June 23

As it was yesterday, there are still some things we don’t know, but we are getting a few more answers. Unfortunately, none of it is good news really, but at least it’s news, which I have been driving everybody nuts to get.

Kristen had a bit of a difficult night. The way they put it to us is “her lungs aren’t working the way we would like them to.” Which is hospital speak for Houston, we have a problem basically. They had to increase her ventilator and then they did an ultrasound and a ct scan of her lungs. She has a small blood clot in her right lung and pneumonia in both lungs. After an ultrasound of her legs they also discovered a clot in her right leg. They also just finished an echo on her heart but we don’t have the results yet.

At this point we aren’t really addressing her lymph nodes because her airway is not the issue currently, however, they have discovered the cancer has spread to her 4th vertebrae in her neck.

There is no talk of stopping her sedation or removing the tube, however, they hope to slowly reduce the oxygen and see if she can breathe better on her own.

Dad will be here soon thank goodness. I think we all need some Dad/Grandpa time right now.

I will of course update again as I know more


  1. monica says

    Thank you for the update. They certainly don’t know who they are dealing with when you get involved. Very thankful that your Dad is coming. Yes, you do all need to be there. Dad/Grandpa time is just what you need. Still praying, Love to all of you.

  2. Aunt Rene says

    Thanks Laurie, we’ve been thinking about her (and you and the rest of the family) all day. Glad your Dad is on the way. Much love to all of you.

  3. MeLani says

    Thank you for sharing this update. We continue to have all of you in our thoughts and prayers. I hope today brings better news about Kristen’s lungs.

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