Sunday, March 25, 2012

Day 14- Update and Prayer Requests

Well hello there,

Tasia has definitely taken a few steps forward. I'm sorry that it's been too crazy around here to stop and write. I see not only by your loving responses on FB but also by results that you are receiving my prayer requests via my quick twitter updates.  Let me just give you a quick run down of yesterday and today.

Yesterday Dr. C said that he didn't like the fact that she was sleeping so much. He said it's wonderful that we are controlling pain but she's gonna have to endure some of the pain to get her body up and moving so that she can move forward. To stay in bed would make her hurt more and be a vicious cycle. So the plan yesterday was to get her to a sitting position on the side of the bed.  Tasia went ahead and took it a step further and pushed her self to be able to stand. She is a trooper!  Unfortunetly lots of movement and the fact that they lowered her pain meds to lower than what she even gets on a normal hospitalization for pancreatitis meant that the pain got ahead of her.  I sent our a message for prayer and within an hour or two her pain was under control.  They also said her hemaglobin was dropping and transfussion was around the corner if it continued to drop. It did continue to drop but we just tackled that in prayer and today it went up .2 so progress means no transfussions!!  Last night her blood sugar started climb higher and higher and they were afraid it was going to compromise her islet cells from transplant.  Again, I sent out word for prayer and over night they came back to normal and are now under control.
Today Dr C came in and said he was very happy with her progress but she need to get out of bed and walk a few steps and sit in a chair.  In my mind I was thinking, "Oh my that a lot to ask of her", but within moment of him leaving she was walking down the hallway. It very much hurt her but she was determine.
She even gave us lots of smiles through it all. He even gave her the go ahead to eat a little bit. She gave him a "yuck" face when he said popsicles so he let her chose and she will be trying crackers and juice today.
Currently, she is hurting from all the moving and working so hard. The pain is pretty bad and she's got a great nurse that is helping out with that.

Please pray with me that we get her pain under control again quickly and that the doctors are able to figure out a good plan to avoid letting the pain get ahead of her again.

And that also her food is a blessing to her body and doesn't cause uneccesary pain or nausea.

Please pray that the fever she has been having breaks and stays away.

Thank you so much for being our prayer warriors - please know that your prayers are being heard and answered and mean so very much to our family!

And as always, thanks be unto God who always causes us to triumph in Christ Jesus!