July 11, 2010

Sodium's up!

Thank you everyone for your prayers. At its lowest point, Maren's sodium was 120. (From my own research, low-normal is around 136.) Yesterday it was 125 and today it was 126. Yay! We are moving in the right direction.

When the doctors asked if I thought I could get her to eat some salty foods I sarcastically thought to myself, "Yeah, I think I can find a few." As soon as she started eating and keeping down her regular diet of Dintey Moore, Ramen Noodles, and sesame sticks we were in business. I'm sure the pedialyte played a part, too.

There's more good news: Maren's chest tubes are coming out today. I really wish there was a less painful way to get these things out, and as much as I dread the actual moment they do come out, I know she'll feel so much better once they're gone. She can hardly move they've been bothering her so much:(

I don't want to jinx it, but the the "H" word has come up a few times. If Maren can keep the fluids off her lungs after her tubes are gone, we could be home within the next few days! So, if you're not sick of praying for the Robinsons, please pray that Maren will be able to keep the fluid off her lungs after her tubes are gone.

Thanks everyone!


MaryBeth said...

More praying? Dammit you ask a lot. Tell Randy I'm going to start slipping in a request for my own room when I come to visit you guys in Michigan.

four bedroom house...four bedroom house...

Josh, Sandy, Jaclyn, and Kinsey said...

Awesomeness!!! I'm so happy for Maren! It won't be too long before the "H word" if they're yanking those chest tubes. Jaclyn was like her regular self once those things were gone, they've got the be so uncomfortable. Good luck and we'll keep those prayers comin'! :)

Maren Hansen said...

I'm with MaryBeth. What do you think we are, praying machines? The nerve... OF COURSE WE WILL PRAY FOR HER! What I like is how you have told us exactly what to pray for. It's so helpful to know the specifics.

Derek just asked if we wanted to go to Michigan in the fall. Can we drop by?... :)

Cindy said...

Our family (Me, Karen, Alison, Tammy) have been anxiously following your blog and we will be HAPPY to keep up the prayers in Maren's behalf. What a trooper!!

Anonymous said...

MaryBeth...thanks for sharing. Beautiful little girl you got there. Prayers being sent!
-MaryBeth's mission friend Abbie