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.