Saturday, May 17, 2008

Go, Speed Racer!

Today is definitely not one of those days that's easy to sit around the hospital. It's finally a warm and beautiful day. I spent the morning with Olivia and then met up with the kids to take them to see Speed Racer. We had heard horrible things about it, but Jack was insistent on seeing it. I didn't think it was that bad - probably not appropriate for the kids - but they didn't seem to pick up on that. Anyway, it was a really nice afternoon out.
Olivia is still having problems weaning down on her vent settings, so no extubation today.
I'm thinking she's going to stay on the vent through surgery. It makes more sense to me, but what do I know? Her hemoglobin is dropping again, but they are hoping they don't have to give her another transfusion before surgery. If it drops much more, I doubt they'll be able to wait. Otherwise, all is well!


Lynn Lotz said...

Just wanted you to know that we are thinking of Olivia and all of the Chattertons. After sitting at Shriners for 2 weeks, I totally understand what you are going through! Our prayers go out to you!

Anonymous said...


I just wanted to let you know that I asked our church family this morning to pray for Olivia and your family as you head into surgery this week. God's peace.

Sara Johnson
Dixon, IL