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wife. mom. adjunct professor. we homeschool. i'm a little bit OCD. i love math. bright colors and geometric designs make me drool. we live with a medical rarity, and Jesus saved his life. through that, Jesus is changing us. The american dream and status quo is overrated...and sometimes just plain wrong. our lives, our family, our careers, our faith are all now filtered through a new lens-- thank you Jesus. welcome to our crazy. feel free to take some of it with you, we have plenty to go around.
It's not the load that breaks you down; it's the way you carry it.
-- Lena Horne

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.-- Jesus Christ

Friday, August 7, 2009

day 11 in the hospital

well..i can not say time has flown by quickly. here's the update today, so far, before i go grab a quick shower while there is a bit of time...
Ridge's platelets dropped to 50K last night, so they transfused again. His hemoglobin dropped a little, but was not enough to do another RBC transfusion. His temperature got very low (94-ish) they put this blanket under him that airs up w/ warm air (Bair Hugger is what it's called). finally that got his temp up some, so we are monitoring him today w/o him having to be laying on that blanket thing. His heart rate and respirations seemed better when they got his temp up. He is still eating well, but is possibly somewhat dehydrated, according to one of the med students we will be watching that as well. He is awake a lot more in the day, but is not quite back to his normal self. His dirty diapers are beginning to look more normal. There is talk of us getting out of ICU today and back to the regular floor rooms...we are going to ask that we either be kept in icu or sent to the hemotology floor b/c there are less patients there, and we feel we need that "closer" attention. I think we have a lot of positive news, but my spirit is down today, so keep praying. Pray that we will stay positive and keep faith. Pray that God would heal Ridge. Of course we want wisdom for the doctors. Of course we want to know what treatments would work. of course we want a cure to be found. Of course we want his bleeding to completely cease for this "episode". But the cry of our hearts is for our son to be completely healed by a miracle that only Christ can perform. Some may call us crazy, but it's nothing we don't already know. And we believe God can do this. We do know He may not choose to, but I have zero doubt that He CAN. So from the deepest parts of us, that is what we are pleading for him to do. We ask you to do the same, with everything you've got. And we will let it all be to and for the glory of the King.

Be blessed today. Thank you for being a blessing to us, and to our family.


Crystal Cutrell said...

love you so much - I have a sweet friend from work who doesn't even know you and has been telling everyone she knows to donate blood in OK - and she wanted to cross the border to donate herself (not sure if that's even an option!)...she said "what's mine is yours"...gotta love such friendships

sbailey1001 said...

Hello, you don't know me, my name is Steve Bailey and I am with FBC Mustang Prayer Ministries. I was in the prayer chapel early this morning and Ridge's request was the first on the list. I think I can help you. I have O Neg blood type and I would like to help. If there is anything I can do call me at 789-4451 or 613-9718. You and your family was prayed for this morning. God Bless

Melissa said...

Cary Family-
You are definitely in our prayers each day. We will continue to pray for a full healing for Ridge- and I will be sending my hubby to donate blood tomorrow on Ridge's behalf- he is O Negative...

Prayers to you-
Melissa, Brant, and Ginny Gamble
(Millie's stepson, daughter in law, and granddaughter)

Anonymous said...

FROM ALISHA: Thank you to everyone. The blood banks are full right now- praise the Lord! We won't tell you not to give, but if you feel like you can keep your blood in you for a couple more weeks, then give then! We will still need it then if God chooses for us to live with this disase! Thank you for the compassion. and the prayer.