Update 5/27/11 – 5:16 AM

27 May

This morning around 3:00 AM they removed the “wing nut” (Brain pressure monitor) from the left side of Beth’s skull.  What that means is they are confident that the brain swelling is continuing to diminish.  It also heralds the beginning of the process to remove all of the tubes that she currently has in her face: Vent for breathing, tube for feeding, and temperature monitor.

She is resting easy this morning: All numbers look great and she is responding better than yesterday.  When commanded she shows two fingers which have always been tough for Beth.  Thumbs, no problem, although the last two days even those didn’t happen.

Her temp is down but not normal yet, it’s around 37.8 C (100.4 F) which is unassisted other than using the Tylenol.  Yesterday they had to use a cooling blanket that they warped around her core and her thighs.  It’s connected to a cooling unit that pumps cold water through it.  Of course that made her shiver, so they also put on a “bear cover” which looks like a float you use on the water.  It has chambers in which they pump warm air through and that keeps her from shivering, along with a shot of Demerol.

Prayer Needs: That her temp continues to fall.  Also, in looking at her culture test they think they found something that might be the reason he temp is so high, so they are retesting.  Please really pray about that.

Urgent Need Update: The issue with Cassandra’s apartment has been resolved.  Some wonderful folks in Pocatello are going to pack everything up and store it in their garage until we can it brought over to Boise and then to Spokane.  (Or something like that, not sure at the moment what to do)

Thank you all again, for all the prayers, emails, phone calls, meals, visits…everything; it means so much and has helped….I can’t even begin to tell you.

In regards to the PayPal donate button, I tried to get that put on the blog but was not successful. (Sorry Savannah)

WOH!!!!!!!!!! Bethany just opened her eyes as I was typing this and the nurse Shana came in and walked her through her test.  Two strong fingers were raised on command on her right side, and a good effort was made on her left side.  She tried to lift her right and left knees and you could see Beth make a considered effort but wasn’t able to move it much.

Then it was my turn and I told her the usual: You’re in the hospital, you’ve been in a bike accident and you had a bump on your head…..and I can’t remember the rest because right now she is holding my hand and I am typing one handed! Later!

Sorry for the quick exit but I wanted to get this post as soon as possible but with Beth holding my left hand it was a challenge.  She is much more awake today and her eyes are staying open for a longer time but it’s hard to tell if she’s wide a wake or just day dreaming.  But I held onto her hand until she finally closed her eyes.

Thanks again for everything, and God is GREAT!

This is a picture of Bethany on the way home from eating breakfast at Perry Street Cafe with her Grandpa and us and she spotted this cool place underneath two large pine trees.  She said it reminded her of her fort back in Pocatello.  The other one is with her Grandpa in the downtown Spokane park..can you say attitude?


Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Uncategorized


10 responses to “Update 5/27/11 – 5:16 AM

  1. Brenda

    May 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you so much, Paul, for updating us regularly. It is very encouraging to hear about Bethany’s progress. I love you all very much.

  2. Marcia Britain

    May 27, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Sooooo glad to hear the good news about Bethany’s progress! Still praying for God’s blessings on Bethany, Family and Friends multiple times daily. Love to all, Marcia

  3. Marcia Britain

    May 27, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Bethany, I still see you living, laughing and loving life in a strong and fully healed body and mind blessed by God. I pray that all who read this stand in prayer and agreement in Jesus name, Amen Love you sweetie, Aunt Marcia

    • Sandra

      May 28, 2011 at 7:59 pm

      Marcia, thank you so much and yes, yes, yes, you are absolutely right! Keep envisioning that blessed future that awaits Bethy with us. We take every thought captive, every high and lofty thot that tries to exalt itself against the will of God. We are standing on the promises God has spoken to us. He is so faithful to give us each day just the word we need to get thru the challenge of that day. Todays word is this; “Your hand shall be lifted against your adversaries and all your enemies shall be cut off!” Micah 5:9 Isn’t that good!? Paul and I were driving here when I read that, and I knew it was God’s promise to give us courage and strength today. The verse before says we, the remnant are like a lion among the other beasts of the forest. Father has told me again and again He has placed a lion heart within us. I speak over Bethany when she is wakeful, Bethany, you have a lion heart. The Lion of Judah roars from within! You are an overcomer baby, God told me,’ I call Bethany an overcomer’. And the promises for the overcomer in Revelation are for us! Thank you Marcia, this has been very hard, but God gives us a fierce determination to battle against all discouragment. No despair is allowed here!!! amen. Love you sis

  4. steve warrington

    May 27, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    James 1:2-4
    2.Consider it pure joy my brothers and sisters when you face trials of many kinds 3.because you know the testing of your faith produces perserverance 4.let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking in anything.

    Your faith is strong, rest in him, he will comfort you.

  5. pmooter

    May 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Thank you guys for all these comments and prayers. God is SO GOOD!

  6. Paul J. Mooter

    May 27, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Hello Everyone, We are praying every day dfor Beth to come back to ua!! WE love Her very Much!!
    Love Ya,
    Granpa Mooter

  7. Jerry Gray

    May 27, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Paul, very exciting to hear what God is doing here! Sounds very positive. Keeping you all in prayer.

  8. Jodi Mooter Roundtree

    May 27, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Sooo excited to hear this news !!! Got a bit worried the last two days but it sounds like things are coming around!! Love u all so much xoxoxo

  9. Sandra

    May 28, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I love this pic of Bethany and Grandpa with their arms folded across their chest….I remember the moment. She sure loves her funny Grandpa. Love those bright eyes that shine out Bethany’s zest for life. She shall receive double blessing.


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