Monday, January 19, 2009

Update January 18th

Well we got some good news yesterday. Around lunch time, on my birthday, my mother came out of her coma. BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER!! It's a long story but I was not there when it happened but my uncle was. When I was able to get down to the hospital, she opened her eyes, started crying and squeezed my hand. There is still a lot to overcome but as of this morning she is breathing on her own (the ventalator is still in her throat but only as a back up). Looks like they are going to run a bunch of neuro tests today including a MRI but we wont know anything for a while. This is going to be a slow process but we are hopeful. Chuck, my uncle, had to head back home today and I'm a bit scared about being here by myself. My dad, my mom's ex husband, has really stepped up though and really really been there for me. So have my cousins on both sides, especially Julye and Andrea. I feel really blessed to have such great friends and family. I will keep you all updated as news becomes more availible. Love you all!


erin said...

Wow Katie. I had no idea all of this was going on. I happend to click on my blog today and saw that you had some recent posts up. I'm so thankful that your mom is out of the coma! I know how much you love her and I can't imagine what these past days have been like. I was actually praying for you yesterday, and I'm so glad that God answered the prayer i didn't know to pray! Thanks for the updates!

hrhdiana said...

this is such wonderful news! what a terrific gift. much love.