Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thursday February 19, 2009

Yesterday's surgery went well. Mom seems much more comfortable with the Trache tube. She no longer requires heavy sedation, as a result she is able to communicate at a basic level.

This morning she was able to breathe on her own for over an hour. Mom had a quiet day and all her vitals remain stable. Mom's white blood cell count is still elevated, which suggests that there is still and underlying infection. Doctors are continuing to look for the source of the infection.

Thanks you again for all your continued prayers and support!

Dad, Melissa, and I (Josh) are continuing to hold strong and stay by Mom's side.


  1. Lis-
    I am so glad you are more comfortable, and Liz says you are even getting kind of testy when Jim cannot understand what you mean by reading your lips! Good to hear you are doing well and getting some zip back! Know that we love you so much!
    Lots of love,

  2. Hi Lisa,
    I am really happy you were able to breathe on your own for a while today. That was great news to read. God is answering our prayers for you step by step. I have told you before that I am confident that He will finish the good work He has started in your recovery. Your loving family and all your friends who care so much for you are a very powerful force. I am praying really hard for the doctors to find the source of this infection. Stay strong and just know how much I love you my dear friend.

  3. Lisa,
    It is so good to hear that you are more comfortable with the trache tube. Now you can focus on fighting that infection. Picture those nasty guys leaving your body!! You can overcome this, too. Take strenghth from your family and friends. We are storming heaven with our prayers. Lots of love to you and your family.
    Love, Leslie Davison

  4. Hi Lis, Jim, Josh, and Melissa,

    Keep up the great work! So many people have asked me to send all of you their love and prayers. We think of all of you and so appreciate this blog. Love you.

    Titi, Colin, and Colie

  5. Dear Lisa and Family,
    Many positive thoughts and prayers! Lisa you've given so many children the power of perseverance that we know they're giving you their strength in return. We love you.
    Ceci, Jay and Isabeal

  6. Such great news lets us know our prayers are being answered! We love and miss you. Keep up the good fight, all of you.
    Kathleen J.

  7. Lisa,
    You are such an incredible woman. My thoughts and prayers continue to shower you.

    Thanks for providing this blog for us. Your Mother means so much to so many of us.

    Kimberly, Floyd, Floyd II and Cameron

  8. Dear Lisa,
    I'm so happy to hear that you are showing your strong spirit! I know that you have set the course and you're going to stay with it. Just know that we are all with you.
    Lots of love,

  9. Dear Lisa - I am so happy that you are once again able to communicate with your family and hope you know how happy we all are each time there is good news like today. Stay strong. We love you. Louie and Jackie, Jen and Ryan

  10. Dear Lisa, I am sending you lots of warm wishes for a speedy recovery. I think of you often each day and include you in my prayers as well. You have such a wonderful family. I know you feel the love we are all sending you. We are all on "TEAM LISA". Love, Barb Cabot

  11. Dear Lisa,
    I am so happy to hear that you are able to breathe easier with the trache tube. Its wonderful news to hear that you are more comfortable and are able to communicate with your family.
    Much love and prayers to you and your family

  12. Dear Lisa, Jim, Josh, and Melissa: We are so happy to hear the good news that Lisa is able to communicate with you and that this will aid in her recovery. We continue to pray for the doctors to figure out the best treatment for this infection and that you will be feeling much better real soon. Stay strong. May God Bless you all. Rich and Shery

  13. Great to hear that today was a better day. Keep the good new coming! Thank you for keeping us posted with the daily blogs. I come home from work every day and can't wait to log on and hear some good news. Thinking of you all! :)

  14. Dear Lisa,
    So happy to know that you are able to breathe with greater ease and communicate with your loving family. The power of prayer is strong and together we will fight to get you feeling back to yourself soon. We miss you and love you..
    Nancy Hoyt

  15. Dear Lisa and Family,

    Woohoo!! I'm soooo glad to hear that Lisa's fighting spirit is now showing through!!!! Keep it up Lisa, you can kick ANY infection that should try to rear its ugly head! I'm happy that you are more comfortable and able to communicate with your family who loves you so much! I can't even begin to tell you how much you are missed at Carver! Rest assured though, I carry your fighting spirit with me wherever I go on Campus! We continue to pray constantly and thank God for your amazing strength and perseverance. Love and miss you!
    Nurse Judy

  16. Enjoy reading this blog on a daily basis. Great to see Lisa fighting strong. Hopefully things will keep on improving every time I visit. Always thinking about you Lisa.