Thursday, April 16, 2009

Update on Sondra

Hey this is Kris. I'm giving you a brief history and update on Sondra's condition:

Tuesday April 14th Sondra experienced severe pain in her head. She was taken by ambulance to Truman Hospital where they discovered a bleeding aneurysm. She was then transported to Saint Luke's in KC where they did an angiogram and found she had another aneurysm that was still intact, not bleeding. She waited in Neurosurgery ICU that night, in severe pain but sedated, and was being prepped all night for surgery the next morning. She went into surgery around 10 AM on Wednesday. The surgery lasted about 4 hours. The aneurysms were safely removed without any complications. During the next few days she will be monitored for vascular spasms, which can cause strokes. She is receiving round the clock care and is never alone, having a host of family and friends visiting her as well as Chad, Tony and I staying with her throughout the day and night. Sondra is coming along wonderfully. She woke up hungry this morning, which is a good sign. She is still in pain but is now able to take oral meds for it.

Needless to say, Sondra is still her same self, making us laugh with her sarcasm, and flipping off the nurses (behind their backs) when they pull her hair!

Sondra still has her beautiful long hair, but being ever trendy, she is sporting a new look: a small amount of hair has been shaved along her right side from her ear to brow. I'm sure the look will catch on and take the nation by storm. Teens everywhere will be racing to their local beauty salons asking for "The Flo".

Thank you all for your well wishes. I will be posting here and on Facebook when I can. Sondra may be doing so herself, just today she asked for a laptop. She will have to wait until she gets out of ICU.

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