.......Friday afternoon update....
Today was a difficult day. We discovered late this morning that Kristen's haemoglobin levels had again dropped too low. They suspect this is due to bleeding resulting from the battle between the cancer clotting and blood thinners. In addition her pain although not as bad as before is still quite severe. Kristen has chosen to stop the cycle of blood transfusions and clot removal surgery which has been exreamly painful and exhausting. The Dr's do not feel this is a battle that can be won. She is beginning Hospice in Mayo Rochester. Maximum effort is now applied to making her as comfortible as possible. We are hopeful she can be relocated to Hospice in Pipestone, MN which is just accross border from Laurie's home in Sioux Falls.
Laurie and Dad are continously amazed at Kristen's strength of character and sense of humor through this all.
Laurie and I read your Diary comments to her daily and it means so much to her. She is an an amazing young lady.
We will update as soon as we get more.
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What a day! Amazing improvement after todays clot removal procedure. A stent was inserted, circulation is good again. Her vitals are very good. Pain is greatly diminished. She is requested Dunkin Donuts for breakfast 🙂