Friday, December 23, 2005

Friday Night Update

Now in a private room, Cody and Kerri are preparing for Christmas at the hospital. The room is adorned with a Christmas tree, ginger bread house, flowers, gifts and items from friends and family.

Saturday, Kerri's family will be able to visit from Springfield and Tulsa. She is in good spirits and we all are looking forward to a special Christmas.

Friday was busy, starting with dialysis, then several visits from doctors and friends. The white cell count is up, and staying up. There are no other signs of infection. Kerri is slowly getting her strength back. She is able to eat a little at a time. The abdominal pain and drainage is slowing getting better.

Ansel is being watched carefully for any signs of infection. He didn't gain weight today, but typically weight will go up and down. He does cry when his little heal is poked for blood. The dedicated nurses are content with his progress.

Thanks to everyone for your prayers and comments. We continue to print the comments and read them to Kerri. She keeps the notes close and rereads them from time to time. She sends her love.


Katie (White) Badgett said...

OH Kerri & Cody, my heart and my thoughts have been filled with thoughts and prayers of you and your sweet little boy since I heard the news. Thoughts of you are growing even more consistent knowing that you are in the hospital for Christmas. Even though you will be in the hospital this weekend it is such a joy to know that both Kerri and Ansel are doing so great. It sounds as if both families will be with you for Christmas and I don't doubt for a second that they all will make your Christmas special. Remember that my thoughts and my prayers are with you. I know that both Kerri and Ansel will progress more each day and that you will be out of there before you know it. I wish you all a Merry Christmas.


Katie (White) Badgett

Ben said...

Dear Cody, Kerri & Ansel;

The hospital might not have been the first choice for your first Christmas together.

A manger was not the first place that most people would look for the birth of a King.

The most important part is that you are together as a family.

Ben & Marian Abrams

Lorelle Sneddon said...

Merry Christmas, Cody & Kerri! I'm so glad, Kerri, that you are finally out of the ICU & are able to see your sweet baby. You look lovely in your pictures with Ansel. I tear up everytime I get on to read the updates... what a very special family. You are in my thoughts everyday, and I look forward to seeing everyone when I get into town next week.

Much love,