Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012

(Janice)  We had a great clinic visit with Dr Costa yesterday, and he feels Karis is still on track to travel to Brazil on Nov 12th.  A bit of blood pressure scare this morning while getting an infusion of iron, … Continue reading

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Tues Oct 23, 2012

(Janice)  Karis has results from the echo cardiogram. . . praise God that the heart is strong, even if it doesn’t resolve the questions we have about her consistently high blood pressure, shortness of breath and balancing dehydration v fluid … Continue reading

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Wed. Oct. 17, 2012

Karis is doing pretty well, my sister Jan is here from Mexico to care for her, and I’m off to the airport!  I’ll be in Brazil for two weeks for two conferences and some time with Valerie.  I’ll be back … Continue reading

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Oct. 9, 2012 Home from the hospital!

Yesterday Karis made the transition to breathing room air, and today a repeat CT of her lungs showed significant improvement, so she is home!  And Dr. Costa is still supportive of her going to Brazil for Valerie’s wedding, assuming she … Continue reading

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Oct. 4, 2012 Report from Nephrology Team

I am amazed at how quickly the renal (nephrology) team went after their evaluation of Karis’s kidneys! Great news:  Karis’s kidneys are structurally healthy.  If she had adequate perfusion (blood flow to the kidneys), they think her kidney function would … Continue reading

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Thurs. Oct. 4, 2012

Karis is breathing better today and has more energy.  It’s a gorgeous day here so we’ve just gotten permission to take her outside for awhile to enjoy it.  Predictably, her kidney numbers are a bit worse.  We’ve asked for a … Continue reading

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Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012

Karis is being admitted to the hospital with dehydration, unhappy kidneys, fluid around and inside her lungs, and possible pneumonia–too much to manage at home.  We’re disappointed that she probably won’t be able to attend our annual church retreat this … Continue reading

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