Thursday, May 21, 2009

Busy day.

Sorry about the lack of posting. It seems as though I didn't even get a chance to sit down today. Olivia had a lot of visitors and time got away from me.
Olivia had an okay day. She did spike a little bit of a temp, which made her heart rate and pressures go way up and her sats were hanging a little bit lower. By about 5:00, she turned things around after making a change on her ventilator. She just seems to really dislike from about 10 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon.
The doctor did come in and say that it would be reasonable to leave the paralytic on through the weekend. This would give us some time to take the kids up if they want to. No one seems to think that she would survive another "episode" without the paralytic. If she does anything in the meantime, we are sticking with the original plan of not intervening.
I still have this overwhelming peace right now, which I am very thankful for.


Anonymous said...

What a Godly woman you are. I can't imagine the decisions you are having to make, but if we all had the peace in God that you had we would all be better people. God Bless you and your family.

The Hawkinson Gang said...

That's amazing! Love you!

threekidchaos said...

The Peace that passes all understanding - what a blessing!

Crystal Montgomery said...

I was at St. Francis today for an appointment with Izzy and though we didn't stop by, I was sending up positive thoughts your way. You have an amazing support system of caregivers up there as I'm sure you know. They know your daughter and the roller coaster you've been on, the highs and lows. I pray that God will continue to provide His comfort and peace.

Anonymous said...

Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. The peace that you feel can only be from the One above.

Anonymous said...

I am so inspired by your strength and faith. Your family has shaped each and every person you have come in contact with and you all have contributed to our growth, some spiritual, some humanist but all thru love.
I love you all and wish continued peace as your travel down some uncharted waters.
Sleep well and share the peace with each other.
I love you and am sending big, big hugs your way.
Ann N.

jenniferelliott14 said...

May the good Lord keep you and bless you always. Olivia, you and the rest of the family are in my prayers and thoughts. May God bless you and give you peace and understanding.

Anonymous said...

Olivia and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Praise God for a peace that passes all understanding.


Anonymous said...

God's peace to you and your family.

Anonymous said...


In God We Trust
Aunt Karen & Uncle Bob

Judy said...

I'm so glad you had lots of visitors today. I've been praying that you guys would be surrounded by lots of love. We're continuing to pray for you guys today. I hope today is another uneventful day and that the kids get to visit Olivia soon. Did Jack have a game last night? I hope he did great!! We're praying for Jack and Brooklyn a ton too!