January 6th

Today the girl who loves music is in a room.

A real room.

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She’s improving.

We are moving forward everyday.

One thing I didn’t tell you about. . .  I just couldn’t see it in writing:  she couldn’t see out of her left eye.  But, good news today. The vision is coming back. Doctors say it will come back fully.

Thank God!

and so she’s improving.

and there’s that verse again . . . That verse I just can’t get out of my head.

The one about the darkness and the light.

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness shall not over come it.”

There it is so plan.    The darkness shall not over come the light.

I keep telling her how you all are praying us through this thing called life.

She whispered a “Thank you”

I’ll be back to share more tomorrow. Thank you for praying this girl.

Love, my fisherman husband and his wife

Gifts:

Light shining through big bay window in her new room.

Friends checking on me, us, her

Her best friend right with her loving, helping,  carrying

Cool breeze blowing as we walked briskly to hospital

Day Six

It’s day six and we are still in ICU. There are hopes of moving her to a room today or tomorrow.

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness shall not overcome it.’  

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Here is the thing I wanted to tell you: Several nurses have told me, they “can feel something big going on in her room.” They said, they can feel many people praying for our girl who loves music because, “there is something different in there” “she is wrapped in a blanket of love.” they said.

I told them all how you have been praying, and praying, and praying.

and

It’s working!

So here is the news for today:

Physical therapy had her sit up on the side of the bed yesterday.  They told us how strong she is, and how amazing it is that she can move everything.

She is voicing more, and even though the staff thinks she is amazing for be able to use two languages . . . they want her to use less ASL.  Voicing will help her throat heal. . .  she’s not swallowing very well and so can not have anything to drink or eat.  It turns out swallowing is very complicated and it takes a lot to just do this act we take for granted.  But, I know today she will be stronger still and master this too.

She’s not moving the left side of her face as we would like and her hearing is off.  I am sure all this will take time. . . and tomorrow I’ll have news of how her whole face smiled and not just one side.

I’m off to the hospital to reliever her fisherman father and let him come home to rest.

Again, we thank you for your love, prayer and concern.  I don’t know how we could make it without you.

Love from my fisherman and his wife

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Gifts

Golden light streaming in her window.

the nursing staff is wonderful

friends coming in with tears of love in their eyes

hugs

brothers calling with funny antics of things he will bring her

 

 

the power of prayer

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness shall not overcome it.’  

 

Hello Friends,

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Here is the latest on our girl who loves music.

She is off the critical ill list and is now listed as stable.

Praise God!

and breathing completely on her own.

The ventilation tube is out.

She is still heavenly medicated but, fully aware of her surroundings.  She can follow commands and  all her extremities work. She is asking questions and knows she is in the hospital but quickly forgets.

and so when she woke: she looked directly at me and clearly knew me.

Thank God!

She was asked a few questions by the nurses and clearly responded by shaking her head.  She was frightened but settled down as I held her hand and talked to her.

When things settled down even more, I asked this girl who loves music if she would like to listen to the music that she loves and she shook her head yes.

I asked her if she wanted to listen to her favorite artist Ed Sheeran

and she shook her head yes.

So I turned on Pandora radio and we listened. . .

and then the most wonderful things happened

a song came on that I thought we didn’t like

and I said to the girl who loves music, “I don’t think we like this song. Do you we?”

She shook her head NO.

I changed the song and asked, “We like like this song, don’t we?”

She shook her head yes.

My heart soared as I knew without a doubt:  she clearly understands.

As these hounded years march on: we have learned she can speak but, does not want to, and is using ASL – which makes my heart sore again.

But, here is the thing we have been told:

She must use her voice to help heal her throat from the tubing that was helping her breath.  And if she doesn’t, she will need a feeding tube for awhile.

I have told her about you and all the love you have shown

it truly lifts her.

With your prayers, Our Girl who loves music will fully recover

I know she will.

The power of prayer is an amazing thing.

I’ll update again soon. I promise.

a thousand thank yous to you from, my Fisherman husband and his wife

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Gifts

She has had the same nurse since she has been in the hospital and this nurse is amazing

the amount of people who truly love this girl who loves music

the overwhelming support of everyone who loves this little family of ours

she understands

She’s alive

the reflection a a Christmas star in her window

the prayers that pull us through

 

 

 

our Kathryn

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

I have had this on my refrigerator for weeks.  And so here we are . . .

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The girl who loves music is in trouble.

We are in trouble

She had a terrible car accident yesterday morning.  After much rain in the area she slide on wet road and hit many trees.  God is good and he sent us many gifts. She was found right away, and was treated right away.

Here is what I know: She is strong. She is our fighter.

She is now stable but, critical condition. We have made it through the first 24 hours without anything crazy happening. Now we must make it through the next 24 hours.

She has significant fractures to her skull, broken: collarbone, and clavicle. She has a very bruised lung that will keep her on a ventilator for 3-5 days.

Her vital signs are good.  Thank you Jesus!

The CT scan has come back twice saying there is little swelling. THANK GOD. They tell us  this can still go either way but, for now we hold on to the good news. . .  she is sedated but, resting.

Thank you for your prayers. They are keeping us strong. We couldn’t do it another way.

I’ll keep you posted when I can.

Love,

Gifts:

there are so many

She’s alive

We are together

the love from family and friends is overwhelmingly comforting . . . again