Monthly Archives: January 2012

Sun. Jan. 29, 2012

The big news is that Karis has been advanced to a soft diet; so far so good!  Never have mashed potatoes been so appealing! Karis’s white count and bands continued their upward trajectory and platelets have plunged, so apparently we … Continue reading

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Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012

Karis has moved from room 1187 (at the end of the hall) to 1179, right by the nurses’ station so that they can keep a closer eye on her, especially at night when we’re not with her. Yesterday was an … Continue reading

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Thurs. Jan. 26, 2012 Happy Birthday Brent!

REALLY GREAT NEWS:  The bleeding has stopped from Karis’s intestine!!!!!!  The nurse noticed it at around 4:00 this morning! Not so great news:  Karis has another blood infection.  Cultures this morning were positive for gram negative bacteria, even though she’s … Continue reading

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Wed. Jan. 25, 2012

Some days in the hospital are quiet and solitary.  Yesterday was a friend day. Several nurses we hadn’t seen yet since returning to 11 North said welcome back home.  That is exactly what it feels like after being in the … Continue reading

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Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 7:00 a.m.

I happily arrived just before Dr. Costa did rounds, a few minutes ago.  All of Karis’s important numbers (BUN, bili, blood pressure, etc.) have improved!  Her bleeding has slowed down and she may not even need a transfusion today.  Dr. … Continue reading

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Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012

The artist doesn’t totally understand the Source of all this beauty; nevertheless this is lovely: Thank you, Jane!

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Mon. Jan. 23, 2012 10 p.m.

This afternoon Karis was transferred from ICU to 11 North, room 1187, right next to where she was before.  (Her old room is now occupied by a friend of ours.)  It feels like a huge weight has been lifted from … Continue reading

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