Thursday Update on Kelli

Kelli’s sister, Lori-Lynn, here again. I get to be her voice for a few more days while she is still in the hospital. I’m sure as soon as she gets home to her computer, she will love the “voice” that she will have from her blog. In the meantime, you get me! I’ll be getting reports from my mom, and relaying them to you, since I have returned to So Cal, and am no longer at the hospital.

Kelli seemed to be doing really well today, much better than yesterday. Her nurse helped her to brush her teeth this morning, which she was ecstatic about! πŸ™‚ One of her surgeons, Dr. G, came in this morning and removed the bandages from her neck, as well as the oxygen and some of the other bandages she had from surgery. He reassured us again, that the surgery went as perfectly as it could go. There were some risk factors having to do with this surgery, and they didn’t have any problems what so ever! After he came in, my mom was able to wash Kelli’s face, and her hair with waterless shampoo. For those of you who know Kelli, this was one of her main concerns, being able to wash her hair and brush her teeth! πŸ™‚ After lunch, they got Kelli up to walk around on the floor for about 6-7 minutes. Then she promptly went back to bed to rest after her big exercise session.

The nurses and doctors are taking tremendous care of Kelli. Oakland Kaiser has turned out to be an amazing facility both in their knowledge and their compassion. Please continue prayers for the pathology report she will receive on Monday, as well as her pain level to be manageable.

Some of you have requested the information for Kelli’s hospital to send flowers or cards. She is still in the TCU unit, so she is not allowed to have flowers at this point. She’ll be home after Monday, if you’d like to send something to her there, you can e-mail me for the address,


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Manuella
    Mar 05, 2010 @ 07:12:03

    Hi there… got to this blog by referral of Renee Garcia, a long time internet friend of mine.
    Please know that we over here are keeping Kelli and all of your family in our thoughts !
    We hope she will heal quickly and without many discomfort.
    Hugs to you all from way across the Atlantic in Belgium.


  2. Stephanie
    Mar 06, 2010 @ 03:54:36

    Awesome!!! Thank you Lori-Lynn for all of the updates–Kelli–glad you could wash your hair and brush yor teeth—did you bring your make up too? haha–that’s the Kelli we all know and love—:) don’t worry darling– you always look fabulous!!!!! Love ya!!


  3. Janet Ristau
    Mar 06, 2010 @ 16:55:13

    Sounds like everything is going according God’s awesome plan. I am glad your hair is shiny and clean and your teeth brushed. We sure do love you and look forward to every little bit of information as you begin to recover from this ordeal. Your Cool friends and family are still praying fervantly and wishing the best for you.
    Lots of love and hugs,
    Jan and Tiya Ristau


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