Last weekend Hattie and I came over to Portland to visit Kristen in the hospital. However, upon arrival to town Hattie had a high fever and cold symptoms. So no hospital visits for Hattie and my time with Kristen was limited due to Hattie's sudden illness. We had to head back to Redmond for my work week on Sunday night. Fast forward a week, Hattie was given some antibiotics for an ear infection and is feeling much better. We made our way back over the mountains on Friday. Stopping by hospital for some mommy time and it was great to see Hattie and Kristen reunited after almost two weeks apart. Facetime can be great when u are separated geographically but nothing beats face to face mother daughter time. I stayed overnight at the hospital with Kristen Saturday night which has become the norm for us these days. My parents watched Hattie for us, and brought her up after nap time to visit each day.
Kristen came to the hospital with blood clots and we were not sure how they would get iv access for her to receive her meds. As things turn out the new blood thinners have worked there magic and the clots were gone on her arrival here at the hospital, woohoo! They put in a semi-permanent line. She has been getting antibiotics for lung infection and nausea and pain medicine for her stomach. Her Pulmonary Function Test or (PFT's) came back this week looking much better than they were a couple months ago. Her breathing has improved :). Being able to get nausea medicine has also be good. Kristen went three days without throwing up. Which, sadly, is one of the longest stretches she has had in the last year, of not vomiting. Also, after reading up on the Gastric Pacemaker, we have decided to give it a go. So as of now we are waiting to hear back from the insurance company on whether they will cover the pacemaker. We are hoping to hear something back this coming week. Thanks to all of your love, support and generosity (youcaring fundraiser), regardless what we hear from the insurance company, we will be able to move forward with the procedure. We cannot thank everyone enough, for the positivity and love being sent our way. It has been overwhelming in the best way possible. So things are looking up.
Love to you all, Eric