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Posted: Oct 16 2006 at 9:01am | IP Logged Quote Elizabeth

Some of you might remember Betsy. She received a new heart late last week. Things looked good initially but her mom writes this, this morning:

Good Morning.
>> Well, we are in the thick of it. Pressures are wrong, PH is wrong,
>> temperature is wrong, her legs are icy cold, she's not peeing enough, and
>> she's so tired she can't stay awake long enough to finish a sentence.
> She's
>> getting her breathing tube back in so she can use less energy to breathe.
>> They're giving her nitric oxide to expand her vessels, they're changing
> meds
>> around, ... she's getting the works. They're all on her, and it's just a
>> matter of working it out. It will be a very busy day, a day needing tons
> of
>> prayers to get her to turn around.
>>
>> I thank you in advance for your prayers.


Please,please pray!

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Posted: Oct 16 2006 at 9:13am | IP Logged Quote JennGM

Oh, how frightening. Many, many prayers!

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Praing for Betsy!
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Posted: Oct 16 2006 at 10:43am | IP Logged Quote Mary G

Praying for Betsy and her family!

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Posted: Oct 16 2006 at 11:12am | IP Logged Quote kingvozzo

Oh, how upsetting! I will pray for Betsy and her family.

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Posted: Oct 16 2006 at 11:29am | IP Logged Quote ladybugs

Prayers on their way!

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Posted: Oct 16 2006 at 1:43pm | IP Logged Quote angiesherm

Prayers from our family.

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Posted: Oct 16 2006 at 2:38pm | IP Logged Quote stefoodie

Praying here.

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Posted: Oct 16 2006 at 2:38pm | IP Logged Quote esperanza

Thanks for the update...was praying yesterday for her and her family as well as the donor and family.

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Posted: Oct 16 2006 at 3:15pm | IP Logged Quote Elizabeth

Update, Monday afternoon:

Hi,
>>>Well, she's resting on the vent now. Her oxygen saturation is back up,
>>>her legs warmed up, but her feet are still cold. Her color is better,
>>>and her heart output is somewhat better. But, her pressures are still
>>>down. Dr. Hanna said that there's nothing out of the ordinary going on,
>>>just nothing that he wanted to see. The fever cold just be a result of
>>>her body being so out of balance rather than an infection, but they took
>>>cultures of everything to find out anyway. He said her problem is her
>>>lungs, as usual. She tends to collect fluid in them, and she's done it
>>>again. So with the added fluid, her new heart just didn't have the
>>>energy yet to work hard enough for her to breathe heavily enough to keep
>>>them open, and as a result, parts of lungs collapsed, necessitating the
>>>ventilator. The hope is that a couple days on the vent to rest will
>>>allow her to settle down, pee out this extra fluid, and things should
>>>come around. But we're talking about Betsy, and she always does her own
>>>thing. So we shall see. For now she's stable and ok.
>>>
>>>I am ok, trying to accept that we are on this long road again. I am
>>>thankful that my other children are at home because I really have nothing
>>>left to give them at this point. They are great kids, and lots of others
>>>are picking up the slack in my absence, so that is good.
>>>
>>>Just keep praying.
>>>Theresa


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Posted: Oct 16 2006 at 3:46pm | IP Logged Quote Taffy

I'll keep praying.

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We will be praying for Betsy.

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We will keep Betsy in our prayers too.

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Posted: Oct 16 2006 at 10:55pm | IP Logged Quote Michaela

Praying for Betsy.

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TUESDAY morning:
Hi.
>>>Quiet day in Philly for Bets, busy day for me. She spent the day drugged
>>>and even. Her kidneys are just starting to work again, so the hope is
>>>that in the next day or so she will start to pee out all this fluid.
>>>She's really swollen, and her legs are as big around as Pete's! The docs
>>>are not totally happy yet, but are pleased that she is heading in the
>>>right direction. Everyone's a little funny about it, trying to take it
>>>at Betsy's pace, which is like trying to watch grass grow. But you know
>>>docs, they like to give a med and see quick results. Betsy is like
>>>traffic congestion. You're moving forward, but just barely. She will
>>>get there if we give her the time she needs. It's almost a joke around
>>>here, because everyone remembers her very vividly from our past stays,
>>>and here she's doing exactly the same thing.
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>>>I spent the morning with some great friends, Kim, Carolyn, and Patty, who
>>>came to see us and bring us joy. They also were very kind in driving
>>>Robert's car back to Virginia so Grandma can have some wheels. After
>>>that there was laundry to do, a good nap, a movie, and a very LONG time
>>>on the phone coaxing John along in his chemisty work. UGH!!! That boy
>>>is a slug when it comes to getting his work done. Katherine, on the
>>>other hand, finished almost all her work for today last night, got up
>>>today and spent 2 hours feeding and cleaning at the horse farm, did all
>>>the laundry, and was busy tidying the house in preparation for Grandma's
>>>arrival. Two totally different kids.
>>>
>>>So, not much new to report. Please pray that Betsy's kidneys will kick
>>>into gear so she can get rid of this fluid. She can't get off the vent
>>>til she dries out, and she has to stay drugged while the vent is in
>>>because she fights it really bad when she wakes up for small moments.
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>>>Thanks, and have a great tomorrow.
>>>Theresa
>>>


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Posted: Oct 18 2006 at 7:51am | IP Logged Quote TracyQ

Praying, praying, praying! I'm so sorry this family is having to endure this right now. I'll be praying for Betsy, and her family.

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Praying here!

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Posted: Oct 18 2006 at 9:55pm | IP Logged Quote MaryMary

Lord Jesus, please pour your Precious Healing Blood over Betsy, may she be quickly restored to health. Amen

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