Thursday, January 15, 2009

Another update......

Hi again, here is the latest on Kris' condition....... all of the specialist have been into see her today and all have had the same encouraging news, things are looking good and small improvements are evident. The swelling in her face is looking much better and her color is much improved. Also the injuries that she sustained in her chest due to the impact, have also improved.......they are continuing to allow the machine to breath for her so her body can rest and not have to work at anything but healing. I'm not sure if I have mentioned yet (sorry it all tends to run together after awhile) but her air bags did not deploy and therefore she had a fairly horrific impact to her chest at which point her lungs had collapsed. the Doctors plan at this point is to continue to let her rest and wait for the her body to heal more and then make a plan to mend more of her injuries.
The most exciting and encouraging part of the day for me personally was seeing her open her eyes ....she had done this a couple of times before but today was the first day I personally got to see it. I can't even begin to tell you the elation that overcame me!!!!!! THANK YOU LORD!!!!!
They have also begun to tilt her bed every 20 minutes to prevent bed sores. We have felt very encouraged by the events of the day, she appears to be getting stronger every hour that passes.
I would like to thank all who have been in prayer for her, the support that we are seeing is so uplifting, you are all amazing!!!!! PLEASE keep it up, she still has a very long road ahead of her and continued prayer is still the request.

Some friends of Clint and Kris have set up a fund for anyone who would like to help with her medical expenses......unfortunately as you know, when someone spends any amount of time in I.C.U the bill quickly becomes overwhelming. you can send or call any contributions to
Yakima Federal Savings and Loan it is under Clint Anderson
1 877-247-0365
Thank you again for all your continued support. We love you all very much

Tonya Sumstine


  1. Thank you for keeping us posted. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Just remember God carries us when we can't walk and he is always in controll even in the most chaotic situations.
    Lots of love and prayer
    Justin and Donita

  2. We have shared the site with our church Hauser Community and all of our prayer teams are praying for you.


  3. Praise the Lord! I am so happy to hear/read about the improvements that Kris has already made! How excited to finally see her open her eyes! I am still praying for her and the family! I love you all!!

  4. Our hearts go out to all of you, especially Kris. Please know that you are in our prayers and will continue to be as the days go by. Thank you for posting the updates. May the Lord bless and sustain you as you stand vigilantly by Kris' side. May the Lord be very near to all of you, letting you know of his love and care for Kris and for you!!
    With much love,
    Sheri Lynn

  5. Dearest Family!
    Thank you so much for the Updates, Tonya. You are doing a great job! We are praying for God to hold each of you close and comfort you. We are praying for the Drs and professionals who care for Krissy. Hopefully, you can read the messages to Krissy so she can know how many people across the country are praying for her full recovery. We love you all! Dennis and Karen Johnson

  6. I found out about Kris via Twitter (@carolynstrong).

    Tonya: Kris is now on my prayer list.

    Her progress is amazing - Praise God

    Trauma is traumatic, not only for the patient, but please, please remember that family and friends need to take care of themselves during this time, too. At a time like this often food and sleep are the least of priorities. You, too, are in my prayers.

    I know, because my family has been through this. My sister is now walking and back to work less than two years after nearly losing both feet in a horrific car accident. Trauma happens fast, healing occurs over time. I have a peace about Kris - and am honored to join those praying for her recovery.