Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Lindley Day 2

Just a quick note to thank you guys as always for all your kind words.

Lindley is doing well! Her leakage before was a 3+ on a level of 1 to 4. Now she barely has any leakage at all! The breathing tube was removed before she was sent to the ICU. Yay! They are currently taking out several other tubes. Ironman told me not to watch, so I'm taking this opportunity to update you. She's been sedated most of the time. She cried for hours last night asking me to give her something to drink since they had to dehydrate her during the surgery. She was only allowed one ice chip every 30 minutes and her lips and tongue were parched. I felt horrible for her. She didn't understand why I wouldn't give her something to drink.

Today she's been more agitated as predicted. She's waking up more and wanting to pull out the central line that goes from her neck down into her heart. She's angry that I won't take the tube out of her neck. She's been asking for her grandparents to hold her, and she wanted to see her twin sister and little brother. Unfortunately her twin was scared to see her as she is and didn't want to be around her, but Lindley cried when we took Gracie away.

So I'm happy to report the surgery went well, and now we're praying for a speedy recovery. I'm ready to see her back to being herself.

Gotta run! More later as I have time.


  • I am so pleased for you. I am literally in happy tears right now. The comments about her sister got me going. I hope that they can soon be together.
    many hugs and continued prayers!

    By Blogger Corey~living and loving, at Wed Oct 03, 02:23:00 PM  

  • Thank you for the updates! I'm praying that the rest of the tubes and wires are removed quickly. Usually once they start coming out, it's not long before they are all out!

    The first few days are the hardest and things will get better. Hang in there and I'm so glad to see that little Miss Lindley has all that fight in her. hehe... just you wait.. she will be up to no good before long. ;-)


    By Blogger Nancy, at Wed Oct 03, 03:16:00 PM  

  • I am so happy you updated, I have been checking allday and wishing we were real life friends so I could call and ask if all was okay.

    I am so grateful your daughter is okay, I have thought of you and your family many times since yesterday afternoon. We will continue to pray all goes well....atleast the scary part is over!

    By Blogger Deb, at Wed Oct 03, 03:32:00 PM  

  • Great news!!!

    By Blogger Terri@SteelMagnolia, at Wed Oct 03, 05:25:00 PM  

  • I'm so glad you've given an update. I've wondered an wondered how things were going.

    Will be waiting for the next update. Try to get some rest!!

    By Blogger In_spired, at Wed Oct 03, 05:39:00 PM  

  • WooHoo! I'm so happy to hear Lindley is doing well. Tell her to keep up the good work. You are still in my continued thoughts and prayers.

    By Blogger Mary Fran, at Wed Oct 03, 05:40:00 PM  

  • What a scary thing! I'm glad everything is going alright.

    By Blogger Christi, at Wed Oct 03, 06:38:00 PM  

  • That's great news. I wish I had barely any leakage!

    By Blogger Kurt, at Wed Oct 03, 06:52:00 PM  

  • I have been thinking of her so much I am glad she is doing well

    By Blogger flutter, at Wed Oct 03, 07:57:00 PM  

  • Very good news. Hope the twin is willing to see your little girl soon.

    How's Ironman taking all this? I can tell you're fairly stressed but how's he doing?


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Oct 03, 09:28:00 PM  

  • That is excellent news. More prayers for a quick recovery are coming Lindley's way.

    By Blogger Sue, at Wed Oct 03, 09:39:00 PM  

  • Yea God! and Yea Lindley! Praying constantly for all of you.

    By Anonymous Christel, at Wed Oct 03, 10:21:00 PM  

  • I am so glad things went well and she is recovering as nicely as she is. Thanks for keeping all of us updated Jenny. I hope she will be able to drink as much water as she wants soon. I don't know how long she will be in the hospital yet but I am assuming at least a week. Everyone will be so ready to go home when the time comes. Many hugs to all of you!!

    By Blogger LeRoy Dissing, at Thu Oct 04, 06:05:00 AM  

  • I must say that it brings tears to my eyes knowing your daughter is in such misery. I can't bare to think of my twins being in such a situation! I'm so glad you are holding together so well, I know it is tougher than tough. Gook luck to all!

    By Blogger butterfly girl, at Thu Oct 04, 06:51:00 AM  

  • Feisty is good. She has energy and is motivated to get better...

    I send you hugs.

    By Blogger ~JJ!, at Thu Oct 04, 08:21:00 AM  

  • Thanks for the update, I am so happy for you. I hope a speedy recovery for you too. :)

    By Blogger g-man, at Thu Oct 04, 09:02:00 AM  

  • I'm so happy to hear that things went well. I pray for a quick recovery.

    By Blogger Ame, at Thu Oct 04, 01:22:00 PM  

  • That is great news. Here's to a speedy recovery...

    By Blogger RWA, at Thu Oct 04, 01:24:00 PM  

  • YaY Lindley! I hope her recovery continues to be quick! Fiesty is the best! Many prayers being sent your way! rebekah

    By Blogger Rebekah, at Thu Oct 04, 02:34:00 PM  

  • With tears in my eyes I sighed with relief. {{hugs}}

    By Blogger *~*Cece*~*, at Thu Oct 04, 05:54:00 PM  

  • so glad things are going well - I'm a heart Mom too and found you via Nancy - or did I find Nancy via you, and you via Terri. Honestly, I have no idea, but I am glad that Lindley is doing so well.

    By Blogger GoofyJ, at Thu Oct 04, 06:35:00 PM  

  • It is so good to hear that Lindsey is doing well!

    By Blogger Mercurie, at Thu Oct 04, 09:47:00 PM  

  • Glad to hear it all went well!

    By Blogger carmachu, at Fri Oct 05, 07:00:00 AM  

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