Thursday, December 01, 2005

We Made It Home...Finally

Kerstin got discharged on Wednesday about supper time, but it wasn't soon enough to beat the snow storm that hit the Lincoln/Omaha area. We heard lots of reports of wrecks along the interstate and bad driving conditions, so we found a hotel and settled in for the night.

By the time we slept in, packed back up, chiseled the car out of the block of ice it was incased in, it was 10am when we got on the interstate. By then traffic was light and the roads had been cleared. Made it home in an hour and started the unpacking routine.

As far as Kerstin, her bone marrow biopsy came back clean. She is in complete remission. (Yea!!!) We are not scheduled to go back to the hospital until Dec. 27th for another 2-3 day stay. It will be good to spend Christmas at home.

8 comments:

Uncle Jay (Servant) said...

Glad to hear you are back home.

Anonymous said...

Kerstin,

I'm a friend of your mom and dad's from college. I've been watching your progress on this blog, and I just wanted to say I'm so happy you are back home. You are constantly in my prayers.
Sincerely,
Kim Bunnell

Pastor Greg said...

Kerstin,

Remission! Hurray!!!! I knew this day would come, but I am so glad that it has! You are home, and you are on your way to being well again. Thank God for that! Please know that I'm praying for you, as well as your dad, mom and McKinsey.

You are such a strong girl, and so blessed to have such a great family, doctors and nurses who take such good care of you. I hope you are as proud of yourself, as we all are of you.

Peace,
Pastor Greg

Jill Johnson said...

Kerstin and family, Sounds like this trip to Omaha had some real wins to it. I was pretty excited that you learned to swallow pills, I bet you have something up on the other kids at your school! The bone marrow result is wonderful. Lauren and I are so happy. Lauren commented that Kerstin looks so much like her mom when we were checking if you got home. Take care and stay away from germs!

Jill and Lauren

Jeanne Schroeder said...

YIPPEE!! We are SOOOOO excited for you all. I hope you can all rest easier this week. Am glad you will be home again and keep praying for you ALL to be well. Give mommy a hug from me!

Jeanne Schroeder

Claire said said...

Dear Kirsten, I am glad that you are feeling better. We keep you in our prayers. Sincerly, Claire Smith

The Dimmitts said...

Hi Kerstin! It was a good thing your parents were smart enough to stay put when the weather was bad. Regan and Taryn's dad was coming home from Topeka, and finally got a hotel in York at about 11:00 p.m. The roads were just too bad to drive on. It was so great to hear that your tests came back O.K. Just think, every time you go to the hospital is one less time you have to make that trip! Have you made any Christmas cookies yet? I bet you could eat them faster than your mom could frost them! Hope you are feeling better!

The Dimmitts: Kathy, Eddie, Regan and Taryn

Erica said...

Kerstin -

What a FABULOUS, early Christmas present! Great news! That's the way of telling those sickly cells who is the BOSS! I am SO happy to hear you are in complete remission and you are swallowing pills like a champion!

YOU, my dear, are my HERO!

Love and gentle hugs!
Erica