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Sunday, August 31, 2008

The update y'all have waited for

Sorry to keep everyone out of the loop, I wanted to make sure my sister got her email before I posted this. Brooklyn had an awful night on Friday and Saturday morning I happened to call about 5 minutes before the Nurse Practitioner was going to call me. She had a perforation in her intestinal tract and needed to have surgery. We were so lucky that the nurse working that night was primary on Isabel also so she knows our family and we have kept in touch all this time. She was blessed with some mother's intuition for me and if she had not been there the symptoms may not have been caught for an hour or two longer. Needless to say we are so grateful for Jennifer. Surgery went as well as can be expected, she tried to give the anesthesiologist a hard time and make him earn his money by having her blood pressure going crazy. She came thru surgery fine but was obviously critical. Today is a bit better but not much. Mike and I have been trying to get excited about the itty bitty victories today but the nurses don't want us to get our hopes too high. I guess that's about it. We really won't know what else it looks like might happen for a couple of days or so. Please, Please keep her in your prayers, I know you may be tired of praying for her but this is definitely the most critical she's been since she has been alive...

On a happier note Today was Brooklyn's one week birthday... So she's now a 25 1/2 weeker! OH I almost forgot.... The nurses changed a tube in her mouth today and when they pulled it out... well my lil' girl didn't like it to much so she opened her right eye and glared at them!!!! At least my lil' girl is feisty. Will let you know as soon as we have more info on her outlook. Also thank you to all the church members here in St Louis who have been willing and able to come and donate blood for Brooklyn. We are so overwhelmed by the love that we have been shown.

8 comments:

Katy said...

Hang in there, you guys; we're all thinking about you and we're definitely NOT tired of hearing you ask for prayers! We will happily give them for Brooklyn as well the rest of your family.

MJ/Mom/GrammaJ said...

We are so glad for an update and wish it were better news. We will keep praying and know that with God's love all will be well, no matter what. We know how hard it is but you guys are great and will roll with whatever is tossed your way. Love you

CarolynWalker said...

Glad for the updates; we don't have to bug you by phone this way. Know our prayers are always with you; you guys are so special. Love you, Carolyn

Aubrey & Cheyenne Martin said...

I say, keep it up with the attitude, Brooklyn! There's nothing wrong with a fiesty girl...

Caroline said...

Thank you so much for the update! Brooklyn has been through so much and is already showing us how strong she is! What a blessing!

Southern Princess said...

Glad to hear she has some of her momma's 'tude when needed!! You all are on our minds down here! We love you!

Diva said...

We are so amazed by Brooklyn's fiestiness and even more in wonder about your courage and high spirits. YOU inspire US.
We have you in our prayers and have added your family to our praying friends.

Carol & Paul

Brenda said...

Your updates are inspiring and helpful for those of us that have the urge to call, but don't want to interrupt your life anymore than possible. I am thinking of your family today, and sending healing thoughts and praying for many blessings in your lives. Love to all!