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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Update from BC Children's Hospital

We arrived last night around 3:00 am. The medical staff at the PICU here is very knowledgeable and kind. They are taking good care of Mary. She is still sedated with the breathing tube in. They plan to remove the tube in the PICU around noon today. They will then monitor her in the PICU for several hours to make sure there is no swelling.

Mary will either be in the PICU tonight, or possibly in a different PEDS ward room. If she goes to the PEDS ward we would be able to stay with her overnight in the room. There is no where to sleep in the PICU, I spent the night from 4:00 - 7:00 on a couch. I don't know what would happen tonight if she is still in the PICU, as I don't want her to be without me.

Cory is driving up this afternoon after getting Sylvie set up to stay at Grandpa and Grandma Giles. I really need his support now, and am very grateful that Sylvie will be in good hands.


  1. I feel so helpless, just reading and worrying here. But I want you to know you are all in my prayers. Especially sweet little Mary.

    I can't even imagine how hard it is to go through something like this as a parent, and to watch your child when they are sick. Thank God for amazing hospitals and gifted medical staff.

    Hugs, Jill.

  2. Joyanne, I've been following all along and just want you to know that there are many praying for all of you and especially sweet little Mary. Take care and please keep us posted.
    Carolyn (FOI to China 2007 and 2009)

  3. I just logged in to check up on Mary. I am so sorry to hear about her set ups. Just know that there are tons of people thinking and praying for a speedy recovery for her.
    Nichole in NS

  4. I was without the computer for a little more than a day and it went from a return to the hospital to PICU. How scary for all of you.
    My prayers are with you and I hope that Mary is finally on the road to recovery.
    another Datong mom

  5. Just read about your sad and frightening ordeal; our hearts go out to you and Cory and your girls. We're sending the most positive healing thoughts across the mountains to you.
    Hugs from Linda and Lorraine

  6. Oh, I just was so happy to check on the post-surgery news and got a big surprise from the current posts. My thoughts are with you all, and hope Mary comes out of this soon. Afterall, she is a strong little darling.

  7. Just know that we are keeping you guys in our hearts and prayers!!

    hugs - aus and co.

  8. Thinking of you guys and praying for the best. We are also worrying over here too...Joy,Mary,Cory and Sylvie we are sending you a virtual HUG right now!!!!