This page is designed to share updates with friends and family concerning Kathleen Davey's ongoing struggle to overcome the debilitating effects she suffers from due to a cardiac arrest. Kathleen and her family appreciate your support.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Hopeful news for Alzheimers. Perhaps this new 'cure' can also improve neural cell growth.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Thanks for those who came to Togapoly on Sunday. The winner was Kourash Aghadel (the point guard on the basketball team). No favoritism was involved. ;)

Kathleen continues to do well at home with few changes in her condition. The Davey's plan to start the new medicine which temporarily awoke people from pvs as soon as it arrives from abroad. (It sounds much like Awakenings)
Sunday, May 28, 2006

Kathleen's heart rate has come down significantly since she came home and appears more at peace.

Please come to the Togapoly Tournament in Saratoga High's small gym today at 1pm.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Kathleen had a doctor's appointment at Valley Med today to investigate the potential usage of some new medications which could help raise the level of her awareness. The doctor approved the usage of the new medication, but the Kaiser pharmacy refused to fill the prescription of the medicine as it wasn't used for its intended purpose of the 'off label medication.' My frustration couldn't have been more intense. Essentially Kaiser failed to take the necessary steps to prevent her cardiac arrest when the warning signs were there, and as of now refuses to help try and alleviate her condition.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Kathleen has returned from Kaiser as of 4pm and is getting ready for her first shower (yeah!) in two weeks. Thanks to the nurses who were good to her and thank goodness I dont have to go back to that hospital every night and see the numerous antioxident (sic)(spelled wrong!) signs with blueberries on them when we were given such a hassle about using blueberry juice originally.
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Kathleen has been off oxygen for several days now and seems to be feeling much better. Tonight she put on her breathing cap to breathe out of her nose and mouth like she does at home and struggled to keep her blood oxygen level up but fought on. As she continues to progress, and her antibiotics finish up, she looks like she will make Tuesday her discharge day. That is good news particularly because on Thursday, she has an appointment at Valley Medical to see if she can go on the same medications that may have helped snap a firefighter out of a ten year long coma.

Electrical stimulation may be back in vogue for stroke recovery therapy
Friday, May 19, 2006
Kathleen missed the girls ballet recital today, but the girls insisted on coming over to see mommy right after and were allowed in to see her.

Come to the Saratogaopoly Charity event on May 28th to support the Global Ischemia Foundation. See GIF Website for initial information. More details coming soon
Latest news is that Kathleen may come home Tuesday.

More evidence to suggest that cooling the brain is a good policy following significant brain injuries.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Kathleen had a great day today and in the evening was still continuing a successful test of breathing without oxygen. She may actually come home from the hospital soon rather than later.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Kathleen was doing much better today seeming sleepy, more relaxed, and finally not shaking. For the first time in two weeks she went off oxygen in a 10 minute trial run and did okay. Just when everything was seemingly going well, however, she threw up twice.
Monday, May 15, 2006
Kathleen is still in the hospital with no word yet on her return date.

Hope for stem cell research.
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Mother's Day
The kids were unable to talk to mommy today because Kathleen has a combination of four different infections which are active. Instead they stood by the door and cried with me. Kathleen is, however, doing much better as the antibiotics begin to take effect.

Make sure to eat your omega 3 & 6 for healthy brain neurogenesis.

Desperate to hear her voice I looked back at our last email exchange:

From Mike: Re: Hey I love you!
There's something that i cant quite explain i'm so in love with you youll never take that away and if i said a hundred times before expect a thousand more
you never take that away well expect me to be calling you to see if you're ok when i'm not around asking if you love me i love the way you make it sound calling you to see do i try too hard to make you smile to make a smile and i will be calling you to see if you're sleepin are you dreamin if you're dreamin are you dreamin of me
i cant believe you actually
Been listening to Calling You (its so us) and thinking of you Do you have IM yet? if so then i can talk to you during finals :) Phone #s
ALBq Public Schools - Regina:(505)842-3588
Santa Fe Public Schhols - (505) 982-2631
Los Alamos Public Schools -
( (505) 663-2222
Rio Rancho - is online
Love you

Bean's Response:
Okay, so now I am crying. I love you so much. I think of you when I hear that song too. I'll call tomorrow. Love you. Give Rach a squeeze for me when you pick her up from your mom's. Samie and I will see you guys when we get home.
Re, IM... I don't and I am afraid to ask for it. Probably more trouble than it
is worth but I'll try to look into it today if I have time. I also
forgot the cell phone today, not quite with it. Oh well, I am sure there
will not be an emergency today where I will need it. (knock wood)


Bee, I need to hear your voice again. I miss you.
Kathleen is doing slightly better. Her fever has for the most part subsided and she is under good care. Of course, Kaiser doesnt have her food in stock so they are making us bring it from home, but what else is new. Today is mother's day and Rachie's Birthday. Its heart-wrenching not to have Kathleen at home. The family will have a get together in the back yard and then proceed to Kaiser to see Bean. The family birthday will be postponed until Kathleen returns home (though Rachie is having a sleep over with her friends tonight). Happy Mother's Day.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
another difficult day in the Davey household. Kathleen looked much better in the morning and afternoon but coughed vigorously most of the evening. Thankfully she was coughing it out on her own for the most part though. Kathleen will likely remain in room 628 at Kaiser past Mother's Day. :(

Perhaps a very significant breakthrough for treating the brain. Lets hope so. Perhaps stem cells and epo together with this?
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Kathleen was kept overnight and Kaiser and may be there for a few days. Apparently her bladder infection is rather serious and she also has a mild case of pneumonia so doctors felt her treatment would be facilitated in the hospital. Last night her fever was very high and she required a cooling blanket. She was also shaking fairly violently. Today her fever dissipated and her shaking lessened. She also finally got to sleep and looked peaceful when I left. Please send her your prayers and good wishes.

Stem cells help women with lupus.
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Kathleen has been taken to Kaiser hospital due to complications caused by her illness.
Monday, May 08, 2006
Kathleen switched antibiotics and was forced extra fluids and finally for a few moments ceased shaking and fell peacefully asleep.
Sunday, May 07, 2006
After reading volumes of information, medical journal articles, and news updates I am confident that there will one day be sufficient medical advances to help Kathleen. After watching her struggle against her illness this past week, I feel so greatly for her and wonder (even with her great strength and determination) if she can fight the tremendous odds to make it to that day. This article effectively describes the 'moral dilemma' over the issue and in the end makes a very logical argument. I urge you to read it and hope that our government will soon step up to the plate and give Bean and others like her an at bat to either go down swinging or more hopefully hit a home run.

Kathleen's oxygen numbers and heart rate are both better, but her shaking and discomfort continues (which is heart wrenching to watch).
Saturday, May 06, 2006
It has been a tense week with Kathleen's health in the balance. She has repeatedly struggled to maintain a proper oxygen level in her bloodstream. This has manifested itself in some shaking and also a high heart rate. Tonight, she seems to have made some strides due to active care by the caregivers and the help of the respirtatory therapist (Luis).
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Kathleen has experienced a miserable few days and nights. She has continued to fight a low grade fever and experienced a high heart rate and low oxygen saturation. Her condition was so grim that Mike was on the borderline of calling an ambulance the other night before she improved slightly. She is again on antibiotics, increased vitamin C, water and much TLC.

Help for MS Patients from stem cells?
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Kathleen is having a very tough day. Her coumaden blood thinness readings were significantly high, she vomited, and ran a slight fever. Frequent coughing and a deeply sad look on her face demonstrated that she felt terrible. Get well soon Bean.

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