May 2012

  • One step closer to home

    One step closer to home

    Time stands still in the hospital. But at the same time, the days rush by in a blur. The days go by; every day seems the same, but every day Namine regains a little more strength, a little more energy, a little more of herself. Every day passes, and it passes slowly, but every day […]

  • At last, relief

    Namine is out of surgery. She will be brought back up to the ICU soon, and she is doing well. The artery in her left foot has been grafted once more and is profusing nicely, and there has been no tissue loss.

  • More complications

    To be as blunt and straightforward as possible: Namine is in danger of losing her left foot. She is in surgery now, and the doctors are doing all they can to ensure its safety.

  • Complications: an update

    Just got another update from the operating doctor.

  • Complications

    We just received an update on Namine’s foot surgery, and it’s not good.

  • Foot pre-surgery

    Foot pre-surgery

    Since I woke Namine up this morning, she’s been excited. She knows – well, knew, since she’s been taken back for surgery now – what’s coming, and what it means. I’ll let her tell you in her own words: “I’m having foot surgery today, so I can have my feet fixed and I can walk […]

  • Massive ear infection

    Namine woke up screaming this morning around 4:00. Then she threw up – but by then she was in my arms, and I was prepared for it. We eventually got her to go back to sleep, nestled in between the two of us in what Namine calls “the big bed.” (You know, as opposed to “my very own bed.”)

  • Upcoming surgery

    Upcoming surgery

    Namine’s foot surgery is scheduled for May 22. We pray that it won’t be put off any longer; Namine’s feet are now in so much pain that she’s no longer walking in therapy.