Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Are you tired of hearing about the central line yet?

"And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones; And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures; And shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint." (D&C 89:18-20)
I think when you find yourself in a really tough spot, you tend to appreciate certain blessings that maybe were taken for granted in the past.

Certainly, the Lord lifted and strengthened Audrey in what turned out to be an exhausting day.

The early morning drive for the MRI was expected. More driving to another hospital for an infusion of platelets followed by an infusion of red blood cells was expected. Having the central line break during the infusion was NOT expected. Three more repair jobs on the central line this afternoon were NOT expected.

When they were struggling for the third time today to get the repair job to hold, Audrey kissed Talitha's forehead and anxiously said, "Tali we need to pray! Tali, will you pray?" To which Talitha responded with an unexpected, enormous, "KAAAAAY!"

And it worked!

Tali's poor central line has been repaired 8 times now--the limit is 4. We hope they will be surgically removing the old line tomorrow while Talitha is sedated. It's just gotten too dangerous to keep that line in her chest. She's scheduled to get her new central line "installed" this Friday.

We go in for the echocardiogram, lumbar puncture/spinal tap, and sedated hearing test tomorrow.

Please, please, PLEASE pray her central line holds up long enough to get her through tomorrow's needs until they can safely remove the line and seal off the hole.



  1. William and Audrey- We are praying for you all, and Talitha especially. I can’t tell you how often we think of you and all you must be enduring. You have always been amazing examples of faith and joy and service (I could go on...) But I have to tell you that checking your blog is such an amazing strength and inspiration to me. I hope and pray for all of you. Thank you for taking the time (time that is not easy to find, I am sure) to write this blog, and share with us. We love you dearly.

  2. So good to hear from you, Carrie! Thank you for your prayers. Please say hi for us to your children. We miss you guys!