How’s Holly Doing?

Don’t you hate it when people ask you to pray for them and then they never update you on what’s going on?  Me too!

I hope we haven’t been those people too bad, but frankly most times someone asks me, “How’s Holly doing?” I have no idea how to answer.

Well she’s making some significant progress worth sharing, so I would take the almost-four-week-anniversary-of-her-surgery to update you…


  • She’s much less tired (went last few days without naps)
  • She’s almost completely off medication (just occasional over the counter pain medicine or muscle relaxer )
  • She is got her last drain out today! Wahoo!

Still issues:

  • She is still under a doctor-imposed ban of lifting more than 8 pounds. (A challenge when taking care of kids that weigh more than 8 pounds)
  • She is still tired and “runs out of gas” pretty easily.

We’re about to send Holly’s mom home for the first time since the surgery, so we will have a good idea of how well she really is doing pretty quickly.  She has been a tremendous blessing, and I seriously don’t know what we would have done without help from her and my mom.

So, there’s a quick update for you!  Thanks for all the prayers!


  1. Amy Savage · October 15, 2009

    This is GREAT news, Jamie! We will focus our prayers on more energy for her! So thankful for the hand of God in your lives right now and all that you are learning through this. We love you guys. Amy

  2. kimberly · October 15, 2009

    thank you for the update. i’m amazed at how well holly is doing through all of this. will continue to pray for her and for the family.

  3. Sarah Smoker · October 15, 2009

    SO glad to hear this!! Your whole family has been in my thoughts and prayers the past month…praying for energy and sustenance as the mommas leave…love you all!!