Friday, June 5, 2009

Good to be Home

Well, at least it's good to be in my parents' home! I left the hospital last Saturday, and Jason and my parents have been taking care of me all week. I don't know what I would have done without them. They had done everything for me.


THANK YOU ALL THANK YOU THANK YOU all for your prayers, encouragement, calls, texts, emails, food, baskets, and visits! I am truly humbled and grateful and still don't realize if all this has hit me yet.

I know my sister, both sis in laws, and some friends posted updates on their blogs and asked their friends to pray. The connections on blogland have been so incredible!

As horrible as life got for me two weeks ago, I can't imagine if you all had not been praying for my family, Reese, and me. By the way, if you stop by Shannon's blog you'll notice Zach is having the time of his life in Destin with Jason's family. He's clueless and happy. ; )

This week I looked into my journal to see if there was any encouragement the LORD gave me ahead of time to look back on and draw strength from. ; ) On May 15, I wrote these two verses into my entry ~
"...I am more than victorious through Him who loved me."
Romans 8:37
"You will be delivered by returning and resting; your strength will lie in quiet confidence."
Isaiah 30:15
I have been repeating these verses to myself because I feel very weak. It makes me NEVER want to complain about having a "regular" day again. My health and energy are such gifts!

It's going to be a slow recovery. I make progress every day, but all I can really do is walk by myself. I go to the doctor this afternoon, and hopefully he will take out my PICC line. This is an IV that Jason and my dad have been putting meds and saline into this week that I still need.

Praise the LORD Reese is great! The nurses and doctors checked on her several times daily to make sure she was right on track. I've seven months pregnant today. Wow.
I'm going to type out my entire story and alot of my feelings if you're interested soon. ; ) Right now I'll leave you with some pictures of some goodies you have sent, plus a few of my arms.
My PICC line
I know it's strange, but I just have this thing with my arms and how many times people at ANY hospital have to poke me to get an IV going. PLEASE do not take any offense if you do this at your work. I kiss the feet of anyone who can actually get an IV in. ; )
The first time I arrived at UAMS in LR it took them seven times to get the IV in. Breakdown #2 for me (and we had a wonderful experience at this hospital).
This is my other arm which just has alot of healing bruises on it.
GOD is working and again reminds me that I have absolutely no control. He has full say of what happens in my life.
Thank you again for your concern and prayers. The body of Christ is amazing!


Leah S. said...

I'm so excited to see your post! Means you are feeling better! We all missed you and are so happy your body is healing...even if it is slow ;) What a tough little baby your have!

Jill Whittington said...

This is Jill, Lindsey Richey's mom, I am so happy to see you are "back"! You and baby Reese have been in my prayers and I will continue to pray for your continued recovery. To God be the glory!!!

Eric and Leslie Warford said...

SO very thrilled that you are better. You all have been at the forefront of our minds and prayers. Please let us know if we can do anything for you guys!

Eric and Leslie

Elizabeth said...

Katie! I am soo glad that you feel better. My entire family including the rays have been praying for you everyday! I am so thankful you are feeling better. I am sure we will catch up soon, but get some rest and I will call when things settle down! Love you!

Melissa said...

So glad to hear you are doing better. We have been praying so hard for your recovery. God is so good!

Taylor said...

Oh, thank goodness you're home...or at least more home than in the hospital!! I was in Atlanta with Courtney when you went into the hospital so Hillary was keeping us updated with texts on your progress and we said many prayers that week! And still continue to!

I'm so glad you and Reese are doing good!!!

Megan said...

So glad you're feeling better.

-Megan (Suzanne's cousin)

Shannon said...

It is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good to see you back!!!!! :)

Kelly said...

Katie, so glad to see you posting. Praise the Lord, for He is good!
Keeping you and Reese in our prayers.
Praying all went well @ your Dr. visit today.

Diane said...

Our part of the family clan has been praying, too... Glad you're a little better, and we will be praying for your recovery!

Angie said...

Katie, I am so glad to see your post!! I have been praying for you and baby Reese.
Take care :)

Bierman Adventures said...

God is good! Katie, I am so thankful that you are doing better! I was going to try to come see you this week, but I ended up sick & did not want to expose you to anything else. I love you & have been praying for you. We will continue to pray for you.

Rachel "Greene" Bierman

Cherry said...

I'm so thankful you are improving with each passing day and that Reese is doing well. Wonderful!!!

walkers said...

yeah my precious friend, we are so glad you are on the mend. God is so faithful to us and I am so proud of your perspective. Love you!

the osbornes said...

We are so thankful that you are doing so much better!! You will continue to be in our prayers as you work on recovering fully. Let us know if you need anything at all while you are in town! I'm sure you are being WELL taken care of by your families, but we'd love to bring a meal or anything else at all that you may need!
Josh & Mandy

Anonymous said...

Hi Katie,

I have been reading your blog for a little while and Shannon is one of my very first & favorite blogging friends and I am so glad you're doing much better. I (along with a LOT of people) prayed for you and your baby every day. It's amazing how blogging connects us. Blessings to you and your family.


Cari in New England

Rebekah said...

Katie Welcome Back!!! I have been wondering and Mamaw has been asking about you so I am so glad you posted to fill us in on the your scary journey. You are right, we can't see the whole picture of God's plans, but we know we can trust him. Keep easing back in to things and I know you will be going full blast pretty soon. Thank you Lord for KT!!

Love, Rebekah

MyFairLadies said...
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MyFairLadies said...

How wonderful to hear how God gave you those verses even before the trial began. I am glad to hear of your progress, and pray you'll have the strength to read to Zach and get back to those "regular" days very soon.

Much love and continuing prayers!

Wendy Donley

Brunch at Saks said...

Hi Katie

I don't know you, but I found your blog and heard your story through Kelly's Korner. I am so thankful and happy to hear that you, your baby, and family are pulling through beautifully during this trying time.

I was praying for you day and night out here in LA, as was my family and friends when I shared with them your story.

God Bless :)

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