Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Roller Coasters

I can't even begin to think of the last time I slept until lunch. What a crazy feeling. I definitely needed it, but what a waste of a beautiful day. I could have at least been doing something productive, like waiting for updates on Olivia's surgery! Just kidding. It's all worked out for the better anyway. The surgeon was in the operating room until about 1 in the morning with another patient and had to work on him again today, so we would have been bumped anyway. It's much easier to take when it's Olivia's doing as opposed to another patient's.
So far all of the cultures have not grown anything, which is a good sign. Final results won't be back until tomorrow night though. She hasn't spiked any high fevers today. I think the highest has been around 100. They have already taken her off the paralytic, turned off the epi drip, and gone down on some vent settings. They are trying to get her back to where she was before her little episode last night and see how things go. I can't imagine we would be able to go into surgery until next week, but we'll see what the surgeon has scheduled and what he thinks about all of this.
Besides all of this, sorry to make you all join us on this roller coaster ride. We know how it makes us feel sometimes, and it doesn't seem quite fair to take you all along for the ride, especially if you don't like roller coasters.


Anonymous said...

It's been a week since I've read your blog.....and yes, you are certainly on a rolloer coaster!! But roller coasters are best when you are with friends, right? Many, many people are grateful to share this ride with you, so keep on telling us how to pray. We will. God is with us in the valleys and the mountains. Sally

Anonymous said...

Hi family!
I'm so sorry to hear that Olivia's surgery was postponed, but it sounds like it was for the best. I have to say, I thought about her all day and was anxiously awaiting the chance to put my kids to bed so I could read about how she did. It sounds like she is doing better now....we'll keep praying here in Dixon too!
You are all fantastic...thank you for keeping us posted.
Many blessings- Kara

Erin Stegall said...

The Stegalls are praying for your entire family. Evan asks about Olivia daily! We will continue to keep you in our prayers. Your familiy is such a blessing to our community!
Erin, James, and Evan Stegall