Monthly Archives: November 2011

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011

Karis is home!!  We got home around 5:30 yesterday afternoon.  She got to spend a lovely evening with her uncle and aunt and cousins and a friend before everyone left early this morning.  We’re getting re-acclimated to the home routine. … Continue reading

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Today is day 19 for this hospitalization.  Each day for the last several days we have thought Karis would be coming home, but each day there has been some reason that the doctors have kept her there.  We were so … Continue reading

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Monday, Nov. 21, 2011

We were told this morning that Karis’s culture from Friday was positive today, but Dr. Costa came in this afternoon and said that’s not true: it’s negative, and if it continues negative until Wed., Karis will be able to go … Continue reading

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Sat. Nov. 19, 2011

I wrote a post yesterday, but somehow it didn’t get onto the blog.  The internet is in and out at the hospital so maybe it died just when I pushed “publish.” So, there’s a second bacteria in Karis’s blood, an … Continue reading

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Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 Belated Happy Birthday to Linda Komm and Dan Oliver!

Whoa–when we asked for prayers that Karis would sleep, we didn’t mean to the point that she couldn’t wake up! When the docs made rounds yesterday morning the cultures were negative and they said she could go home.  She was … Continue reading

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Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwwofRqvuXk  That’s a link to a short video about Valerie’s trip to Guatemala.  Enjoy!! Karis is doing well.  The nurse just drew a new set of blood cultures and Dr. Costa says that if these stay negative until Monday, Karis … Continue reading

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Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 Happy Birthday, Shari! Happy Birthday, Barb Jones!

Good news–the docs have decided to try to treat Karis’s line infection by running the antibiotics (5 doses/day) through her old central line, while running everything else through her new midline.  Also, they are giving Karis a modified TPN, called … Continue reading

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