Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Update #11, Round 2

Sorry for keeping everyone in suspense, I know there are many of you. I haven't been able to update lately. Susan had a good day today. Yesterday she got a PICC Line put in (a catheter from her inner arm to her heart). I swear can she have enough holes and tubes put in her, I now affectionately call her my little holey semicolon :) They are using the PICC to inject nutrients directly into her, such as proteins, lipids, and vitamins. She's been able to get up and walk 3 times today. It's a little more of an event now, she has more tubes hanging off her this time. The surgeon gave us an explanation of why they think she had the internal bleeding. After the first surgery the doc saw no bleeding and her blood tests showed no indication of not being able to coagulate so they closed her up without concern. After, they were giving her Heprin shots to help stop any blood clots that might form from sitting so much, but this caused a problem in her colon were the defect was and it couldn't stop bleeding.

10 comments:

The Oborn Family said...

Thanks for doing this blog to keep us updated - especially since we are so far away!!! You and Susan are in our thoughts and prayers and we love you! We will keep checking in and please let us know if there is anything we can do . . . even from Utah. LOVE,
your cousin Tamara Ballew Oborn and my hubby and baby Dane and Camryn.

Adriana said...

Thanks for all your updates. We know it's crazy and personal time, but we appreciate any information you give us :D
I have been thinking about the time that Susan sat with us in the ASU student section during the UofA game one year. She was wearing Wildcat colors....SHE's a tough one! :D

thearringtonclan said...

WHEW.......... thank you for the news... Wonderful to know she is up and about..When do they anticipate her being able to go home? Susan needs to pat you on your back for keeping the updates coming...lol
You're in our Prayers...

Andréa Morrow said...

We will be bringing some Halloween candy for you guys..Susan may not be able to eat it, but we know you will Justin!

Ben said...

That's good news! Doesn't that place we stayed at in Pamplona seem like preparation Justin? The Lord works in mysterious ways... You're doing a good job, keep it up. And Susan, I can't wait to hear the war stories. Ben

anna said...

Thanks for the updates! So glad you are doing better Susan! Now you can start working on those stories to explain your scar. I vote for telling people the scars are a result of competing on Fear Factor. No one would EVER believe the obstacles you were assigned!! But you are winning!!! :)

Hang in there!!!
Love,
Anna

Lauren Porter said...

You keep walking so we can see you at the Colon Run! Can't wait to run for Susan's semicolon!!

Kyle said...

Susan, you are in our prayers for a speedy recovery!
Thanks for the updates!

Thomas Family said...

Thanks Justin for the updates!!! It means so much that you keep us updated ... thank you, thank you!

Lauren R said...

At least it sounds like they are figuring out what's not working. That's good. You guys are still in my prayers. Thanks for the updates.