Ups and Downs

13 03 2012

On the up side, Amy said she felt the love and support of everyone on Monday during her radiation treatment; so keep those positive vibes and prayers coming!  On the down side, Amy was admitted to the hospital this morning due to nausea and tailbone pain.  Unfortunately she’s not able to keep the oral meds down when she is home so for now being in the hospital with IV meds is what she needs.  Another up, Amy was able to eat lunch today but then a down, the vomiting resumed around dinner time.  The doctors are trying to find that perfect remedy for her.  Maybe a patch?  Amy didn’t get radiation today but we hope they find a solution to calm her stomach and will try to do radiation tomorrow.   Up again, her sister Julie flew in and got to visit with Amy and their other sister Lisa.  Lisa will spend the night with Amy in the hospital (like they used to do as kids, side by side in beds).  As we know, there’s nothing better than family when you feel so horrible and having all three together is a dose of happy medicine.  Don has been an amazing husband, at Amy’s side every step of the way as well as a devoted father to their adorable son Theo.  They are a beautiful, kind and loving family 🙂

As we continue on this rollercoaster, we can’t express our gratitude enough for all the love and support from her family and friends.


Kristi Rugh Kahl

On behalf of Amy and her family




35 responses

13 03 2012

Just so very sad, but so glad Amy has great support . . .

13 03 2012
brian Murphy

Happy to be part of the support team—gooooo Amy!!

13 03 2012

Thank you for the update. I’m praying for the medicine to go straight to the cancer without side effects.

13 03 2012
Terri Luanna da Silva

You can do it Amy! Keep fighting sister! From one stage 4 BC warrior to another… Just don’t give up! I will keep praying for you and mentioning your situation on my blog.

With love, from Terri Luanna

PS – Have you considered medicinal marijuana?? It’s helping me lots with my own nausea.

13 03 2012
Debbie Loumakis

Lots more love coming your way!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

13 03 2012
lucy (meau's friend)

love and prayers are what i have to offer. blessings to amy, don and theo

13 03 2012

If i could only take one of these days i would! but i send my prayers and love to you everyday and hope that will help you through this. Love Elaine

13 03 2012
Ken and Gay

Thanks again Kristi for the updates on Amy. I am so grateful that Julie has arrived and the sisters were able to spend time together. Just what Amy needs right now. Praying for many more ups than downs in the coming days! Please keep us all posted, you’re a faithful friend.

13 03 2012
Kristi Kahl

Thanks Ken and Gay. You too have both been a wonderful part of Amy’s family. She blessed to have you in her life. And yes, I pray for many, many more ups! Hugs!

13 03 2012

Sending love to my dear friend. Praying for more many more ups to come your way tomorrow.

13 03 2012

I too pray for more and more ups……and less and less of those downs for Amy. Praying for happy days for her and her family. Thanks for letting us know what is going on Kristi.

13 03 2012
Janice Domanski

Sister power is great!! And so comforting like a warm blanket on a cold night- you go, girls!

13 03 2012
kerri daugherty

Thanks kristi for the updates. Amy, Don an theo my prayers an love are with u. If I can do anything please let me know know. Love u guys

13 03 2012

Thank you Kristi.

13 03 2012
Leslie Dietz


13 03 2012
Debby Celia

Amy you are always in my prayers along with Don & Theo. Lean on your sisters, thats what they are for, my sisters were my greatest support when I was going through my breast cancer. Stay strong, you are amazing!
p.s. Thank You to Kristi for the continued updates….

14 03 2012

Thoughts and prayers are with Amy and her family. I don’t know her, but I have been following this blog for quite awhile.

14 03 2012
Henri Russell

My prayers are with Amy

14 03 2012

Continuing to send prayers for Amy that they find a good solution for her. Prayers also for Don and Theo. This must be so hard on them watching their loved one go thru such an ordeal.
Thoughts are with them all.
Many hugs,

14 03 2012
Nicole Rollet

Thank you for the updates Kristi. Our entire church Living Hope Baptist along with myself and our family and friends are praying for Amy,Theo and Don; for healing and peace. Power in prayer and God is good!

Hugs n kisses
Tim, Nickie and family

14 03 2012
sheri torch

Thanks for the update Kristi. So glad you felt our vibes Amy……..we are all here with you in our hearts and prayers:) Keep on going Amy, even though the road is so uphill at the time, you will find a smooth road ahead in the future. We love you so much and have you in our hearts. Love and Hugs,
Mom and Richard.

14 03 2012
Kristi Kahl

Keep on keepin’ on Amy! Love ya!!

14 03 2012
sharon l-s

Ditto on the update. sending soft hugs and prayers.

14 03 2012

I’m spreading the prayer chain for you too! I’ve got people at work praying, and people lifting you up in church. We will all continue praying for these cancer cells to leave your body once and for all!

14 03 2012
Wynne Brown

Thank you, Kristi, for your love and effort to keep Amy’s global family connected and updated. I’ve never met Amy, but am sending all healing and serene thoughts her way — and to her family and to you.

14 03 2012
Sharon Frisch

Having sisters around can make a big difference! Praying for all of you!

14 03 2012

Thanks, Kristi, for keeping us posted. I’m thinking about Aims every minute, and wishing for her pain and sorrow to be eased already! Love to all. Lisa

14 03 2012
Deb Peters

Sister love is great medicine. I am brought to tears many time a day when I think about this terrible battle. My prayers are constant as well as many prayer chains from around the world. Thank you Kristi for keeping us updated on Amy’s progress, and for being such a dear friend for Amy.

14 03 2012

My prayers are with you (Amy) and your family (Don, Theo & Sisters)… Yes it very important to have the support of your family and friends, and Amy has that for sure… Hugs & Brayers, plus positive vubs are being sent your way…


14 03 2012
Crystal Sims

sending much love and many prayers. TY, Kristi for the updates.

14 03 2012

So sorry to hear about all the downs, but encouraged at the ups and the support, love and prayer Amy has coming her way. Sending fierce and fervent prayers for healing, and respite from the pain and nausea. Big hugs to you all!

14 03 2012
Debbie V

Thank you for the update Kristi, Sending prayers and love to Amy and her family & friends. I hope she starts feeling better soon. I feel terrible for her. I know Amy is a determined lady and will continue to fight this disease. As always she will be continued to be in my prayers. Debbie V.

14 03 2012
Cathy Carey

Nothing like sisters when the going gets tough they carry lots of love.

14 03 2012
John Eckardt

Ok Amy I think it’s time for a group prayer at one picked hour so all of us can send one loud and strong prayer to the man in the heavenly blue to rid you of all the nasty things that are happening to you. Love you Amy.

15 03 2012

Many prayers and much love Amy! Praying God will be with you and Don and Theo during this tough time……and praying for a miracle! 🙂 Love you lots Amy !!!

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