Friday, December 17, 2010

Day 43

This is the fun poster that was made by a relative of one of her favorite staff. It is a great focal point for Kelsey, but even more importantly is that the people that don't know her can get a glimpse of her personality and what she likes. It has been without a doubt a perfect way to represent her while she's not herself.
Everyday we see such horrible things happening to her. There is not anything we can do. We advocate for her all day and night long. Her doctors and nurses are awesome. We were able to keep her body temp stable for 12 hours, then wham it dropped 3 degrees this morning. We haven't been able to increase it again yet. This is miserable. Her blood pressure has been steadily increasing without much help from a multitude of drugs. Currently they are trying to place an "A" line which is an intra-arterial line to keep a constant check on her blood pressure. They are putting her on an IV drip, so it will need checked around the clock. The doctor is on her third try to get it to thread, I hate this. Her urine is very bloody for many reasons, but again, trying different methods of stabilizing this other virus and kidney function. The hole in her septum keeps bleeding. ENT is here to check this problem out again. Even though the virus is in one way better, there is so much fallout from the drugs. She is aware of more pain and things around her, so it is probably a good thing she forgets it rather quickly. She is getting some physical & cognitive therapy. She is on a mechanical diet. She still has some very good times of the day where she converses with us. These are the fun moments. Tracy is spending every night with her, and we are here all day. More family coming tomorrow. She really enjoys her family. All the doctors are sometimes overwhelming. She told me yesterday, "I can do this."...and she is with God her Father. I cannot express enough how thankful we are for the prayer support. This is certainly going to be God's handiwork for her to recover.


  1. Continuing to pray for Kelsey and your family. We were thinking of you all when we were at school today. Everyone is thankful that Tracy can be there. We will continue our thoughts and prayers X 3............. Wishing you Peace.
    Jana, Chad & Ruby-Kathleen

  2. Thank you for keeping us updated so we will know how to pray. We will continue to fervently pray for Kelsey and all of you.

    "Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise." Jeremiah 17:14

    With love in Christ,

    Denise R. from Texas

  3. Praying that God will immerse you and your family in His all-sustaining (Hebrews 1:3), incomprehensible love (Romans 8:35-39). That He will keep your feet secured to the immovable Rock of our salvation (Psalm 40:2). NEVER will He leave you...NEVER will He forsake you (Deut. 31:6). May these precious Truths be more real to you now than ever before.

    An eternal glory is coming (2 Cor. 4:17). Continue to entrust yourselves to Him (2 Tim. 1:12). His eyes are on you and He will continue to give you the strength that you need to endure this fiery trial (2 Chronicles 16:9).

    We love you and will never cease praying for you!!!

    ~Paul, Susan, & girls