Monthly Archives: May 2013

Fri. May 31, 2013 Happy Birthday, Kathy! Happy Anniversary, Steve and Elaine! Happy Anniversary, Shari and Jim!

Three weeks ago, Karis received an injection called Prolia to strengthen her bones.  Prolia causes bones to absorb calcium from the blood.  Usually Prolia is administered every 6 months, but because the docs didn’t consider Karis stable enough, it had … Continue reading

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Friday, May 24, 2013 Happy Birthday, Darren! Belated Happy Anniversary, Ben and Sarah, Ron and Judy!

Karis was released from the hospital yesterday and we’re back at 7 West today, still getting daily Calcium infusions, and four hours of Phos today as well.  Karis was kept in three days longer than she would have needed just … Continue reading

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Fri. May 17, 2013 Happy Birthday, Michelle (yesterday)!

Karis was admitted to the hospital this morning (12 North, room 1276) from 7 West, with suspicion of infection.  They started antibiotics and then took her to IR to switch out her central line before even taking her to her … Continue reading

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Sat. May 11, 2013 Belated Happy Birthday, Dan E.! Happy Mother’s Day tomorrow!

Several people have asked for an update.  We appreciate your concern and your prayers. Karis and I are ending the week tired, from having to be at the hospital by 7:00 each morning, sometimes for just 3-4 hours and sometimes … Continue reading

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Sun. May 5, 2013 Happy Birthday, Karis!

Dr. Sogawa walked in and said his birthday present for Karis is to let her go home!!  So once everything is set up for home care and the roads re-open after the Pittsburgh Marathon, we’ll be heading out of here … Continue reading

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Sat. May 4, 2013

Dan came over from DC and is lying in Karis’s hospital bed with her playing a game.  It’s nice to see her awake and cheerful, after a less-than-easy day with kidney numbers worse.  This is the 6th day that the … Continue reading

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Thurs. May 2, 2013

Karis isn’t feeling so well today, probably dehydrated.  She lost 5 more pounds since yesterday, including over 4 liters of ostomy output.  At the same time, her blood pressure is higher today than it was yesterday.  Some of her blood … Continue reading

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