Monday, August 24, 2009

An Update

I just got this update from my friend on her boss's wife Kat. I thought some of you may be interested to know how she is doing.

Kat is doing really well. They took her off life support last Thursday, which has brought her family a new sense of hope and a belief that she will really make it through this. She was fairly loopy from being medicated and on life support for a week and a half - but this is already starting to wear off, her memory is coming back as each day progresses, and she continues to take needed baby steps forward. She is welcoming sitting in a chair for extended periods of time, eating small portions of real food, and getting sleep. In fact, Matt just got back from the hospital and let me know that they have moved her out of ICU and into a regular hospital room. This is great news as they couldn't start rehab until she got out of ICU. She took 11 steps on her own today - and is even using a little humor as they start rehab! Rehab is going to be a long road, but she'll keep fighting. There's no reason for her to stop.

9 comments:

pechonona said...

Yea, I was so hoping you would post an update. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update- I am so glad to hear good news!!!

Kim said...

Thank you for this update. I was touched by the spirit when reading this story. It has increased my faith. The Lord truly does love his children.

Anonymous said...

I too was hoping to hear an update on her condition. We have been praying for her as a family and for her family. So Thankful for the good news.

shanan said...

(a note from Steph's friend :D)

Thank you, Steph, for sharing this story with all those who read your blog. It is amazing how much love your readers have for people they may or may not even know.

And thank you to all those who have prayed on Kat's behalf (and for her family). The family truly is grateful - in fact, even overwhelmed with all the support and prayers they have receievd over the last 3 weeks.

The Lord is so accutely aware of the difficulties that all of His children face. He loves each one of us. I hope we can all remember this - especially when we are facing our own trials.

Thank you, again, for being so generous with your prayers.

Carrie said...

Thank you for the update. I was hoping to hear some wonderful news about her and here it is! Such a testimony builder!

Michele said...

Thank you so much for the update!

Anonymous said...

I, too, was hoping for an update. She has been in my thoughts. Hoping for a full recovery. Thanks.

Amy H said...

I am so glad you posted an update. I have been thinking of her non-stop. I live in Austin and I can't believe we haven't heard this story on the news!
Thank you!