Friday, July 30, 2010

Kjerstin was very tired today, but she still did her therapy. They held the phone up to her ear today & I talked to her. She tried to talk to me. It sounded a bit like Chewbacca off Star Wars but at least she is trying.

She is still coughing quite a bit, but they said she has drainage and it's also a reaction to her trach. They said her body wants her to get rid of the trach, which is exciting news. So.......................the trach comes out Monday!! So starting Monday we will start learning to talk again! YAAAAA! Thank you for all the prayers that have gotten us to this point.

She sat up and visited with all of the family today. She can hold herself in a sitting position for a short time but then she needs to lean against something. She is still smiling, especially at Jerimiah's jokes. Today Jerimiah told the nurse Mike's name was Timmy and the nurse believed him. Later she called him Tim & they said Kjerstin thought it was pretty funny. I can't wait to hear her laugh again, especially without coughing. But seeing her smile has kept us going. It was very hard up until that point. It is still hard, but it was like we saw that and said, "We can do this! She can do this! And we are not going to stop until she does!"

Please pray about Kjerstin's school situation. Now that Mom is not working for the district, Kjerstin has to be accepted as an out of district student. The district office informed Mom that if Kjerstin needs any kind of assistance (like a para), she will not be allowed to return to school in Derby. She is a Sophomore & it would be extremely hard for her to have to go to school somewhere else after all these years, especially with what has happened. The therapists say this is the last thing she needs. They say everything needs to stay just as it was, even her room. This is a crucial part of her recovery process. Please pray that this is resolved and Kjerstin can go to school in Derby with her friends. Kjerstin does not need any set backs with her therapy. We have not told Kjerstin about this, as it the last thing she needs to know about. She cries enough as it is.

Please don't forget to get your tickets for the Luciano's Fundraiser on August 7 from 1-4pm. You can get them from Luciano's. There will be live music, food, drinks, and a raffle. All the proceeds go to Kjerstin's fund. Jace will even be in town for this fundraiser!

I will not blog tomorrow as I have to work all day and then drive to Nebraska. I will update again on Sunday.

Please continue to pray! Thank you so much for all you have done.


  1. You are going to make it kjerstin!!!!

  2. Kjerstin, I am so proud of you and how far you have come. I wish I could come see you! I love you so much and when everything is back to normal you will have to come see me at OSU! I am going to visit as much as I can. I love you! Keep Getting Better!!!!! Wendy please tell Kjerstin of this comment. Thanks.

  3. Thank you so much for updating this blog regularly. It is truly amazing to see the miracles that God is performing daily in Kjerstin's life. GOD IS AWESOME!! Prayers are being sent for Kjerstin and family.
    The Hatfield's

  4. KA-JERSTIN!! I check this blog out 2 or 3 times a day. it is saved to my favorites at work and at home. I just want you to know that just because I didn't see ya much after you left the heat, doesnt mean that I quit caring for you. I always loved ya and still do. I pray for you often and think about you more. you will get better and you will be fine. keep up the good work!!