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Kristi update - some light at the end of the tunnel [May. 6th, 2004|10:49 pm]
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Had a great, hour-plus conversation with Kris today. On the health front, they started treating the herniated disk earlier this week, which appears (after an initial night of hell) to be lessening her pain. The docs are making no pie-in-the-sky promises, but since they found nothing that looked life-threatening they have all agreed to try this minimally invasive procedure first and see if it works. She spent Monday night sittting up with tears flowing from the pain, and she is alarmed by her growing tolerance to the effects of Oxycotin, but after the initial pain rush she perceives progress, so maybe it will work.

Even better, the drunk driving charges against Jon have been summarily dropped. Apparently everything Jon and Kris told me about the situation - that Jon admitted to having a drink with the guy but was not drunk, the cops refused to breathalyze him at the site, despite his numerous requests, that the person who called it in had a known grudge against them, etc. - was apparently true, since this is the area's first DUI case just plain dropped in something like a decade. The trial was scheduled for next week, and it's pretty obvious that the prosecutor finally had a chance to look at the evidence, including live rcording of the arrest, and pulled the plug on the whole thing. So Jon will get his Commercial Driver's License back and will be able to start working again next week.

That is answered prayer. Thanks you all, who have been so supportive of them through this time of crisis. We're not completely out of the woods, but there is at least a thinning of the trees.

[User Picture]From: tam_maat
2004-05-07 03:48 am (UTC)
*hugs* So glad that something's happening. My mom was in a similar situation-- I feel for you.

I don't know what Oxycotin, but I'm guessing that it's some kind of medication. I'd suggest looking into alternative/herbal therapies if she's worried about things like that. I'll dig out some reliable links for information about that if you like?

Good news about Jon too! What a load of hassle. I hope the guy who called it in got a warning or something, and not just a slap on the wrist.

Enjoy the thinning of trees, and keep an eye out for those candles along the path :)

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[User Picture]From: fieryfae469
2004-05-07 04:13 am (UTC)
this is all so good to read. I had been wondering the last few days how she was. :) and that DUI thing dropped??? wow that is miraculous really :):)

**sends more positive thoughts**
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[User Picture]From: happydog
2004-05-07 04:24 am (UTC)
whew! this is all good.
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[User Picture]From: lysana
2004-05-07 04:36 am (UTC)
Thank you for the update. I'm glad to hear things are looking up for them.
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From: klig
2004-05-07 04:42 am (UTC)
See, I can be useful some times. ;)
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[User Picture]From: tygher
2004-05-07 07:17 am (UTC)
*hugs* Oh hun, that's great news! Kristi's been in my thoughts since you first brought it up, so I'm glad to hear there appears to be some progress.
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[User Picture]From: call_me_harmony
2004-05-07 11:47 am (UTC)
I am glad to hear that things seem to be happening for Kristi. And the DUI being dropped is wonderful news.
Still sending positive energy their way.
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[User Picture]From: dreagoddess
2004-05-07 11:55 am (UTC)
Great news all around! See, sometimes those dang prosecutors can do something right. ;) (You have me second-guessing my two DWIs next week. *g*) Give Kristi our best.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-05-07 01:40 pm (UTC)
It was definitely sloppy police work. And, yeah, prosecutors get pretty good at knowing which cases are hopeless. But you're doing good, important work there, girl.

I shall pass on everyone's good wishes.
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[User Picture]From: branwynrillia
2004-05-07 12:39 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad things are starting to look up..
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[User Picture]From: wundergeek
2004-05-07 01:02 pm (UTC)
I have no idea if her insurance would cover this or not, but... Your sister should really look into acupuncture/acupressure. My father herniated a disc in his back several years ago and because of his age and arthritis the doctors told him it would probably be two years before he'd be pain free.

Luckily for him, we were both involved in martial arts at the time and our master gave him acupressure treatments. My father was almost completely recovered in two months and he swears it's the best thing he ever did.

...just a thought.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-05-07 01:41 pm (UTC)
It's not a bad thought, and I will mention it to her. The bigger challenge may be finding someone in Montana who can do it.
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[User Picture]From: gythiawulfie
2004-05-07 01:13 pm (UTC)


On Both counts... seems like things are starting to look up for them again. I am glad to hear that.

Honesty (as in Jon's case) usually wins out in the end.
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[User Picture]From: kellirose1313
2004-05-07 02:02 pm (UTC)
I'm glad things are getting better. Certainly good news was sorely needed.
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[User Picture]From: crystalrowan
2004-05-08 02:34 am (UTC)
I've been away from LJ for awhile and I'm trying to get caught up, so pardon the lateness.

I am SO happy to hear that things are turning around for them. That's great news. :) Please keep us all updated!

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-05-08 12:56 pm (UTC)
Gosh, no need to apologize to me about not getting around to reading journals; I am terribly behind, what with school and all. Thanks for the good wishes.
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From: random123
2004-05-08 07:55 am (UTC)
I feel like I've missed out on some information along the way, but I've been caught up in my own self-importance too.

I'm happy to hear the news for both Kristi and Jon.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-05-08 01:05 pm (UTC)
Hey, no worries - believe me, I am shamefully behind on other people's journals bcause of school. I completely understand, and thank you.
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[User Picture]From: apostate_96
2004-05-08 09:23 am (UTC)
Glad to hear that they've both figured out some of what's going wrong with Kristi and are starting to treat it. Dealing with a herniated disk m'self, I know how agonizing that can be, like not being able to walk to the corner and back without wondering if you're going to collapse and not be able to get up or get back. Depending on which nerves are getting compressed, that could have a lot to do with other problems beyond pain, too. that's also very cool about Jon's case getting dropped. While I generally think DUI should be prosecuted, this definitely sounds like a good exception.

I will continue to keep the fingers crossed 'n' good thoughts going out for them both.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-05-08 01:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks. We're hoping that the nerve thing is what's messing her up, because of where it's located. Time will tell....
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