Friday, January 25, 2008

Restlessness

My mom went to see Alice again this afternoon. Alice is very restless, especially when she sees my mom. It seems as if she just want to touch or hug her, but she can't - her hands are tied to the bed. Alice is also very frustrated with the ventilator. The doctor said that my parents should not visit her tonight, because its when she sees them that she gets more restless. And her restlessness will cause that the ventilator would have to stay longer in her mouth.
Please pray that Alice will be more calm and relaxed.

13 comments:

Christy said...

Praying that Alice find peace and comfort, today, despite her disposition. Thank you for updating! Blessings to you and your family.

Mary said...

Said a prayer for Alice to be calm, relaxed, and have clarity.

Mary

Anonymous said...

Father God,
I praise you for the work you are doing in Alice now. Help her to have a peaceful and calm spirit. Be with her Mom and Dad and the rest of the family as they wait. Lord I lift up Alice's doctors now asking you to bless them with wisdom and compassion during this time. My mind boggles at the wonder of NEW LUNGS! Thank you Lord for this incredible gift.
Amen

I have always found it so comforting to hear (or in this case read) the words of another's prayer for me I hope it brings the same comfort to you all!

Anonymous said...

Praying in Leland, NC, USA

Sallie said...

Praying for relaxation and peace.

Anonymous said...

Just checkin in to see how Alice is doing.

I will pray that Alice can find peace in the upcoming days.

Jane-Jane said...

Oh, my heart is breaking for your parents.. and you too Alice.. to not be able to see their daughter :(((

My prayers are with your family, the medical staff and the donor family.

darcymcm said...

I continue to pray for you Alice and your family. May God give you peace to rest and gain strength so that you will heal. Please Lord also wrap your loving arms around Alice's family as they have to sit back and watch. Please comfort all of them.
darcy
http://ittybittyblog.wordpress.com/

Sylvie said...

I pray for peace for Alice, comforting peace that comes from God's presence next to her ...

Blessings to all your family,
Blessings to the donor's family... may they know the same peace.

Given Grace said...

Praying for you all! God is doing awesome things in and through you and your family.

Anonymous said...

May the God of peace just touch you, Alice, right now!

Anonymous said...

Praying for alice, your parents & you for peace & calmness. Praying for the donor family to have peace also.
-Bobbi

Eva said...

I pray that Alice will find comfort and rest in the busy ICU.

If it makes you and your mum feel any better I can honestly tell you that she won't remember much of this time. I had a double lung transplant 3 months ago, on October 23rd and allthough the week following was very difficult for my family...I don't remember any of it so for me it's asthough it never happened. The 2nd week after I regained conciousness were much more difficult (not that bad, I'm not trying to scare you or her) simply because after so much sedation and sleeping it seemed as though my body simply didnt want to sleep any more at all. I think I went 5 days and nights without a wink of sleep. The days were ok with visitors and docters stopping by but the night were terrible. Such severe restlessness and insomnia and jitteriness and anxiety. I really want to tell you about this so that if this happens to her she can have some peace in the knowledge that it is a normal reaction. Don't tell her about these symptoms if she isn't experiencing them allready as I wouldnt want her to stress about it. Only if she tells you of these problems...maybe you could tell her that someone on the other side of the world experienced the same thing....and no, she is NOT going crazy (as I thought was happening to me until I finally told my doctors about it and they told me it was totally normal). The best way to deal with it is to not stress and take each day as it comes (which is hard when they are all 24 hours long). And as her sister maybe you could offer to chat on the phone in the middle of the night or something.
I'm so sorry to tell you what to do. I don't mean to be pushy at all. I will pray for you, your sister and your family.
One thing I really want to tell you is.......it gets better....MUCH MUCH BETTER!!!
I am at home, back at university (well...one class), my PFT's go up every week, I can run, skip, dance, cross-country ski, everything that I wasn't able to do for the past year or more. It is absolutely amazing. I am in awe of God's miraculous ways and thankful for every breath I take.
I was also thrilled to see the quote at the top of your sisters blog as it is also my FAVOURITE quote and one by which I live my life.
My blog is
65redroses.livejournal.com
if you want to read about my journey through CF and transplant.
Much love and strength to you,
Eva
p.s. I also have a wonderful younger sister who updated my blog while I was sick! You are doing a great job!