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Whirlwind Update

  • IMG_1585 IMG_1576Struthers is 2 months old today and getting close to that 5-lb mark!
  • Struthers was transferred to St. Francis Medical Center in Colorado Springs via Flight for Life ground transport today!
    This means lots of things, aIMG_1578ll good, and I will update those details after I get my feet back under me. This also means that we moved out of our home-away-from-home Ronald McDonald House, and I am officially home!!! Now just to bring Struthers home…in a month or so.
  • My procedure went about as well as it could last week, and I was barely down for a day before I was feeling right back to my old self. The contrast allergy was well mitigated, and they were able to image much more than just my carotids. The summary: The left carotid is unchanged and the dissections have healed well. Right carotid has a mild narrowing of about 42% and the 2 aneurysms are slightly larger, but not to the point where coiling or stenting outweighs the risk of the procedure. Renal arteries looked better than expected as well, with only the left renal artery showing mild FMD recurrence of 20-30%, again, not enough to intervene as long as blood pressure remains controlled. So the name of the game now is to control blood pressure (which has been beautiful on a very low dose of the one drug I couldn’t take during pregnancy).
  • I’m overwhelmed with the amazing acts of love and service that have been done and sent by so many! Though I cannot respond to each and every comment, please know that I am harboring them all in my heart, and the loving words and prayers are keeping us all going.

    Much love (from Colorado Springs!!!)–

    Cami, Eli and Struthers

1 Comment

  1. Cami Bremer

    Comments imported from CaringBridge (20 comments):

    God is Good …. All the time.
    —Jean Satterfield, January 17, 2015

    So good to read your update. Hugs to all of you. Prayers continue for your family.
    —Adrienne Hamlin, January 15, 2015

    Glad you are home. Continuing to pray
    —Rosalyn Forsyth, January 15, 2015

    Praise the Lord. We have said that so often in Struther’s 2 months. Praying still. So glad you are home. Enjoy some quality time with Eli. Love you.
    —Joy Breeden, January 15, 2015

    So glad to hear you are home.I know you will be thrilled to get At Rutgers home. Continued prayers.
    —Deborah Busch, January 15, 2015

    Such good news!!! I’m so excited and happy for all of you!
    —Debra Powell, January 15, 2015

    Pray is a marvelous tool that God gives us! Will keep you in mine!
    —Henry Crain, January 15, 2015

    So happy you are home and will have your little precious boy home soon! Continuing to pray for you all!
    —Susie Short, January 15, 2015

    Praises! Continuing to cover your sweet family with prayers! Love and hugs!
    —Milli Sample, January 15, 2015

    So happy for you cami! What great news!! 😉
    —corrie rooks, January 15, 2015

    So happy to hear your good news.
    —Cay Dykes, January 14, 2015

    What an amazing step that Struthers made today! I know that must huge for you and Eli too. I’m so happy you get to be home now and that will help bring some new normalcy to your life until little Struthers comes home and you can start anew with him. He is looking so strong and healthier every photo. Always in my prayers.
    —Lauren Nemecek, January 14, 2015

    Your story is amazing…little miracles seem to be happening every day. We keep you and your family in our prayers.
    —Larry and Lois Showalter, January 14, 2015

    Wow. In some ways, the last two months seem years long. Yet in others, it seems like only yesterday I was asking Sandy Caldbeck if your name was going to remain “Baby Cami” until you were 18! I’m proud of you, Cami — of the intense faith you’ve leaned on, of the physical strength you’ve pulled out of the depths of exhaustion, and of the mass of medical knowledge you sought to prepare you for this. Every time life throws you another obstacle, you manage to step over it and keep on going. Little Struthers is a lucky little boy. Enjoy introducing him to your co-workers, and give him another hug from his Gee.
    —Coni Grebel, January 14, 2015

    I’m so happy for you all! (A little sad that I didn’t get a visit in before you left, though.) I was just going to offer to bring you food on Saturday. Oh well, just gives me more incentive to visit the Springs soon. We love you and will continue to send prayers your way.
    —Evania Ku, January 14, 2015

    What wonderful news!! Enjoy being home, and oh how we hope Struthers is there soon, too!!!!
    —Mary Sumners, January 14, 2015
    Love hearing progress. How much does he weigh now? and what has to happen next to come home. We aren’t anxious…hahaha praying!!!
    —Gayle Meagher, January 14, 2015

    Wonderful news! God is good!! Will continue to pray for you all.
    —billie mitchell, January 14, 2015

    I am so happy for you guys! I also love to see that Ronald McDonald house was something that you guys were able to use. It is one of our favorite charities that we donate to! Congrats on bringing him a step closer to home!
    —Whitney Srouji, January 14, 2015

    What wonderful news!
    —Marie Grebel, January 14, 2015

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