Monday, June 30, 2008

Update #5 on Erin

Erin had a rough night last night. Her heart rate dropped really low so the nurse put a heart monitor on her. It still was not back up to normal this morning so a cardiologist has been called in to examine her. Because of the heart issues, her doctor has ordered her to remain on the IV until they can figure out what's causing her heart rate to keep dropping. So, it doesn't look like she'll be leaving tomorrow or Wednesday after all, which is both good and bad. Good because we still don't know what's wrong with her and bad because she was looking forward to getting back to normal.

This heart issue has me worried. I talked to Erin last night on the phone and her spirits were up and other than her weak voice, she sounded like herself. This morning when I called she sounded worn out and a little depressed. I think being cooped up in the hospital is beginning to take its toll on her, especially since she didn't get to see Kaylee yesterday and wasn't sure what testing she was going to have done today. Hopefully Paul and/or Beth will bring Kaylee up to see her today. She said Kaylee was all smiles on Saturday when she saw Erin, and it really brightened her mood. I am just scared that something is terribly wrong with her and no one has figured it out. Just when it seems her situation is progressing, this happens and we're back to square one, only heart issues are more severe.

I beg you to keep praying as it is difficult for me to remain positive on the phone when all I really want to do is see her. I keep asking my mom to take a picture of her and email me, but she keeps "forgetting" her camera. Like I said, I have a feeling my mom isn't being totally honest with me because she doesn't want me to worry more than I am, but I can't help it.

*I am thankful the nurses routinely check vital signs, even through the night when patients are sleeping, and told the doctor of her findings. I am thankful that I can go to the Lord in prayer on behalf of Erin, and that He knows what's wrong with her and if/when she'll get better. I am thankful that the Lord is in control of this ENTIRE situation (from Kaylee to Paul to my mom to everyone caring for Erin). I am thankful for my bible to remind me of those truths.*

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