Sunday, July 25, 2010

Day 4 - First Visit from Non-Family Members!

UPDATE FROM MARG - All the exercise must have done her good - Andrea has turned a corner and is doing AMAZINGLY well today! I just got back from visiting her in the hospital, and she looks so good that if it weren't for the significant incision on her chest, you would be convinced that she was in getting her appendix out. Her blood pressure is back at normal levels and she has more color in her face than she's had since October (when she first got sick). She was moving around pretty comfortably in bed, and even walked out to the hospital atrium earlier today to get a change in scenery from the ICU.

Her nausea has largely faded (finally!) and so she woke-up this morning feeling like a new person, texting friends at how grateful she is to be alive. The plan is for them to move her out of the surgical ICU and onto the cardiac floor tomorrow, and then to hopefully discharge her within a week if all continues to go well. Andrea's parents are encouraged by her continued progress and how much better she was feeling today. Please keep sending positive thoughts & prayers her way - we're all hoping for a continued smooth recovery.

A get-well card drawn by a friend's 4-year-old daughter, Cailyn. Commentary was, "A picture of Andrea with a new heart and a pretty necklace. Her ears don't look that big in person."


  1. Way to go, girl!! So glad to hear you're feeling great. Nothing's going to stop you now! Know that a boatload of love and support continues to come your way.

  2. You go girl!!! Sounds like today was a truly awesome day for you! You have tons of love, support and prayers coming your way! You are simply AMAZING!

    Bob & Melanie

  3. Thanks Marg. These notes are very appreciated. I can't imagine how good it must feel for her to have a healthy heart, after all these months. Great, great, great news.

  4. Hi Andrea & Marg - Tom and my dad (that would be "Bill" above) are friends in Atlanta and I just found the blog address from an update that Tom e-mailed.

    Prayers for continued recovery! It's a great blog and even though I don't know you, I was so happy to get Dad's email on the 21st that you got a heart (I also went to school in VA and am in marketing, and I'm just a few years older than you so I've been keeping up with your story).

  5. Andrea, my sister has mentioned you and asked for prayers for you since last October. Last week I prayed that you would get the heart and not reject it. She and I spoke last night and she told me about your blog. I am so humbled by your courage and love your sense of humor. You will remain in my prayers. Love, Missy Craig
    Lafayette, LA (Cajun country)

  6. Forgot to mention that my sister is Suzanne McKee. ;-)