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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Updates on Corrine June 27

We just got back from the hospital visiting Damon and Corrine.  Damon is doing surprisingly well.  It is obviously still a struggle and an emotional roller coaster.  But given all that has been thrown at him he really is doing surprisingly well.

The doctors said today that all of her internal organs are doing really well.  She has not had any blood in any of her drainage tubes since things have calmed down from surgery yesterday.  They believe that her spleen was the bleeding problem.  With that gone she is doing much better.  The swelling in her hands and face has gone down even more since last night.  In fact they had to put a smaller neck brace on her because she has shrunk so much.  Things are starting to look up. 

The doctors have said that Corrine is not getting enough sleep due to the number of visits she is receiving.  Every time someone walks into her room and says her name loudly or touches her hand it startles her awake and it takes her time to calm down to go back to sleep.  They have strongly suggested that we keep the amount of people visiting to a minimum.  We know that you all love Corrine so much and want to see her and let her know that you are there for her, but we would like to follow the suggestions of the doctors and ask that at this time visiting from friends stop.  We are sorry that it has to be this way, but we need to think of what is best for Corrine at this time.  When she is up for visitors we will definitely let you know.  If you would still like to come visit Damon you are more then welcome to visit him in the waiting room.  I know he would appreciate the love and support from the visits.

10 comments:

Jessica said...

Bethany you are doing a great job keeping us informed. We are there in spirit every moment of the day. We love you - Damon and Corrine and Livi.

Tyler and Erin said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Baby Livi is absolutely beautiful. What a true perfect angel.

nennermommy said...

I keep thinking about how strong Damon is being... I am amazed. I know he is so proud of Livi and I know he adores and has unconditional love for Corrine!

I defiantly feel very blessed to have met all of you! Your whole family has been so sweet and loving to me. I feel very honored to witness all the miracles in the past few days. I hate that a tragedy brought us together but I do know Livi is suppose to be my Angel. I am suppose to learn a lot from Livi and I am. She will forever have a huge place in my heart. And I look forward to heaven when I get to give her big bear hugs :)

Bethany... Thank you for everything!!!!

Janae said...

We appreciate the updates - it is especially good to know that the doctors want to limit our interruptions with Corrine so she can heal quicker. Would it be appropriate for each visitor to leave a family picture with Damon? Then he could quietly put them up on a wall in Corrine's room so that when she is coherent, she is surrounded by pictures of all the people who love and care about her, yet we don't interrupt her healing? We love you and are praying for you daily!! Lots of love, Dave, Janae, Alex, and Natalia

Teuila said...

Just found out today what your family is going through. I am saddened in your loss, but I know that you are blessed in many ways and I believe will be blessed a lot more. All our prayers and love coming your way. Love, Micah and Teuila

Julie said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Damon and Corrine. We are so sorry for all that you are going through. What a beautiful little Livi. She truly is an angel.
We are so glad to hear Corrine is doing better, and we'll continue to pray for her.
We love you guys so much, and are thinking about you constantly.
Love, Garret, Julie, & Sydney

Dedee said...

Please send out best to Corrinne and Damon. You are all in our thoughts and we love you. The Caplins (Brian, Dedee, Sabine and Fischer)

Anonymous said...

Lots of love from the Murphys. (Nancy, Paul, Nate, Nick and Jake)

Mary said...

We love you, Damon and Corrine! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your little angel, Livi is beautiful and we are thankful for the oppertunity to see her. We would love to help in any way. We love you and will continue to pray for you all. Love Justin, Mary, Kayden, Brody.

KRedd55152 said...

Corrinne, Damon, and Hopkins family we love all of you so much. You are in our prayers constantly. Baby Livi truly is an angel and so beautiful. You have all been on our minds so much so we are thankful for this blog to keep updated. Love, Mike and Kathy Redd