Wednesday, May 27, 2009

9:20 AM Wednesday

It looks like last evening was a turning point for Katie. Jason said it is absolutely amazing to see the difference in her today. She didn't get to rest very well last night but this morning she is already asking for cereal.

Her neurologist has already seen her this morning and she was able to raise her right arm off the bed and give him a high five (bump his hand). She was also able to squeeze his fingers a little with her fingers.

The have taken the EEG machine off and it showed that everything was normal.

They are not going to try to do another MRI. The doctors said that seeing "clinical results" are better than seeing a picture of her brain. Major praise!

They will be taking her off her antibiotics today since they have concluded that this was viral and not bacterial.

Today is going to be a big day for her. They really want her to start moving around and trying to get up. She is really weak and stiff but she nodded that she wanted to try and get up. So they will be helping her sit up on the edge of her bed or in a chair to see if she can sit up by herself and making sure she can do this without making her head hurt worse.

They are also hopeful today that they will be able to move her out of the ICU to a normal room on a normal floor. What a huge praise! She will be able to get more uninterrupted sleep and obviously this means she is getting better!

Thank you Lord for continuing to heal Katie!

62 comments:

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh happy day! Thanks for that GREAT update....Way to Katie~

Carla said...

You don't know me, but I am praying in Maryland for Katie!

The Bunch Fam! said...

Such good news on a Wednesday morning. It's amazing how fast this has all happened and is already turning around...though it seems like an eternity when you're waiting for results. Jenny saw her yesterday afternoon and her dad was in a much more optimistic mindset than when she was there Sunday. We've got you linked to our blog so people can keep checking. Thanks for your work in keeping everyone updated. TB

Katie said...

Oh, that is SO AWESOME to read this morning! I've been checking in all morning for an update! PRAISE THE LORD! We're continuing to pray for her!

Jill Whittington said...

Praise the Lord!

Brittany said...

Wonderful news!!!!!

Alex and Jill said...

YAY!! Wonderful report. Continuing to pray.

Amy Mott said...

Thank the Good Lord for being with you, Katie, and all of your family during this time.

Christa said...

What great news and answer to prayers!! You can't keep Katie down...she's a go-getter! =)

Virginia said...

Awesome news! I'm so glad to hear she's doing better! Thank you Jesus. We're still praying for her to continue to improve and be back to 100% soon.

-V.

Cari said...

This has made my day! I am so happy she is improving! So happy! Lets hope the good news keeps up!

Alyce said...

What awesome news! God is good!!!!

Lindy said...

Praise the Lord, what wonderful news! I will continue praying for a quick recovery for Katie!

Stephanie said...

Continued prayers!!

Sue said...

PRAISE GOD! I have been reading updates and I thank God for His healing power. I appreciate your updates so we can know how she is progressing.

Karyn said...

Wonderful news! Katie is obviously a fighter.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Praise the Lord! I am praying for much improvement in the days ahead. So glad to hear she is better. Jackie

The Pifer's said...

AMAZING NEWS!!!! I AM PRAYING SO HARD SWEETIE!!!!

Darlene said...

Praise the Lord!!!!! GREAT news!

Matt said...

great news. Thanks for keeping us updated Shannon. We're praying hard for a full and expedient recovery for Katie. We're also praying that Jason will have stamina and wisdom as he works through all this.

If you hear of something they need at UAMS - shoot me an email and let me know.

mhenry79@gmail.com

-Matt

duchess said...

Wonderful news! Praying for continued improvement.

Southern Fried Gal said...

Yeah God!!! Thanks for the wonderful news. Continuing to pray!

Kari Beth said...

wonderful wonderful news! thanks for the updates!

Tami said...

What an awesome update....all the praise is due Him!!

Hugs~T

Jennifer said...

Yay!! I'm so excited about the wonderful news! Still praying!

Jennifer said...

What wonderful news!! So exciting to watch God healing - praying that all goes well as she sits up a bit...patience!

stitching under oaks said...

such great news! Praise the Lord!

