Karing 4 Kerri


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Home and getting better

Posted on July 15, 2012 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (4813)

Hi everyone!  We are so happy to report Kerri is home and gradually recovering from her port surgery and high dose boosters in Monterrey, Mexico.  We are preparing to take her Monday and Tuesday to Philadelphia for low dose infusions using her new port.  We will let you know later this week how everything goes, but for now we would like to share this with you!

Top 10 reasons why we are thankful we were able to take Kerri to Monterrey:

10. Ker...

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One step closer to home!

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (13)

Kerri was discharged from the hospital after a few more hurdles and is getting much closer to being able to come home.  On Sunday night she experienced some pretty severe muscle spasms in her neck, but Dr. Cantu used IV Benadryl to ward them off, and luckily they have not returned.  She was visited twice on her last days at the hospital by a wonderful neurologist named Dr. Romolo.  He had treated Kerri after her coma and when he “heard Kerri Jarvis was back!” came i...

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One more to go

Posted on June 22, 2012 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (986)

Hi to everyone who kares4kerri!  Kerri has made it through Day 4 of the planned 5 days of high dose boosters.  The newly implanted port is working well and she is glad to be rid of any arm IV’s and having to be stuck looking for veins.  The first 2 days went so well that on Days 3 and 4 Dr. Cantu has been able to increase her dosage for even better results.  The last 2 days have been a little bit rougher for her to handle but this is totally expected.  She is no...

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Two Good Days

Posted on June 20, 2012 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (10)

I’m writing tonight through some Mom and Dad tears of joy.  Kerri’s recovery from the port surgery is going really well and she is already showing some signs of improvement tonight after the 2nd day of high dose ketamine boosters.  Her side effects so far are much less than ever before and she was able to really enjoy eating a meal today for the first time since February, when RSD again started affecting her ability to eat without pain.  Just now she was able to wal...

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Surgery went well

Posted on June 19, 2012 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (10)

Kerri is doing fine after having the port implanted.  She had pain after the surgery, but was resting more comfortably as the evening progressed.  We are all grateful for your thoughts and prayers.  They are helping Kerri to heal more quickly and are giving all of us support and strength to meet each new day with a renewing hope.

Off to a great start

Posted on June 17, 2012 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (598)

Hi everyone!  Our travels to Monterrey, Mexico went very well yesterday.  Kerri was very sore and exhausted by the end of the day but did much better than we all expected.  She’s one very brave and determined girl (our hero, in fact!).  Our hotel room was very welcoming with some unbelievable surprises left for us from our good friends, Sarah and Jessica.  There was a beautiful Mexican girl doll to watch over Kerri this week, yummy snacks, flowers and even a han...

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Heading Back

Posted on May 26, 2012 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (556)

We have very exciting news to share with everyone:  Kerri will be admitted to Hospital San Jose on June 17th!  The whole family is so relieved to have the date set and to know Kerri will be under the amazing Dr. Cantu’s care once again in just a few short weeks.  As luck would have it, Kerri’s friend, Jessica, will also be down in Monterrey at the same time, and the girls are looking forward to being reunited.  Tomorrow, the entire family is going to a barbeque...

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A Special Update

Posted on May 6, 2012 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (8)

     Hello everyone!  Sorry it has been so long since we updated the blog, but we have been playing the wait and see game over the past few months.  I am having difficulty with eating again.  My whole GI tract is very sensitive, and eating and drinking can be very painful experiences.  Since February, I have just been eating the little bit that I can handle each day. Some days are better, and some days are worse.  I am also back in the wheelch...

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Happy New Year!

Posted on January 1, 2012 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (5)

We have a very special story to share with all of you.   On Christmas morning, we were surprised to find a jar of coins on the front step with a book and note attached.   The book is called “Christmas Jars,” and the note read, “Kerri, God bless you this Christmas time and always.”   As you can guess, we were all very surprised, and this random act of kindness moved us to tears.   We would like to take this opportunity to thank Kerri’s anonymou...

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Happy Holidays Everyone!

Posted on December 7, 2011 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (9)

I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season as much as I am.  Christmas music has been playing constantly here at the Jarvis house, and Boomer has been finding all the decorations to be very exciting.


It has been a bit of an eventful week.  On Monday I had an office visit with Dr. Schwartzman, my neurologist in Philadelphia.  We had scheduled this appointment back in March for the purpose of routine follow up.  However, it turned out to be a much need...

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