Kim is doing well.......making us laugh by making very funny comments after she gets her pain meds! We have learned that having chest tube is one of the most painful things a person could possibly go through and the nurses are telling us that Kim is handling the pain better than most people would. Thank God for Dilaudid and that it works so well for Kim!!
It looks like the chest tube will not be removed yet. Kim is still draining a good amount of fluid from the tube and the chest xray is showing one area in Kim's lung that is not totally cooperating. This is nothing to be alarmed about and I'm sure the chest tube will come out soon. They just did another xray to assess the lung and I will let you all know when we get the report back what the results are.
Deron has been incredible in caring for Kim for the past week. He has rarely left her side and Kim finds so much comfort in him always being right next to her. Kim's illness has been devastating for Deron and the family is so thankful for his love for Kim and how he is demonstrating this love in Kim's time of need. Please say a few prayers for Deron as well that he continues to find the strength and energy to juggle all the responsibilities he has on his plate right now.
In closing, I would like to share a story with you that really shows the type of person Kim is and the remarkable attitude she has shown through this whole experience. After the lung biopsy on Thursday night, when she woke up, I had to tell her about the findings of the cancer in her lungs. Of course this was not an easy thing to have to tell her and I asked God to give me the strength and the right words to deliver the bad news. Right after I told her, she looked up at me and said, "At least my liver is okay!" I have never met such a positive and inspirational person that even in her darkest hours she finds something positive to think and say.
Someone commented on the blog this morning that the war was not won by one battle and Kim is getting ready to fight the battle again with some real strong Chemo and that cancer beast better watch out, he doesn't know who he is dealing with and how strong she is physically and spiritually.
Thanks so much for all the kind words and prayers! They mean a lot to Kim and all the family!!