Friday, May 11, 2012
from the link: Today Aimee is very responsive and coherent. She is responding to specific commands, and even selected the music that she wanted to listen to. The neurologist says that there is no indication of any brain damage. The cardiopulmonologist says that her lungs are slowly healing. Unfortunately, her blood vessels in her hands and in her remaining foot have died, and thus they will have to be amputated too. (1 pm, Thursday, May 10)
from a msg we received at work today from Aimee's dad: The road back for Aimee will be a difficult one, but she is strong and tough. Cosmetically, her body will be different, having been ravaged by this horrible bacteria, but I praise God her beautiful mind is intact. Her surgeon performed minor surgery around the amputation area tonight and removed some dead skin. We also had some disconcerting news about her hands and her remaining foot. Chances are that she will lose them.
I am saddened to learn this development, but I am happy my baby is alive. Her strength and incredible fight has pulled us all closer to her side. She will need us all to help her relearn the most basic of motor skills. We all should rejoice on this day, because Aimee's greatest attributes are her incredible intellect and her loving compassion and I am certain that mankind will benefit when the tubes are finally removed.
God bless you all.
once again, thank you all for your continued prayers for Aimee, her family, and the medical staff caring for her.
are the BEST
Friday, May 11, 2012
If you've been following my blogs this week you know there are much bigger issues I need to focus on. This is just venting...so here goes.
my boss is making me crazy the last couple of days!
the first one - I bought a workout tee in my size (I thought) but didn't try it on at the store. I buy my workout clothes at TJ Maxx, so no big expense. The shirt was a medium. When I grabbed it from my stash of workout clothes (kept in my car trunk so I can't use the 'I don't have my workout clothes' excuse), I noticed it looked really small. I've encountered that a good bit because I'm so used to the old (2 sizes bigger) me. I tried it anyway and although I could wear it, it was better suited for a wet t-shirt contest (none of those planned for the near future...HA!)
I thought I'd just give it to the boss's youngest daughter (she's 16). His wife came in the office for something and I gave it to her. The boss walked up in the midst of our conversation and when I said something about the shirt being too small for me, he said, "well, then that should be your goal."
WHAT???? His wife was clearly mortified. At the time my rational mind jumped in (thank you God) and I replied, "No thanks. I'd like to keep my shoulders."
The boss has said several times that I don't need to lose any weight. He sees me every day, so I doubt he's noticed that I've dropped 2 sizes since last fall. But when I say something about having to miss a workout, he always replies with something like, "yeah, but it's not like you HAVE to go to the gym as much as you do. You aren't overweight." I know he has no idea what he said and would be horrified to know the possible impact of 'that should be your goal'. I'm AT MY GOAL CLOTHING SIZE. Less than 10 lbs to go to be at the goal weight I set. Currently in the healthy BMI range. So...shut it!!
the second one - this one REALLY enraged me! I've been blogging about our co-worker's daughter, Aimee. She is fighting for her life against a flesh eating virus. I said something one morning about there finally being a bit of good news because she was starting to rely less on the respirator and responding to her family. His response, "yeah but...I don't know. They are going to have to take her other foot (she's had a leg amputated) and maybe both her hands. I mean...is that really..." He trailed off, but I know what he was implying. Once again...WHAT??? She is alive and has good brain function! She is responding to her family. People can do amazing things even though they are missing limb(s). The advances in prosthetics are phenomenal these days. And her family STILL has Aimee! How would he feel if that was his daughter? Would he be willing to lose her? I really don't think so.
I swear, he is a really great guy. Just the combination of me not sleeping and him making several really thoughtless statements and the stress of what Aimee and her family are dealing with...it's not a good combo.
I took Friday off because I'm so exhausted. Hopefully this bout of insomnia will end and Monday morning will find me refreshed.
now...back to what really matters right now. I'll post 2 blogs today. Aimee deserves her own blog post with updates. She's way more important than petty 'what he said' garbage.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
thank you all so much for your prayers. There is finally a glimmer of good news.
from the link:
Post by Aimee's sister Paige this afternoon!
Aimee has had a spectacular day! She's breathing more on her own and her body is responding positively! I spoke with a doctor from Louisiana today that wants to send us a drug called Occulus. This drug is used to save dead limbs! If Aimee's doc approves this, perhaps we can save her fingers and toes! She even got emotional today, I think shes scared. Dad and I assured her she is safe and she dried up! These recent responses are tremendous! Dad will go into more detail in his blog. I'm not as well written as he, but I'm so excited about her recovery I can't hold it in
again, thank you all my and THANK YOU LORD!!!
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Please note - I am extremely sleep deprived. My apologies in advance for blogging under the influence of Ambein,
a co-worker's 24 year old daughter had a zip line accident last week. She ended up in the ER, It took 22 stitches to close the wound in her calf. She was sent home and told to take OTC pain meds. A few days later, the extreme pain sent her back to the ER. She was checked, given a script for Darvocet and sent home. Her parents wanted her to come home, but she didn't want to leave school so close to the end of semester. A college friend called her parents to let them know something wasn't right. They took her to the ER again. She was given antibiotics and sent home. The pain and fever were not improving, so her parents took her to the ER.
she has a flesh eating virus. They've had to remove her leg, some of her fingers, and an area of her abdomen. She coded 3 times during the amputation surgeries. She's been in a coma, but is starting to open her eyes a bit and recognize her family. She is now at a burn and wound care specialty facility.
her family is asking for prayers and for blood donations. They are setting up a blood drive in the area where she is, but would like for anybody who feels moved to donate in their own area. At the Burn Unit they have seen so many people in desperate need.
please remember Aimee, her family, and the doctors in your prayers.
THANK YOU my wonderful
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