Anyone following my blog has heard me talk about my best friend Kristina. This girl is like a sister to me, and in turn I am a godmother to her children and call them my honorary nieces and nephews. She also just had the most beautiful baby girl a few weeks ago who I recently posted photos of.
We have been through so much together. We lived together in a little three bedroom house with her, her husband, her brother in law (who I was dating), me, and four kids… With the occasional couch crasher… We’ve been on so many road trips… We’ve been there for each other when we need a friend. She is my family.
Last night she was admitted to the hospital because she was coughing up blood, and after running some tests they found that she had multiple bloodclots in her lungs. After an hour or two she was moved to the ICU because her heart rate was spiking and they were doubling her medication. She was put on blood thinners and told she has a 30% chance of dying.
She was texting me telling me how scared she is, and how she fears her new baby wont ever know her. It broke my heart and I just kept telling her that she’s going to be fine, and she needs to try not to stress too much (which is hard!) because she’ll get better faster if she doesn’t. I was also texting her husband who was scared to death as well.
I don’t know what I would do if I lost her. So I need anyone who can to send good thoughts, healing energies, love, and prayers if you’re the praying type. I love her so.
Update as of 11:00AM on 9/28/12: Her husband texted me to say they let him sit in on rounds and listen to them discuss her case. They have nothing but good things to say. They will be moving her out of ICU today, and are letting her start eating again. They’re also going to let her see and feed her newborn, and they’re switching her medication so she can go home earlier than previously thought. She texted me to say her legs are negative for clots, breathing is better, and heartrate is down. Please keep sending the good thoughts/energies/prayers/love for a speedy recovery! We all need her in our lives.