Author Archives: Katie Almy

June 29, 2009

Seven years ago today I gave birth to Karis Elizabeth after 26 hours of labor in the Mobile Infirmary.  The routine heel prick performed in the first few moments of her life would have changed the trajectory of her life if the word “leukodystrophy” had been on the list of diseases tested in Alabama, but […]

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May 29, 2016

Our beautiful little “starter home” has turned out to be a lemon.  HA! I still love it and I’m still thankful for it.  The leaking in the bathroom I mentioned in the last post ended up being a result of the foundation damage- meaning insurance and our homeowners warranty won’t touch it.  So we lean […]

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We loved every MINUTE of Kickball for Karis at with Project Outreach in Spanish Fort, AL!!  The students were kind and so refreshingly genuine.  Our family was assigned what I called The Squad of teenagers whose sole purpose was to love on/entertain my kiddos and give us bottles of water and food.  I wanted to take […]

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April 2016

Friends I’m so sorry it has been such a long time since I’ve done a comprehensive update on our girl and our family. We are not very deep into 2016 and it has already been a very eventful year.  Miss Karis had pneumonia twice last Winter so we have been very careful with her this […]

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Stone Update, As Promised

Hello kind friends and prayer warriors, Today we went in for a check up with Karis’ palliative team.  I brought the pieces of stone that she passed to submit to urology for examination and expressed to her palliative care doctor that there had been changes in her voiding patterns.  I was curious to see what […]

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Kidney Stone Update

This morning Karis had her follow up appointment and X-Ray to check on the status of the large kidney stone they found last Thursday that was lodged in her ureter (directly above the bladder). We went for the X-Ray first and fortunately the X-Ray team on staff this morning had all seen Karis in the […]

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