Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pray for the Princess

Lindsay now has this horrible infection throughout her whole body. She has been re-intibated and back on most of all of her drugs as if she were just out of surgery. They had to pack her in ice last night because if the 102 fever that she spiked. I called this morning and the nurse said that her fever broke and they had put her catheter back in too. She is on a higher dose of morphine as well to try and keep her comfortable so that she can just rest and get through this infection. We left last night, or I should say this morning, at 4am. The doctors and nurses were trying to re-insert an Arterial line but failed because of too much scar tissue. They were able to do a venus line which will help with meds and fluids. They are culturing her blood out of both the PICC line and the new line to see if that PICC line has to go and possibly to find out where this infection is coming from. That is my vote. Ever since we got that line, things have gone downhill. Please pray that the doctors come up with a solution for the princess and that she recovers from this soon and back to her self in no time. They are also going to do a full echo and x-ray yet today, so I will keep you posted.
Worried.........
Love, Suzie and JR

28 comments:

Amanda-The Family News! said...

My prayers are pouring out for Princess Lindsay to get well soon. It breaks my heart to read this. She is such a beautiful little girl. My prayers for you all!
Amanda-SC

Baseballs and Tutu's said...

Praying without cease that they can get this infection under control and out of her body in no time! Can't wait to see her beautiful smile again very soon!!
Stephanie-SC

Elaine said...

Oh, Suzie and JR...

My heart just breaks for you...she was doing so well yesterday and that smile on her face in the photo just looked like "Hi, Mommy...I'm back!"

Have they changed to a stronger antibotic...I can't remember? I can hardly believe Lindsay is intubated and medicated again...you must be so worried and down. I wish we were all there to put our arms around you...please know how very much we love you.

So...Prayer Warriors: let's pray all day for our Princess to fight off this infection and for the doctors to figure out what the next step is, to do it, and that it succeeds.

Suzie and JR...just when we think we couldn't love you more...we do. We are with you every step of the way,

Love, Elaine and Bill

Maggie Geiger said...

I am sitting here wanting to say something so profound, when all I can come up with is "This Stinks"! The Princess deserves so much more than this. Our prayers are continuous and Lindsay NEVER leaves our thoughts.

Love,
Dan,Maggie,Ben,& Alli Geiger

Simmons Family: said...

Ahhh.. so frustrating... I am so sorry that you are going through so much right now. PRAYERS that she will fight off this infection and feel better soon. Poor baby! Keep us posted on the echo and xray info.

HUGS from AZ!!!

Andrea

Rich and Alison Lee said...

Suzie and JR,

Try to stay strong. The Lord will see her through this. Lindsay is such a fighter and she will prevail. She is in the best hands and her doctors and nurses love her just like you do. Things will get better.

Our love, hugs, and prayers go out to you!!!!

Love, Alison

Lillian'sheart said...

This does suck. Thinking of you, praying for a speedy recovery.

aimee gillespie said...

I'm right there with Maggie, This Stinks! Our continuing thoughts and prayers are with the princess as she climbs yet another hurdle. She's a tough little cookie, she'll make it through this as well!

Love,
Aimee, Steve, Ryan & Hannah

Anonymous said...

Suzie,
So sorry Lindsay is having more set-backs. The last pictures you posted, she had such a promising look in her eyes. Our thoughts continue to be with you, we pray Lindsay can fight off this infection like everything else. As my grandma would say, "Bless her little heart."
Love,
Travis, Jill & Reagan

louann boyd said...

We are praying for you little princess..

Love Scott and Lou
xxxooo

Anonymous said...

We are praying with and for all of you. Keep the faith! Love, Nancy & Steve

Haberman Family said...

We are praying SOOOOOOO hard for your sweet girl! Hopefully, they will find out the reason for infection today! God bless you guys!

Bernie

Anonymous said...

