Wednesday, November 3, 2010

An Emotional Roller Coaster

To say the least, the past 72 hours have been an emotional roller coaster, from walking in on a scene from a movie, Mary blue and unresponsive, to a scary ER trip to Keller, to the helicopter not starting, to just a day later, Mary being extubated and acting like her old self again, to making plans to come home this morning, then at around 1030 today, or world seemed like it came crashing down, when Mary started having seizures. All of the fears that we thought we had avoided, because Mary seemed to be acting just fine, came rushing back. Kate and I have both been so overcome by emotion, Uncontrollable crying, etc. As the seizures continued to come throughout the day we feared the worst. Then when the doctors tried to reintubate, and it didn't take and we watched her o2 saturation go to 4, the unthinkable crosses your mind.

Luckily, we do have a lot to be thankful for. . . Great doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists who were able to reintubate Mary and are continuing to care for her, thankful for the thousands of people who are praying for Mary, thankful for family who rushed to be with her from all over the country, thankful for great friends back at West Point who have taken care of our son, and made trips down with supplies and food.

Mary is finally resting, she had an extremely rough day, to go along with the seizures, her temperature soared to over 102 for several hours, we had to use a cooling blanket to finally bring it down. Her heart rate has been in the 170's or above for most of the night, and has finally started to come down. We are very thankful for that.
We hope that tomorrow mary continues to improve and we get the results from the MRI and hopefully it will help to answer some of the unknown.

Please continue to lift Mary up in prayer to our Heavenly Father.

14 comments:

CureSMA4Stella said...

You have our prayers and we will stand strong beside you and storm the heavens, knowing that Mary is a fighter and in the palm of HIS hand at all times. While we worry about our children, during these times, I try to step back and think of her in the palm of His hand.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy - Shira Fisher said...

We are thinking of all of you. Words can't express how we are feeling here but know we are with you and sending prayers and healing thoughts your way!

Sky said...

holding you all tight in our prayers and thoughts, praying for a good night and good test results....

Victoria Strong said...

Thinking of you all nonstop. Sending Mary every ounce of strength we have. And hoping, hoping, hoping Mary remains stable tonight and her sweet sassy spunk returns!!!

Vierna said...

Wow! This was really unexpected! We'll keep you all in our prayers. Above anything, keep on your trust in God. Positive energy sent your way! Come on, Mary, this is just another small battle in your big war! You can do it! We all love you!

Sandy Gardner said...

My heart is in so much pain for Mary and you, I canoot stop the tears when I think of what is happening, I know the nightmare you are living through and I am praying sooo hard for Mary! I have 2 of Gods precious angels he gave to me to care for and there will never be a day I want to stop. You do not know me but I will fight with God for Mary to stay with you like I fight for my Cashel and Allie! He will know how much she is still needed down here and He will protect and heal!

miracleformadison said...

Keeping you close in our thoughts and prayer.Not knowing and waiting is so hard to do. God has a plan for Mary
and she will see it through. Keep the faith!

An Angel and a Jewel said...

holding you very close to my heart today and hoping you get some answers.

Shawn Tenace said...

"If you pray for it, believe you shall receive it, and you shall have it." We are praying for complete healing for Mary. God bless her.

Emily Picou said...

Sending our love and prayers to you and your family. Sweet Mary, keep fighting sweetie.

Jan said...

Please know that you are all, and especially Mary, in our thoughts and prayers. Mary we love you! Hang in there little girl.
Love from Jan

Nina said...

I am filled with all sorts of emotions Kate and its hard to express what to say.
Do know we have you in prayer, mind and heart. We are all like extended family and I feel the strength of the prayer chain surrounding you.

Shellie Lopes said...

We saw an urgent prayer request on Stella's site and we are devastated for your sweetheart. We wanted to send you our prayers and let you know we are thinking of Mary and your family. Trust in God and we will all be praying for Mary!

Kate said...

We hold you in our thoughts and hope for healing. Love and hugs from Getty Owl and her family!