Heather said...

That is such good news!!! God is so good and I will continue to pray for continual healing!

belladella said...

I am so happy to hear that she is improving. Just awesome news! Please keep us posted and we will definitely keep all of you in our prayers.

Hugs,
Kim

Haley Nicodemus said...

Oh that's the best news I've heard in a long time! Praying that she comes home soon!

A Hint of Home said...

God is sooooo Good! Great news and it is a wonderful praise!

The Kahler Family said...

I saw the prayer request on Kelly's Korner and have been praying for Katie ever since. What a huge praise that she is having such progress!
Angie in AZ

Sarah said...

Shannon, I've been following every day but have failed to leave a comment. What a praise for Katie!

Ally0005 said...

I've heard so much sadden this week, it nice to hear some good news.Praise the Lord!

Ally

Diane said...

We are so excited, Shannon! YAY!

Rebekah McPherson said...

What a PRAISE! Doug and I are praying for the Whites and the Rowes. Lord give them peace that passes all understanding and wisdom. What a precious family!
Love, Rebekah and Doug McPherson

Vanessa said...

Fantastic news.
Huge hugs
XXX

Susan said...

I am so thankful for this wonderful report! I am praising God. The road is still long.. so we will keep praying for Katie and that sweet girl!
Susan Mayfield
AB Parent

AJ said...

That is great news!! I look forward to hearing more:)

Anonymous said...

You don't know me at all, but I have been following your blog for about a month now. But since you began posting about Katie I've been checking in several times a day for updates. I pray that she continues to improve daily and can go home soon and finish growing that wonderful baby! God bless!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Said a prayer for your family!

Gloria said...

Great News! I had viral meningitis and I was in the hospital for a week and then home for a week before I felt like myself. It is a horrible thing to have and the pain is unbeliveable. I can't imagine having it and being pregnant. It was very scary.

HeathahLee said...

That is such great news, Shannon! The Lord is faithful!

Sheri Cross Gardner said...

Thank you so much for all the information you have posted about Katie! We will continue to pray for her, baby, and Jason too.

April said...

YAY!!! Such good news!! Still praying for Katie & all of you!!

Momofgirls said...

Yippee for cereal!!

We will continue in prayer!

Jennifer said...

Thank you God for healing. So glad she is doing better!!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

What a great day! Still praying.

Lana said...

Wonderful news!

julie & joe said...

That is wonderful news!

Leslie said...

that is awesome!!! i am so happy for katie, her husband, zac, baby boy, sister mandy, her mom and dad...guess i could go on and on. thanks for posting such great news!!
friend of mandy bain's.

melissa said...

Shannon~I was out of town when this all started, but have just read the updates. Thank goodness things are looking up~prayers are coming from Texas~

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

So very sorry Katie and your family has had to go through all of this~Thankful for a Heavenly Father that answers prayers! I was stopping by to let you know of a great giveaway on my blog. My prayers are with you and your family as well!

Hugs to you,
~Victoria~

Jenna said...

I've been gone over the weekend and I just saw your posts! I'll keep her in my prayers!

Megan said...

So glad to hear about Katie's progress.

a Taste from Tonya's Kitchen... said...

Tell Katie her MOPS group is praying for her fast and complete recovery!

The Graves' House said...

great news! so glad to hear of her improvement. we will continue to pray...

a Taste from Tonya's Kitchen... said...

Please let Katie know that her MOPS group at FBC is praying for her fast and complete recovery! We can't wait to see her smiling face. ~Tonya Pleggenkuhle

Cory and Cari said...

What a praise!! I am so glad to read good news! Praying for complete healing!!

Christina said...

Glad to hear she is doing better. I will pray that she continues to improve.

Twice as Nice said...

We are so thankful for the good news. We hope she will be able to come home soon. Praise God.

The twins

Wendy said...

Keeping her and the baby in my prayers!!