Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Aunt Kathy Here With An Update

Yesterday was a fun day for Ki Ki at CTCA....a small group of us celebrated her 6th birthday (I can't believe she is 6 already!) in the play room. Thanks Randi for bringing the cake, it was yummy!! There was some discussion yesterday about Kim going home soon, but this morning Kim has a temperature and her heart rate is elevated. They did some blood cultures and blood work and her WBC's are elevated (usually means some sort of infection), so they started her on IV Antibiotics. Her chest x-ray has not changed since the last one. She was started on a new medicine that is supposed to increase your appetite. Radiation is continuing and no issues with that. The Oncologist would like to try and give Kim some chemo by the end of the week if she is stable enough. Thanks again to everyone who visits and keeps in touch with Kim through e mail and facebook. The security guard at CTCA asked if Kim was a celebrity because he has never seen a patient have so many visitors. Of course, he was told she is a huge celebrity for sure and how much she is loved by all who know her.
Keep the prayers coming!

Regards,
Aunt Kathy

5 comments:

Jill said...

Kim is a rock star like no other... :) Thinking of you here.

Gayla said...

Keep up the fighting spirit! We are thinking of you and praying for you !
Happy Birthday to KiKi!! She is so adorable -would love to see the family and give them all a squeeze!
Take care!
Love ya,
Gayla and Connor
Kansas Guard Cousins

Tiffany said...

Aunt Kimmy,
You are one of the strongest women I know. Yo inspire me so much, you are inmy thughts and prayers, my ente curch here in Conneticut is praying for you, Keep fighting Kimmy I love you an miss you so much I cant wait to come bck to AZ and see you again. Tell Kiki me and Madi say Happy Birthday
All my prayers and Love,
Tiffany

Michelle said...

I had to laugh at the security comment. They all know me now, and just wave me on through, ask how things are, etc. That is such a wonderful facility! So glad to hear that things are stable, sort of. Will be on vacation for a week, but thinking of you and checking email. Much love to you and the family!

Lois Michael said...

Wow this is a small world, I volunteer at CTCA and my niece was an inpatient there. While visiting my youngest daughter in Texas, my oldest daughter asked me if I knew Kim, she has been following your blog & pulled it up for me to follow too. I feel like I know Kim even though I do not. If it is OK I would love to bop in one day and say hi and introduce myself. You all are in my prayers and thoughts. Keep up the great work Kim. God Bless!
Lois