Monday, May 3, 2010

Marvelous Monday

So sorry I didn't post much yesterday (Sunday).  We had some much-needed family time, and I didn't get to update the blog.  (The kids actually ended up coming in and saying hi to Chrissie...I'll try to post pics later today since it's 3AM and I'm trying to throw in a quick update for all of you faithful prayer warriors who are anxiously awaiting news on the princess.)  I knew I just had to get out an update, even if it is 3AM!

Chrissie is doing very well.  The new ventilator is agreeing with Chrissie's lungs, and her oxygen sats have been in the 90's all day!!!  The morphine is working beautifully, too.  Thank you God!!!  Chrissie has been quite content and is resting peacefully for the first time in days.  Oh, I am so thrilled to feel like I can get soem rest without worrying that she's silently crying in the night.

Just wanted to say, too, that the nurses at Methodist Children's ROCK.  They give the best care to Chrissie, and my struggles with pain relief for Chrissie were complex because there are pros and cons to every drug.  Most of these drugs affect blood pressure and heart rate, which are not things we want to mess with in Chrissie's case.  Last time her blood pressure suddenly dropped, it just kept dropping until she "coded" (died), last Thursday.  Chrissie is ultra-senstive to the side effects of drugs, and the princess does not do well with changes.  She had grown tolerant to the Fentynel though, so that is why they switched to morphine, which is working SOOOOOOOOOOO much better!!! 

I've gotta get some sleep, but just wanted you to know that Chrissie is stable and resting peacefully.  We're ready for more marvels on this Marvelous Monday!!!

PS  One reader would like to begin this week of prayer with fasting for Chrissie today.  Please pray to ask God if He's calling you to join her.  Regardless, please know that your prayers are greatly appreciated.  And remember, God answers "knee mail"! :-)

20 comments:

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Praising Jesus with you!

Couldn't believe it when I saw you had written a new post. It's after 1:00 am here ... and you are 2 hours later. May the Lord BLESS your sleep tonight.


Laurel

Family Rebuilding the Wall said...

Mondays are my fasting days too. I love that others will be fasting today too. I will be lifting Chrissie (and your whole family) up in prayer today. Fasting with prayer is a powerful and beautiful combination. I'm claiming Psalm 118:17 over Chrissie's life. Have a restful day. (((HUGS)))

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful way to start the day! I am so happy to hear that things are looking up. Yes, God answers our prayers and Chrissie is proof of that. Big hugs from the Wusterbarth family in Louisiana!

Mary Wusterbarth

Sweet Joni said...

"knee mail" Ha I Luv that!!! :-)

Happy & Thankful that the new ventilator works!!! Along with switching over from Fentanyl!!! Besides Morphine (Infumorph)aka Morph is much easy to spell. ;-)
Quality rest is so needed for healing!!! And oxygen in 90's is AWESOME!!! PTL (Praise the Lord)!!!

Boy, can I relate to finding the "right" drug ~ there's so many I've adverse effects too! I SO hope the Morphine will keep Chrissie painfree & comfy!!! I also pray she won't need it outside of the hospital ;-) meaning she goes back to the ranch pain free & healthy.

For what you've ALL been thru & finally being able to spend time as a family I'd HOPE ppl wouldn't expect an update when they want it instead of when you are able! Please don't apologize nor feel any guilt Lorraine!!! (& yes, readers, feel free to come talk to me if you don't agree) :-D

Looking forward to SEEing photos (at your conv. of course)! That's GREAT news that your children got to visit!!!

God Bless, Love & Hugs,
~Joni

The Gotch 5 said...

Hooray what wonderful news!!!!!!!!! Praying for another peaceful day for Chrissie!

Matushka Anna said...

Oh Glory to God! I haven't felt this good in a long time!

So thankful for everything: the kids getting to see Chrissie, her improved sats and her pain relief.

Thank God.

Cindy Foote said...

