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Erin and Jeff Arrive Home Safely

Posted on March 23, 2010 at 9:04 AM Comments comments (4)

To all our wonderful family and friends - in case we haven't told you lately, we love and miss you very much!

The past few days have been tough on our sweetheart.  We have learned that some patients face the side effects "that just don't want to leave" and unfortunately that is the case for Kerri.  It is very difficult not knowing when she will feel that the coma treatment was the best thing for her, but we know that with faith and patience, she'll feel like hersel...

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Another Day Closer

Posted on March 21, 2010 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (6)

Hi to all of our family and friends who have been following Kerri's journey.  The recovery process is a series of steps forward and back, where hopefully the steps forward are larger and more numerous than the ones backward.  Today was one of those days.

Kerri has been suffering from the side effects of the drugs she has been on as they adjust the levels to find the right balance.  We got to see Kerri regain her appetite and enjoy everyone's company this eveni...

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It's great to have the family together

Posted on March 20, 2010 at 12:54 AM Comments comments (7)

Erin and Jeff arrived yesterday.  They had an adventure when their flight from Philly was delayed 45 minutes, so they had to run through the rave tunnel at Detroit airport to make their connecting flight to Monterrey.  They arrived safe and sound 1/2 hour early to a great big hug.  It has been great having them here.

Kerri was really happy to see them.  We have gotten to spend some nice time together.  The side-effects from the ketamine have continue...

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Hoping "The Luck of the Irish" is with us today!

Posted on March 17, 2010 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (12)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our beyond amazing family and friends.  We’re writing in the morning today because the evenings and nights are still very rough for Kerri, often needing the help of both of us to push through.  We pray that the side effects of the ketamine stop soon because we know that once they do, Kerri will start to feel much better.  She feels as if there is enormous pressure both inside and outside of her body. Yesterday she also mentioned her ea...

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Kerri's Coma Recovery Continues

Posted on March 16, 2010 at 8:22 PM Comments comments (7)

Thank you to all of those who have been reading and/or commenting on Kerri’s “La Siesta Grande” blog.  Your continued support and prayers have been helping Kerri and our entire family throughout the arduous process that is Kerri’s treatment.


Kerri is continuing to progress through her treatment.  She made another milestone yesterday when she was moved from the ICU to the eighth floor (piso ocho).  She is exhibiting numerous sympto...

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The Recovery Begins

Posted on March 14, 2010 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (11)

Kerri has taken us on a rollercoaster ride today with her recovery.  She has been very feisty, making good progress recovering from the coma.  She has had some times when she was doing really well and some moments where she was more challenging.  A slight fever came and went within an hour or two. She is showing difficulties related to the after effects of the ketamine but this is to be expected.  Each patient is unique as far as how long this transition phase takes.

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Kerri Wakes Up!!!!!!

Posted on March 13, 2010 at 12:21 PM Comments comments (13)

To all whom are patiently waiting (but trust me, it's very hard): I am ecstatic beyond comparison to announce that KERRI IS AWAKE!!!! I just talked to my relieved parents and they said that Kerri is unable to talk now but is smiling and nodding her head and moving her arms and legs. We have finally had our miracle we've been waiting for.


Kerri's Coma day 6

Posted on March 12, 2010 at 11:36 PM Comments comments (5)

Our girl has completed day 6 and is ever so much closer to coming back to us. She did spike a fever last night so they've sent out cultures and started antibiotics. Her fever was down all day though and Dr. Cantu assured us there is nothing to worry about - this is quite common. She stopped receiving Ketamine today and instead remained in the coma with the use of propofol. She rested peacefully with a fairly low dose. As they do everyday, the amazing nurses there washed her hair, made sure he...

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Kerri's Coma day 5

Posted on March 12, 2010 at 1:16 AM Comments comments (12)

Our determined and courageous Kerri continues to rest well and has gone through day 5 without any complications! We can't help but wonder if she hears us talking to her. In case she can, we are being sure to reassure her about how well she is doing and how much we all love her. Today Mark was holding her hand and when he went to step away, she outstretched her hand to , we think, have him hold on again. Dr. Cantu spent time tonight explaining more to us about what to expect. Despite how unbel...

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Kerri's Coma day 4

Posted on March 11, 2010 at 12:29 AM Comments comments (10)

We are so very, very happy to report Kerri had another day go by without any complications. She seemed to be a bit calmer so we quietly played some of her favorite music for her and let her know how much everyone loves her. Thank you so much for the words of encouragement everyone is sending. We're writing a journal for her in case she has questions down the road wanting to know more about what went on while she was asleep. We'll be sure to share each and every comment with her - she'll love ...

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