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04/06/2008: "Day 10"

Still no progress with the breathing tube today. They did the leak check and her throat is still too swollen to let air pass around the tube when they deflate the cuff that seals it in her throat. So we're in a similar position of wait and see until tomorrow.

Another issue presented itself yesterday with food absorption problems. They have been feeding with a tube, but had to stop because it was just sitting in her stomach. There are a few other digestion issues so they did an xray today to see is there any issues resulting from the spleenectomy. Those were inconclusive so they have scheduled a catscan for this afternoon to get more info. Hopefully this is nothing major, but one concern is an infection where her spleen used to be.

So another anxious day waiting for the swelling to go down and seeing if there any digestive issues. In general they have been keeping Kate sedated since yesterday afternoon. They will keep her this way until she is ready to have the tube removed.

Thank you for all the encouraging comments. We really appreciate the kind words and prayers. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have better news about the tube and the results from the cat scan.

Replies: 11 Comments

on Sunday, April 6th, Susan Trombley said

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being , so that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith. and I pray that you , being rooted and established in love may have power together with all of us to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine , according to his power that is at work in Kate. We serve a faithful Redeemer he always faithful and true that is who he is...

on Sunday, April 6th, Jim & Marilyn Bainard said

Psalm 121
God is your helper,
your strength, your protector. He does
not slumber nor sleep.
God is ever present. Our trust is in the living God who will see
you & Kate through
this journey. Be assured we are praying
for Kate & the family.
Remember the Lord is your keeper . May God
give you all some much needed rest.
Love & prayers
Jim & Marilyn

on Sunday, April 6th, melissa_perera@hotmail.com">Melissa Perera said

Hi Paul,

I used to know Kate, Joe, Chris and Michelle from youth group at Evangel in Oakville. We've all been praying for Kate and your family every day and we take faith and comfort in knowing that she is and always has been in God's hands.

Prayer moves the hand of God and we will continue to pray for her recovery. As Joe says, Kate is definately a rock star and she is so incredibly blessed.

We wish you all our love, prayers and blessings.

Melissa xo

on Sunday, April 6th, malglass@sympatico.ca">Jeanette and Malcolm said

Hi Paul We are thinking and praying for you again today.We know how you are feeling as we lost our son Darryl's fiancee over 6 years ago in a fire in Van couver, Darryl was here with us as my Dad was dying.You will know how our son felt and we could not make things right for him.except pray and love him. You have so much Paul you have your beautiful Kate with you and our Lord Jesus will sustain you and keep you and Kate in His care. With our love and continued prayers. Jeanette and Malcolm

on Sunday, April 6th, Hilda said

Paul, Meg, Chris, Doug and Joe,
We want you to know that we wake up in the night praying for Kate. So know as you wait the wee hours in the night you are not alone...Our heavenly Father, and people all around the world intercede on behalf of Kate and all of you. Jesus said "I will never leave or forsake you."
Love, Rob and Hilda

on Sunday, April 6th, elmannell@bbie.org">Eleanor Mannell said

Hello Paul - thinking and praying for Kate and you...and the family. It is good to you to post updates for us - thank you. Keep strong...
God bless,

Eleanor and John

on Sunday, April 6th, mariannekowal@sympatico.ca">Marianne Kowal said

Hello Paul,
We have just learnt today of Kate's accident. Although we are barely acquainted neighbours on Hillsdale in Sudbury, we could always see how strongly bonded the two of you are. May faith and love guide you through this ordeal. Our thoughts and prayers are with both of you and your families.
Marianne, Ed, Brandyn and Kamilla Kowal

on Sunday, April 6th, dburtch@cogeco.ca">Julie Burtch said

Paul & extended family...I continue to pray that the same power that reaised Christ Jesus from the dead and that indwells in Kate will continue to quicken her body. Keep talking to her. Her body and mind may not absorb what you are saying but her spirit will. Paul, I continue to pray for you for strength to stand and for all of you as you continue to fight this battle on Kate's behalf. Please know you are not alone.

Marg, I know what you are going through as you sit by Kate's bed. Keep looking to Jesus. Sing to Kate...as perhaps you may have when she was a baby. Sing to her Marg. Sing.

I continue to pray that you all have His incredible peace and are aware of His love surrounding you. Love, Julie

on Sunday, April 6th, cwsnoek@sympatico.ca">Chris and Connie Snoek said

Dear Paul:
We continue to keep you and Kate in our prayers. May the Lord give Kate a speedy recovery and you and the others in her family patience and energy. The Lord who hears all prayers will certainly keep Kate and you in His tender loving care.
Connie and Chris

on Monday, April 7th, duguay@persona.ca">Leo Duguay said

Hi Paul:
Just a note to let you know that your fellow workers at the C.C.N.R. are thinking of you and your wife Kate in our prayers. It seems such a short time ago when Bill Thompson and his son went through the same ordeal. Our prayers were answered then and will be answered again. A call to Bill may go a long way in helping you to cope with the hopes and setbacks that are occurring daily. Bill can be reached @ 682-7621 for the next few weeks when you are ready. We are all reading your updates with anticipation for the good news to come.

Leo Duguay and the Maintence Staff CCNR

on Monday, April 7th, jitterbug_gisella@hotmail.com">Gisella and Rachel said

Paul, know that you are held in HIS almighty arms....Kate is the daughter of the Most High God and our hearts are united in love and prayers for her recovery.
May the Lord's peace radiate your soul as you tenderly watch over this precious helpmeet that has been given to you Paul. Thinking of you both daily dearly!!

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