Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Night Update

A good bit of things have happened today.  Briley & woke up around 8:30.  She immediately sat up in bed, all by herself!  That was a first!  She played basically all day with her barbies and coloring books.  She also had her foley cath taken out and she pooped!  I've never been so happy about a poop!  Her continuous pain drip was d/c'd.  She only has the button push and as needed lortab for pain control.  She has been doing pretty good with it!  She only hit the button 4 times today, compared to about 60 yesterday!  She has been fever free all day, until Alicia walked in the door.  She then spiked a fever of 102.  The lortab brought the fever down a little bit.  
The trauma team told us that she would have been discharged either today or tomorrow if it wasn't for her Leukemia.  Her hemoglobin and platelets stayed steady in the good today, but her ANC dropped once again to 180.  Since her ANC is so low and because of the constant fever, oncology wants to keep her until both improve.  Briley may be transferred down to the oncology floor tomorrow.  We really hope that this will happen.  The floor is sterile and we love the onco nurses & docs.  It's just a different atmosphere there.  Maybe it's where we feel more comfortable or whatever, but I think it's because we know that her bones will heel in time, however, the leukemia is just a scary disease. 
A accident prevention lady stopped by with a new carseat.  We had a good discussion about the wreck and carseats.  To say the least, Briley will be going back to the 5 point harness.  Case in point - Bryson's lack of serious injuries.  
It seems like I'm missing a lot of the day's happenings.    Oh-well, it's been a day.  Overall, today has been a great day, at least with Briley.  Gloria's funeral was today and it was good that Alicia spent some time back home with her family.  Deacon Jim will be bringing Alicia's dad, Glenn down to Fort Worth tomorrow to visit Briley.  We are looking forward to his arrival.  We appreciate KFDX for the stories they have broadcast and everyone else that has been there for us for the past year & half.   


  1. I'm so glad Jim is bringing Glenn tomorrow. He & Alicia need some time together and he needs to get to be with Briley, too! The healing process for Briley's legs will be much faster than the healing of your hearts in Gloria's absence. But I think surely that process will be aided by time spent together among family. We are all praying for y'all and keeping you close in our hearts and thoughts.

  2. That girl never ceases to amaze me! She is a fighter that is for sure! Continuing to pray for your family's healing.

    JoAnne Knezek Smith and family


Thank you for your thoughts & prayers for Briley! God Bless!