|Posted on July 31, 2011 at 11:43 PM|
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 medication through her IV central line and when that didn’t help much he ordered something else which definitely helped and allowed her to get some rest. We thought the discharge plan would have to be postponed. Dr. Cantu told us not to worry that he would keep her at the hospital as long as she needed. But our prayers were answered and she woke up this morning feeling a little bit better and really wanting to leave the hospital.
We came to the hotel this afternoon. The trip was difficult leaving her exhausted and not feeling well. But that is to be expected with all that she’s been through this week. Thanks to our friends Jessica and Sarah, we had a wonderful driver who really took the time to drive very slowly and carefully. He had a van where we could just push her wheelchair up a ramp and he secured her carefully staying right in the wheelchair. I really thing she will start to feel better tomorrow. She can just rest in bed Monday and we hope to fly home on Tuesday.
Just in case you were curious, we found out that the tooth fairy comes to Monterrey, Mexico! She left some PESO coins under Kerri’s pillow the night after her surgery. All sorts of wonderful magic happens here!
Thanks for all of your prayers and wonderful notes to us. We really appreciate it – love and miss you all!
Kathy, Mark, Kerri and Erin