Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunday February 15, 2009

Mom had another quiet night. This morning they were able to move her oxygen level down to 35% for about 4-5 hours. Dr's say no change in x-rays and airways sound clear. She just needs to start building strength so that she can be weaned off the ventilator. She continues to fight the infection, and the Doctors continue to reinforce that this will continue to be a long journey.

Again, thank you all for your continued support and prayers!

Dad, Melissa, and I (Josh), are hanging in there and are continuing to be here with Mom around the clock.


  1. Dear Lisa, Jim, Josh, and Melissa
    Thank you so much for the daily updates. We are with you daily as we all continue to pray for even the smallest of improvements. Love you. Jackie and Louie

  2. Dear Stephenson's,
    It's such a pleasure to be a part of your journey. I know that these times are very stressful, but you are handling things with love and support for Lisa and we are all very proud of you! Take care of yourselves so that when Lisa comes home you're ready for her!

    Thanks for the updates!

  3. Dear Clan Stephenson,
    It is so good to read about the reduction in oxygen. The strength and Love you all have for one another shines through with each message you post.
    I will keep you all in my prayers.
    Love, Jean

  4. Nothing but good thoughts and best wishes for a speedy recovery. My prayers are for Lisa & her family. We miss you.

    Richard Dwyer
    Carver Elementary

  5. Dear Lisa, Jim, Josh and Melissa -
    So appreciate the daily updates and am so overjoyed that there is progress each day. You rock, Lisa
    !!! My mom experienced her own hospital stay with pneumonia last fall - it does take time and progress seems excruciatingly slow. Just see yourself breathing deeply and well and improvement will happen. Do take care - I think of you every day!

  6. I just come to read this blog and am praying for Lisa's full and speedy recovery. Your mother is very fortunate to have such a wonderful family and a network of friends from all realms of her life that love and care about her. She has been and will remain in my every prayer. God Bless and Keep you All.

  7. Stephenson Family,
    The encouragement you are giving is proving to make a huge impact! Though this will be a hard journey, it is showing how strong you all are. God hears all of our prayers and knows how much we want Lisa to get strong again, as we all know, it's in God's time. Keep the faith. You are all wonderful.
    Lots of Love,
    Leslie Davison

  8. Dear Stephenson's,
    Thank you for taking the time to update us with this most encouraging news. Your nonstop love and strength are keeping Lisa going and it is heartwarming to see the power of prayer, love, and faith in your lives! Lisa, you are amazing and I know that even though this is a tough road, you are handling it a grace and strength that is awesome and faith restoring for those who might have doubted. Prayers and positive thoughts continue nonstop for the whole family. We are all truly blessed to be part of such an outstanding Team!
    Nurse Judy

  9. Dear Lis, Jim, Josh, and Melissa,

    We are so encouraged by Lisa's progress. Please know that we are here and think of all you very often.

    Titi, Colin, and Colie

  10. Dear Stephenson Family,
    Thank you for your updates.My day is just not complete without reading how our dear Lisa is doing. My prayers are with you always hoping to add strength to Lisa's recovery. May God continue to bless and watch over you all.
    Nancy Hoyt

  11. Best wishes to Lisa and the rest of your family. My prayers go out to her every night. She is a fighter and she WILL get better!

    P.S. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to stay up-to-date on her status.