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A new puppy, room, and path forward

Posted on October 28, 2011 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Hello everyone!  Sorry for the delay in updating the blog, but a lot has happened in the past few months since my most recent trip to Monterrey.  When I returned from my surgery and big boosters, I was feeling the best I have ever felt since having RSD, and I had just had surgery for crying out loud!  This was truly a miracle we could have only dreamed of!  I owe it all to Dr. Cantu and my wonderful medical team at San Jose, and of course my family and friends for making a...

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Need a Little Faith

Posted on August 4, 2011 at 1:37 AM Comments comments (5)

The last few days have felt a bit like a whirlwind, but so much good has come.  We spent our first night back at the hotel Sunday night, but when Kerri seemed very sick on Monday we called Dr. Cantu.  It turns out one of the medications she was taking to control the pain from surgery and RSD can make you feel like you have the flu.  He suggested stopping that one and within a few hours she really started to bounce back.  She started smiling again and was able to eat more t...

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Some hurdles to overcome but moving ahead

Posted on July 31, 2011 at 11:43 PM Comments comments (7)

Hi everyone!  Sorry we didn’t write sooner but the past 24 hours have been a little more difficult.  Last night Kerri started to get pretty severe RSD pain down her left leg and right hand.  We became quite worried that the total body RSD symptoms were all coming back that she had before the coma.  We called the wonderful Dr. Cantu at home and he quickly helped to put us a bit more at ease.  As always, he had a plan.  He had the nurse administer one medicat...

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Day 3 of Boosters Brings Some Good News

Posted on July 29, 2011 at 9:39 PM Comments comments (7)

Hi all!  Kerri has made it through her 3rd booster without any major problems.  These treatments are a bit rough to go through physically and emotionally.  Dr. Cantu is very pleased that there have been no RSD flare ups in other parts of her body and she’s done so well that he said we may be able to stop the boosters now.  She’ll remain in the hospital for a few more days so they can monitor her closely as all the medications are lowered.  He spent at leas...

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Erin's Adventures

Posted on July 29, 2011 at 4:29 AM Comments comments (6)

Kerri had her second round of boosters and did better with them.  She was more tired afterward, but felt the booster itself went more smoothly than on the first day.


Erin spent the day with our friends Sara and Jessica.  She went shopping at one of Monterrey's largest malls, which is quite large and is across the street from the hotel where the President of Mexico stays at when he visits Monterrey.  She was treated to many flavors of frozen yogurt while shoppi...

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First Day of Boosters

Posted on July 27, 2011 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (5)

As expected for the day after surgery, things were a little more rough for Kerri today but overall everything is still going very well.  The oral surgeon visited this morning and was very happy with how little swelling there is.  He feels Kerri is doing great!  She had more pain today but this is to be expected after having 4 wisdom teeth out yesterday.  When RSD is in the picture, pain is amplified, so the medical team is trying very hard to keep her comfortable.  Sh...

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Great news everyone!

Posted on July 26, 2011 at 10:54 PM Comments comments (7)

Kerri's surgery went very well with no complications and so far and no RSD flare-ups.  Shortly before she was taken down to pre-op some wonderful things happened to help ease her mind and feel well enough to tackle the surgery!  First Kerri's wonderful friend Jessica called to let her know she and her Mom were praying for her and to tell she can't wait for them to get together again.  This call did so much to cheer Kerri up.  Then our wonderful nurse Erica came to reassure...

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The city of Townsville... (Monterrey)

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 10:26 PM Comments comments (4)

Same place but so many different feelings!  We know Kerri still has a lot to endure this week, but so far this time she is having such a different experience here.  While last year she was really too sick to leave the hospital bed for more that a few minutes and wasn’t able to leave her hospital room until the night before she was discharged, this time around she is sitting on the couch in her hospital room looking out the window at the beautiful mountains.  She is talkin...

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En el Hospital

Posted on July 24, 2011 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (7)

We are very happy to report Kerri is all settled in at Hospital San Jose Tec de Monterrey.  Many feelings came across us all upon revisiting the place where so much transpired last year – some not so pleasant memories but also a reassuring feeling of coming back to the people who know best how to make Kerri well.  The admission was a little different this time because the person helping us did not speak English, but all went well.  It sure is less stressful coming back up...

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Back in Monterrey

Posted on July 24, 2011 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (2)

We are writing once again from the beautiful place where miracles happen for Kerri as well as so many wonderful RSD patients and families.  We have known for 6 years now that Kerri needs to have her wisdom teeth removed and she was actually scheduled to have the procedure back in 2005 at a nearby hospital.  At that time she became fully paralyzed so needless to say, we cancelled. Since then the wisdom teeth have certainly taken a back burner to other medical issues.  We were to...

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