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Update 5/29/11 – 9:44 AM

29 May

Bethany remains stable, all numbers look good: Temp is 99.2, everything else is normal.

Doctor just stopped by and tried to get a response from her, but she didn’t respond, although he didn’t try too hard.  The nurses really pinch and prod until Beth wakes up, but she just seems to be sleeping peacefully so I don’t think he had the heart to disturb her.

So Nurse Amy just walked in, (One of 3 of our fav’s) and said that today or on Tuesday they will be removing the feeding tube from her mouth and putting one into her stomach.  I think she called it a “PEG”  – (Percutaneous Dndoscopic Gastrostomy).  Then sometime in the future, neither the doctor nor Amy could say exactly when, they will remove the vent and put in a Trach (Tracheostomy).  Removal of all those will mean she will be able to communicate and that will be great.

Amy also mentioned that they may not do another CAT scan as all her signs show no need to do another one.

So all in all, Bethany is doing great.  She will have good and bad days; days she responds and others, not so much.

Thank you again for all your prayers and support, and please continue to pray that the temp continues down to normal and the brain continues to heal.

God is GREAT!

This is the Band that Beth is in (can’t remember the name)

This was Beth’s house.  She loved living there and being on her own.  She also loved that her neighbors Jeff and Savanna were right next door.

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4 Comments

Posted by on May 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

4 responses to “Update 5/29/11 – 9:44 AM

  1. Randy

    May 29, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Dear Sandy and Paul,
    Life is so Precious and Fragile…seems like only yesterday, that Bethany was a shy, yet precocious little girl! Way back when your beautiful family would join us for a weekend in Lava.
    Picnis in the park… eating pizza & sipping wine in the hot springs… (how decadent!) The girls had more fun playing in the large pool as it was refilling… splashing and flopping around like little fish! Bethany was so taken by Kathy… she would follow her around and mimic her…sitting on the edge of the Portnuf river in her little chair gazing off with Kathy as if contemplating the beauty & serenity of the moment… What a precious soul! Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this trying time! Bless all of your wonderful family… Nate, Rachael & Casandra too!
    Thank You, Paul… for the daily blogs..! It helps to keep in touch and share in the daily progress, memories and little miracles. Hang in there guys… KEEP the FAITH!!
    We LOVE U GUYS!!
    RR & KHD
    PS: Kathy Sends EXTRA hugs & Kisses to Beth!!!
    She just got back 5/25 from 7wks in PA… a tornado hit her folks farm the day after she left… tore the farm and the town up!! Things are mess, alot of damage…no power… But everyone is safe & sound! PTL!!
    Wanted to send some photos of Bethany in Lava, but my computer crashed 5/24… Lost 40% of my hard drive… HELP!!!
    Just got a new PC yesterday… Yeah!.. Will try call soon !!
    LOVE U GUYS!!! Gotta run… hope you have a sunny day!
    It’s snowing here… go figure!!!

     
  2. Paul J. Mooter

    May 29, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Tell Beth, I jave washed the comforter and made up the bed for Her when She is ready to travel and rehab down in nice warm climate. My friend who was taking up a lot of My time is taking of (in a jet plane) is leaving Saturday!!
    LOL,
    Grandad

     
  3. Savannah Davis

    June 1, 2011 at 5:19 am

    That is an awesome picture of Mutant Strain (that’s our band’s name haha) we were actually taking videos that day. Mutant Strain is the best band ever! Can’t wait to be making music again! Love for Beth and Mooters

     
  4. Savannah Davis

    June 1, 2011 at 5:20 am

    P.S. The band is staying tight so that when Bethany is ready she can jump back in!

     

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