Bye-Bye PICU

We moved out of the PICU yesterday late afternoon. We will miss the nurses there but we’re glad to be in a quieter environment with our own bathroom. Gabrielle’s fever is gone and the vomiting has ceased. She’s had a very bad case of diarrhea for the past 48 hours which is hopefully beginning to resolve. She is still extremely irritable and a bit withdrawn. Her left side has been pretty still. She moves the toes of her left foot in response to stimulation. We’re beginning to think outpatient PT, OT, and ST might b a better option so our family doesn’t have to split up again upon returning to NC.

Thanks for everything you have done to sustain us on this journey!



  1. marypickering says:

    Dear Kelly and Duff,
    I was so happy to hear of Gabrielle’s improvement and the move to the pediatric floor. It must be a great relief and much more comportable for all of you. I know all the noise and lights in the PICU can be draining, albeit necessary.
    We continue to pray for you all. Gabrielle has proved to be a very strong little girl. (I think it’s a family trait) May God bless you all. With love, Mary

  2. Margaret says:


    I’m glad that you are one step closer to getting home! We’re thinking about you all the time.

    Margaret and Graham

  3. Hi Kelly and Duff,
    I am so glad that Gabrielle is doing a little better and you have moved out of PICU. I cannot imagine what you have all been going through, but thank goodness you can focus on recovery now. We are thinking of you all the time and praying that Gabby will be smiling again soon! We love you!

    Kath, Brian and Brendan

  4. Judy Binns says:

    A great answer to prayer!

    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13


    Judy & Family

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