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7.11.11

little lion man


I am 23 years and 11 days old, taking pictures of myself in class and wearing my birthday scarf.
Little lion man = mumford&sons song (can't get enough of them) but really Brigham Paul. Little lion man is a fighter. Joe's latest update "Things are going really good right now for Brigham! His heart rate is around 160 to 180, he is still intubated but initiating most breaths on his own, his kidney function is improving, his swelling is way down (he opened his eyes for the first time in 3 days), and his color and perfusion are greatly improved. The stent placement into his PDA was postponed from Friday to tomorrow or Tuesday because of his poor kidney function. The dye used to place the stent is excreted through his kidneys. It's been great to see Brig more active, alert and pinkish. That boy amazes me, he consistently fights back when odds seem stacked against him. I'm convinced it is due to his strength, good medical care, the faith of all his supporters, and ultimately the Lords will. My wife and I appreciate you all so much." The stent placement was done today and as far as I've heard Brig did great. I got to spend my birthday with him. My birthday breakfast was hospital eggs. And my birthday weekend was spent with Ryah Jane, Aubs, Bryners, Aevy-Love and Deden. I wouldn't have had it any other way (except maybe with Lando along for the trip) I am so glad I got to meet him. He has a mighty spirit and lots of fight in that 7 pound body. I love you baby. So much.  

13 comments:

Brittany said...

prayers to brigham and happy late birthday to you!
i don't know if you recently cut your hair or not, but i like it. very fresh and chic

Tahnee said...

Happy birthday Kate! This story makes me cry every time!

communikate. said...

are you kidding me with that hair?! you look so chic! and this is further proof that you really can rock any lenth, color, and style.

glad you had a beautiful birthday with family and meeting your little lion man! he sounds like a champ.

Mandy said...

Love the new layout so much, and your hair, and your good news about the baby. So glad I visited today.

abby said...

happy belated, beautiful girl! and way to go, brigham!

Mallory Camille said...

Kate- happy birthday. Your hair is amazing.

I sometimes miss Rexburg but ALWAYS miss hanging out with you.

This Brigham sounds like a fighter, we wish the very best for him and your family.

kasey kaufusi said...

YAY kate I am so glad you got to come!! I bet that was the best birthday ever hospital eggs and all! plus you are mighty cute with your hair and scarf! and yuck if you are 23 that means i am 24. I am old.

We are the delightfully happy Denhalters said...

I'm glad you were here and spent the night with me on your birthday! You are so lucky to share your hospital eggs with my daughter and eat cafeteria food all day...I know Ryah sure enjoyed those eggs! In Love you Kate, thanks for coming my girls miss you. Even when they call you Jess. (haha)

angela hardison said...

kate, your hair is SO CUTE! when i'm not all chubby and prego i think i just need to chop mine off - so sick of it.

thanks for the little update on your nephew.

robin said...

what the hair? when did that happen? i LOVE IT! (and your scarf).

happy late birthday!

and i have been following the story of your nephew... thanks for the update.

laurice. said...

Glad he's doing so well. Will keep him in our prayers.

carla thorup said...

brigham is a fighting name! thanks for the update.

and daaaaaamn girl. looking too good to be sitting in a class. happy 23 :)

kELLO! said...

so proud of the little fighter! Praise God he's doing better!