Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I talked to EMILY!!!

Forgive me...I'm going to be emotional. I just talked to Emily for the first time over the phone. Tears are streaming down my face and all I can keep saying over and over is, "God, You're so good! You're so good!!"
The doctors are all in agreement that Emily can go home this weekend!!!!! Well, actually, she's still waiting to hear from one doctor---but he's already been leaning that way, so we're hoping it's a go! They did a cat scan on her liver yesterday and there is definitely a hematoma or it could be a walled-off infection. So they're waiting on Dr. Spock, the infectious disease dr., to look at it and see whether he wants to prescribe an antibiotic for it. It will be totally up to him. Emily said they also told her they may just want her to come back for check-ups on it. The blood count from the liver is fine and there have been no cultures growing. So the liver doctor is on board for her going home. AWESOME!!
She thinks there's been a mix-up or a lack of communication because there was an order written questioning where she'll go for therapy when she leaves. But all of the doctors have been o.k. with her going home and having physical therapy at home. So we'll just pray it's a misunderstanding somewhere!
Emily still has a headache, but she said her glasses are not working now. The prescription is way off after having Sarah. She said she was also messed up for 9 hours yesterday from taking the iodine for the cat scan.
Emily said she only has a little bandaid on her neck from her trach and only has one I.V. left. So everything is healing. She still only has a little appetite, but this afternoon her stomach actually grumbled, so she felt like that was a good sign!
Thank you, God! We have so much to be thankful for. So much. But Emily & I had a good cry together over our first phone call to one another. She was grateful for me blogging and putting the prayer requests out there so people would know how to pray. And I'm grateful she's alive.

Colossians 4:2
" Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful."

9 comments:

The Burk's said...

I am so happy for you Emily, Luke, and family! God is good, all the time. I am rejoicing with you in this wonderful news of your long awaited homecoming. This Christmas will be extra special for all of you! We're so thankful for God's healing in your life. Keep up the good work!
The Burk's

Lindsey said...

Thank You Jesus!! You are so, so, so good! Merry Christmas to you, Em. I'm sure this is the only thing your family was wanting this year! We love you!

Anonymous said...

Praise God! This is so great to read. We are all so happy for you Emily and Luke and kids! What a wonderful Christmas you will have at home! Blessings!

Brittney said...

That's great!!!

Anonymous said...

I love You Father! Thank You for Your grace,mercy and love. What a blessing to know You and love You. May You be glorified in all of this. Emily, you are a beautiful miracle. I just want to cry when I think that you will be home to those babies soon. I am so thankful to God in all He is doing in your life. I love you! Katie Phillips and family

Rachel said...

Thank you Lord for hearing our prayers. We praise you for your faithfulness. Lord it's a long road ahead before "normal" is a word in the Panter family home, but God how awesome a gift for the kids to have their mommy home and for Luke to have his wife home, all together. God you are so good. We praise you for your blessings and the miracle Emily is.

Holly said...

PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!!!

Sandra said...

To God be the glory - great things He hath done!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Lord.........what an amazing miracle you have done in this child's life....Thank you for letting me watch this miracle as you brought it from the worst day of Emily's life to the best...Praise your holy name. I am so happy for you Emily, Luke and the kids..I will keep praying.
Sherwin Sandlin,