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Update from Kenny #2

Hi Everyone,

It’s Kenny again. Just wanted to give you another quick update about Erin. She is now home from the hospital. They let me bring her home last night. Her blood levels reflect that she has about a half a “tank” of blood so she has very little energy and is pretty pale. She will be on the couch for the next 10 days and in recovery mode for the next six to eight weeks while she heals and her body regenerates her blood levels. The good news is that the worst is definitely behind her and she is now on the mend.

She should feel well enough to post in a couple of days so this will be the last time you’ll hear from me. That said, I keep teasing Erin that maybe I should just take over this blog. Judging from the number of comments from my last post I clearly have the gift of prose. Erin seems to think that it was the content of the post that resulted in the number of comments but we all know the truth, right? :-)

On a serious note, Erin and I want to thank you for all of the flowers, dinners, phone calls, emails and comments on her blog, Twitter and Facebook. While Erin was in the the hospital I read to her several times all of the blog comments you left and each time it brought tears to her eyes. We have been truly overwhelmed by the amount of love and support that we have received during the last week. There are a lot of good people in the world and Erin’s blog friends are definitely among them. Thank you so much.

xoxo, Erin
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61 thoughts on “Update from Kenny #2

  1. Dear Kenny, while you may indeed possess some level of prose and notwithstanding how very grateful we all are for your updates…we really do miss Erin and all the pictures of her cute kids, perfect house and witty husband.

    So glad the road to recovery has officially begun. Bring on the year of the baby!

  2. So glad to hear the good news! And Erin, don’t worry about looking pale. It’s all the rage these days, just ask Bella. :)

  3. So glad you update Kenny! Very glad the worst is behind you and hope that the next two months are good despite recovering. We’ll still keep you in our prayers! It is funny how many of my friends read this blog that don’t even know you guys. As I have been telling them what has happened several of them are like oh Erin I know her, I read her blog. Funny.

  4. I was just at Costco and saw those fancy shmancy wooden hotel hangers you guys use, started thinking about you and Erin, and totally got teary. I’m so sorry you have to be in “survival mode” right now; But you two are so tough and very lucky to have each other. Dude, go find some cute jammies and keep snipping fresh flowers for her to look at inside. Keep that girl down, and if she starts getting naughty and cleaning your house, let us know. I’m sure she’ll have an army (including me, who only needs but an excuse to fly down) to tidy up.

  5. I came to your blog from reading a twitter message asking for prayers for your family. I just went back read some of your post. What a beautiful family you have. So, glad you are ok and on your way to recovery. You seem so sweet & funny in your post.Praying for your family & your three precious children! :)

  6. So glad to hear you’re back home with your family Erin – still praying you recover quickly! Take it easy and let everyone love you and mother you.

    Kenny I enjoy your posts VERY much – but mostly because I can hear how much you love Erin. So, it really all just goes back to Erin. :)

  7. Kenny and Erin, So glad to hear that all is well with your family. When I read the news, I was shocked to hear what your family had been through. So glad Bonnie was still there to help. Thank you for the update and Kenny and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.

  8. So glad to hear you are at home, I had an awful dream last night which I won’t terrify you with but it had me checking your blog all day with tears welled in anticipation of the next post. I cannot tell you how grateful I am that Kenny updated us! Hope you are feeling better soon. Cheers to strong wonderful women and the men who so lovingly support them.

  9. I’m not sure she will be able to stay on the couch for 10 days?? I am sure there are cupboards to organize, bread to make and other Martha Stewart type activities to be had.. haha.. Just teasin ya Erin.. Get better fast cuz I miss reading about all the energy, fun and ideas you have!

    PS. I think Kenny should be banned from this blog.. he only brought us bad news when he did it =)

  10. Thanks for the update Kenny! Erin, you have been in my prayers and on my mind all week! It’s hard enough to recover after having a baby…I’m so sorry you have to recover from this on top of it! I’m so glad to know you’re home! You are an amazing woman!!! Love you!

  11. THANK YOU so much for posting Kenny! I’ve been waiting for an update, and SO glad to hear she is home! And yes, Ryan and I were amazed by the number of comments that YOUR post received! ;)

    ERIN! I’ve been thinking about you non stop and just wishing I could be there for you! You have been at the top of our prayers (and will continue to be!) and I have just been loving hearing Madi say, “and pweese bwess Ewin to get betta” LOVE it! I am so happy you are home with the kids and so glad you have great family to be there to help you!

    Now…I suggest you do the next 10 days (2-3 months really) with all the Erin style you can muster and take full advantage!!! Rest, Rest, Rest, and let everyone take great care of you, the kids and the house! Can’t wait to hear from you. Love you so much!!!

  12. Sooo glad for the update. Have been joining the throngs in prayers for you and your sweet fam. Kenny…it’s all about Erin..sorry. The 100s of comments were for her. Get your own blog.

