Monday, February 7, 2011
Fri., Feb. 4th
Friday morning we called our Bishop Lamar McKague to find someone to come and help Grant give Lucy a Priesthood blessing. Bishop McKague was completely aware of the situation as he had left his work on Thurs. and arrived at Salmon Creek hospital soon after Lucy was taken into the ER. He spent the whole afternoon and evening there until Lucy was transferred to Emanuel. He gave suggestions and we were able to have our friend Pete Phelon who works just down the street from the hospital come within a couple hours and administer to Lucy. Dr. Nelson who was on that day thanked him for coming and said that she has seen those blessings help so much and she welcomes all the help they can get from "the Big Man". I was so happy to feel her support and know that she has faith and trusts in help from God. We asked for specific things in the blessing according to what we had found out could happen over the 72 hrs. of the cooling process.
We asked for no seizures, for her to be able to start taking some breaths on her own, for the Dr.s and nurses working with her to be blessed and inspired as to the needed steps for her care. We asked if it was in God's plan for Lucy that we be able to have her stay with us and be a part of our family now. Grant anointed her and Pete gave her the blessing.
Lucy made more improvements on Fri.
Her kidneys made urine
out of 50 breaths a minute 40 were from the vent and 10 of her own
she no longer needed supplemental oxygen (she was able to hold what is in the air normally)