Tuesday, May 26, 2009

6:30 PM Tuesday

Major praises!! Katie was able to eat dinner tonight and put her glasses on for the first time since Friday. She was also able to talk on the phone to her brother. She said her head pain is a little better since this morning too so hopefully her brain swelling is going down. Thank you Lord and thank you prayer warriors!

Her doctors have pretty much determined that this was viral (not bacterial) since it has been resistant to the antibiotics. Possibly from a cold sore she had a week or two ago that went to her brain.

She still does not have feeling in her right fingers. On Friday she was only able to move her shoulder (not her arm) so the feeling has slowly been working its way back down her arm. Hopefully she will regain total feeling soon!

Please pray that she has a calm nights sleep and wakes up with less head pain and with an appetite.

66 comments:

Eric and Leslie Warford said...

Hooray for good news!

The Warfords

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Thank you Lord and yes we WILL KEEP PRAYING! Thanks for the updates...Glad she ate too~

Cari said...

Praises indeed! I will still pray until she is home and healthy! I'm so glad she could eat. Praying the pain goes away!

Jennifer said...

So glad to have a good report....still praying!

Susan said...

Praise God for this wonderful news! What a huge step in the right direction! We will keep praying.
Love,
Susan Mayfield
( Arkansas Baptist Parent)

Ann said...

Shannon, Katie is so blessed to have you as her sister-in-law! Thank you for faithfully keeping us updated. I'm rejoicing with you and your family over this latest report!!! :)

Ann Barker
Ps. 86:6-12

Leslie said...

That is great news for Katie!! Thanks for updating! I am a friend of Mandy (her sister) btw.

julie & joe said...

That's wonderful news, Shannon!

Melissa Marie said...

God is good! We will continue to pray for her until she is fully restored! Glad to hear good news. :)

Southern Fried Gal said...

PTL! Continuing to pray...

Jennifer said...

Praise the Lord! I'm so excited she was able to eat tonight. Praying for a restful night.

duchess said...

It's great to hear some good news.
Still praying in SC.
Thanks for the updates.

Candy Johnson said...

This is the best news I've heard in a long time!

stitching under oaks said...

such great news. Our family just lifted Katie and baby Reese up in prayer during our worship time. Yeah for praises! We'll continue to pray. Thank you for keeping us posted.

Keetha said...

Are they calling this encephalitis???

the osbornes said...

It's great to hear good news! Praying for a good night

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Glad she could eat! Keeping her and her family in my prayers!

Diane said...

YES!

Shilo said...

What WONDERFUL news! God is good! We'll keep praying!

Sandra said...

Praise the Lord! Happy to hear that she is improving. Will continue to pray here.
Blessings,
Sandra

mrs boo radley said...

Thankful for the blessings along the way...and hoping for a full recovery!

Leah

Julie said...

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! Still earnestly praying!

Jeni said...

That is so good...hope tomorrow is even better for her!

Chrissie Grace said...

I have been following your posts regularly here in FL. and have been saying lots of prayers.
I'm so glad there is good new tonite!

Twice as Nice said...

Great News! Praise God.

Katie said...

Praise Him! We're still praying hard! Hang in there, Katie & family!!

Gail said...

Praise God for this progress!

Still praying...
God bless you all

Mommyto3andahusky said...

I have been thinking about Katie and praying for her! :) This sounds so familiar as I had the same thing last August and it was so scary. Tell her that a pregnant stranger in Nebraska that also had viral meningitis is praying for her! :)

Alex and Jill said...

Praise the Lord!!!

Thank you for updating.

~Amy said...

It's so good to hear she is improving, and she and our family will continue to stay in my prayers!

BLESSINGS...Amy

A Hint of Home said...

Praise the Lord for better news. I'll pray she rests well and improves each day.

Chad and Wendy Donley said...

Very thankful for promising news!

We are continuing to pray for Katie and Reese, along with everyone surrounding her right now.

Nick and Meredith said...

Thanks for putting up these updates, I have been praying and wondering but just discovered your blog...I will continue to pray. Katie is a precious.

Mark and Abby said...

Glad to hear there is progress. We are continuing to pray for Katie and Jason daily. Thanks for the updates, we've really been thinking about them a lot.

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Bless her heart. I know she must be so scared. This is such good news!!

Chris said...

What great news!! We will keep Katie and Jason in our prayers. We love you all.

Chris, Krista, and boys

Karyn said...

Yea!

Tami said...

What wonderful news....Praise the LORD!!

Will keep praying!!
Hugs~T

Megan said...

Glory be to God. Love to hear good news.

Angie said...

Shannon, what great news!!! Thanks for the update!! I will keep praying for you and your family. Take care.

HeathahLee said...

Praise God! We'll just keep praying things keep getting better and better, and that she can get some major rest!

RLM said...

This is JJ Coleman's sister - please tell Jason and Katie we are praying for them!
Randi Mackey

Girl with the Curlz said...

Praise the Lord!! I will continue praying.

Linda

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

That is wonderful news! Praise God.

Nora said...

You are so great at updates...thank you for keeping us posted. We are still praying and will continue to do so.
Blessings,
Nora

Momofgirls said...

Praying...

Matt said...

Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. We're praying.

The Photo Goo said...

That's great news. I've been thinking and praying for your family.

Leslie said...

I am sure you will take all the good news you can get! I feel just horrible for her, I cannot imagine living with that pain and being pregnant on top of it. Bless her heart. Sending up prayers right now!

Cherry said...

Praise the Lord!
I'll keep praying for complete recovery and that baby Reece will be protected from this.
Love & Blessings!

Lindsay said...

We are so thankful for the good news! Kevin and I have been out of town for the last few days but stayed informed through Sarah. We will continue to pray for Katie, baby Reese, and the entire Rowe family. We pray for a speedy recovery and a healthy mom and baby!

Love,

Lindsay and Kevin Cortez

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the update - Thank God for some improvement - will keep up the prayers on our end!

Sam Mayo

Sarah Fries said...

Figured it out!

Joyce said...

I hope they have checked out the possibility of a stroke. A good friend had a similar incident, and bled into her brain for a week because they had no idea that it could be a stroke. Sounds like she has good Drs., though. Please keep all us "stalkers" posted.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Oh Shannon...bless Katie's sweet heart! I have been out of the blogging loop for a few days, so I'm just now finding out about this. I will pray for Katie and your whole family. Glad to hear that she is improving.

~Amanda

Beth said...

Shannon, I'm just catching up here and am so glad to hear that your SIL is doing better. This verse came to mind as I was reading your updates, "O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me."
Psalm 30:2

Vashti said...

Thank You Jesus!! Praying For complete healing. I am sending you my love from England!
Keep us upto date.
xx

Nikki said...

Praise the Lord!

Mandi said...

Oh Shannon, I am so sorry! I have been away for the weekend and missed all this that has been going on with Katie. I will be praying for her and baby Reese. I hope she is able to rest and eat again today.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

So glad that things are looking up!

TidyMom said...

Oh that's such good news!!
....still praying for her continued recovery!

~TidyMom

Laura said...

Her and the baby continues to be in my prayers daily. That is an Awsome PRAISE that she is getting better! THANK YOU LORD!

Kasey said...

yes...prayers my girl.
xo

McGlaughlin Family said...

Thank you Jesus for watching over Katie and the baby...Shannon we will keep praying and trusting In Him to do more than we can imagine.
Sweet Blessing~

Jill Whittington said...

Katie and baby Reese are in my prayers!!

Kari Beth said...

PTL! So happy to hear it!