Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Miss Julia is making use of just about every support the hospital has to offer. An oscillating  ventilator is breathing for her, she has a PICC line, IVs, arterial lines, lies on a cooling blanket and is being monitored by an incredible team of nurses, doctors and respiratory therapists. She is still completely sedated. She has been relatively stable with all of this support, but must be weaned from each of them before their risks become too great. We know that her heart and lungs have been greatly taxed. Her liver, kidneys and other organs so far seem to be functioning, an impressive feat considering what she has been through. All we can do now is watch and wait and give her tons of love.

And love she is getting. Her family and friends have taken turns by her side today, kissing her feet in their little ruffled socks and stroking any patch of exposed skin that is not hooked up to tubes or wires. Amanda went to school this morning and came this afternoon to visit with Julia. She brought her good friend Oliver with her, and Julia's buddy Finn came in too. Later Julia's cousins Connor and Molly came to see her also. All of the kids did so well, even though it is hard to see their Julia in such a scary setting.

We don't know what the next few days will bring, but we do know that Julia is embraced in the incredible warmth, love and light of her family and her community.


11 comments:

  1. Thank you for your loving posts, and all the support you have given Julia and her family. My heart is there, beside Julia, and embracing all of her wonderful family and friends.

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  2. We love you Julia and your family so much. You are in our hearts.

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  3. Thank you for the update. Continuing to send love and light her way.

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  4. Sending lots of love and wishes for continued strength.

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  5. Michele Craig-MoralesJanuary 23, 2013 at 4:55 AM

    We love you guys and we continue to pray with all our hearts.

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  6. Continuing in prayer, with love. Lori

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  7. Little Miss Julia is in our hearts, minds and prayers as well as your family. My Dad and Doris ask about yoou and what the Latest update is daily. Blessing to you...Mary Ann Ziegler

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  8. Thank you for the update. We will continue to pray for Julia and all those that love her. Sarah

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  9. Prayers for strength and that the Lord will ease her transition from depending on the machines to full recovery.

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  10. Sending you our love and prayers.

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  11. I have learned of little Julia through a friend at church! Just know that our pray team is lifting her up to our heavenly father and praying for full healing! May this be a testimony of God's glory in your families life! Peace and love to you

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