We Climbed before the Klimb 4 Kim...

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

Tuesday, November 29, 2011



Dear Emma,

What's up?! My mom has to go back to the hospital tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!Crying face smile emoticonCrying face smile emoticonSad smile emoticonSad smile emoticonCrying face smile emoticonCrying face smile emoticon I'm so sad! She has to get an operation on her legs because she has blood clots in both her legs and then she has to stay over night and then she might come home the next day but he might not! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Crying face smile emoticonCrying face smile emoticonCrying face smile emoticonCrying face smile emoticonCrying face smile emoticonCrying face smile emoticon

Your Sad very sad BFF, AutumnSad smile emoticon
          To Autumn's BFF, Emma Corbelli, a message about Kimmy returning to St. Joseph's Hospital...
          And I'm working on returning back to the past...
          And from Tonio's teacher, Apryl...more support!
Thanks so much Apryl,
Antonio had a great time with you after
school! What a nice treat!! Wednesday would be great, I believe Aut and
Casey already are doing that day too. I'll let you know about the flu
shots, that sure would be helpful...I was going to ask Lupe if CVS gave
shots to kids. I know the Walgreens out here only gives them to 18 and
older. I'll see you in the morning, Dave

> Hi Dave,
> I am so sorry to hear that Kim is having so many issues with the blood
> clots-how frustrating. I will continue to pray for some relief for her.
> I just wanted to check in with you and see what you need this week. I'm
> available for rides, dinners-anything you need. I can take Antonio again
> after school on Wednesday and Friday. Patti said that Kim needs another
> procedure tomorrow-Casey and I have leadership after school for a little
> while but we could work something out if u need us to take the kids. Also
> wanted to see if u need me to take the kids for their flu shots. I just
> got mine at Walgreens and they just billed my insurance company-it was so
> easy but I'm happy to take them to their dr. too. Whatever u need!
> Please tell Kim I'm thinking of her. See you tomorrow.
> Apryl"
            Lupe, Apryl and Casey were so incredible for us this time last year...
          To my District Manager, Tom;
"Hi Tom,
I hope your family had a great Thanksgiving! We were blessed to have Kim home with us, even though she slept most of the day. It was hard being home over such a busy weekend - I truly thought she would be stabilized enough for me to work Fri, Sat and Sun, but her body did not cooperate. Each day, she digressed, needing more oxygen and her legs swelling. Today, Dr. Taetle, her oncologist, saw her to draw blood and ordered a chest xray and ultra sound of her legs. They found large blood clots in her legs...so she will be readmitted to St. Joseph's in the morning, first receiving 2 pints of blood as she is anemic (they said she is at a '6' and a normal woman should be at a '12') and then being put on the blood thinner heparin to see if they can break up the clots. If they cannot, they will go in manually to break them up. I had to use a wheel chair to get her in to her appointments, since she could not even walk the short distance into the offices.
Jaimelyn and the team has done such a great job keeping things together and they have let me know each day how they have done. I even managed to sell 3 Nooks on Black Friday!! A friend called me at 9:30 a.m. and said he wanted to buy an ereader for his son and to tell him the differences between the brands - he went to the Broadway store and bought one that day. Autumn's teacher called around 10:30 and said she wanted to buy an ereader for her grandmother, what was the difference between Nook and Kindle? She was already at the Tucson Mall, so went to my store to make the purchase. The lady who runs the copy room at the kids school wanted to buy a Nook for her husband and I talked her into the Nook Color and she was going to the Eastside store Friday to see if they had any left - I haven't seen her this week to see if she was able to get one or order one.
Anyway, I can't thank you enough for allowing me this time with Kim!! 
Thanks again, Dave"
         Kim's legs.  Her 'logs'.  And Dr. Leon was going to be on vacation, unavailable for surgery if/when Kim needed it.  Kim saw this as a sign.  An omen.  I didn't know what to thing, but knew that her legs, the swelling, had to be helped!
        I just remember how tired she was.  Her legs, unable to support her, I'd use every ounce of strength to help her to the bathroom and ended up helping her with a bed pan...another few days without a shower...
         And Kim?  Did she complain?  A few tears, but no, she'd sooner ask how you were doing than worry about her own condition.  She was so sweet that way...

1 comment:

  1. So very sweet that way...I'm sure she was more worried about "putting you out" and worrying about you not working...

    Thinking about her so much more...and the heart is aching a little more too...but I know she would want me to think happy thoughts so I will do that now : )