This is Megan, posting for Kalli who is currently at LMH but will be moving to KU Med this afternoon.
Kalli just called and wanted me to let everyone know that there's been a new development in her arduous health journey. She entered the local hospital last week with a high fever and some infections they wanted to fight with IV antibiotics. Late in the week they decided she had pneumonia, and kept her through the weekend. I visited her yesterday and she seemed alert and improving, and thought she'd be out of the "spa" and back to work as of today. However, her Dr. informed her this afternoon that she, in fact, does not have pneumonia. Instead, it's an abcess the size of a grapefruit in her left lung. She expects to have it removed by a cardio thorasic surgeon in the next couple of days.
Kalli has been steadily losing weight and has struggled with fever all along. Her illness is very serious, which is hard to remember sometimes since she is usually still her funny, irreverent self. Please keep her in your thoughts and let her know in some way that you haven't forgotten her!
Her cell phone is broken as of now, but between her parents, who are here in town to help, and myself I hope to have this small problem solved in the next couple of days.
Thanks to all those who continue to help out in all the ways you can. Keep it up!!