Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Shawndra is out of ICU! The epidural will remain to control pain. I'm back at work today. Getting ready to pick up Ella at daycare. She hasn't seen mommy since Sunday morning, so we're going to eat dinner and head over to the hospital.

This will be a short post, since I need to run. I'm hoping Shawndra can BLOG soon from the hospital. Thanks everyone for your support.

- Doug
Oh, I may post some photos, video, etc. tonight after Ella goes to sleep. I have a feeling I'll be doing that work in bed, while she falls asleep by my side. :)

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Doug,
That is wonderful news for your family - that Shawndra is out of ICU, that her pain is controlled, that Ella gets to see her mommmy. That will definitely be a cure for Shawndra's boredom! After your performance, she may not make that complaint again! Actually, it's really nice you could make her smile. I hope you enjoy a peaceful night with Ella by your side after visiting the hospital. She deserves to get some special treatment, right? As you said, Ella needs her Daddy right now; but also, Daddy needs Ella. Give your precious girls big hugs!
- Kim

Anonymous said...

Really, is there any better medicine than Shawndra seeing the smile of Ella?!?

I pray everyday morning and every day for ALL of you. There are so many of us out here....I cant help but think that your family will receive a miracle.

kelley said...

YEAH! Looking forward to seeing new pic's, and REALLY glad to hear that Shawndra is out of ICU. Hunker down and snuggle up, it's cold outside!

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that. Enjoy your visit and your night with Ella. I know my husband did that quite a bit with our daughter when I spent time in the Antepartum unit and she sleeps just fine on her own now too. Sometimes the two of you just need each other and that is what matters. Thoughts and prayers for you all.

Susan McRae

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers your way! Thank you for the updates! Tell Shawndra hi from Baranczuk's!

Did she get nickname sharky from her first ice show??? :) I still have that video tape!

Beth

Anonymous said...

Such good news!
Thank you for keeping us posted Doug.
You and Ella have fun with mommy this evening, I am sure she will be thrilled to see her little angel.
Looking forward to hearing from Shawndra whe she's up to it, take care, you guys are in my thoughts and prayers as always.
Den (LSMO)

Anonymous said...

Shawndra,

I am so glad you are out of the ICU and up to the floor. I am continuing to pray for you daily asking God to take away all of your pain and to bring you peace and comfort. I am here if you need anything.

Jennifer Teegarden

Joyce Smith said...

Dear Doug,
It would be GREAT to see some pictures and videos, and to hear directly from Shawndra again. Thank you so much for staying in touch with us, your cyber friends and family. Love, Joyce

Anonymous said...

Shawndra, Doug, and Ella-

Our thoughts and prayers are with always!!! Keep Believing!

The Mudge Family

Lisa said...

So glad you are out of ICU. I am sure it is nice to have more privacy and freedom too! I hope they have found the right dose of meds to keep you comfortable with the epideral. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Andrea said...

Yes, Shawndra did get the nickname, Sharky, after her first ice show. She actually had a little spotlight featured in a group performance where they were all dressed up like sharks - hysterical!! She was actually on tv that night doing her little "solo". So, we have a true celeb on our hands!! Beth-I'd love to see that video!
Thanks to the masses of you who continue to pray and support our Shawndra and our families, we are so fortunate to be lifted up during this troubled time in the journey. May God bless each of you as He has blessed us!
Andrea
(Shawndra's sister)

Anonymous said...

MY thoughts and prayers are with you Shawndra, Doug and Ella.... Trust me.... there will be a day when Miss Ella thinks it is silly to sleep with her daddy or mommy, so enjoy it while it lasts... they grow up too fast... I pray for your pain to remain under control and that you can go home soon to enjoy your family time.

Anonymous said...

Keep the great news coming! Thanks for letting me stop in to say hi last night. I really appreciate it and was so happy to hold her hand and hear her voice.

My love to you all,
Dustin

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news!

Our family rejoices with you.

Step by step, as her father always said while we were in Kansas City.
You'll be back home soon.
We keep on praying for you.

Hope for a prolonged recovery and pain free Shwandra, so Ella and Doug, besides Andrea, Gary and Carol, can enjoy being with you at your cozy home.

It's cold in Florida, too.

Hugs
Roswita, Marcus, Rainer and Carla

Anonymous said...

PRAISE THE LORD SHE IS OUT OF ICU AND HER PAIN IS UNDER CONTROL...I KNOW SEEING DEAR ELLA WAS JUST WHAT THE DOC ORDERED FOR DEAR SHAWNDRA.....I CONTINUE TO LIFT YOUR NAMES IN PRAYER.....FOR COMFORT, HEALING, LOVE AND LAUGHTER......WITH CHRISTIAN FRIENDSHIP, YOUR ANGEL OF PRAYER IN KC,MO.....JEN MILLER

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with all of you. Doug you're amazing! Sue

http://cancersucksbigtime.wordpress.com/

Vickie Kruse Wieberg said...

GREAT JOB SHAWNDRA, blowin that ICU joint! Thank you for the news, Doug. Like so many out there though,( no offense Doug:) I can't wait to hear from Shawndra.
I'm so glad that she is out of pain & maybe will be looking to go home soon if the pain is controlled. So glad she got to see her baby girl. This was a very happy post!
Continued prayers for you Shawndra, Doug & family, God Bless, Vickie Wieberg in J. C., Mo.

Anonymous said...

Shawndra, so glad to hear your pain is better. I think and pray for you so often. I am praying for peace, comfort, for you to return home soon, and for that miracle to come your way! Keep believing.
All my love and prayers, Julie

kelley said...

I vote for a little "sharkey" flick on youtube so we all can watch! Doug, here's your chance to WOW us with your uber geeky computer skills :)

Anonymous said...

SOOO cute!!!Hope all is well.
Keeping you in my prayers.
Kitty

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