  13. Thanks for the update Kenny. You are a pro (like I said it’s time to start your own blog). Erin, I’m so glad you’re home and recovering. I wish I lived closer so I could come and help you.
    Take care, Love ya Angie

  14. Oh that is encouraging news – have been thinking and praying for you and your beautiful family and will continue to do so. Kenny – you are a great back up blogger especially when you are delivering improved news.

  15. Such good news to know she is on the mend. Take is easy- we will be waiting for the fun blog posts, but no need to rush things!! I am sure it is so nice to just be home, one thing at a time.

  16. Oh my goodness, just caught up on your blog and I am fighting back with tears… Praise the Lord. Not much more to say than that. Just so very thankful to hear that Erin is on the mend. Thank you Kenny for sharing and keeping us up to date. I’m just a little ole’ blog follower… But its amazing how quickly we find ourselves caring for each other through blogs. Take care Erin and I will be praying for all of you.

  17. Dear Erin, so glad to hear the worst is behind you, now you mind your doctors orders and do what he tells you, I am praying for you and your family that this is a speedy recovery. Kenny thank you so much for keeping us updated I am sure you have had your hands full through all this and the thought that you would take the time to blog us a message of Erins recovery sure means alot. Erin has touched many lives thru her blog I know she has touched mine in more ways than one. Love & Prayers Donna in ND

  18. Sending lots of love and good vibrations over from New Zealand. It must be a trying time for everyone. I’m so glad that you are all being so well taken care of. May you have a speedy recovery!

  19. I just came across your blog through Sarah’s blog (Clover Lane) and I have to say what a beautiful family you have! I just recently had my first boy after two girls, so your story really hits close to home for me. I got tears in my eyes thinking about what could have happened, and I am so glad that Erin is on the mend! Praise God! Looking forward to reading future updates!

  20. Dear Erin & Kenny,
    I was just reading some posts by a blog friend of yours and this lead me to your page.
    I’d just like to say that we’re sending many prayers your way and all the best for your recovery. You have a very beautiful family and a beautiful little boy.
    Much love

  21. Thanks for the update Kenny! Erin, I’m so happy to hear that you at home, right where you should be. Here’s to a SPEEDY recovery because you have been missed in blogland!!

  22. I just found your blog, and immediately it caught my breath as I was reading about your courageous wife! Wow. I just had my third 7 months ago, and am very grateful I am still healthy. You just never know what is going to happen.

    I hope everyone recovers quickly (emotionally and physically) and I will be sure to keep your family in my prayers!

  23. Erin, I heard of your experience through Sarah at Clover Lane. My thoughts and prayers are for you as you recover and get home to your family. My sister had a similar problem after the birth of her daughter- my mom and I were there when she passed out. It’s very scary. Thank goodness for good hospitals and doctors!! (My sister is just fine, by the way:-).

  24. P.S. Is that beautiful picture up at the top a field of tulips? I mean ALL the pics are beautiful. You guys are a gorgeous family!! That field of flowers with the barn in the background is awesome, I want to know where that is! :o)

    I’m new to your blog so please forgive me as I get to know you. :o)

  25. I came to your blog via Clover Lane. I don’t often go commenting on new blogs, but just wanted to tell you this: after my fourth (a homebirth) I hemorrhaged and lost half my blood. (Whoo-hoo! What fun!) Then I developed blood poisoning and ended up back in the hospital (got two transfusions at that point). It was a rough start to life with four (and then we went and complicated it by adding a teenage foster daughter) but all is well now. I hope you regain your strength quickly and that the trauma of the experience soon fades. (I don’t know about you, but I was afraid to sleep for fear I would start bleeding and never wake up—not to give you any ideas of what to worry about, or anything!)

    Hugs and love coming your way…

  26. Hi Erin, I came across your blog through Becky Higgins blog!!

    I wish you all the best, you sound like you have a great support system to help you through the next 2 months or so. Rest up!!

    Carolyn from Kitchener On

  27. I’m a new reader who just popped over from Clover Lane. My heart goes out to your family during this very difficult time. I can see the strength in Erin’s beautiful smile and have the feeling that she will shine through this experience.

  28. I also came over from Clover Lane, and just want to pop in to say I’m praying for you guys too. So many of us are strangers, but our prayers still work miracles, ya know!

    God’s blessings on all of you.

  29. If I lived closer to you all, I would bring you dinner and help out wherever I could. I thank the Lord for your recovery, Erin! Your sweet baby is Darling! I’ll be praying for you and your Family.

  30. Hi I came across your blog threw my friend hopies. I use to be friends with Kenny many years ago. You guys have such a wonderful family so sweet. I love looking at your blog it is always full of happiness. Kenny you have a amazing wife and kids. Erin I hope you get feeling better soon. I had the same thing happen to me a few years back and it is a hard recovery when you have lost so much blood. Your Family is in our prayers and Your new Baby boy is such a doll.

  31. I’m so glad to hear that she is home! What a relief. I hope you are able to get your energy back quickly. Sending lots of love and prayers your way!

