Monday, July 20, 2009

Update (7-20)

Things are still going fairly well. Karsie had a busy morning this morning as she had two tests on her brain (to measure her brain...not actually on it), they did a thorough assessment where they touch her and poke her, and she got a little mad, but she is still stable. They are continually weening her off of the ventilator and she is doing some breathing on her own.

One thing that I don't remember if I mentioned was that the day she was delivered her lung collapsed so a chest tube was inserted. They are probably going to remove that today as they have already clamped it off and she is doing fine without it.

She is getting a bit puffy because of her surgery recovery, and so her bandages around Bob are starting to restrict her body a bit, so a little later today the surgeon will probably redress those, which is a pretty delicate situation.

Boring news is good news so far. She is starting to really move since her paralysis medicine has been taken off, and obviously her eyes are starting to open and close a bit. We will update more when we know more.


  1. Thanks for the update-I have been trying to wait patiently up here! Yay for good news...and boring days! :)

  2. I am constantly amazed at the miracles of God. Karsie is a beautiful baby girl and I know you both are so proud of her and to be her parents. I am praying for you guys and will ask our church to pray as well. Thank you for the updates and sharing such a special, yet difficult time in your lives. -- Keri (Ryan's fiance)

  3. We can't wait to see lil' Karsie!