We Climbed before the Klimb 4 Kim...

We Climbed before the Klimb 4 Kim...
1997's Climb

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"I'm keeping everybody on the edge of their seat"...Kimmy 12/1

     Kim started the day with a visit from her oncologist, Dr. Taetle.  He is concerned with Kim's growing legs - can the clots slip by the IVC??  He is calling in Dr. Leon, the vascular surgeon who did a fantastic job on Kim's arm several weeks ago.  He is also concerned that the Lovenox is not effective and will consider increasing the dosage or creating a combo thinner for Kim.  One of the things that Kim really likes about Dr. Taetle, is he examines her daily for progress and is already thinking ahead about what is next.  He talked to us about her chest x-ray from yesterday and said he sees no changes, which is good!
    Dr. Taetle was sympathetic to Kim's situation, as she has been through so much and it seems new things keep coming up for the poor girl.  She told him "I'm keeping everybody on the edge of their seat"...He loves her upbeat outlook!
    The bambini's got off to school on a rough start!  They were up late last night and were sluggish this morning, as they worry about their mom.  We got them in there just a little late - today they will have benchmark testing their reading skills.  Autumn and Tonio will stay after school, as their teachers, Mrs. Rudzena and Mrs. Schrantz continue to go above and beyond for these little loves.  Mrs. Rudzena's mom, Patti, will bring them home.  Grammie and Grandpa Jim will pick up Cody after school.  Once again, the house was spotless before we went to bed last night!  They fly back to Bethlehem, PA tomorrow - they will be missed.
    Barnes & Noble continues to support our family and needs right now, as my District Manager, Tom has kept me on the payroll to focus on Kim and her health.  It is unbelievable, and I know God found me this incredible company, supervisor and peers to help us through this challenging time .  The team at my store has worked so hard and Tom has been very complementary of their performance.  I could not do this without all of them!!
    The positive thoughts and prayers you send us continue to inspire us each day...
     I brought the lap top to do some updating today and will post any new updates.
     "A lamp to my feet and a light to my path"
                                                 Psalms 119:105
                                                                                    Love, Dave


  1. Yes Kim! You are definitely keeping us on the edge of our seats! We're all waiting for the awesome happy ending to your story! And it will come, no doubt! With an outlook like yours, you're unstoppable! Dave, I'm so glad your work has been so supportive. There are good people in this world for sure! :)

  2. Dave, Thank you for the Kim updates. We all really appreciate you taking your precious time to fill us in! Give Kim a big hug for me! I am totally available to help in any way needed. I gave you my phone number. Call me!! Please let me help, for my sake! :-)Your love and faith is inspiring!!

  3. Shawn, Noah, Hope and I sat quietly in our living room this evening after dinner and said and offered up the rosary for Kim and your family.

    Please tell Cody that Noah says "hello" and that he's been thinking of him.

  4. Yes, Kim you have been keeping us on the edge of our seats...and on our knees. Can I put in a request for a pinch of boring!!!! : )