Karing 4 Kerri


One more to go

Posted on June 22, 2012 at 8:05 PM

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 now walking very short distances on a regular basis and her pain levels and sensitivity to touch are definitely coming down!

Last night Kerri was able to travel in her wheelchair with her IV pole that Dr. Cantu says looks like a Christmas tree because it is so full, to visit a very brave, intelligent and sweet young lady named Estefy.  The two girls already knew of each other through the amazing Jessica.  A nurse stopped down earlier in the week to say there was a new amiga (friend) down the hall for Kerri to meet.  Kerri and I had so much fun getting to know to Estefy and her Mom.  We hope to get more chances to visit with them this week. Estefy and her family have even started an RSD Foundation here in Mexico to raise awareness about RSD and funding for research.  Her family lives right here in Monterrey.

Last night Kerri felt well enough to ask me to read her all of your wonderful messages to her on the karing4kerri blog.  She enjoyed them so very much – thank you all!  Mark has been keeping quite busy traveling back and forth to the Safi hotel each day.  Thanks to the help of our friend Sarah, his travels have been safe, and as Dr. Cantu says “on dot!” With some careful planning and additional help from Sarah, Mark was even able to get our laundry done today.  I found him a Father’s Day card this year that says he’s a Superhero husband.  That title really fits all the time, but “Wow” does it apply this year!

Jeff (Kerri’s “novio”) met my Dad in Princeton yesterday to pick up Erin and take her to her Bon Voyage picnic in Pennsylvania to get ready for the People to People ambassador trip she will get to take in July.  Jeff, although he is such a wonderful part of our family already, really helped Erin to feel special by being her family for the event.  I very quickly got some great pictures from Erin of our flowers in the front yard and some cute pics of Hershey and Boomer.  I think Erin is enjoying taking care of the home front for a few days but will also be happy to travel back to spend some more time with Nana, Poppop and Uncle Chris.  She has had some great times this week with them and also got to be a part of the fun Father’s Day miniature golf tradition with Uncle Tom and his girls.  Kerri got the chance to talk to Uncle Chris on the phone last night and as always, he managed to cheer her up immensely and make her laugh like only Uncle Chris can do!

So from the beautiful, healing city of Monterrey we say Buenos Noches!

Kathy, Mark and Kerri


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