Friday, November 2, 2007

What's going on now!

Hey Everyone!
Thanks for checking in on this blog! We are hoping to use this to give day to day updates on how KK is doing and start to network together; both for support for her and support for each other.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE at this point DO NOT come to the hospital! KK and the family appreciate immensely how much love and support you want to shower on KK. The absolute BEST thing for her right now is time to rest, heal and figure out how to deal with the pain.
PLEASE, PLEASE DO...send cards, romantic comedy or happy DVD's, or your favorite book on CD, and if you wish money to:
Kelley Kalafatich c/o
You can send cards and letters to the hospital at:
Kelley Kalafatich East#5, Room 33, Bed #2
c/o UC Davis Med Center
2325 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817

or to her home address at: c/o Kurt PO Box 322 Fair Oaks, Ca 95628

Her e-mail is: kalafatich@hotmail.com

CURRENT UPDATE AS OF 9 AM on November 2, 2007

KK is still trying to get the pain drugs under control. She is resting and her team of pain doctors is trying to find the right combination of meds to keep her awake and alert and out of pain! Progress towards this goal is good and it takes time to get the drugs in her system and see how she reacts.
They are doing another spinal tap later today. They are still trying to identify the specific antigen that is causing the lesion/inflammation on her spinal cord. At this point, the lesion is in the lower lumbar spine and she is still paralyzed from the waist down. The prognosis is still unknow. She may get better; she may not and she won't be out of the woods for it getting worse for another week.

We can not express how much Kelley, her core caregivers and her family appreciate the love and support of all of you!!!!!!

Julie Munger

6 comments:

Sorelegs said...

Hey Julie,
Thanks for setting up the blog, and thanks for doing everything you are doing.
KK- Keep strong! We are thinking of you and cheering for you. You are the toughest!
Spencer

Sue Norman said...

Well Kurt says Kelley is feeling much better this evening (pain
management is under control at least for now), and Kelley says she is
up for visitors if you want to come by this weekend. Just be prepared
to be flexible because the situation could change, and pay attention to
cues from Kelley or her support person at that time if it seems she is
tired or uncomfortable and really needs to rest and be calm. If you
are planning a visit , just check the blog first for updates, because
that is where we will post if there is a change for the worse. I will
be down for most of the weekend so may see you there... Take care, Sue

Tori said...

Hey Everyone,
Kelley has been in intense pain from 9pm - 1am. She is finally asleep (fitfully). Kelley may not be up for a visit in the morning (Saturday). I would imagine she will be tired. I'll post an update between 6am - 9am. So, check the BLOG to see if Kelley is up for a visit. Thanks for all your good healthy thoughts for Kelley! Take Care,
Tori

Tori said...

As we all know not being able to work is likely to bring devistating financial results to Kelley. That is why we are working to be proactive on her behalf. We may not be able to ease her physical pain, but we can ease her worries and stress about money. Spread the word that our Dear Kelley needs help! And be on the look out on the BLOG for upcoming funraising activities you can participate in.
Yours In Healing,
Tori

Tori said...

I was with kelley last night and she had a rough time. Since her pain is up and down be sure to check the BLOG to see if she is up for a visit.
In Healing,
Tori

Tori said...

Kelley wanted to send this to everyone who is supporting her. Kelley recieved this quote in a card from her sister Kim. "In this world there is no force equal to the strength of a woman determined to rise"! Be Well, Tori