Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Some Good News

Jodi just got up for a bathroom break. For the first time since the surgery last Wednesday she did not have spinal fluid draining from her nose. This is good news and is cause for hope. Again, the doctors want her to go for two full days with no evidence of spinal fluid leaking to be assured the hole has sealed over.

So many of you have made comments and called and emailed just since the update on the blog two hours ago. It is amazing and wonderful! You really are life savers!

17 comments:

Julie Johnson said...

Thank you for the good news! We are continuing to pray for you and your family. Stay strong Jodi! We love you. Julie

Carol Liptrot said...

Prayer is so powerful. Thank you for the wonderful update! Keep improving and we will keep praying for you. We love you!
Love, Carol

Christopher said...

Jodi, As I hear two more days... it literally brings me to tears. I will continue praying that you will continue to heal on your own. What a blessing! I so want you to be able to go home and recover. I wish I could lay there two more days for you. I really do. I am thinking about you. -Wendie

Ryan said...

"When in situations of stress we wonder if there is any more in us to give, we can be comforted to know that God, who knows our capacity perfectly, placed us here to succeed. No one was foreordained to fail...When we have been weighed and found wanting, let us remember that we were measured before and we were found equal to our tasks; and, therefore, let us continue, but with a more determined discipleship. When we feel overwhelmed, let us recall the assurance that God will not over program us; he will not press upon us more than we can bear." – Neal A. Maxwell, Speeches of the Year, 1978, p. 156

We all know Jodi is giving everything she can. Hopefully all of us can be equally brave and faithful as we petition blessings on her behalf. Much love and God bless.

Kelly said...

Jodi, I am so sorry to hear that you are in such awful pain. You are in my prayers and I hope that you find the relief you deserve. Kelly Pia

Flints Facts said...

Great news!! We hope it continues to improve for you. We continue to pray for you and your family!!

We love you Jodi!

Kelly

Anonymous said...

YES! YES! YES! You go girl!
Wendy T.

Karen said...

Jodi, hang in there! It's going to get better. I know Heavenly Father hears you and is with you. He hears our prayers. You are on my mind all day long, every day, and in my prayers. It's funny, we haven't talked in so long and yet, I still feel this deep connection and profound love for you. I look forward to visiting you when you're out of the hospital. Liu

Greek Goddess said...

Sincere prayers are being said in our little corner of the earth here in Southern California. May you feel the Savior's arms around you as you go through this process.

Dorothea

Cathleen Sparrow said...

Jodi - so glad to hear a little good news - the power of prayer truly inspirational. A little thought for you "Angels are spiritual energy" ...know that all your friends and loved ones are your true angels bringing you spiritual energy! Keeping you in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

This is great news! Jodi you are going to conquer this - it sounds like things may be starting to work. Von, thank you for the updates. We love you guys. Sue Davis

Karen said...

Von's comment earlier about Trenden wanting to fast for his mom just brought tears to my eyes. What a testament to the example his parents have been to him! Hang in there Jodi...you know the saying..."I didn't say it would be easy...I only said it would be worth it." Heaven knows this hasn't been easy for you...but I'm hoping the end result will be the result we've all been praying for. You've got 'tough genes' in you....since you are Grandma B's grandaughter! I watched her suffer through more pain I thought bearable, and yet, she endured. You can do it too! Hang in there. We love you!

Love from your cuz, Karen

Cathy Peterson said...

Yeah! So good to hear that good news. I sure hope it continues. Stay strong. I know that prayer and fasting will help you and all of those who need blessings at this time. We love you! Cathy

kathy said...

Dear Sweet Jodi,
It has been so hard for me not to run over to the hospital to hug you and your parents. I have spent the week praying for Heavenly Father to bless and comfort you all. Your example of thinking of others through all of this is amazing to me - what a woman of strength you are!
I am grateful you've had a reprieve today and pray it will be better from here on out now.
I know if Mom & Dad could, they would do anything to take this from you and I pray for them as well.
Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers daily.
Love you all,
Kathy Skene & family

The Hall's said...

What great news, lets all hope and pray it continues. It's times like these I wish I could take your place so you don't have to bear the pain on your own. Stay stong, and hopefully you are through the worst:)

Anonymous said...

YEAH JODI!!! That is so exciting to hear! I will be keeping my fingers crossed for the next two days in hopes that it continues so you can go home and recover in the comforts of your own home. Love, April B.

Anonymous said...

Jodi...we were so excited to hear that you have had a better day and that the leak seems to be healing! Great news! Prayers really do work! This has really MADE our day!
Gma/pa