Posted by: Kate | March 11, 2010

evening update…

Kate is showing no change today, so we’ll just keep waiting and hoping…


ETA 11pm: Kate’s blood counts are improving, and there are no new signs of infection, thus no new surgeries on the immediate horizon.  The drs say she is strong (which we already knew!!) and doing reasonably well. I’ll be in to see her tomorrow, and will update more then.

ETA 2, to answer a question or two…

Kate is still sedated, and thus unaware of what’s going on. She was conscious and fairly lucid prior to the first surgery, and was able to ask questions of the drs.  They were very clear with her as to what was going on, and what some of their concerns were.  The drs tell us she probably won’t even remember this early part of her illness…which is just fine by me, thankyouverymuch.  As for seeing the kiddos, unfortunately no, she can’t just yet.  Isaac is still at the hospital where he was born, and seeing Kate as she currently is would not be comforting to E and J. Isaac was born via VBAC.


  1. Thanks Gretchen. This is so worrying, that little mite needs his mum . .

  2. My heart is hurting. Come on Kate…you can do this. I cannot wait to see your words again. All my love and prayers.

  3. Praying hard for you Kate! Please get well soon!

  4. Bless you for the regular updates. Keeping Kate in our hearts…

  5. Oh Kate. Get better. Fast. Completely.

    Gretchen, I’m wondering some of the same things as Kelly in the last post — is Kate conscious? Is she aware of all that’s happening? Can she see Isaac and the big kids? Did she end up having a c-section? Thank you for the updates you’re providing, I think of Kate all day.

  6. Praying for fast and complete healing so this dear woman can be with her family!

  7. Is Isaac doing ok?

  8. Hoping and praying for a speedy recovery!

  9. Gretchen, thank you again for the updates.

    Pulling for Kate and the whole family. Sucks that they are in separate hospitals…that must be so very hard on everyone.

    Praying for you all.

  10. All my prayers are with Kate and Isaac and the whole family.

  11. Thank you so much for answering our questions. I cant believe she succeeded in having a VBAC and then ended up in surgery anyway. Poor Kate, and Willem, you guys have been through a lot. I figured she was unconscious..and I agree, I hope she doesnt remember it. I am still praying for her full recovery and hoping the baby gets better soon. FYI, my daughter was jaundiced her numbers went all the way up to 19.5 and she was on the biliblanket at home for 5 days. She is perfect today, at the age of 4, so I am hoping baby I will be great. It does stink they are at different hospitals. Do they have any idea what caused the infection? Love you Kate,et al.

  12. Yes, thank you Gretchen. I have been imagining her unconscious as well, but wasn’t sure if I was imagining worse than reality. It helps to know as I send positive thoughts her way and visualize her return to health. That must be hard on Willem for Kate and Isaac to be in different hospitals, too.

    Hoping for a positive update today.

  13. Thanks for the updates. I keep checking all the time. Don’t know her personally but have read her blog for a couple years and feel like she is a friend. Am worried but I keep praying for her, the baby, and her family.

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