Wednesday, June 30, 2010

MRI Results and Current condition

The MRI came back with the results the doctors expected. The brain and brain stem have injuries in various sections. There are several spots that look as if she has had a stroke. They don't know if she will wake up and WHEN she does we will see what functions she has. This first MRI is extremely crucial as it gives a baseline for comparison later on down the road. The doctors had to give her medicine because her brain pressure kept going up. She has pneumonia and they are giving her antibiotics. We will be here for another week or so to get her medically stable and then they will transfer her to a rehab facility. They removed the breathing tube and performed tracheostomy. There was no neck damage so they were able to remove the neck collar.

Please continue to pray. Kjerstin is alive now because of prayer. They originally told us she would be gone by midnight Sunday night!!!

Everyone has been asking how they can help. Thank you so much for what you have done. The food continues to be helpful. We are also going to need your prayers and support for the next couple months. We are in for the long haul. Kjerstin has better stats when someone is with her touching her and talking to her, so as a family we made the decision to keep having someone with her 24/7 for the next couple months. This is going to be a strain on the family with all of us working. So, we may be asking some of you for extra help in the next few weeks. Mom is not going to go back to work after the summer. She is going to be caring for Kjerstin. So, please continue to pray and continue to remember............Remember to hug your kids and loved ones................Remember to drive EXTRA careful and if you see an accident, please pray for all involved even if you don't know them.

I will update this blog every day and every time we visit with the doctor.

God Bless all of You!!


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Sister's Keeper.....

Where to begin..........

Kjerstin is a fighter! Such a pain in the rear sometimes because of her fierce independent personality and then you add on her being the "baby" of the family. (Can't wait until she reads that part!). Well, turns out she has the perfect attitude and personality to fight through this.

Here is an update .......

Not much change. She is trying to take breaths on her own, which is a good sign. Her temperature is normal. Her hemoglobin came up so we didn't have to do a blood transfusion. We will do an MRI tomorrow and know more then. I will update this for everyone as we get new news.

Please say prayers. She is in God's hands and we are His people. We don't have all the answers, because what would life be if we did? This is what Faith is all about!

Everyone has been asking what they can do......... everyone can do several things. To begin, please hug your loved ones and tell them everything you ever want them to know. Do it NOW!! Don't take this lightly because I didn't tell my sister Saturday night when she was sitting on my couch and I let her leave without hugging her. Now I hope she knows. I hope she hears me telling her what I didn't tell Saturday night.

Amy Nelson has a wonderful blog that everyone needs to read.

Food has been greatly appreciated and continues to be. Thank you to everyone.

We do have an angel that visits everyday. Her name is Jennifer Keys!!!! I had never met her until now, but she comes everyday and brings everything we need! She has been a lifeline for this family and friends alike, always there with a helping hand and a kind word. Thank you for your help Jennifer!

Keep the prayers coming, and thank you ALL so very much for your continued support!

The Webb Family