Friday, June 19, 2009

A day of improvements and rest

Lindsay had a very impressive day of movements. She awoke a little and rubbed her eyes, crossed her legs, and started tapping her foot as she does normally. This a very good sign in regards to neurology requirements. They reduced her morphine down to 10 so she has been moving more, but not officially awake. Her eyes opened today about half way and her pupils are small to medium and responsive, so that is good news. Looks like the MRI won't be until Monday or so and hopefully by then she will be extubated. No one is in a hurry to do that so a good goal would be on Monday for extubation. Her body is reacting like it was transplanted AGAIN so she will just need time. Every day has been better and brighter. Keep praying. It is working!!!
Love, Suzie

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bless you all!! Lindsay, hang in there!! We are praying for you all...she certainly is a fighter.

love, Ron & Sue

melissa said...

We had a Healing service at Church tonight. It was perfect timing with my son's Surgery approaching. Also, I put Lindsay, Tommy, Sofi and Brittney on the prayer list. God is working. I am so happy to hear about Lindsay and the improvements. It just makes me smile.

ps - LOVE the picture slide. She is the sweetest thing I have ever seen!

Prayers coming your way!
Melissa and Matthew
cp:matthewjoshua

Dev said...

I'm anxious to see her sneaky smile again soon, but I'm more than happy to be patient. We're all here for you Dean family!
Love,
Dev

Holly said...

Praising God for improvements!

Anonymous said...

Slow and steady. Perfect for a little princess. Keep going Lindsay!!! You're doing great!!! Yeah for good news today!!!! Always praying for her!!! I hope she's smiling at you again very soon.

Barbara said...

The power of prayer and the strength of that little girl is amazing. Every day we breathe a little easier hearing the little bit of good news that comes. God continues to bless you.
Barb Sallee

Melinda said...

Great update. I am glad they aren't rushing anything, and will keep Lindsay in my thoughts! She is such a perfect little Princess!

Megan said...

I'm glad to hear that she is improving each day! Can't wait to see pictures of that smiling face again! Praying in California!

Anonymous said...

You have one more person praying. I told my 2 (almost 3 year old) about our "Lindsay at work" and how she needs our help. Since then, Libby has been saying, "and God bless Lindsay" with her nightly prayers.
Keep going, princess, we're all cheering for you!!
~clerk Leslie

The Hands said...

Great news! Could you explain what you mean by "her body is reacting just like she had a transplant again."?

"He, who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ!" (Philippians 1:6b) Every day is work in progress. May your Faith increase in the good days and bad.

Love,
Angie

Elaine said...

Good solid news...we will keep praying for a low key weekend for the princess. I can just SEE the morning wake up ritual with the tapping foot...so cute, right?!!!

Michelle posted the picture of the four of you out to dinner and it just made me so happy...two happy couples, out to dinner together...like NORMAL PEOPLE!!! Yeah for normal...even if afterwards you all went back to the hospital!

We are praying constantly for Lindsay and all the heart miracles at Mott...we love you all...

Elaine

Anonymous said...

Great job Lindsay! Keeping you in our prayers. Happy to know she is doing so well. God loves Lindsay!

Jan Tompkins SC

Danielle @ Living Out Loud said...

Praises for another "slow and steady" day! I saw the pic of you and the Hagerotts on Zachy's Care Page and I happened to notice a LOT of wine in the background (coincidence?!) Ha! Anyway, Vance and I leave on Sunday for a trip to Mexico and I would probably go crazy not be able to check on Lindsay and Zachary... thank goodness for my Blackberry :) I'll be checking on them from afar and rest assured, my prayers will not stop until I see those big blue eyes and "cheesy" grin again (and even then they won't stop!)! Love to you... Danielle

Omah's Helping Hands said...

You know we will keep praying Suzie. Sounds like there's a little more improvement every day. Come on Lindsay! We're all pulling for you. We will also be praying for strength for you all. May God be with you. Love, blessings and hugs,
Tammy

Misty Warner said...

I can't tell ya how happy we are to hear that! You guys and Lindsay deserve all the great news you can get. Our thoughts and prayers are constant and will continue to be! I love hearing good news!! Keep going strong beautiful Lindsay!! All our love!
Misty and the fam

Anonymous said...

Thrilled with such a positive update! Weekends are for rest and relaxation...I hope you & Lindsay can all soak up some "healing time" Praying for lots more good news. Love Dianne J.

P.S.Pictures are sooo cute!

Kristin said...

So happy to hear good news!!

Stephanie Winter said...

Praying for continued healing and resting! Praise God for a good day for you guys!
We love you guys and your kids... Cole had an awesome week at VBS... even if he said he didn't, he sure did look like he was having fun! Thank you for letting us be a part of your lifes!
love,
steph and family

Stephanie said...

Thinking of you all often throughout the days and praying constantly!

Sounds like she's starting to come around. Hang in there Lindsay!!!! We all love you!

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good job Lindsay! Way to go girl!!

Love, The Martin Family

Mimi said...

Love the toe tapping! Keep it up little dancer Lindsay!! We can't wait for you to wake up all the way and give us a big Lindsay smile.

Jan's Blog said...

What wonderful news! Sending prayers your way...

aimee gillespie said...

So glad to read that she's having a good day. Keep it up, sweetheart!

~Aimee

Melissa Gernaat (Coffman) said...

You can do it princess God willing you can do it!
We are still praying and will continue to do so.

Love,
The Gernaats

The Dreier Family said...

Great to hear that she is recovering step by step! Sounds like she is resting well like she needs to.

Have a Happy Father's Day JR!

SassyCassie said...

I'm so glad she's waking up!