Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The First Few Days

Over the last three days, all of the treatment that Chris has received has had a positive result. Unfortunately, that means very little in the long run. Although the discoloration in his feet has changed dramatically from black/gray to purple to patches of purple, and the feeling is returning to most of these areas, but that doesn’t mean that his feet, toes, and fingers are safe. We will know more after the next two weeks or so. Also, there will be issues of infection and blood clotting to worry about from here on out in addition to tissue damage. From an external perspective, the initial treatment has been very successful, but ultimately it will be the internal result that will matter the most. So, Chris is on the right track, but still needs things to continue this way.
Chris is currently struggling with caffeine withdrawal. He is unable to consume caffeine until the fate of his feet, toes, and fingers has been decided and any necessary surgical procedures have been completed. So, you could imagine what his head feels like right now. Therefore, it is difficult for him to make phone calls because of the pain in his head. Also, until this afternoon Chris has been limited to a laying-down only position, so e-mailing has been tough too. Hopefully over the next couple of days, his severe headache will improve and he will be able to sit-up and type and possibly talk on the phone.
If you would like to send Chris anything or visit him over the next week and a half, he will be at the University of Utah Medical Center: University Health Care 50 North Medical Drive Salt Lake City, Utah 84132. Over the next couple of days, we will let you know the address of where Chris will be staying in Jackson Hole, WY if everything goes as planned.
Thank you all again for all of your support during this difficult time and check back for updates.


  1. Glad to hear the road to recovery has begun, though painful for all this must be. You have by best wishes for a speedy recovery. I hope the family is doing alright during this difficult time as well.

  2. Chris, we don't know you very well, but through your brother and Kristin we feel that we know you. So from Norway, here's for you:

    "A bright and cheerful get-well wish
    especially meant to say,
    That many warm and friendly thoughts
    are with you every day."

    Grethe & Dan