Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday update

Kol is feeling more or less OK this morning, but he's still obviously dealing with some pain. The medication is helping, and there are times when he seems quite alert and cheerful, but he is sleeping often and seems a little groggy much of the time when he is awake. This is likely at least partly due to the morphine, I think. He hasn't eaten a lot yet, but he did eat a
banana earlier. Kristen isn't impressed with most of the hospital food (no surprises there), and will be getting our blender here ASAP to start making some smoothies for him.

Thank you for all the prayers and messages of encouragement, and sorry we can't necessarily reply to each one, but please know that they have brought us comfort.


  1. Always praying for your son and for your family.
    Helen Siemens

  2. I'm leaving for Saskatoon at 4:00 this afternoon (Sunda) if you need anything brought from home.
    We are praying continually.
    Steph Hogan

  3. You are never out of our thoughts. Praying for Kol and for you as you both continue to be so strong for Kol and your other kids. Sending you hugs. Love, Jake & Joanne

  4. Dear Kristen and Kirk,

    We heard the news this morning. We are praying for Kol, for relief from the pain and for wisdom for the doctors how to best treat him. We are praying for all of you, for comfort and strength and hope. Please know we are thinking of you all and will continue to pray for you. A verse that I've held dear in my heart is as follows; "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those that are crushed in spirit." From the Psalms, can't remember exactly which one. It's given me great comfort in difficult times. I have not experienced what you both are, but I hope in some way it can also give you some comfort. Praying for complete healing for Kol! Love, the Behenna family

  5. Sending you our prayers from Cranbrook. I am so sorry to read about this sudden turn of events, but remember it can turn around for the better just as fast. We continue to ride this roller coaster with you, praying for a better turn. Love, Charlottes Family...

  6. My heart goes out to your family. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Karen Birkett

  7. Hello from home. Everyone here are praying like crazy for Kol and the family and the doctors, etc. Don't forget to call or message me if there is anything I call the army out for - we are all on standby. Missing you all and hope to see you real soon. Sending a special hug for my friend Kol. Mrs. W at BLC

  8. hmm.. Smoothies.. :)

    Prayers here, too!

  9. Our hearts and prayers go out to your family, you are an amazing family. My mom (Kaye Senum) has been keeping me updated on Kol. Sending lots of hugs from Colorado! Jim, Trish (nee Patti Whitson) and our two sons Jesse (age 6) and Wyatt (4). PS. hope Kol enjoys his smoothies.

  10. Thinking of you this morning and praying for you as you continue to walk through this. Love, Joanne

  11. We are praying for Kol and your family today...Candra & Riley Sexton & kids

  12. We are praying for you all right now!. Praying and thinking of you so often. Please keep us posted if you can as to how it's going and how we can pray more specifically. Also, please let us know if there's anything we can do from here. Please feel free to call on me. 867-9155 or cell 831-9285. Love, Conny Behenna

  13. i continue to pray for Kol and all of u daily. you r never far from my mind and never leave my heart. please take care and keeep us posted


  14. Dear Kristen and Kirk

    I haven't read your blog for a while, but suddeny today I got a strong feeling to read the blog.
    I'm so sorry for this.
    Of course we all are praying for you, and I have to say that I am amazed over how strong you all are.

    My entire family here in Norway sends our prayers and thoughts for you.

    Ingunn Marie

  15. Thinking of your family tonight. Praying for a full recovery for Kol ...what a strong young man you have... and praying for peace and strength for your family ... God is Great <3

    Broderick, Sask.
    Barry and Jane Johnson

  16. I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that there are many of us out here that know your story and hold Kolbjorn in our daily thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

    Cheryl Marshall