Praying today, Lorraine! - For complete healing of lungs!

Mama of 2 and Counting... said...

So glad to hear the Morphine is working :) I was given Fentanyl when I was in labor and both times it made me itch all over like crazy, feel falling down drunk and unable to communicate or understand anyone but did NOTHING for the pain. Maybe it just doesn't work for some people?

Kat said...

So glad Chrissie is doing well. We will continue to petition God for complete healing!

Designs by DD said...

So thankful Miss Chrissie is able to rest with the vent and pain med changes. God designed our bodies to heal during rest time so this is so good.

Continuing to pray for God's testimony through miracles in Miss Chrissie's life.

Kris said...

Can it really be a week since Miracle Monday? I cannot wrap my mind around the fact that just last week Chrissie was clinging to life by the thinnest thread and now she is "resting" comfortably and being weaned off the life saving machines. Only God. I know she has a long recovery and we will continue to pray for only steps forward from here on in. So glad you have the blog as a record because just telling people what happened isn't the same as reading through the play by play of it when no one (but Him) knew what the outcome was going to be. Truly miraculous. Blessings to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

We continue to pray daily for all of you. Actually it's more like hourly if not minute-by-minute.

I'm hoping you can find a way to get some more rest, Lorraine! I'll pray that God give you a supernatural "Mama Morphine" that will allow you to rest at just the right times, but still allow you to be there for Chrissie whenever she needs you.

Love and many prayers!
Karen Stone

Wendi Taylor said...

Still keeping your little princess in my prayers... God is good.

Donna said...

Thanks for the update. What a relief to know your baby girl is resting comfortable. I don't know how I'd sleep at all if I had to worry about my child being in pain.

I woke up in the middle of the night and thought of Chrissie and started to cry. I said a quick prayer for her and all of the people who love her and God gave me such comfort that I fell back to sleep in the middle of it!

When I woke up this morning, I finished the prayer I'd started several hours earlier.

I hope you all have another good day. Can you give us some idea of what the recovery process might look like? When Chrissie might be off the breathing tube? When her pain might start to naturally subside? When she might go home?

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

PRAISING GOD!!!!!!!!!!! Love the update, and soo thankful. I know my kids will be asking about her.

Thankful that the whole family got to see her, and you can find peace. So important for all of you as you continue this hard journey.

Lisa said...

God has been so good. Thank you Jesus the changes have been working and our Chrissie is doing so well. Praying for healing of her lungs and sysytems, her heart. For peace and calm for all. Thank you Father for your blessings, your love, your healing hands. Father you are Master of all, Mighty you are over all, your power amazes me all the time, from the smallest prayers to the biggest prayers you answer them all with the same LOVE and GRACE and MERCY according to YOUR will! In Jesus name I pray AMEN. I pray in Jesus's name because there is NO GREATER NAME! Thank you Juesu

Kelley's Kids said...

Thinking and praying for Chrissie and all of you, Kelley

Micah H. said...

Dear Mrs. Patterson,

My family goes to Hays Hills, and I was in the princess class you taught a couple years ago. My family has been fervently praying and following your blog ever since Chrissie's first heart surgery in April. I am SOOOO happy she's doing so much better!!! PTL!!!!!
You should know that Pastor David has nearly the whole church readily praying for Princess Chrissie!! :)
Also, glad you got to have some family/fun time, I know that can be such a blessing when you're stressed. ;)

May God continue to be with you and your family!
-Micah H.

Lori said...

Still praying multiple times daily for sweet princess Chrissie! I am soooo GLAD to hear that the new vent is working for her and that she is responding better to the morphine and resting comfortably! That has been one of my continued prayers --that she feel no fear, panic or pain and as always God is faithful and has His healing Hand over precious Chrissie! Keep fighting, little princess and awesome mommy and daddy bear! Hugs, Lori

Chandra said...

To Go be the glory!
Great things He hath done!

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