Thursday, February 14, 2013

♥ A Joy Update ♥

Good morning!  I thought I would pop in here for a quick post to update you on Joy.  We are still in the hospital.  It has been a week today.  Yesterday I saw her true smile back for the first time in awhile, and it sure was good!  While she is definitely not pain free, she was able to be up and about more.....says she can manage this pain better than what she had before.

Her pancreatic enzymes are almost back to normal.....we're about 100 points away from normal.  There is some concern here with the doctors now because her billirubin count has gone up.  They are watching it closely because pancreatitis can affect the liver, which is what the billirubin is related to.  They are repeating labs again this morning.  If that number doesn't go down, they are looking at doing an out-patient ERCP at another hospital (because they don't do it here) which would tell them if she has an ostructed pancreatic duct.  If she does, they would put in a stint.

That's really as much as we know now.  Joy is hungry, but still can't eat.  She has had basically ice and water since last Thursday.  She did try to eat  a little on Saturday (they probably let her try because she just wasn't complaining much in hopes of getting out to dance) and had severe pain and it has been constant since then.

I'll update you more when I know more.  Thank you for the prayers......we appreciate them so much!  We're just trusting God to restore her completely!  :)


Yesterday we had a celebrity sighting here at the hospital.........Joy went out in the hall and had her picture taken with him.   Hee hee!  He even had security!  I asked him did he remember singing at our wedding.....  :)  Evidently, this was Elvis in his later years.  :)


Also on another note..... Jane (the mom that took the Chinese dance photos of Joy), was again very nice and sent the link to the performance on Saturday night that she videoed.  Joy's teacher, who  danced in her place, is the one on her knees in the front at the beginning.  She looked so cute!  All the girls (ages 11-14) looked cute and did a great job!  This dance is called the Fan Dance.

And last of all, I'd like to wish you all a Happy Valentines Day!  Thanks for stopping by today!  :) 

♥ Tammy ♥


Primitive Stars said...

Happy Love Day Tammy, thanks for the update on Joy, thoughts and prayers for her and you......Love the Elvis with Joy, beautiful smile......Bear Hugs Francine.

Holly said...

Happy Valentine's Day Tammy! Hoping for good news for Joy today.

Beth said...

I am praying that Joy is better today. Prayers for you all.

Dan said...

Hi Tammy!

I hope that Joy feels better really soon and that the test results are good. Just know all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Happy Valentines day!


Carmen C. said...

Continuing to send prayers her way! Glad she had Elvis to cheer her up:)

Laura Lane said...

Please give sweet Joy a hug for Emily and me. Praying for a swift recovery. I know the pain of pancreatitis. So glad that her pain is getting more bearable.

God's blessings to your family,
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Simply Shelley said...

Sending up a prayer for your sweet girl....blessings of healing and love today.

April said...

Continuing to keep Joy close in my thought and prayers! Happy Valentine's Day to you, too!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Happy Valentines Day to you and your Family, Tammy! Keeping Joy in my thoughts and Prayers!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the update on Joy. She is always in our prayer. Tell Joy she has a beautiful smile.

~Sara said...

So sorry to hear she is still there. I know how frustrating it is to see your children in pain an not be able to help. I know that our son Timothy was soooo frustrated after being in the hospital a week and not be able to eat and still seeing the numbers stay up there.It is especially hard when they give them steroids to help and it makes them more hungry and they still can't eat. Still praying. How thoughtful for her to see the dance.Wishing you all a Happy Valentines Day.

Danice said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family. 'Still praying for Joy. Thanks for keeping us posted :)

Cindi said...

Oh bless her heart and yours! I am praying for you all each night as you are on my prayer list!
Love to you both
Be blessed,

basketsnprims said...

Hi, Tammy, my heart goes out to Joy and she is in my prayers for a speedy and full recovery. She is such a sweet doll. Love the Elvis picture, he sure is looking rough these days, lol.

Walking on Sunshine said...

I'm sorry to hear Joy is still in the hospital! Still praying and believing with you for complete healing! Love the Elvis!