Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Status Update (7-22)

Karsie had another good night. She has done well enough to merit more weaning off the ventilator power, so as far as oxygen percentage goes, she is almost to the goal. The goal is about 21%, which is breathing room temperature air, and she is at about 28%. So, 8% more to go. This will go back up any time the surgeon does something to her organs as it will make it a tad more difficult to breath, but seeing as we started at 100% she's doing awesome.

Everything else seems to be status quo. He blood gases came back good enough for them to ween last night, and they just got results back this morning from another check and it came back as being good. Therefore, she handled the ween well. She seems to be getting stronger and stronger with her breathing. Now we need to continue praying for her EEG test that is coming up. We won't lie. We are absolutely terrified about that test. No matter what the indicators say and what our reasoning and optimism tells us, we are very scared for that test. And we have to wait for it. We continue to ask for prayer on those test results.

Michelle is continuing to do well. She was discharged last night and spent the night at home. She is still pretty sore and very emotional given the circumstances and normal pregnancy horomones, but she is still so strong. We continue to thank God for her eventless surgery and keeping her safe during this time.


  1. Yes!! Thank you Jesus for a healthy mama and a getting better by the hour Karsie! We continue to pray for more miracles everyday!!!

  2. Still praying for your family and your precious baby girl!

  3. What good news about her breathing!

    We'll continue to pray for that EEG. Man...I don't blame you for feeling terrified of that test. You two have been so amazing about staying positive, but this is a lot of weight to carry. We'll pray for that weight to be lifted.

    I'm going to read Isaiah 40 tonight, and pray for God's strength for your family, I know you're drained. It always reminds me of how big God is...He is sovereign.

    Love you guys,

  4. Kevin-Sounds like Michelle is doing a great job recovering and Karsie continues to improve (God is showing you his awesomeness).

    I am continuing to pray for your strength, courage, and patience. You showing many men out there what it means to be a husband, father, and man of God-Matt and Allison