Thursday, August 13, 2009

I'M BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm back from my cruise as of tonight!!! I had the most awesome time and I can't wait to share!!!! But that will have to wait a few days!!! The trip went pretty well! I appreciate all your prayers!!!

I also wanted to give a quick update on my friend Emily, who you have been reading about in my posts! They did identify that the flu strand she has is the swine flu!!! She is still on the ventilator! Our doctor feels she will make a full recovery, but she continues to be challenged each day, and has not yet made that progression off the ventilator! She is very agitated and restless! Please pray for God to give her peace, for her to be able to rest, for her lungs to heal, and for her oxygen to keep getting better and stay stable so they can try once again to start weaning her off the ventilator!! She really needs to come off of it SOON, to avoid getting a trach. I did not go visit her the other day before I left for my cruise, in fear I would have caught something (and this was before I knew it was the swine flu). I'm so glad I decided not to visit her! (well, i really just wanted to talk to her husband, but knew that he had been sick too and exposed to whatever Emily had at that time). So please continue to keep her in your prayers! She really needs them as she is literally still fighting for her life! And there have not been many cases reported of a CFer and transplanter with the swine flu (H1N1)!!!! I know she is in great hands of our Lord as well as our UAB Transplant Team!

LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of GREAT pictures to come!!!!! Back to reality...which includes babysitting this weekend, and preparing for classes, which start next week...UGH!!!

Lots of Love!!!!

5 comments:

Brandi said...

Glad you are home! I bet it was a FANTASTIC trip. I am going home 8/18 (I think) and planning on going to Vegas next weekend (Fri-Sun) with Cheryl and Alex to see Phantom.

Ronnie "Sickboy" Sharpe said...

I'll be praying for Emily...

Glad you had fun! Can't wait to hear about it...I LOVE cruises!

Ronnie

65 Roses for Marcia said...

Glad you had a wonderful time and are safely home...can't wait to hear about it and see pictures!

Colleen said...

Praying for Emily. Can't wait to see pictures from your trip!

Aspiemom said...

Welcome home! Can't wait to see your pictures.

So sorry to hear Emily has the Swine Flu and has had such a battle. Glad she has the Lord holding her and hope she's better soon.