Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011: Update on Kristi

I haven't updated on Kristi's condition in a while because we had many family and friends we needed to talk to first.  This change came on very sudden.  3 weeks ago she was driving, picking the kids up after school, going to soccer games, having coffee with friends, etc. then out of nowhere, it seems, everything stopped.  The swelling in her feet became unbearable.  Her stomach has grown to what she describes as "7 months pregnant".  It is really unbelievable. 

She is pretty much in bed 24 hours a day.  She spends most of her time in our bedroom, but usually for a bit in the morning and in the evening she comes down to her hospital bed in the living room.  She is on a good amount of pain control medication (aka morphine) which makes her pretty incoherent and confused much of the day.  But, she still has her sense of humor and that cute little smile. 

Well, it's been an hour between putting everyone to bed and starting this so I'm going to go watch some meaningless TV.  I'll fill in more later.