Thursday, October 4, 2012

Hospital Update

I am typing with one hand so I'll be brief. We made it out of ICU yesterday and are now in a nice private room on the Neuro floor. Kinley is doing well today. Her swelling has peaked and she looks a little rough but  we came up with a new plan for treating the nausea today and it seems to be working. She is taking small amounts of apple juice and ate 2 cheerios, which is a start. She is a bit temperamental and if you ask her the wrong question she gets so sad and does a little whimper. So we try to only ask the right questions! The best news is that her development hasnt seem to be affected at all! So we should get back to status quo pretty quickly! She continues to win the hearts of all the doctors and nurses and they can't wait to see her all better! The highlights have been her visitors! She loves people coming to see her. And of course her "jail breaks" when we get to disconnect and go out of the room. She also loved the CT scan and told the technician she wanted more when it was over, which he said was a first.

It's very easy to stay positive when you have as much love and support as we do. Team Kinley is alive and well!! We appreciate it so much - especially those of you that chose to share her story!

Please keep the free hospital messages coming.

Here are a few pics of our journey so far.

pre surgery fun in Kemah!

right before going back for surgery!

right after surgery

wagon rides!

the swelling begins

the peak of the swelling :( should be downhill from here

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

kinleys surgery

Hi all. Just a quick update to let you know that kinley had her surgery today and it went really well. They started about 10 and were just  closing her up. They said he saw exactly what he was looking for and we able to get it with no problem. We are very much looking forward to seeing her! Please continue to pray that the surgery will be a success!

Thank you for all the well wishes and prayers. We appreciate all the support for team kinley!!