Saturday, February 14, 2009

Saturday February 14, 2009 (Valentine's Day)

Mom had another restful night. She continues to make progress on her breathing. They have lowered her oxygenation to 40%. Chest x rays today remain relatively the same. The Dr. has informed us that they plan on trying to wean Mom from the ventilator as early as tomorrow, as long as she continues to progress.

Thank you all for your continued prayers and support! We are so grateful for all of your prayers! Our family is very lucky to have the friends and family that we do. We want all of you to know how much it means to us that Mom and our family have the friends an support that we do!


  1. Lis,
    I am elated to hear of the improvement, you may be able to be off the ventilator soon! That is truly wonderful news, I am sure you will be much more comfortable. You are an amazing person who I am proud to call my dearest friend!
    Love you lots and lots,

  2. Lisa and Family,
    That is awesome news! Lisa, continue to hang in there and be patient as you go forth. You are amazing and don't let anyone or anything stop you from your goal! Prayers and positive thoughts will continue to uplift you as you keep moving towards the next step. Fight on with all you've got! Team Lisa is with you!
    Happy Valentines Day to you and the loves of your life!
    Nurse Judy

  3. Dearest Lisa and Family,
    Absolutely wonderful news to hear as we continue to pray for all of you--a VERY Happy Valentine's Day indeed! Keep it up, and we look forward to seeing you soon Lisa!
    Much love from Monica

  4. Dear Lisa,
    WOW! What a great Valentine's Day gift you have given to all of us who love you so much. Your continued and steady progress toward recovery is worth more than all the flowers and candy in the world. My candles are still burning brightly and all of our prayers are being answered. You are the strongest person I know and it won't be long until we are having our coffee and scones.
    Your forever friend,

  5. Dear Lisa and Family,
    Hurray for all of you! Lisa, you are kicking this and everyone is so very proud of you! Keep up the good work. I have some cards from school that I will bring by your house for your family to deliver. You are in everyone's thoughts and your team continues to cheer you on! I can't wait to see you soon. Jim, Josh and Melissa, please call if there is anything at all that you or Lisa needs or wants. I would love to help. This is a wonderful and well deserved Valentine's Day present for all of you. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

    Love from Donna

  6. Hi Lis,

    Happy Valentine's Day to all. You have made exceptional gains and will continue to do so. I can't wait to see you.



  7. What wonderful news on Valentine's Day! Keep it up Lisa! Way to go! Team Lisa is praying for you to stay strong and keep fighting! Have a very Happy Valentine's Day.

    Love from Carrie

  8. Happy Valentines Day to all of you! You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all! Please let us know if there is anything we can do!

    Love Aaron, Jenni, Gianna and Ginger Garrido

  9. Dear Clan Stephenson,
    What GREAT news!!! The power of family, friends and prayer makes everything possible. Keep fighting and amazing the doctors the way you amaze all of us who are so blessed to know you.
    Love , Jean
    P.S. The Queen Mary games weren't the same without you.

  10. Lisa & Family,
    Just checked in and that's wonderful news. Our thoughts and prayers remain with you. Your strength and will is amazing and an inspiration to everyone who knows you.
    Love, Paula

  11. What better way to celebrate Valentine's weekend than to hear that you are improving, Lisa! Every little step towards getting better is huge - the hard part is having patience. We send all our love to you from Washington!