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First Day of Boosters

Posted on July 27, 2011 at 11:00 PM

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.  She had a 2 hour high dose booster infusion this afternoon with Dr. Luis, Dr. Cantu's partner, at her bedside the whole time.  Seeing Dr. Luis again was wonderful and he couldn't get over how well Kerri looked since last year.  Kerri woke up about 2 hours after the infusion was done.  The treatment was unsettling for her but she is on board for the 3 or 4 more days of infusion to come.  She is quite a trooper!  She was able to start eating some soft foods today and enjoyed some mashed potatoes. Each day she's unable to eat or drink for 6 hours before the infusion, so by the time she woke up she was very hungry and thirsty.


 

Mark stayed right by Kerri for the infusion so I was treated to lunch with Erin at the hospital coffee shop and a little time soaking up the beautiful Monterrey sunshine in front of the hospital.


 

We love and miss you all very much.  Kerri really loves having us read the comments you are sending to all of us. It is definitely one of the high points of our days here!  Thanks.


 

Love,

Kathy, Mark, Kerri and Erin

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5 Comments

Reply Megan
12:33 PM on July 29, 2011 
I am so happy to hear that everything went well!! Of course Kerri is the amazingly brave woman we all know her to be. I didn't expect anything less. I love all of you so much. I can't wait until you get home. Know that we all send our love and our thoughts. I told Hannah that Kerri was sick and she is looking forward to finding some Sleeping Beauty related gifts for our cousin. :)
Reply karasnoopy@juno.com
11:18 AM on July 28, 2011 
I am so pleased to hear that things are going well for Kerri. Kerri you are so strong and inspire me to keep moving forward. You and your family are in my thoughts and prays very day.

Karen
Reply Scott Jarvis
9:21 AM on July 28, 2011 
Good morning Kerri and family! I am praying for this day to be filled with healing and power as you continue in your infusion of ketamine. I am so glad the whole family can be together and I pray you are all staying fresh in your spirits and full of energy so you not only thrive through the treatments, but also shine with the glory of the LORD for the sake of others around you. I give thanks for the doctors and nurses who have shown such great care and compassion. I pray for the LORD to bless each of them and their families for the goodness they show. We love your sweet family very much and sure hope we get to spend some time together soon. Have a blessed day and know you are loved very much!
Reply Irene
8:40 AM on July 28, 2011 
Thanks for keeping us updated. It is so wonderful to hear of your great progress. It is so encouraging to those of us still struggling with this.

We will keep praying and hope that this will move you forward in your path to COMPLETE healing.
Reply Bonnie R.
11:19 PM on July 27, 2011 
I guess it's important to take just one day at a time. Kerri is quite a young woman, and we're very proud of her. We pray that each day she'll be in less pain, and soon feeling well. That Monterrey sunshine sounds wonderful, by the way! And it's great you set up this blog to give us updates, and also that friends and family can write encouraging messages to all of you.

Take care, and we're thinking of all of you. Bonnie, Allan, and Jackie