Wow!! I can't believe she has something more to deal with, as well as you both. She doesn't deserve this setback again. We are praying for you all, and hope the Dr.'s find a way out of this new mess, as I'm sure they will, just keep up the hopes.
love to you all
Don and Brenda

Uncle Dan said...

Lindsay,

You are in our hearts and prayers...we love you and hope and pray that you can start taking some steps forward!! We know you can do this because you are so tough and strong! We love you!

Uncle Dan, Braeden, and Camden

Eric Dickson said...

We are praying for you guys from around the corner. Connor wants his heart sister doing better! We have been following you posts, but we haven't snuck across the pod to visit because of the quarentine...

I am confident that Lindsay will pull through this soon. She has been quite a fighter already, and even though it is rotten to catch an infection at the hospital, at least you have top notch doctors who will get to the bottom of this and get it taken care of.

If there is anything we can do (grab you food, do your chores at the house, etc.) just let us know. Flag your arms from Lindsay's bedside, we can see you from Connor's bed!

jessica jenkins said...

we are thinking of you all and praying for things to turn around quickly. we have all witnessed her strength and know she can get better!!!!

we love you,
Jessica, Missie, and Angie....and spouses also!

Anonymous said...

I ran across this quote not that long ago. every time I read an update that is not so great news I am reminded of this quote and I guess i would just like to pass it on to you. because I believe that with Gods help,she'll once agin get through this and have that precious smile on her face once again.

"The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you."

our thoughts are with her always!
tiffany

Jessica said...

I don't always comment, but please know that I'm always following Lindsay's progress and she is always in my prayers! Hugs to you all and a great big heart sister hug from Julianne for Lindsay!

Amanda Groulx said...

Hospitals are such a catch 22 sometimes--she has to be there but they are such a breeding ground for the baddest of bacteria. I hope she continues to respond to the antibiotics--if the vancomycin doesn't get it by itself there are others that they can add in to help.

We're all praying for you guys. She's like the little engine coming up that last big hill and we know she can do it!!!

Love,
Amanda, Ryan, Sonora, Maizy, and Owen

jen hnilo said...

Praying for Lindsay to fight off the infection and the doctors to make the best decisions for her care. Prayers....

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love Retta and Wade

Anonymous said...

Lindsay, you can do this because you come from tough stock. Add to that all of our love and prayers--they never stop. Love you sweet baby! Aunt Carole and Uncle Robb

The Butcher Family said...

My heart aches...for you, Suzie, and most of all for our beautiful Lindsay.

Praying...

Heart hugs to you~ Rebecca

Anonymous said...

Suzie & JR, You are in our Thoughts and Prayers. Princess Lindsay is in the Best of Hands where she is, so just put your Faith in that fact. And of course she is in the best of hands our Father above! "He never gives us more than we can handle", sometimes I question that, but that's when I turn to Prayer and it sees me through the roughest of times! Hang in there - we are all here for you! Sara Dziewicki

Tina said...

Dear Suzie, and Jr,

I just knew something wasn't right today. I can't explain it but I just had a feeling. Your mom e-mailed me earlier about them intubating her again. I am just so sad, but I am confident that she will stay strong and be better before we know it.

Keep the faith, I am sure things will get better soon!!!

We love you all with all of our heart.

Love,
Steve and Tina

Anonymous said...

hang in there buddy! we are always thinking about you! you can do this!! stay stong!

Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital
N.I.C.U nurses..

Anonymous said...

Suzie,
I am so sorry you are going through this. Lindsay can feel her mother's love and that is what is most important. God is listening to all our prayers and she will recover from this. I pray for her beautiful little smile to appear in the morning to give you hope and peace.
Susan Willis

Katie said...

Poor baby girl. I'm so sorry Suzie, this has got to be gut-wrenching for you right now. My prayers are with you all that this infection will cease and Lindsay will once again battle her way out of it. Prayers to you for continued strength, comfort and endurance to get through it all. Man, she (and you) needs a break!!! Thinking so much of you and sending our love, prayers and many hugs your way...

Bryan, Katie, Jace, Cade & Maddie