Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thursday March 12, 2009

Mom is doing well. Today she finished phase 14 of the weaning process. She spent several hours today without the assistance of the ventilator. She was just as strong at the end of the trial as she was when she started. Tomorrow the the therapists will run two tests to determine Mom's lung effeciency. If the tests go well they will attempt to leave Mom off the ventilator for the entire day. If Mom remains strong after a full day off the ventilator, the therapists will attemp to allow her to reamain off the ventilator for up to three days. If that goes well they will then remove the ventilator from the room altogether.

Thank you all for your continued prayers and support!


  1. Hi Lisa,
    This is amazing, but not surprising. We all know how determined you are when you make up your mind to do something. You are progressing by leaps and bounds. I am sure your family is just as thrilled as we all are to hear about how well things are going. I can't wait to hear the news tomorrow.
    Love and prayers,
    Sandy Saldano

  2. Hi Lisa and Family,

    What wonderful news! Our faith is strong and our prayers are being answered.
    Love always,
    Robyn Lunstad and Lindsey friends

  3. Lisa, We miss and think about you daily! We're all so happy your getting stronger and progressing so well. Keep plugging along!
    Team Lisa is here behind you!!
    Love, Lynda

  4. Dear Lisa and Family,
    Keep it up! This is just so wonderful to witness your perserverance and strength! I smile each time I read of the next hurdle you overcome! I will keep up my prayers and I can't wait to see you again! You are sorely missed! Thank you again Jim, Josh and Melly for the updates!
    Nurse Judy

  5. Lis,
    This is such fabulous news! You are on my mind constantly. I love you and am with you every step of the way.
    Love you lots,

  6. Hello Stephenson Family from Wales
    We are all delighted to hear your progress report I have sent you a little something in the post to give you a giggle. You are well on the way to recovery keep up the good work
    Lots of love the richards and the brownings

  7. Lisa,
    What great news to hear you are doing so well! I knew with your strength and determination you would be able to fight this, and I'm very proud of you. You are truly a wonder. I look forward to reading about your progress each day. Your family has been terrific with keeping all of us who love you informed with this blog and we are all very grateful. Keep up the fight, I miss you and can't wait to see you.
    Love, Tracy Hall