  32. Hi, I linked to you from Clover Lane. So sorry about your yucky emergency, but so happy that your family is doing well. I just read your “Why I Blog” and was laughing hysterically. I have to say it totally reminded me of Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde. You are too cute!

  33. Found this through Clover Lane…bless your little hearts! My prayers and many warm fuzzies your way. Glad to hear that everything will be ok in the long run. Hang in there Erin!
    And yes, Kenny, you certainly do have a gift for prose…perhaps Erin should consider letting you do guest posts every once in awhile. I’d be curious to read what a father of that many children would have to say!

  34. I’m so relieved that Erin is home and on a great road to recovery! I haven’t stopped thinking of you guys and wishing so bad that I could come over and help you. Kenny, thanks for keeping us informed. We love and miss you guys :)

  35. I am so glad you are home and doing well. Thank you Kenny for the updates. I have been thinking of you all week hoping everything was ok. Glad to hear it is!

  36. I found out about Erin from the blog “Clover Lane”
    I am now a subscriber to this awesome blog.
    So glad our God decided to keep such a wonderful mom, wife and blogger on this earth, I look forward to learning from you!!
    Kenny-start a blog! My husband is thinking about it, I think he is going to mooch off my followers:) I will highly recommend his, of coarse!
    Blessing to you and your family, know that prayers are being lifted for you and a quick recovery.

  37. Erin I am so gals that you are home & doing better! Don’t over do yourself! You take it easy & Kenny make sure she does! Thank you for the update. Rest up!

  38. Erin, I’m so glad you are home, where you should be. I can’t wait to see you and Kole, but from what’s going on, I’m guessing it’s going to be a dang long time:(
    Maybe your Mom and I will have to take a little trip to San Diego and check up on you in a few weeks :)
    I love you and your family and wish the very best for you! Love you!!!

  39. Erin, I have been following your blog for quite a while now and almost feel I know you and your beautiful family. I live in England and have just come back from the spending 4 days there. The power of prayer. So glad you are on the mend.

    Lynne (Jessica Orchard’s mum brought me into the church whilst she served a mission in England)

  40. The comment was meant to read I have just spent 4 days at the temple, and have been praying for you and your little family

    Sorry just excited to hear that you are home!!!

  41. Erin, I am so happy you are home with that darling husband, precious children, and best mom in the world!!! Hope you can feel all or love from Santa Clara!
    Don’t over-do it!! Be a good girl, and let everyone take care of you so your body can heal. You will get better lot’s faster that way! I love you, sweet little Erin…and from the looks of all these comments, LOTS of other people love you, too!! What a tribute to a beautiful girl, inside and out! XOXOXO

  42. I’m so glad Erin is home and doing better. Thank you Kenny for the update. Your family has been in our prayers every day. So glad that she’s feeling better. Can’t wait to see new pictures of Cole, bet he’s changed a lot already. Take care and enjoy this quiet time while you can it won’t last long.

  43. I so glad Erin is home with you all now and is feeling a little better but she needs to rest and do as the Dr’s say so she can get herself strong for her three lovely children so safe Emma

  44. I found your blog through Clover Lane and had to leave a comment. I totally understand what you & your wife are going through. I hemmoraged with my first pregnancy. My placenta tore from my uterus before delivery. My hemo count went down to a 4 after delivery. After a blood transfusion I was up to a count of 7(11-14 is normal) Thankfully I had stopped bleeding with the delivery and had a healthy baby. I on the other hand was so incredibly weak. They put me on bed rest for 2 weeks which was fine because I was too weak to do anyting anyway. I needed a lot of help especially with a newborn. Simply taking a shower wiped me out, I needed my husband there to help me so I wouldn’t pass out when closing my eyes to rinse my hair. As soon as I was dried off, I had to take a nap. I did slowly re-gain my energy and at two weeks I felt good enough to go out for dinner. I also had started taking iron right away which was a mistake because I had severe constipation. So please be careful with that and have her also take stool softeners. My immune system was weak and I had a few problems with that. But I pulled through. It took me a good 6-8 weeks before I felt back to normal. A few years later my husband hemmoraged after an appendectomy and nearly died. He was rushed into surgery and had 4 units of blood during surgery and 4 more after surgery. They kept him in the hospital for a week. Just like you I could see how Heavlenly Father watched out for us and we were at the right place at the right time. We were blessed with dinners and lots of help from family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am sure she will pull through. Tell her to be patient and give her lots of love and tlc.

  45. Hey guys, it’s me, Megan Thorpe. Remember me from the good old days at Dixie College (Rebelettes, Jeremy Woodard, etc.) Well, Erin I’m sure you know our mothers now work together so my mom tells me about you all the time (She loves your mom by the way). She told me what happened and gave me your blog address. I’m so glad to hear you’re ok and I wish you a speedy recovery. It was so fun to look through your blog and see you darling kids. Good luck with your new baby and your recovery. -Megan-

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