Saturday, May 16, 2009

Update on Kim

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!!

Regards,
Aunt Kathy

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Thank you for the update, Kathy. Is Kim up for visitors yet? I know the meds make you pretty loopy - would like to try to see her this weekend sometime. She and Nan have my cell - please call/text me if it's okay to stop by. So glad that she is doing well. I was the battle/beast commenter - it's a tough battle to be won, but I have calendars of people who have fought and won this war in stage 4. Kim is going to join them, no doubt. Keeping you ALL in my prayers. Much love...

Daria said...

My prayers go out to Kim and Deron ...

Rannyjean said...

Kathy, thanks so much for the update and give Deron a hug from this old dispatcher and let him know our family is praying for his continued strength and the entire family!

Alina said...

Kim, I don't know you personally but I want you to know that our prayers and wishes are with you. These are such a hard times for many of us but all our troubles pale in proportion to the real ones you are fighting. May all the force be with you!

Gayla said...

Thanks so much for the update, I know it has to be hard with all that is going on in your family's lives right now - please let Kim and Deron know that Gayla is thinking of them and praying for them. I've not had the pleasure of meeting Kim but she has to be one of the strongest and positive people on earth -the positvie energy will have positive results!
Please tell Deron that I am sending hugs his way -would love to see he and his entire family.

Thanks again Kathy for the update and you rest and take care as well.I know from the blog you are very important strength for Kim and
Deron. Bless you and your family.'

Take care and Kim and Deron ,I am thinking of you daily!!

Love ya,
Gayla and Connor
Some of Deron's Kansas cousins!