From December 21, 2019
Journal Entry by Mindy Smith — December 21, 2019
Thursday evening was wrought with drama that only Amy Low could adequately depict for her audience. So I will just give you a few highlights and until she is back documenting her epic journey. She was extremely tired, eyelids heavy and very pale in her complexion. After some blood work they found her hemoglobin was low. Doctors, nurses, family members and friends each weighed in with their opinion and finally late in the evening she was given a blood transfusion. As soon as the new blood came in she described it as a "Lazarus Effect" as she felt her energy increase and life come back.
Friday was a whole new day. She was bright-eyed, her color was back, pain was manageable, sat up in a chair twice and amazed us all by her grit to tackle this road of recovery. Nothing about recovery has been described as easy, it has been told to us Day 3 and 4 will most likely be the worst part. Here in Day Three she is moving through it with endurance and grace.
Today, she is currently on her third lap (without a walker!) and getting her system up and moving. We have learned quickly the more laps she takes the better for her recovery. Just one lap at a time. The beauty of Christmas keeps rolling in through flowers, cards, ornaments and even a Christmas Gnome! Lucy and friend came and decorated Amy's room with twinkle lights, pictures and even a gingerbread house.
The outpouring of love we have all be shown is a guiding light and a blessed reminder that the darkness will never overcome us. The light always will seek us out. We pray your Christmas will be full of light and the blessed reminder to take another lap dear friends.