Things were pretty much the same today. They aren’t doing any procedure until Monday, but they are monitoring her. Katy’s vital signs looked good. We had a chance to ask some questions of the nursing staff, and got some good input. Our friend Kilee (who is an OR nurse) came up to Dallas and asked some great questions of the nurse. It was like watching two people speaking another language…I’m glad she understands it all! Another friend, Sherri, came up for a visit while in town on business. She saw Katy, and did some very sweet shopping to make sure I had enough supplies for the coming days. We are so blessed to have all of you wonderful people in our lives!
As of today, the strep infection in diminishing, her lungs were looking better, and her heartrate is doing good for the situation she is in. Her blood oxygen levels are good, and her skin looked much better after dialysis. She did open her eyes this evening, and answered (by blinking) the nurse’s questions. She is by no means out of the woods, but we will take each small piece of progress as a victory for the good guys.
Dr. Purdue takes over the 6th floor burn ICU on Monday. I like him much better than the current doctor. He seems much more sincere in our dialogue, and seems much more respectful of the decisions that I am have to make. Katy is scheduled to go into the follow up surgery on Monday morning. Until then, we will keep waiting.
I am AMAZED and humbled at the outpouring of love that my family is being shown. I thank you. My children thank you. And, in time, Katy will thank you in person! Keep the faith. If anyone can beat the odds (I should say CONTINUE to beat the odds), it will be my sweet, strong Katy. I can’t wait until I am able to talk to her about all the love that you have given us.
Love to all,