Wednesday, January 31, 2007

nice family time....

The morning started off pretty tough. The nurse called again this morning saying that they were struggling with keeping dads numbers down again. They did another CT scan and found new bleeding, but that is due to the procedure of putting the "dipstick" back in. They were not as concerned about that as they were the elevated ICP. The ICP would be fine when they let the drain work, but when they clamped it off, which they have to do so that dad can heal, the ICP would go back up to 20+....That was early this morning....a little later ( around 9:30) we were able to go back and see dad and he was better. His ICP was sitting around 18 which is good and this was when it was clamped. He was also ready for his next dose of Manittol which helps with the swelling and they were not going to give that to him unless he needed it...basically, if his numbers stay down, there is no need to medicate him. This was great news compared to the hopeless feeling that we had this morning.

After the new news, my mom wanted us kids (Kelli, Jason, myself, Anna, Joe) to go eat breakfast take a break from these 4 walls for a while. We all went over to Hall's and really had a good time together. We got mom laughing quite a bit! It was very nice.

Now we are just waiting...second by second.

Thanks again for your continued pray and support. Your comments are so encouraging to us! It helps carry us through to know that you all are there, thinking, praying, supporting and doing all the things that you all have!



Anonymous said...

very nice :)
God is good :)

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you all took some time away from "those 4 walls" to bond and share with each other. Keeping you all in my thoughts and praying Jim's numbers "behave" like they should.

Hugs to all,
Theresa J.

Anonymous said...

Trusting God in all of this up and down of Jim's condition. If I can take a shift to be with Sue, please let me know. Love, JILL Howell

Anonymous said...

Kel-Kel & family,

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know that God has a purpose in all things, even in this process. If there is anything I can do for you in addition to prayer, please don't hesitate to call on me. Take care of each other.

Shena B.

Anonymous said...

Kelli, Sue, Anna and family,

I just got a chance to catch up on your postings and I'm sorry to hear that the past two days have been rough for Jim and all of you. I wanted you to know that Roger finally admitted to me that he shot himself and agreed to go to the behavioral center for evaluation and counseling. Thank God for this step. I have been telling Roger each day about your situation and how you took such good care of me while he was in ICU. You guys are on my mind every minute of the day and I have been praying continously for Jim and for each of you. I have small group meeting at church tonight and my prayer request for tonight is going to be for Jim's healing and for your family's strength and peacefulness. I love you all, you are a wonderful family. God has certainly got something great in store for each of you as you go through this terrible time.

Love You,

P.S. Let me know if you run out of food!

Anonymous said...

Just want you all to know I am following and praying.

Anonymous said...

We're thankful for a better day today and for the time that you all had together this morning. Those sweet moments are an extra gift from the Lord during these tough days. Each one of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ron and Minda

Anonymous said...

We are thinking of you and praying for your family. We check this site at least twice per day.

Sandi said...

Sue and Jim,

17 Aug, 2007

Just wanted to let you both know that you are still very much in my prayers and in my heart! I have the strongest feeling that things will come together for you in a way that will bring you two the closest you've ever been. I hope to see you sometime in the near future. Until then, remember, my thoughts are with you. Call if you need anything at all!

With Much Love!!!

Anonymous said...

Still praying!