Tuesday, July 31, 2007

No Room in the Inn

Like I posted earlier, it has been a crazy day here in our little world...several other families going through this "crap" also! We lost our sleeping room tonight... a couple other families got priority. They did offer us 2 cots in a conference room. After discussing all the pros and cons..we've decided to go ahead and get a room across the street at the Marten House....that way...we can get a good night sleep before the big day.

Kate is doing well...she has recovered from her traumatic morning. They tell us her lungs have really cleared up nicely. It looks like we are on track for a 10ish surgery. She has been resting well this afternoon and evening...she looks a lot better than when she was having such a hard time.

My brother surprised us and made a special trip down here for a visit and dinner. Thanks Doug for making the drive! We really really appreciate the visit...some days get really really long.

We'll keep you all posted tomorrow. We are really humbled by the number of people who are so connected to us and are checking on us daily. Thanks for loving, caring for and praying for our family. We are blessed by wonderful wonderful friends and family....keep those comments/emails coming...they do more for us than you can ever imagine....just knowing you care...it's a wonderful feeling.


Anonymous said...

Krista and Andy
Decided to check your blog before bed. Glad you had a place to go and hopefully you will sleep well. I know you must feel so drained of energy. We will be thinking of you and praying for Kate, for you, and for the doctors tomorrow. So glad I have my computer with me and can check your blog. We love you and send you big hugs. Art and Reen

Mel said...

Romans 5:3-5
...we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

Praying that at this moment you feel this hope and love - and sending a hug.

Anonymous said...

Kate’s Blog is a wondrous thing. It reaches out and touches the hearts of all those who read this Journey of Faith and Courage. Your family unit simply radiates with Goodness. Know that I am “here” for you. Love and Hugs, Susan

lizzie said...

I'm so sorry that you have to go through this...again. I'm praying this next surgery goes extremely well and Baby Kate will respond and heal quickly. God is able. Sending much love your direction.

Anonymous said...

Krista & Andy,
So sorry that Kate will have to have this second surgery so soon, but praise God that when you take her home you'll have peace of mind that the hole is finally "fixed" and you can then concentrate on other things. We will be praying for all throughout the day that you will feel God's presence close when you need it the most.
I have a favor to ask........Parkview is fine tuning the PICU and such at the new Women's & Children's hospital at the North campus and the support that the Ronald McDonald charities can give. They would like to know from parents which is more beneficial...to have a "Family Room" under the same roof as the PICU/peds, or to have a "House" close by for more of a get-away. Could you make some mental notes of what you like and don't like about the facilities there and let me know? You will certainly be the experts on this subject before this is all over.
Blessings your way, especially for today......Marlene

Judy Davis said...

Krista & Andy, It is about 10:30 so I am praying again for your sweet little girl
as she is in surgery. May
she be well and be a joy to both of you! Love,
Judy Davis