Monthly Archives: January 2014

1.31.2014 8:36pm Ups and Downs

This is Rachel.  Karis has had some ups and downs today.  They tried to give her 250 ml of albumin this morning, and the extra liquid caused her to destat (that’s a fancy hospital term that means that her vitals … Continue reading

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Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

Good morning!  Thank you for your kind and encouraging words.  It’s lovely to hear from many of you who are still keeping track of Karis after all these years. Karis is breathing a tiny bit better this morning.  A big … Continue reading

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1.30.2014, 1:15pm

This is Rachel.  My Mom called me around 10pm last night to say the hospital had called with concerns that Karis might not make it through the night.  The hospital called again about an hour later, saying that the most … Continue reading

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Karis flipped–fancy pillow!

      If they change the dressing, it will probably bleed more, so we’re leaving it alone for now.  This is the one the doc couldn’t stitch.  

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Wed. 1/29/14 4:30 pm

Karis was “flipped” two hours ago and we were allowed back in an hour ago.  I don’t know why it took them four hours after making the decision to do this.  She was statting 84-85% on 80% oxygen and 10 … Continue reading

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Wed. Jan. 29, 2014 10:30 am

BOTTOM LINE: Karis needs your prayers today.  Even on high settings of the ventilator, she’s only holding her oxygenation at 88% (ideal is 95% or higher).  PLEASE PRAY that the measures the docs have chosen to take will be effective … Continue reading

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Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 11:30 am

The Infectious Diseases doc just came by and said the FDA has approved the IV med for Karis!  Praise God!  It should arrive here by tomorrow morning. Karis’s kidneys have taken a bit of a hit from the tamiflu.  Once … Continue reading

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