September 22, 2012

The good news just keeps coming!  We learned this morning that after 45 days of hospitalization, Kris will be released and come home this Monday.  She still has a long, hard year ahead of her.  The next 6 months will be critical to her continued recovery.  

 

There’s a 100 day treatment protocol where she’ll be receiving care at home or in the Bone Marrow Transplant Center at KU.  Members of our family are going to live with us to provide the 24-hour care that she’ll require as she recovers.  Six months from now, she’ll start receiving her newborn immunizations and continue regular visits to the BMT Center.  

 

There will most certainly be many more challenges ahead of us, but with her determination and your prayers, Kris has beaten the odds!  In less than 2 days, we’re going to be a complete family again!  Today Jon and I visited her in the hospital.  Because her blood counts we so good, she was able to hug me and her youngest son for the first time in almost 2 months.       

 

It’s been a long and emotionally tough time for our entire family.  I can’t begin to share how grateful and humbled we are for everyone that has prayed, supported or helped support us in in Kris’ fight.  Thank you and God bless you.  

 

Ken

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12 Responses to “September 22, 2012”


  1. 1 vivian mathey September 22, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    So very happy that you got your hugs!!!!!!!

  2. 2 Sue & Terry September 22, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    How wonderful ! We couldn’t be happier for you Kris and your whole family. Always in our most sincere prayers and in our daily thoughts. God Bless you. Sue & Terry Daisy

  3. 3 Mary Miner September 22, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    What wonderful news!!! Most surely God has heard our prayers. We shall continue to pray for her complete recovery. My love to Kris and her family.

  4. 4 Jeff Farrell September 22, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Fantastic news!! Continued prayers from the Farrell family!! The power of prayer will prevail!! Keep the faith!!

  5. 5 tatiekc September 23, 2012 at 12:34 am

    This brought tears to my eyes, the news is so overwhwlemingly good! More prayer is on the way, it’s obviously working!!!! Congratulations! I’m so proud of how your entire family has pulled together has shown so much grace during this trying time! Happy days are coming!

  6. 6 Galen & Sharon Fliear September 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    So happy to hear your good news! Getting to go home should be “icing on the cake”! We pray for continued progress, Kris, and for all of your family.

  7. 7 Roberta Cleveland September 23, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Happy to hear the exciting news a a about Kris’ progress! Continued prayers to your family in the coming weeks as months!!!

  8. 8 Laura Kelley-Herrick September 24, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    What great news!!! I am so happy for you all! Please let us know if we can do anything.

  9. 9 Renee September 24, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Go TEAM KRIS!!! Tons of prayers and well wishes coming your way!

  10. 10 Cheri Wright September 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Welcome home,Kris! Enjoy the fall weather!

  11. 11 Elaine September 24, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    And we are thrilled!!

  12. 12 Mike Pitman September 28, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    So happy to hear this great news! Many prayers continue!!


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