Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Progress continues

Kol just went for his MRI scan, and he'll come back to PICU afterwards to recover - they were hoping that he would only need sedation and not general anesthesia this time, which should make recovery easier. It's pretty likely that he'll be moved over to the general pediatrics ward later today.

He's also been unplugged a bit - a couple different lines have been or will shortly be removed, and they plan to try to get him to try eating "real food" (ice cream, ice chips) later today as well, which means the feeding tube could also be removed soon. I know that's one tube that he isn't very fond of, he'll probably be happy to be rid of it.

Kol's right-side weakness seems to be improving - he's using both hands much more often, and his smile is a bit more balanced.

We just heard that Kol is on his way back from the MRI, so I'll cut this update short.

8 comments:

  1. I really really hope he gets better

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  2. Belinda BratvoldJune 1, 2010 at 7:02 PM

    I hope the MRI looks good!!! Thanks for keeping us updated.

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  3. Thanks for the updates. I check at least twice a day to find out how Kol is doing. Very happy to hear that things are going well.

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  4. We just heard about Kol's surgery and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Les told us about this blog you created and we've read all of the updates. Remember that kids are more resiliant that we give them credit for. We are happy to hear of all the progress he has made. Love from Bryce, Leanne & Ava McLean

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  5. The LCBI family(staff and students) have been lifting all of you up in daily prayer and we think it amazing how you set up this blog. Thanks for letting us in to your lives. The Engen's for the crew at LCBI.

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  6. Yes, I have to agree that this blog has been a great way for us to pray more specifically; and the "Well Wishes" link was cool! (I just used it.)
    I am praying for a happy ending. <3 Amy Genesis (Heidi's sister)

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  7. We have been praying for you all. Hope he gets better soon and lots of strength for you all.

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  8. Bo and Miena FriggstadJune 2, 2010 at 9:46 AM

    Kirk it is so good to hear from you and Kris how all of you are doing. I agree with Kris that it was a great idea for you to go to rice-mush; we all need to take time to laugh with family and friends. Did you read the message that Bo posted last night? I think he posted it under the photos from a cupple of days ago. Got to do Davin is into some thing. Byee Miena

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