November 25, 2016

Hello Friends,

Tonight’s update is about Anna. Jodi posted how she is doing and I decided sharing her post might be the best!

Anna was released from the ICU around 1pm yesterday. The nurses on the ICU floor all brought in food for all of the patients for Thanksgiving. The Target House did the same so we were able to do take out and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal for a late lunch. We took over the 5th floor Family Lounge to get together. We would take out food from the cafeteria for dinner. The old adage was proven correct again that FAMILY is indeed the best medicine. While we were all together Anna’s vitals all stayed in the normal range. It was a very nice day for Anna and everyone else too. Whenever Anna had to go back to her room for vitals she always made sure we knew that she wanted to go back to the Family Lounge. She was very upset when everybody had to leave and she said she didn’t want everyone to leave her. So we asked Mikey if he wanted to stay in her hospital room with mom and dad and Mikey being a sweet understanding big brother was more than happy to oblige. That made Anna very happy! They had some conversation with each other while watching tv but it wasn’t long before Anna became very tired and fell fast asleep. Anna would end up running a 101 degree temperature overnight so unfortunately she is still battling some aggressive bugs that just don’t want to leave her alone… she hasn’t spiked a fever yet today but now has diarrhea, which is either because of the bacteria or the multitude of antibiotics she is on. Her blood pressure is normal and her heart rate goes up and down with her fever. We were hoping and praying that she could kick her fever so they would kick us out of the hospital but,unfortunately, that doesn’t look to be happening today. It was nice that Anna and Mikey could wake up and immediately start playing this morning and with it looking like she will be staying another night Olivia is more than happy to spend the night for Anna. Anna is so blessed to have such a great bunch of unselfish, caring, and loving siblings who always display their huge hearts and have the magic to make Anna forget where she is and why she is here.

We are so THANKFUL !!!!!!

God Bless everyone very much, Anna, Jodi and Mike

As you can see, God is at work! We all continue to be thankful for each small miracle as we keep praying for God to mend Anna’s body. Tonight seems like the perfect night to praise the Lord for what He has already done and for the blessings He has in store for the future.

Psalm 103:1-4
1 Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. 2 Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. 3 He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. 4 He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. 5 He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!

Until tomorrow,

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