A big heart – 7 PM

20 Sep

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This is the pillow patients get who need something to cling to when they cough so they can support the incision and get a deeper breath. Various caregivers sign it for her and make sure she remembers them. It’s a nice way to help patients.

I’ve seen an big change in her alertness just in the last couple of hours. Thank you for praying for this. She isn’t speaking yet but her eyes are more clear, tracking with me. She’s acknowledging some things I’m saying by nodding her head or giving a short, “Yeah”. We had her bed in an almost upright recliner position which she tolerated well. So for tonight I think she’ll progressively work off the sedative that’s still floating around and hope to see a big improvement in the morning.

Please continue to pray for:
– Increasing alertness
– Kidney function improvement
– Pain managed with minimal medication

3 Responses to “A big heart – 7 PM”

  1. Craig September 20, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

    Praying here in Rio!

  2. Liz Spellman September 20, 2013 at 11:54 pm #

    Good news Brian!! Hope you get some rest tonight!

    • Sara Lu Snyder September 23, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

      Thanks to Mary Clayton Brian DuBard, our ASC ’59 classmates now have the correct address for your report. Please let your mom know that we are continuing to keep her in our prayers.
      Sara Lu Snyder, ASC ’59

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