Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday Morning Update

Hi Everyone,

I feel like it is going to be a good day. Lauren has opened her eyes a lot this morning and kept them open!!! Satish has a few days off so the doctor that comes around to see her is named Amet. It's not just him though. Even though she didn't have a transplant, she is on the transplant team service because Dr. Sonnenday is a transplant surgeon.. They come around a few times a day to check on her. There are usually 5-15 docs that travel in a large pack. He said that he sees signs of improvement. I just feel it is a positive day. It just seems like one thing improves and another thing gets worse, but we are all holding it together. She had a huge leakage of fluid today from her incision site because she is very puffy. It was everywhere. So the nurses cleaned her up and rigged up a bag over the part that was leaking to drain into her catheter bag. They are so wonderful. I can't say enough great things about them and how hard they work to help Wo. I will update again tonight. I am leaving you with a pic of Lauren's IVs and dialysis machine so you can see how much stuff she is hooked up to. It is crazy what they are able to do. Thanks for all your nice comments and prayers. They are helping all of us so much. Oh, I almost forgot, but some of you have been asking where you can send cards. Here is Lauren's address at the hospital. I'm sure she would also love to see pictures drawn from any of you that have young children hanging up when she wakes up. Thanks so much.


Lauren Kunklier
University of Michigan Hospital
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan


  1. Makes it feel like we're still there--we looked at all these for so many hours!! Sounds like a GOOD DAY. LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!
    Mom & Dad

  2. My heart goes out to you, Lauren and the family Pam. I'm so glad Lauren is opening her eyes more today. Well if that's not a good sign, I don't know what is! Thinking of you all xxxxxx