Sunday, May 24, 2009

Update on Katie

As of 11:30 this morning, Katie is stable. She is not worse but really not any better either. Not really any change. Her brain swelling has not seemed to have gone down because she is still describing her pain as a 10 out of 10. They finally gave her some morphine to help with the pain so she could sleep. She woke up wanting Jello so that is great news. That is the first time she has been able to eat since Thursday. She seems to be re-gaining some movement in her arm (able to lift it up) but her hand is still numb and she has no control over her hand. Her doctors have said this is really rare and they only see about one pregnant women with encephalitis a year. They have not gotten any lab results back to determine what they are treating yet. They are hoping to get some back either today or tomorrow. Some will be back in a week and some will take a month or longer.

The OB doctor has been monitoring Baby Reese's heartbeat and said it is normal. This is a praise!

Please pray that they will get the lab results very soon, so they will know exactly what they are treating and that the extreme head pain can be relieved.

Cody and I are in LR at my parent's house with Zach. Zach is doing great just playing around and loving being with his Gran and G-Daddy.

Thank you for praying!

37 comments:

the osbornes said...

Shannon thanks for keeping everyone updated. We are praying constantly. Please let us know if there is anything at all that we can do. I'd be happy to help with Zach or anything else!
Mandy

Heather said...

Shannon I will be praying for her and for continued wisdom for the doctors' and that God would cover them with His grace and mercy. Lifting them up.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Shannon, I will continue to pray. It is in God's hands and I know that will bring you great comfort. I just know all will be ok.

Vanilla Lavender said...

Shannon, I'll keep her in my prayers. Blessings, Vanessa

Prissy Southern Prep said...

We will be praying for her often. I hate to hear you all are going through this.

Tami said...

Shannon~

Parying for both Katie!!

Hugs~T

Christina said...

Praying for your sister-in-law and her baby and for wisdom and clear minds as the doctors' treat her.

Sandra said...

I will definitely pray for her as well. Please keep us posted. ((HUGS))
Sandra

our family said...

Praying for Katie and baby Reese.
Hugs and Prayers
Rachel in PA
PS Hoping that Zach is so spoiled and loved on he is too busy to notice his mommy and daddy are not with him.

Katie said...

Oh my goodness...I am praying so hard for her and the baby. (And the rest of y'all's family, too.) I'll keep praying.

stitching under oaks said...

Oh Shannon,
We'll be praying for Katie and your entire family. We'll be praying protection for baby Reese and a quick healing with no residual effects for Katie.

Shilo said...

Oh wow...I will be praying for her! May God restore her to health very soon!

Cindy said...

Your SIL and family will be in my prayers!

Tanya said...

They will be in my prayers. It's so hard when something like this just comes out of nowhere. Praying peace and healing for your family.

Linda said...

Oh, my...my heart goes out to the whole family. I will offer prayers for both Mother and Baby. Please continue to update us......

Brittany said...

I went to bed with your family on my mind and woke up this morning with you all on my mind again. We are praying!

Vashti said...

Praying!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Thank you for the update. Gosh, I will be praying. Hang in there girl. This blog community is lifting up your family.

Nora said...

Praying as I type. God is so good and the master healer...we put our trust in Him...

Ally0005 said...

Your family is in my prayers.

Ally

The Browns said...

Oh my goodness! I just read everything that is going on with Katie. Your family will definitely be in my prayers. <3

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

He is the Healer of all! Praying for continued strength and wisdom for your family and the doctors. What would we do without His Sovereignty?

julie & joe said...

Shannon,
We are praying for Katie and your family.
Julie

Denise K. said...

Still praying...this is a really scary situation, but I know God can heal, and I will pray that he brings comfort to the entire family...sending lots of love from Colorado to your family, Denise

A Hint of Home said...

Shannon, I have prayed for your SIL and baby Reese. I will continue to lift them and your family up before the throne.
Look forward to updates and better news.

Nikki said...

Shannon, I'm praying for Katie and the baby. The Blood of Jesus and His Healing Power is bigger than this.

HeathahLee said...

Shannon, just wanted to let you know I'm praying for Katie and the family!

Candy Johnson said...

Please tell Jason and Katie that we love them and we praying for all three of them.

Deb said...

Shannon we're sending lots of prayers and good thoughts to you, Katie and all of your family. Blessings to all of you!!

mrs boo radley said...

We're praying for all of you, especially Katie!

Thanks for the update.

Love from a viral encephalitis survivor,
Leah

Cherit said...

I'm praying for your entire family and for wisdom of the Doctors. Thank you for the update.

Cheri

Angie said...

Shannon, thanks for the update. I will be praying for Katie!!! Take care.

Leslie said...

I am a friend of Mandy's(katie's sister) and I've been praying for Katie all weekend...along with many others. Thanks for updating your blog. Continuing to pray for Katie as long as needed!

Girl with the Curlz said...

I am sending prayers to Katie and the baby as well as your entire family.

Linda

Eric and Leslie Warford said...

We are certainly praying and would be more that happy to do anything to help here in Little Rock!

Please give your family our best,

Eric and Leslie Warford

Twice as Nice said...

We will be praying for Kate and Reese (love the name) and for your family. Hoping for some good news very soon. The Twins.

Felicia said...

Prayers coming from Utah...