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Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Storm Has Calmed

Joni is improving by leaps and bounds. Her heart rate was the major concern and is now down to the low 100s. She also had a fever yesterday, which is now gone. Her white cell count before the surgery was 27, and is now down to 15. (Normal is below 10) Every indication is pointing to the fact that they have the infection on the run and it is no longer affecting her body.

Now, we are back to where we were before all of this infection started...recovering from surgery...except this time she is recovering from 2 surgeries. The doctor said he would move her from ICU back to the medical/surgery floor sometime this morning if she was continuing to do well. We still have a long road ahead of us due to recovery time. We expect to be in the hospital for about another week or so.

I'm off to be with her. Thanks for all of your prayers and your thoughts. While I can't reply to every comment or email, please know that I'm reading them all and relaying them to Joni. We love knowing that we are loved!


  1. Joni and Chet-
    Just wanted to let you know that we are praying for your family. We pray for a successful recovery for Joni and for the three of you to be together at home soon.
    Hilary,Eric, Elliot, and Evan

  2. Joni and Chet,
    Bryan and I are so happy that things are going better. You've had some scared and nervous loved ones in Lubbock. I am sending out an email to the family contacts--I just figured out how to do a distribution list--let us know if we can do anything to help. We love you and can hardly wait to meet the lovely Miss Hannah Jane!
    Bryan and Linda

  3. We are so thankful things are going better. We have kept informed by talking to Clarence and Sonnie. We pray that you will gain your stregth quickly, Joni, and we will see the baby soon. thanks, Chet, for taking such good care of her. Our Lovwe, Frank and Della

  4. Joni,
    I have been thinking about you a lot. I hope you continue to do better.
    Love ya!!!

  5. So glad to hear Joni's doing better! We'll continue to pray for you, and I look forward to seeing Hannah in person :)


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