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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, February 1, 2012

A pleasant day 2-1-12

A Pleasant Day 2-1-12

Today we got the word on sodium immediately. It went up to 177 but that is only 2 points higher where it had climbed 10 points from Monday to Tuesday. So, this is better. We did more IV drip fluids today and continued doing our own fluids. Kathryn should get her 1000ml in today or very close. Maybe we will see the number go down tomorrow. Pray for this!

Nurse Cathy came by today. She said she actually heard some noises in the digestive system. On Monday she heard nothing so this was a good sign. Still her little tummy is big and round. Her tummy will soften up and come down a bit but then gets big and hard all over again.

Carol’s cousin Donna came by with meatloaf and quiche. Her comment says how I’m sure many of us are feeling. Feeling mad and angry. But, there isn’t anything we can do but ask God to heal Kathryn. I’m angry and mad that my baby is suffering. She is in this body watching and listening without the ability to say or do anything. It is like having Lou Garrett’s (sp) disease. It must be very frustrating.

Carol’s friend Robyn came by and brought a red Valentine Balloon.

In between things Richard read Harry Potter and Mom read some Unlikely Friendships. Scott got some yard work done. Scooping poop is always fun stuff. Oh yes, Mom painted Kathryn’s toenails a beautiful sparkly deep blue. Polish from her cousin Emily.

Two friends from Carol’s school came by Sue and Kirk. They brought food, a kissing valentine puppy for Kathryn along with a Pooh Balloon. Sue and Carol use to run together and they would take the dogs so Sue remembered Princess and brought her a toy. When they were leaving Princess was laying in her basket with her toy. Later on she was running around the house with it.

Princess is kind of out of it. She isn’t quiet sure what is going on. The last two days she has climbed up in bed with Kathryn and one of us. She has been Kathryn’s princess since Kathryn was 8. We gave her to Kathryn in the hospital when she had a bad reaction to her chemo. Scott (Dad) brought this tiny little puppy into the hospital in a duffle bag. Kathryn was in bad shape and we got her Princess to give her something to think about. Princess was a reason to get better and get home. She needed to be home to take care of her little puppy. It worked! Once home Kathryn said, “I don’t think I would have ever come home if you didn’t get me Princess.” Wow, we were amazed that our 8 year old would say that.

The day ended with a visit from Matt (Kathryn’s boyfriend). He brought a picture that she had drawn for him a couple of years ago. He also brought a Reindeer made from an old style clothespin that Kathryn made and a picture of them with a group of friends. A good way to end the day.

Keep praying for Kathryn. Pray for her healing and health.
Good Night


  1. Prayers are coming! Kathryn (especially) and the entire Bradley family are truly an inspiration to everyone. Thanks for keeping us all updated. Tonight as I sit on my computer, I have a candle lit for Panda. I'm not positive, but I have been told this particular candle means strength and healing in Chinese. Much love to you. <3 Pineapple

  2. We will continue to keep Kathryn in our prayers. She is first in our prayer in the morning and also at night. Now we will pray that the sodium level will go down. So wonderful your friends and relatives can stop by and care for you, Carol and family. You all have touched many lives - people who don't know you are praying for Kathryn. God knows how much we love her. Marge and Bill C

  3. The Yamamoto familyFebruary 2, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Dearest Carol, Scott and Richard,

    We are so very very sad to receive your message this morning. We know that Kathryn couldn't have been more loved or supported by her family. You have all touched so many many lives. Your Panda will live on in the hearts of so many of us. We will continue to pray for all of you. Team Bradley is never alone. We love you and grieve with you.

  4. Dear Panda made the world a better place with each smile, uniquely hilarious laugh, her generous love, and the way that she embraced life and her extremely lucky friends. I will celebrate her memory always. My love and prayers are with you during this time of such great loss.

  5. Tiny Angels

    Tiny Angels rest your wings
    sit with me for awhile.
    How I long to hold your hand,
    And see your tender smile.
    Tiny Angel, look at me,
    I want this image clear....
    That I will forget your precious face
    Is my biggest fear.
    Tiny Angel can you tell me,
    Why you have gone away?
    You weren't here for very long....
    Why is it, you couldn't stay?
    Tiny Angel shook his head,
    "These things I do not know....
    But I do know that you love me,
    And that I love you so".

    Our hearts are breaking for you. Love and prayers for peace for you all.
    Chris, Nancy, Katie & Matt Durham