Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday's Update

The feeding tube was pulled today because it could not get past the hole in her stomach and the inflamation.  The radiology team will attempt it again in a few more days once more healing has occured.  Mom is so grateful to have the tube out.  She actually made a huge leap forward today.  She was so lethargic and weak since the attempted tube placement yesterday and she stayed that way until around 1:00 pm today.  Suddenly mom's eyes fluttered open and she looked wide-eyed around the room and said, "I need to be doing something.  My life is being stolen by this hospital bed."  So she pulled off her covers and told the nurse she wanted to get up.  She  pulled her own IV stand as she walked down the hall.  Then she sat up and painted for about 2 hours.  She is doing great!  She had a blood transfusion last night which really helped.  She is so thankful for the beautiful flowers and cards and letters and all of the messages on the blog.  Thank you all!!!


  1. I am so grateful and happy to hear the she is feeling better.


  2. Awesome Wendy!! So great to hear you're progressing so well. I just have to say this, don't over-do yourself.
    I'm so happy to hear you're improving!

    Janet Smith

  3. Wendy,
    So glad to hear you are doing soooo much better today. I have been following the blog since I got the URL. My thoughts and prayers will continue for you and your family. The girls have been awesome this week. Have Katie request me as a friend and then you will be able to see all the past pics of the girls then I plan on posting the pics from Spring Break.
    Get plenty of rest and take care of your self.

  4. Wendy is a fighter! Good for you for getting up and being active. My grandfather lived to be 100 and we always said he would die with a shovel in his hand since he was always doing something. We attribute his longevity to that. We're continuing to think about you and pray for you!