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.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Working Hard 1-9

Kathryn had a peaceful night of sleep.  The best one yet!  I guess being buried under a pile of blankets is the key and of course a few buddies. 

She had physical therapy at 9:30 this morning right after she just completed all of her exercises with us.  She sat on the side of the bed, stood up, did squats, and marched in place.  She is now asking “When will Occupational therapy be here? “ Also asking about her breathing exercises.  It’s 10:30 and she is on her breathing exercises.  Such and Eager beaver!  Or is that Panda.

Counts:  The platelets have fallen but still above 100,000.  The sodium is down to 126 and we would like it between 135 and 145.  So they are trying new things.  Less water and more sodium. 

We are looking forward to a great day!!!


  1. Great to hear! Were you playing music when she was marching in place? :) If not, I think she needs a Camp Goodtimes playlist and perhaps a conga line or a "Car Wash" would be the next stage in her physical therapy!

    Hoping and praying for continued progress every day. :)

  2. Thank you for sharing all of this good news. It is wonderful to read about Panda's motivation and good spirits! You go, girl! Hugs from Truffle.

  3. That's better than the report we got last night! :)
    I'm glad she's pushing forward. It was great to see you guys last night. I could have Chad sing, if Moose wants to "phone a gutiar in." Oh wait, we're trying to get her OUT of the hospital! <3

  4. Excellent news! So glad you are taking charge and being proactive with your exercises. Keep up the good work and that great positive attitude. Love and prayers. The Durham family

  5. Good news! Wow--prayers really DO work! (Oops, didn't mean that to sound like a surprise...) Keep hanging in there, Kathryn and Bradley family, you have a great big team behind you.

    A Panda website says there are seven of them in the USA...WRONG! There are eight!

  6. That is super news!!! Way to go Kathryn! and cheer squad. You do have a big team behind ya' all the way. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx's for all.

  7. I am so happy to hear what a great day it was! Kathryn you are so strong & determined, you are amazing! Lot's & lot's of prayers heading your way, and you have your Super Support Team, keep moving on ahead! Love to you all! Get some rest.
    Susie Meister

  8. Yeah buddy! Nothing but the best to you all!