Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sunny days

I'm so happy to report that Alice is doing better as each day passes.

Spoke to her mom, who reports that Alice will hopefully be moved to a general ward tomorrow - she is currently in isolation in the ICU. Once in a general ward she will have her own private room with a TV, and she will be able to sleep much better, and have some full time company via the TV set! She is also returning to her old self, not wanting her parents and sister to leave at the end of visiting hours, and I'm pretty sure she misses all her friends. As the weather has improved in JHB (it was raining last week) she also got to sit outside for a while today. And, she managed without oxygen for a while, with her O2 sats being 86%. The doctor's hope to take her off the O2 from tomorrow.

Her mom also said that the doctor's believe that the first 100 days are critical, as the lungs and her body are busy adjusting to one another. But things are looking very good thus far.

Alice is also in for some fun visits in the near future ... most of her PE friends will be flying up at to JHB over weekends, and I believe her aunt from England will be visiting soon too.

I can't wait for her to be back in Port Elizabeth. We are having a wonderful summers day here and I'm sure she would've loved to go to the beach for a swim and tan session. Thinking back to how she was before her CF became so much worse, I think all her friends will have a lot of trouble to keep up with her once she is back home. So we better prepare ourselves...

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

good to hear everything is being accepted.
Im glad its all going good.

MilePost13 said...

you all are doing a great job of journaling this journey! Thank you!

refreshing in ohio said...

Checking in as I do daily. Thank you for posting. It sounds as though few will be able to keep up with this fun girl once she's home! It doesn't seem that she slowed down much just prior to her transplant, regardless!
So happy for the family and, of course, Alice! Thank you for taking me on your 'journey' and thanks to Nate for the link!

Refreshing in Ohio

CJolly said...

We are friends of Tricia and Nate, and just wanted to let you know we have been following your story, are praying for you too, and happy to hear things are going well.

Melinda said...

great stuff!! what a miracle!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful to hear Alice is doing so well!!! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that Alice can get to the general ward and have a TV to watch soon!!
I wondered if you could possibly drop me an email i have a question to ask: cc207@kent.ac.uk

Take Care

Clarey xx

Christy said...
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Christy said...

Amazing grace! What awesome news! It just keeps getting better. Still lifting Miss Alice up in prayer, as she continues her journey through healing.

Thank you for the update. >:0) Blessings to you!

gmomof7 said...

That is so wonderful, still praying from Wisconsin,USA

Anonymous said...

So happy to read this! Praying for Alice often - tell her what a great, strong person we think she is.

Another in Ohio

Rick Lawrenson said...

It will be good to get her back to Port Elizabeth and the ocean breezes. Jo'burg is one smoggy place. It reminded me of Southern California. Same terrain; same polluted air.

mom2izzyandallen said...

What fabulous news! We are still praying and looking forward to summer as well.

The Dodges

Anonymous said...

prayers for Alice and her speedy recovery - great news - I look at the post daily and look forward to the updates!

beachbug said...

praying for Alice's continued healing and strength. it is great to read the good news.