AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Keith Dyne, iJohn Herlihy, iIan Thorpe, iJoan Huffman, iDr. Ronald Bissell, iPier Tyler, iSubbarao Mukkavilli, i

  Home > Health/Wellness > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Sponsor Me!
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 7,838 Titles
· 41,513 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Before 2003

Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
Kelly Get Your Gun (working title)
by Cheryl Wright

The novel evolved after overwhelming acceptance of the series of short stories. A mixture of comedy, crime and romance, the larger-than-life lovestruck characters will ge..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Books by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Kaitlyn Ashley Colbert: An Update, Part Two--Thanks For All The Prayers!
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Friday, April 13, 2012

Rated "G" by the Author.

Share    Print  Save   Follow

Recent stories by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
· An Update: Mule Face, May 2014.
· Bonds.
· An Update: Pastor Bruce Bilkey, May 2014.
· Oktavius D'Mariel: Special Needs Parenting 101.
· An Update: Gabrielo Bustamente, May 2014.
· An Update: Blondelle Hawkins, May 2014.
· Anastaysia Hope: Special Needs Parenting 101.
           >> View all 7,357


Kaitlyn Ashley Colbert, who had open heart surgery, is about to get discharged from the hospital a week later. Her parents couldn't be more thrilled.

Lafayette Regional Medical Center, Lafayette, Louisiana, April 13, 2012~

Colbie Colbert, Kaitlyn's mamma, writing!  I hope this finds y'all well!

I am estatic:  our daughter will be released from the hospital on Monday!  She was here for a little over a week after having open heart surgery and she's been doing fantastic!  Dr. Chalamar (her attending physician) and his staff couldn't be more pleased .... and neither can we!

Kaitlyn still has to take it easy and is still in a good amount of pain, but every day the pain is a little less and she feels a little better.  Her color looks great and her vital signs have been as solid as a rock.  And every day more and more tubes and wires are removed.

Yesterday Kaitie was able to eat and keep her food down.  She had liquids, but she had no problems: no pain, no vomiting episodes, no nausea.  She got the nasogastric (NG) tube removed from her nose and other than her throat being scratchy and sore, she is happy to be finally rid of that thing.  I don't blame her one bit!

Today if she does well for lunch, she will be able to have soft foods.  If shd does well with that, then she can eat whatever she wants.  Kaitie is ready to get back home to her sisters and brother and to her nice, soft, warm bed!

I know once she gets home, Kaitie will want to run around and play but we have to keep reminding her that she just had heart surgery; she will have to take it easy for a while.  I know it's hard for an active little nearly-nine- year-old little girl, but she has no choice, really.

The only tubes Kaitie has on her yet are her oxygen tube underneath her nose, her "pee tube" (that will be gone later on today), and her IV line.  She also has her heart monitor on, but that will probably be gone as well later on.  She is looking much more like herself and can't wait to get back home!

I just hope and pray that Kaitie won't need any more heart surgery for a while.  She's already hd several and each time has been fraught with fear and uncertainty.  The stress level has been nothing short of incredible and I don't think Van or I can stand too much more of this, especially since the last time she had complications and nearly died.  (I just thank God she didn't have any complications this time around!)

Well, the lunch crew is outside the door (I can smell the food), so I will help Kaitie with her eating.  I will also help her when she gets out of bed for her therapy (she has to walk at least 500 feet, according to the therapist) and make sure she doesn't pull out her IV or catheter or get tangled up in her oxygen hose.  I will go for now; next time I write, Kaitlyn will be HOME!!  HOME!!  What a wonderful word; it never sounded better!!!!

~Love, Colbie, Kaitlyn's mamma. 

P.S.: Can you tell I'm a little excited about her going home on Monday?? Well, I AM!!!! :D


Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 4/25/2012
Great update, glad Kaitlyn is doing well
In Christs Love
Michelle!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/16/2012
Well told, Karen.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/13/2012
Glad Kaitlyn is on the mend! Excellent story, Karen.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Popular Health/Wellness Stories
1. Views from a Hospital Room
2. Butt Out
3. Kaitlyn Ashley Colbert: Medical Update, Ma
4. 'Call Me Spot.': An Adult Battles Chickenp
5. SLURPEES !
6. My Father's Day Story
7. Bill's Journalings: March 23, 2012: Need
8. Hollister's Story: Alligator Baby! (Harle
9. Coping with cervical cancer
10. Good work today

Mom's Story, A Child Learns About MS by Mary Nickum

Momís Story; A Child Learns About MS tells the story of a young girl who sees her mother with some frightening health problems and learns she has MS but she will not die from it...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Cancer Disarmed by Nina Anderson

Clinical and testimonial documentation on a plant-based formula that has been fighting leukemia, cance,r AIDS-related carcinoma, melanoma and many other diseases with overwhelming ..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.