Saturday, July 24, 2010

Day 3 - First Exercise with Her New Heart!

UPDATE FROM MARG - Another good day. Andrea continues to be the valedictorian of heart transplants, and today completed not 1 but 2 laps walking around the floor in the ICU. They have weaned her down to only 1 medicine in her IV, and her pain management seems to be better today. The most stubborn symptom that she is complaining about is the never-ceasing nausea, which the doctors think is being caused by the steroids she is on. They may move her to the cardiac step-down unit tomorrow, where she is hoping that she will get better sleep.

Our girl seems to be turning a corner - today she read through all the e-cards she has received so far, and asked for both her cell phone and her iPad. Please continue to send her messages on the blog and e-cards through the hospital - as she is coming out of the fog of the last few days, I think they will give her the boost she needs to keep fighting. Thank you for all your kind words and well wishes - I know she appreciates them dearly.


  1. You are such an amazing young woman! We continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers each and every day! Keep fighting and we'll keep checking the blog to read of your amazing progress!

    Hugs from Texas,
    Bob & Melanie

  2. Andrea, you rock! I am so glad to hear that you are doing so well. Keep up the good work!

  3. P.S. That last comment was actually from Eva. Isaiah took over my blog and apparently my google ID also. Oh well!

  4. Hell yeah Andrea! Way to go!

  5. Hey Andrea, glad to note that you are doing better. Keep fighting girl and get well soon.

    Best wishes,

  6. Dre!
    I am SO amazed by you!!!! I can't believe how strong you are! 2 laps!! Holy shnikees! Strong work girlfriend! I'm still thinking positive thoughts for you and hoping you feel better each day :)
    Rez xoxx