on her own and only gets vent help if she stopped breathing for a certain length of time.  They watched her for a while to see how long she would go without breathing and then set the alarms within that time frame.  The final alarm setting was 40 seconds.  They won’t allow much longer than that.  With this setting the alarms did not go off.  Yeah!  She asked to be put on the boat which is basically just oxygen passing by and not connected to the vent at all.  That means still breathing on her own.  This is good.  She is ready for this day to get started  (9:30 am).

Kathryn had PT around 10:30 am.  She pulled herself up in bed, got in the wheel chair and wheeled herself down the hallway.  She has felt good all day.  Much better than yesterday.  Things are looking up!

A little rest in the afternoon.  Then came the Big, I mean Huge deal!  Kathryn spoke with the talking valve on.  She sad, “I think we are doing really good here.”  The next thing she had to say was, “I want a strawberry milkshake.”  This is a major step in the right direction.  Nathan said we would see things happening and they are. 

This has been a very good day.  God’s will be done.

Movie for tonight is:  Little Rascals


  1. How incredible!!! God is good!!!! Prayers will keep coming....so much love is going your way! Malia and I watched Little Rascals last weekend...it is a great one. Love to you all.

  2. Good evening Kathryn, and wonderful family,
    I was so happy to see Scott on Wed morning to say a short hello, he told me about the healer that had come to see Kathryn & what an amazing and blessed visit it was. God has so many messengers, and angels! I am just smiling while reading all the great and positive things that have happened over the past two days. What wonderful progress you are making, Kathryn you just keep inspiring everyone with your strength and determination and I have no doubt you will be home soon. I look forward to seeing the beautiful paintings you will create!
    Peaceful night, hugs, and blessings to you all.
    Susie Meister

  3. Thats Great! Glad to hear things are looking UP! We'll keep the praying for all of you!

  4. Amen - His will be done, and He is Love! God bless each one of you - Panda & your family!

  5. Excellent news! So happy to hear things are looking up. I wish I could bring Kathryn a huge strawberry milkshake right now! Yvonne and Annie

  6. God is so good!! So happy to hear about all of Kathryn's improvements! It puts such a big smile on my face and a warm feeling in my heart to hear how good she is doing and that she was able to talk today :) Things are definitely looking up!! Stay strong and keep fighting Kathryn, you are amazing girl!! Love you!
    -Alli Laurine

  7. Bradley family~ there is POWER in prayers!! You are living, fighting proof. The prayers and well wishes, hopes, and healing are still coming. What a true testimony and example you are Kathryn. What grace and dignity you possess while in the trenches battling this obstacle. You are amazing and we love you for all that we are learning from you and your precious family. May all of Gods blessings that He has in store for you be poured abundantly upon you all. We are here every step of the way. Ready to fill any need we are able to fill. Hoping your strawberry milkshake is so big you have to share with your mom :) Hugs and squeezes-Julyn and Family

  8. Yeah - this has brightened my day! Cousin Lori

  9. Way to go Kryn! We hope you have a wonderful day! Let us know when we can come and wheel you around.
    Sam, Denise, Cody and Addie

  10. This is great. I'm so happy that Kathryn is feeling better today! =)


  11. Thinking about you Panda! You and your family are in my thoughts every day. Much love - Bug