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  • #36785
    lalupes
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to update us. That must be an emotional strain on you, too. I hope she’s well enough to come home soon.

    The disappointment is bound to hit hard but it’s clear that no one’s going to give up on Kris & it’s great to hear that the doctors are saying the same.

    My very best wishes to you both.

    Julia x

    #36784
    monkeybutt
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    Sorry to be so slow on updating you guys, but since I’ve moved into Kris’ hospital room we’re now both a little cut off from the outside world…

    We’ve talked to the doctors a couple of more times. It’s funny that every time they say more or less the same things, but we look so hard for positive answers that the slightest change of tone is noticed, and ascribed a meaning far greater than it can possibly have been intended to have! Although they are not ruling out anything, they have clarified that further surgery would require “a miracle”. Although at the same time, they stress that those do happen… The goal is apparantly now to kill it in its place, rather than to remove it.

    She slept much better last night, and is back on her feet. They gave her some blood and some oxygen gas last night, and this morning they removed her epidural. She’s able to stand up and walk without help now, although still just a few steps.

    And – when there were finally no nurses in the room anymore – we were able to wash her hair and body, and change her panties. Oh, the joy of little things…

    The new plan is to move her to the hospital in our home town, from which she might be released home some time in the week end. That seems very good.

    The thing is though, that with all the comotion, neither her nor I have quite fathomed the meaning of the closing of the surgical option. We keep focusing on the positive, and I guess that’s not a bad thing, but there’s no getting away from that it is a big disappointment. We had focused so much of our hopes on this remote possibility. I wonder when that will really hit us…

    #36783
    rick-kamp
    Member

    Kris and Hans,

    So sorry to hear about the no go surgery and also hopeful with you that there may be another shot at it in the future. In the dictionary next to “perserverance” is a picture of Kris. I pray that it will pay off for her and something great will happen with treatment.

    My prayers are with you both.

    Rick

    #36782
    tiapatty
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    Hans,

    I only just now saw this post, take good care of our girl and tell her to stop calling you a monkeybutt!

    Patty

    #36781
    hollandg
    Member

    Kris & Hans
    Best of luck with new treatment plan…………..Gerry

    #36780
    dads-daughter
    Participant

    Snding prayers and love your way. Kris is such an inspiration to so many. Hugs to you both.

    #36779
    marylloyd
    Participant

    Kris and Hans,
    I just ditto everything everyone else has said above. I hope you get back on your feet asap and they will be able to start radiation. It can really work as Kristin says, so don’t lose hope! Take care. Mary

    #36778
    nancypkeen
    Participant

    Hi Kris and Hans,

    As others so elegantly stated, lots of prayers and hugs coming your way across the ocean.

    Nancy

    #36777
    gavin
    Moderator

    Hi Hans,

    Thanks for the update on Kris and I am very glad to hear that the doctors are not giving up on Kris.

    My best wishes to you and Kris,

    Gavin

    #36776
    linda-z
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    Hans and Kris,

    Just a little setback and change in strategy that’s all. Maybe this was meant to be so the surgery (next time) WILL work.

    All my best.

    Linda

    #36775
    lainy
    Participant

    Hans thank you so much for the update. Where there is Kris…..there is hope!

    #36774
    monkeybutt
    Participant

    Yes, it will keep me busy!!! Seriously though, they will be transfering her back up to her ward about now, and we’re heading over to the hospital. So they will be delivered!

    #36773
    kristin
    Participant

    That’s so encouraging that the doctors are considering radiation. My second surgery had to be be stopped because I was bleeding so much (the tumors are on a major blood vessel) but I was able to have radiation. Since then, the tumors haven’t grown at all in more than three YEARS.

    Are you delivering all our hugs to your wife? That should keep you busy all day! Thank you so much for keeping us updated.

    Kristin

    #36772
    monkeybutt
    Participant

    Kris is still in post-op, but we were allowed in last night, and talked to her again on the phone this morning. She’s awake and well. The doctors are stressing that they are not giving up on her, and that radiation may be the next step. If that works well, even another attempt at surgery isn’t ruled out.

    One bright point is that the surgeons say that in their opinion, the tumor has hardly grown any over the last year. (PET-scans have previously indicated significant growth, but perhaps this may have been only in tumor activity, rather than in size).

    #36771
    katja
    Member

    So sad to hear they couldn’t go ahead. Did they manage to mark the tumours for possible radiation as they’d thought?

    You’re all on my mind – I never pray but I have been talking to someone… Hoping you can recover and there are other options.

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