Thursday, December 11, 2008

From Mike: Day +16 (Day 10 in ICU)

Update: 9:50am
Her parents are with her. I just talked with them on the phone and she had a restful night. She's still pretty sedated. No report yet on the CT scan, so that's probably good news. Her liver bilirubin was down to 4.2 day, still trending down. Her neutrophils are back down to 100, but that's ok. It's going to go up and down every day, the long term trend is what to really look at. So far the trend is three days with neutrophils so that's still excellent news!


Anonymous said...

Dawn we miss you! Lots and lots, Shane and I aren't the same without you. We hope you continue on your progression to getting better.

Let us know if there is anything we can do.

I know I have not been by to visit lately and I apologize for not making it by. :( I will make it by this weekend. Training is still on schedule and I'm even thinking about doing another race this summer with TNT! Right now I'm running everyday and on long runs I'm up to 8 miles! How crazy is that. Who does that?

Well keep up the healing, I'm praying for you!


Sharon said...

Hi Mike and Dawn,
My name is Sharon and I'm a member of Dawn's mom & dad's church in Holland, OH. I wanted to let you know that I joined the bone marrow registry back in Nov. when you posted the request and I've asked several others to join too but don't know if any have. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date via your blog. If I may use the words of your dad... Hang it there Dawn, "God's not finished with you yet!" :-) We're not ever going to give up praying for you, so don't you give up either. You can beat this thing!

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that Christy and Steve are well enough to go to the hospital. I know how hard that would be not to be there. A year ago Sheryl, Christy's cousin and my daughter had a tear in the aorta and had a heart attack and a light stroke. We know about the ups and downs of the hospital and ventilators and trachs but God was good and she is a miracle. Most do not make it but indeed God wassn't finished with her yet. During that time her husband Don did what Mike is doing and found it to be therapeutic and it helped us when we came home and read all the prayers and comforting words from friends all over the country. I know this is a blessing and you are a blessing for keeping us informed. love, Aunt Gloria

P.s. It snowed in Houston last night.

Felicia said...

Hey Dawn, I'm sorry to hear about the ventilator removal not going well, but I'm so happy to hear of all of the other good advances that you're making. You're constantly in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there!!


P.S. It almost snowed in Atlanta last night and I'm sooooo glad it didn't. How do I miss the Lowcountry, let me count the ways....

Steve Vandergriff said...

Still sending prayers and positive mojo your way!!!

-Steve Vandergriff

Anonymous said...

Haven't heard a word about how Dawn or you are doing, we know that you have your hands full with trying to take care of everything, Dawn's health, the air conditioner, work and other things but when there are no updates we all worry. Just a short message on the blog site that there aren't any changes or everything is fine would set all our minds at easy. God Bless you all.
Grandpa Tony & Nancy

Annie - Steven's mom said...

Thinking of you all so much - hopefully no news is good news.
love and light

Tara said...

Hope is all well with Dawn. Getting worried over here. Like the last poster stated, no news is good news.