by queenofhearts 31 May 2017

I am so happy that I can bring you this awesome news. I talked with my daughter this morning for the first time in more than 3 weeks. She is breathing on her own and fighting hard to recover. She is not yet able to move her body but is getting physical therapy and there are baby steps of progress there. She still has a long road to recovery so I ask that you continue to keep her in your prayers and also say some for strength for her husband . God is watching over her as she heals. This picture was taken in Fanore, Ireland, the day before she was admitted to the ICU in Galway.


by airyfairy 12 Jun 2017

That is such good news. Thinking of you all

by ethan 12 Jun 2017

You and she are in my thoughts and prayers, keep strong. Hugs, Gladys

by lbrow 09 Jun 2017

All Glory and praise to God for answered prayers. I am so happy for the both of you!/Lillian

by forzaribellu 09 Jun 2017

bonjour, que dieu vous soutiennent toutes les deux

by undecided 07 Jun 2017

my thoughts are with your family. It's hard to imagine life as so fragile. we need to embrace every moment. I hope she continues to improve and can come home soon. It must be hard to be so far away

by rsloan 07 Jun 2017

A turn in the right direction ! God Bless

by PeggyJ 07 Jun 2017

Bless her. Each little step means so much.

by twee 07 Jun 2017

Prayers and hugs continuing

by sewdeb 02 Jun 2017

Sending up prayers for continued and a complete recovery. Hugs* Deb

by meganne 02 Jun 2017

Still sending prayers for Kathie's complete and total recovery.

by Sewmum1 01 Jun 2017

What good news. As you say baby steps. Each step of progress is something to celebrate. Thanks for the update.

by haleymax 01 Jun 2017

So glad to hear this good news.

by graceandham 01 Jun 2017

Nothing like the sound of a child to a mother's ears! That is such a blessing. Will continue to pray for her recovery and return home.

by gerryvb 01 Jun 2017

great you were able to talk. Prayers will continue for her, her husband and all family.

by pacmp 01 Jun 2017

Continuing to keep her in our thoughts and prayers, being so young, will help her body be able to fight to gain her strength and mobility back again and that the Lord's hand will guide and direct the doctors and health care personnel helping your daughter and the family. Having a medical emergency out of country would be such an overwhelming challenge and prayers for help and understanding when dealing with the various insurances etc. Hugs, Pam

by dragonflyer 01 Jun 2017

Such good news, Teresa...I know how relieved you must be...wishing her a complete and speedy recovery...

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by jrob Moderator edited 01 Jun 2017

I'm so thankful for her progress. Still praying and will continue until you tell us that she is up and back to her young self again.

by basketkase 01 Jun 2017

What a remarkable young woman she is!! This is such happy news and although she is still recovering, just to hear her has to be music to your ears.......will keep her and family in prayers........

by airyfairy 01 Jun 2017

Must have been amazing being able to talk to your daughter. You have all been through so much. Hugs to you all

by pennifold 31 May 2017

Dear Teresa, thank God for His healing mercies. I'm sure Kathie will go from strength to strength now that she is awake. The Physiotherapists do marvellous things to help our bodies return to normal. Prayers continuing for you all. Love Chris

by dailylaundry 31 May 2017

It must have been wonderful to be able to speak to your daughter! Please know, she continues to be in my prayers, as well as you and her family!!! So hard being so far away!! Hugs, Laura

by noah 31 May 2017

Yes God still listens an answers today hugs

by cfidl 31 May 2017

Great news! best wishes on her quick and complete recovery.

by toogie 31 May 2017

I know you were overjoyed to speak to Kathie. Do they have any idea what was the cause of her illness? The unknown or not being diagnosed is very scary.

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queenofhearts by queenofhearts 31 May 2017

They know that she had what they call strep pneumonia, we call it pneumococcal pneumonia. But they do not believe that was the sole cause of the sepsis/septic shock because she declined so rapidly but they were not able to find another cause for it. So I guess it will remain a medical mystery. She was in a medically induced coma for 14 days while machines breathed for her and they tried to clean her blood of the infection. Her lungs took a huge blow and we don't know what the long term outlook will be there but for now we are just happy she is still with us. Right now she is fighting to recover from the paralytic drugs that keep her totally immobile for 14 days. Now she has some movement in her legs and feet but is still working on the rest of the body. The road back will not be an easy one but we must pray for patience and let God heal her in His time.

by 02kar Moderator 31 May 2017

Hurray for her to be able to breathe on her own. That is a huge step in itself. We will all be continuing our prayers. I know it is a long tough road for her hubby too. Please keep us updated regularly.

by PeggyJ 31 May 2017

Yes, I will continue to pray for her and your family.

by cooperal 31 May 2017

I'll continue to pray. Avis

by kustomkuddle 31 May 2017

So happy for you. What a relief to finally hear her voice. Will continue prayers for healing, strength and comfort. DebB