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Monday, October 17, 2005

The air we breathe

10/17/05

Kaitlyn is improving, always welcome news. As I mentioned, she was having some breathing difficulties over the weekend. It became bad enough that they had her on 100% oxygen (compared to normal air which is 20%). Yesterday they were able to lower it to 65% oxygen. Still considerably higher than normal, but certainly movement in the right direction.

Liz is also feeling better, although treating the incision 3 times a day has already gotten old. She was able to get out of the house a little over the weekend, but then crashed asleep for 3 hours afterwards. I keep tellling her she's doing a great narcolepsy impression (the people who fall asleep all the time, like when they're eating or talking to someone).

My dad and stepmom were in town, so they all met up in the hospital and dad and Marcia were able to see Kaitlyn in the NICU.

Have a great week!

Gary

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Liz.

Patrick and I have you in our thoughts every day. I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better and that Kaitlyn is improving.

I don't know what else to say... Just know that you have a lot of people around you that really care, and are pulling for you and your family every day.

XOXOXOXOXOX

:) Steph

Anonymous said...

Liz and Brian, My thoughts and tears are with you. Bless the time that you were able to parent, love, and comfort Corrine. The loving caresses and touch of a mother and father is the most important of all. She will forever be your little angel in heaven.

I am happy to hear that Kaitlyn hasn't needed to be shunted. The fact that her brain bleed has not been significant enough to require a shunt is a true positive. I hope that she continues to grow and strengthen.

I think of you always and am wishing you all of the best. It has been a tough road. I wish I could be there to help...

Love, Sue

julie deruvo said...

So happy to hear that Kaitlyn and Liz are doing better! We all welcome the good news! The prayers will continue to be with you and please know that we are still here if you need anything!
God Bless your family!
Love,
Julie

Jodi from PROM said...

Glad to hear that Kaitlyn is improving again. Would love to see a pic if you get an opportunity. Glad you're feeling better too, Liz.

:) Jodi from PROM

Anonymous said...

Great news today when I checked! Everyone seems to be heading in the right direction. I am so happy for all three of you. Would love to see pictures of Kaitlyn. Gary thanks for all the updates. Love Nancy

Michelle Flannagan said...

So glad to hear Kaitlyn's breathing is improved, and that she continues to gain strength.

Thanks for the updates.

Michelle

Deirdra Claiborne said...

Dear Liz,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We think of you, Kaitlyn and Brian often. We wish there was something we could do to help.

Possibly Deirdra could give you some free treatment to help you on your journey to good health and well being when the infection subsides.

All Our Love and Heartfelt Hugs.

Deirdra and Barbara
485-5834

Kimberly Zibilich said...

Liz and Brian,
Keith and I are in shock about what has happened to you and the babies. I heard about the news over the weekend, actually I was in SF this past weekend and received the call from Lynn I would have loved to come to your house and give you a big hug but I understand that you and Brian need time to recover. We are thinking and praying for you and Kaitlyn.
Love,
Kimberly

Anonymous said...

Yeah for all, this is welcomed good news. Kaitlyn deserves only the best and she has it, with such loving parents, and a wonderful medical staff. We love you all very much. --Whitney