About Me

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.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Rough start/sweet ending 1-10-2012

Today started out a bit rough.  We didn’t get much sleep last night so this made the morning not so good.  Then Kathryn’s doctor came in to talk to us.  We had to discuss some difficult topics. Talking about home care and hospice.  Just the word hospice usually scares people.   It made all of us sad and feeling a little low.  When PT came in at 11:00 Kathryn wasn’t too excited so she really didn’t do too much.
Later she had a headache.  So, she was hurting too bad when PT came back again.  Our super nurse came to the rescue and got Kathryn to do some swallowing.  Then later after Kathryn rested she got her to get to the side of the bed and stand.  She did squats and practiced balancing.  She really went above and beyond the call of her regular nursing duties.  This really made Kathryn feel good.
She went off the ventilator at 11 am and at this time 8 pm she is still off of it.  This is fabulous! I think our super nurse has really helped boost Kathryn’s confidence. 
Kathryn’s boyfriend is here right now holding her hand and watching “Mean Girls”.  He is a great young man.  We all love him very much. 
Thank you all for reading and commenting on Kathryn’s blog.

14 comments:

  1. Thank you for amazing people who come into our lives and go that extra mile when we need it the most. Hug super nurse for all of us. Thank you Kathryn's boyfriend for loving our Panda and Bradley family. XXXX's

    ReplyDelete
  2. MEAN GIRLS WITHOUT ME AND LAVA????????!!!!!! Blasphemy! Glad to hear about the good breathing though!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Good Morning Kathryn and Bradley's,
    It is a burrrrry cold & icy morning with frost everywhere. I'm glad to be inside where it is warm. Sounds like yesterday had its ups and downs with Kathryn still moving forward like the champ she has show to be! Amazing girl! Keep it up! I am so glad to know the breathing is getting better. Today is going to be a good day. Thinking about all of you, sending good thoughts and lots of love and prayers.
    Susie Meister

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love and preayers for all of you!

    ReplyDelete
  5. So happy to hear of the comfort provided by friends, family and care givers. We all need the love and support of others and Kathryn surely has that! Continued love and prayers to you all. The good Lord is shining his healing love on you..

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love and Prayers to all of you. Thanks to our lord for wonderful nurses, amazing parents, loving brothers and courageous sisters.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Scott, Carol, Richard and Kathryn: Thank you for your daily posts. Your positive attitude and energy is quite inspiring. We are thinking of you constantly and pray together as a family every day for you. Sending you aloha and love every day from Hawaii. Love, Kris and Todd and family.

    ReplyDelete
  8. We send our continuing love and prayers for all of you. We are so thankful for such a caring and loving nurse for Kathryn. Love makes a lot of difference in Kathryn's life I'm sure. Her boyfriend is a sweetie and we were very impressed with him. Keep up the good work Kathryn. We are so thankful for the blog to hear how you are doing. Marge and Bill

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love to you all! Beef and Daffy

    ReplyDelete
  10. Have a great Thursday, everyone!! Your blog is the best blog...Good news that Kathryn has "super nurse"...makes a world of difference, I can imagine. I can see why Kathryn is a favorite with the staff....what a TOUGH trooper!!..and it helps that your family is awesome too! They must really be rooting for you and loving your spunky attitude. I bet they're happy to take the bad with the good, because in Kathryn, they always know there's more good coming. Press on, Kathryn, and keep fighting the good fight ;)
    Sending much love from your Williams'cousins, Kim and Alan, Ryan, Erik, and Alex

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hoping you all get a good look at the Mtn. today. It is gorgeous with the sunshine. What a treat to have blue skies. Hoping you all can take in some beautiful scenery. Love, prayers and hugs being sent your way.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Sending positive thoughts and a boost of strength your way as the journey continues. Keep smiling Kathryn!
    CJH Booster Club

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hello. So glad to be able to talk to you today. Kathryn (and her family) are my inspiration. Lori

    ReplyDelete
  14. Surprised to read a message from another Marge and Bill. We share their sentiments, and send our love and prayers as well. You have a wonderful family. We are close by to help whenever needed. Love, neighbors Marge and Bill.

    ReplyDelete