Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Status Check Day

Hi all. Thank you again for your support. I have to say again that when the time comes, this blog will be a great journal for Brian to see how far he's come & how much he & his family are loved. Your encouraging posts &, as always, generous gifts in so many ways are such a support for us--both immediately & for him in the future. When my parents hear from how far & wide reaching these expressions of love travel, they are constantly amazed.

Just spoke with my dad...they've yet to do the tracheotomy but are thinking there is a less invasive procedure they can do with the same results later today, just making for that much less of a delay in getting him on the road to recovery.

CT scan also scheduled this afternoon to double check the swelling in abdomen the first surgery addressed (namely making sure the pancreas is still intact), take a look at the pelvis, & just find out how much fluid persists in the lungs.

He's much less agitated today & my dad reports he's picked up on the Bible reading where Brian T. & I left off...can't help but think the two are related. ;)

Will let you all know the results of things once I know. My parents aren't getting as much one-on-one time with the doctors as they would like (Who would with their son in trauma icu, I guess?) but again I take that as a sign that the team is more comfortable with where Brian is at than they have been up to this point.

Thank you again for your prayers & encouragement--I'm getting a dose of what it feels like for a lot of you too--I had to come back to Raleigh on Sunday to take care of my family--it's so hard to be away from him! We'll be heading back down there tomorrow morning with his baby sisters, who have proven themselves anything but baby sisters as they have so strongly stepped up to handle a lot of responsibilities here while my parents are away.

Thank goodness he's in God's loving hands & I'd say Eliana's visits (& many others of you too) don't hurt either. ;)


  1. Kara, Please give Brian and your whole family the Vlazny family best. We all have such wonderful memories of your Dad as our HOme Teacher, and the friendships we had with your family over the years. May you all have a very special Christmas together. And remember you are all in our prayers. His name is even on the Temple Prayer Rolls to help with the healing process as well. 3Nephi has that wonderful Christmas story as well as the Gospels of Matthew Mark, Luke and John. Bless you all, may you continue to have the faith and strength to make it thru this most difficult time. So glad you are all leaning on the Lord, for He alone knows all our trials and pains.

  2. Dear Keeter Family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. We think of you daily and pray for Brian's recovery. Please know that you are not alone and we are here for you if you need anything. Keep the Lord with you and he will get you through this. Give your whole family hugs and love from the Scarboro's - Phil, Tricia, Taylor and Becca.

  3. Kara,
    Thanks for writing this blog, it is the very first thing I check when I wake up in the morning and when I go to bed. It really makes us all feel like we are doing something at the very least to send some comfort to you and your family. I was really close to keeter when I lived in Raliegh (now live in Greensboro). I just wanted to share with you that I had not seen him in well over a year and ran into him at a state game this year. In the few minutes that we were able to talk, he spent all of it talking about his nephew and showing me pictures on his phone. He is such a proud uncle. I thought maybe this would put a smile on your face. May God be with you and your family always. We miss you Brian and can't wait to talk to you soon.

    The Dukes