Christmas post!

23 Dec

Hi Everyone-Kim again here,

Just a quick update on Kerry’s brilliant progress before Christmas! She is doing so so well…….

Trachy out completely, chest sounds clear and no oxygen. Both drains out – waiting for CXR to check the right drain which fell out today during physio is safe to be left out. All iv lines should be out by end of today – lots of tablets to swallow and a sad goodbye to her iv paracetamol which she finds so effective.

Physio going well – yesterday she walked to the sink in her room!!! Incredible, first proper steps! Kerry is also happy as she is now wearing her own nightie for the first time today, it was not a sad goodbye to the hospital gowns!

She has to have 2 consecutive, clear nasal swabs before she can stop the horrid nebulisers that take 2 hours. All dressings are off her wounds which are dry and healing well. The doctors and physios are pleased with her progress as are we all!

She is looking forward to Christmas with Phil – a Christmas she didn’t think she’d see – but thanks to the  kindness of the donor and family she has an exciting future to look forward to. Kerry is reading the blog when she can and has said that she is overwhelmed by all the comments and kind words, they really do help!

Lastly, Kerry, Phil and the family would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Lots of Love

Kim xxxx

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20 Responses to “Christmas post!”

  1. Suzie Foster December 23, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    And a very Merry Christmas to you all! Have a wonderful time and here’s to a fab 2012!!
    Lots of love,
    Suzie and Matt xxx

  2. Sue Devereux December 23, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    Well that is fantastic news! What a Christmas we are all going to have. Well done Kerry 🙂 Lots of love, Sue, Alex and Laura x x x x x x x x x x

  3. Alexandra Baker December 23, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    Kerry so pleased and happy for you and Phil. Hope you have a really special Christmas lots of love Alex, Simon and Isabelle x

  4. Alison Chevassut December 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    Fantastic! And a Happy Christmas to all of you too. Love from us all, Alison xx

  5. jolefeuvre December 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm #

    Wow, this progress really is amazing 🙂 Kerry – Dauny and I are so proud of you and we wish you, Phil and the whole family a very happy Christmas 🙂 You truly are our very own super star!! Lots of love always and forever xx here’s to a fab 2012! xx

  6. Carolyn Eley December 23, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    Dear Kerry,

    You are just amazing. Your strong spirit and all the love and goodwill has served you so well. I still have to pinch myself that this wonderful miracle has actually happened and you are making such progress. We send you just the biggest hugs for a wonderful Christmas and New Year with Phil and your lovely family. You realise that your recovery is a Christmas present we hardly dared hope for

    Carolyn and Dan and family

    Carolyn David, Dan and family xxxxx

  7. Charlotte Guillaume December 23, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    Well done Kerry. I remember the IV paracetamol with great fondness too….Good stuff. I am sure you will continue to make excellent progress. Well done with the physio. Wishing you and Phil a wonderful Christmas together. xx

  8. Anonymous December 23, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    Such amazingingly, wonderful good news. Very happy Xmas wishes to you all. Xxx

  9. Anonymous December 23, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

    Delighted to get the latest news and so thrilled that Kerry is making such fantastic progress. We continue to pray for her and for the family and how good that she and Phil can enjoy such a happy Christmas together. We send our warmest love to you all.
    Brian & Hazel

  10. Anonymous December 23, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

    Brilliant, well done Kerry and thank you Kim for the updates. Have a wonderful Christmas all of you, you all deserve it, especially you Kerry.
    Lots of love, prayers and very best wishes for 2012.
    Tony and Rosemary Coote and family XXXXXX

  11. John Wileman December 24, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    Thank you as always Kim. We are so thrilled with Kerry’s progress – and continue to pray each and every day. May she go from strength to strength as the days pass; – and may she and Phil – and you all – have the happiest of Christmases – and a brilliant New Year.
    Love,
    John

  12. Maria Weston-Dingle December 24, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    Thanks again Kim.
    Merry Christmas to all .
    Love from Maria, James ,Cian, Niall and Michael. X

  13. James Dingle December 24, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

    Thanks, Kim.

    Happy Christmas to Kerry and Phil and to all the family. it’s wonderful to read about walking unaided, etc. and to know you’re with us this Christmas.

    Hope they serve something nice for your Christmas dinner!

    We’ll be raising our glasses to you and the wonders of modern medical science tomorrow. Someone asked me the other day whether lung transplants were a reality these days (in disbelief as all people I tell this story to are). Very much so, but only since 1986. In less than your lifetime, Kerry.

    Merry Christmas,

    James and the Cambridge Crew XX

  14. Clare Twiston Davies December 24, 2011 at 11:51 pm #

    A million Hurrah’s!!!! A Very Happy Christmas to you both and your families, with love, Clare, Ceri, Nicola and Michael xxxx

  15. Jackie Matthews December 26, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    Hi Kerry,
    You must be at least half way up that mountain you had to climb now! Every day a new step taken and a new perspective gained. We are all thrilled to hear of your progress and I’m very excited to visualise you breathing normally!
    You will never forget this Christmas…..Love Jackie, Paul, Naomi, Charlotte and Will xx
    PS It was good to be filled in on more details at N and P’s today. You were very much the hot topic!

  16. Anonymous December 27, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    We are so pleased to hear all is going so well – Thinking of you all!
    Best wishes
    Pat, Ray and Family

  17. Anonymous December 27, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    Well done Kerry, this is all good news,keep it going lovely lady

    Lots of love

    The padden gang xxxx

    • Anonymous December 30, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

      Hi Kerry

      Am so amazed reading your progress over the last month. You have been unbelievably brave. Delighted that you had a great Christmas with Phil. Here’s to a fantastic New Year.

      All my love and best wishes
      Elaine xxx

  18. Anonymous January 2, 2012 at 12:30 am #

    Hi Kerry,
    I’m not sure if you’ll remember me but I’m Sophie Taylor, I used to live round the corner from you and I went to St Michael’s with Kim. I just wanted to say that I was really happy to hear that you’ve had your transplant and are making such good progress. My Mum also asked to be remembered to you and sends her love. I hope you had a happy Christmas, and all the best for 2012.
    Love,
    Sophie xx

  19. Mark W January 2, 2012 at 1:29 am #

    Happy new year 🙂
    So glad that things are going so well!
    Hope that 2012 is a great year for you filled with joy, your hopes and dreams fulfilled.

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