Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Sleeping Angel

Our little angel is just sleeping away...I think FINALLY the vomiting has stopped and she has been able to keep her meds down. She is really tired...and appears to be sleeping peacefully.

The FW cardiologist did an ECHO tonight...he had some concerns from her XRAY that he said he wouldn't be able to sleep until he knew for sure the situation. Well..fortunately, so far...there doesn't seem to be much negative (nor positive for that manner) change in the function of her heart. That is good news in some aspects, since he was concerned that the other side (left) side of her heart may be failing...BUT IT IS NOT! The FW doc did call our Indy cardiologist(at his home in Indy, none the less) to give a heads up...get some feedback and let him know he was sending the ECHO to Indy. Dr. Parikh (Indy) will look at it tomorrow and and then we can get a "plan."

So for now...the plan is to let her rest, get her fluid levels all situated and get her strong enough to start feeding again. We hope to know tomorrow what the immediate future holds...whether it be home, Indy and or even possibly moving the UofM date up a bit.

We were told again tonight that Kate has a really really tough disease...and we know we have a long long road ahead of us....a road of complete uncertainty...a road of spur of the moment trips to the hospital...a road of sadness...and a road of joy. So many forks...and we just don't know which one God has already planned for us. So...again we take each day and be thankful for it and the time we have with Kate.

This doesn't mean we are freaked out about all of this...that we don't have moments of complete panic and sadness...we are human and she is our little girl...but somehow...we carry on...we "do it" and we live life...I guess that is the only choice we have!

Thanks again for all the prayers and our trusty friends Gayle and Jane who once again stepped up to child-care...as well as Nana for watching Kate while Andy, Seth and I went to dinner....and to Nana and Oompa for watching Seth this evening. Thank you!!!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear that you have had another trip to the hospital--when things seemed to be going so well. Hopefully, a new bit of information will result and lead to another part of a breakthrough for Kate. Sending much love and continuing prayers,
Carol M.

Anonymous said...

Prayers are flowing for the discernment and wisdom of the doctors here and in Indy. Hopefully, they can get her on the right path. I pray that you all can get some rest. God bless!!

Nancy

Melissa said...

How wonderful that you have such great family and friends to step up just when they are needed. Kate is so special to everyone who's lives she has touched. Hope she is feeling stronger and ready to start chowing this morning! Prayers for you all and keeping you in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

DEAR LAYMAN FAMILY, OUR HEARTS ARE TOUCHED FOR THE LARGE LOAD YOU ARE CARRYING. BUT WE KNOW THAT OUR WONDERFUL LORD IS ABLE AND WALKS WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF EVERY DAY. YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY, AND WE CAN SEE YOUR LOVE AND FAITH THROUGH YOUR TESTIMONIES AND THE PICTURES. YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL. WE ARE CONTINUALLY PRAYING AND BELIEVING IN THE POWER OF GOD AND WE PRAISE HIM FOR HIS CARE. WE ARE PRAYING FOR THE DOCTORS TOO. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. WITH OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS. THE LEITCH'S

Anonymous said...

An Angel is what she is ..... Sent from God.....Gorgeous Kate. Hope the news is getting better on her little setback......John and Linda S