Friday, December 18, 2009

Day#21 Friday 12/18/09

It has been a few days since my last update.
Jennie is continuing to progress in her Journey.

She is definitely a fighter! On Tuesday 12/15 she had the probe removed. This was a big step because that means her ICP has maintained a good number for some time now.

Thursday 12/17 - Jennie was breathing alone and they were able to turn off the ventilator! We are not sure how long she will maintain breathing 100% by herself. The doctors can easily reconnect the ventilator if needed. This may be required if she gets too exhausted breathing all herself. A lot of rest is important for her to continue the healing process.

Jennie is showing some movements when stimulated by touch. She has not yet responded by doing anything on command; hopefully that will be soon to come.

When a room becomes available, Jennie will transfer from the ICU to the 8th floor.
This should happen in the next few days.

Reminder of our fundraiser for Jennie's Journey:
Pancake Breakfast @ Andy's Restaurant in Leland.
Tickets are $5 per person and you may pay at the door if you have not had a chance to get a ticket in advance. Breakfast will include - 3 pancakes, 3 slices of bacon + a drink. 7 to 9:30 am - We hope to see you there!


  1. this is great news, Im praying for Jennie to make continued progress.
    praying in Iowa

  2. This is wonderful. We are wishing for a Christmas miracle. This would be the best gift that Patti and Jesse could ever receive. Please, keep us informed. I come home from work everyday and check the blog hoping that she has woken.

  3. This blog just came to my attention today, and I wanted to share with you that my husband is a TBI survivor of 9 1/2 years. He was not supposed to survive and yet here we are now married and with two beautiful children. He was 25 at the time of his injury and endured 3+ years of rehab and many tests, procedures and medications. Please do not lose hope, it is challenging during a time like this, but full or pretty darn close to it- recovery is possible. I will be praying for you all and checking in from time to time. May God grant speedy healing for Jennie and wisdom for all medical personnel involved!

  4. I happened to come along this blog from others that I follow...I just finished reading through everything. All my prayers, thoughts and best wishes to Jennie and her family and friends. What a great person you are, Lusinda to be updating everything. I will be checking your blog with anticipation from here on out. God Bless,

    Erin from St. Augustine, FL