Saturday, May 21, 2011

day 37

Day 37

No surgery. Not worth the risk. Now we wait and see how her body responds to the new antibiotics. Will update after I eat and my girl eats. You know how I get when I'm hungry.

Ok, we have ALL eaten. She is sleeping and Nick is on the road back to Ruston to start working on a special project for the girls. I just finished "nesting" in our room the only way I can - throwing away trash and folding blankets and clothes. These menial tasks make me feel a little normal and help turn a small room into home. The laundry area is the rocking chair. The kitchen is our goodie basket on the counter. The office is the sleeping chair. My bed, a new blow up mattress, is folded neatly in the laundry area topped with Tinker Bell blankets 1 and 2.

Dr. Wheeler just left our room with the latest news. The plan is to monitor her fever pattern and blood samples for the next two days to see if these antibiotics are fighting the infection. Also, by Monday, anything that is going to grow in the lab from her previous samples will show up. He said that he is as equally frustrated in a few days as we have been over the past well, 37 days. The "what" and "how" are still unclear. Thus, we monitor and wait.

I do feel the need to give a shout out to the nurses at Sutton's. If ANY of you are still following Harper's progress please know that we miss you terribly. I know there is a difference between being on the regular floor and PICU. We are relieved to be on a regular floor here. While we totally appreciate the quality of overall care and the team of doctors here, the nurses just don't have the magic touch like the ones in Shreveport. Since I can't name names, Harper and I want to thank Miss K, Miss M, Miss C, Mr G, Mr C, other Miss M, Miss J, other Miss J and Drs Q, F and S, along with the respiratory staff: Mr J, Miss R, Miss M, Mr B, other Mr B, for the care she received from each of you.


  1. Hey Mandy,

    I am following the blog and praying for your girl!!! Think positive!!! She will heal!!!! I am thinking positive from Brazil!!!


  2. Father I am calling down the warring angels in the name of Jesus for Harper, that they will rebuke the enemy for her. I ask father that you put a hedge of your strongest angels all around her and her family. I ask father that you give wisdom to the doctors and nurses taking care of Harper. I ask Jesus that you as the Great Physician send her healing, your word in Isaiah 53:5 says by your stripes we are HEALED! Your word in John 14:14 says we may ask anything in Jesus name and you will do it! So father many have asked and I know that you have already healed her, I'm asking now that you manifest her healing in the natural!! Thank you Jesus for all you are doing and I give you all the glory for everything, the blessings that has been seen and the ones that hasn't! I ask that you keep one hand on Harper and her family while the other hand is holding the enemy back! Pour your healing anointing on Harper from the top of her head to the souls of her feet!!!!! Jesus I ask that you give Harper and her family strength and courage during this time of waiting. God I know you never come too early and You are never too late so again I thank you for everything you are doing!!!

    Psalm 91:14-15 "Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name.... He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him."

    2 Thessalonians 3:3 "Yet the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen [you] and set you on a firm foundation and guard you from the evil [one]."

    Mandy know that we are praying without ceasing! Give Harper a big hug for us!!!!


    Your Daylight Family

  3. Praying for you guys Mandy!

    Emily Copes Rhodes

  4. Still following... saying prayers for your sweet girl & the rest of yall's family. Hang in there - all of this is happening for a reason! :)

    Ms K

  5. Think of yall often... So glad we can keep up with that sweet little girl (and her sweet family) on here. Lots of love and hugs and continuing prayers being sent yall's way.

    Ms. M

  6. I don't know about sunshine on a cloudy day. We really need some clouds on a sunny day in Houston right now, but regardless, know that Aunt Sissy is missing her some Harper and Baylor. I have a funny feeling about this week. I think Harper will be doing better and be back home by Memorial Day weekend where any Petite YaYa needs to be in Louisiana at the start of a hot, balmy summer. Keep you chin up beautiful one, and that goes for Harper too. I love you all. L

  7. So sad to hear that Harper had to get readmitted. I was really hoping this last time was it but I know you are in good hands and that she is one of the strongest fighters I ever met. We will continue to pray for yall and hope that your life can return to normal. Mandy you are an amazing mother and you deserve the chance to be home with your beautiful girls doing silly and fun things instead of all this medical mess. I believe that day will come soon and until then we will continue to pray for her. Please let us know if you need anything.

    Ms. Jamiee


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