Wednesday, January 19, 2011

DAY 305

At Karson's last appointment, he got his baclofen increased to 300. It can go up to 1000, if we have to. It really seemed to ease up his muscles this last time. His infection is under control but his heart rate seems to stay high. This week he seems a lot more comfortable. My friend Allyson gives him massage once a week and my friend Jay, who is a chiropractor, works with him once a week. He loves both of these treatments. Our physical therapist has increased the time he spends with Karson to see if he get him ready for the U of U. We still don't have a definite time for him to go there yet. We are staying very positive that it will be soon. Karson had a lot of visitors last week. Thanks to all of you for supporting him. If Karson doesn't answer you when you ask questions, ask him to use his voice and that usually makes him say it louder so that you can hear him. He is great with yes and no questions and is starting to say a lot of other words. He loves his speech therapist, Ann Sumner, and works very well for her. His weight has stayed the same for a couple of weeks now so that he is not loosing weight anymore. He is at 140 lbs. My heart is so full of gratitude for all the people that have gotten Karson this far. We couldn't ask for a better family or friends. Thanks for all the support and love.


  1. Karson,
    We are so excited to hear you are over your infection! Keep up the good work, we continue to pray for you daily! Love Gene, Natalie and kids

  2. So happy to hear the positive things that have happened this week. Keep up the great work Karson! We are all here cheering you on and we know you will continue to progress! Love you much! Mark and Lisa xoxoxo

  3. Karson,
    One of my favorite quotes is by Ralph Waldo Emerson, he said "What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us." You have showed us all what determination and strong will is all about. Keep up the good work. You and your family are always in our prayers. We love you,
    Chet, Sue & family

  4. Hello Karson,

    I started a poem, the last time we blogged, would like to give to you the complete version now:


    Go Placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
    Speak your truth quietly and clearly and listen to others, even the dull and ingorant, they too have their story.
    Avoid loud and aggessive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit.
    If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
    Enjoy your acheivements as well as your plans.
    Keep interested in you own career, however humble, it is a real possesion in the changing fortunes of time.
    Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery.
    But let this not blind you to what virtue there is, many persons strive for high ideals and everywhere life is full of heroism.
    Be yourself, especially do no feign affection.
    Neither be cynical about Love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is perennial as the grass.
    Take kindly the counsel of years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
    Nurture strength of Spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
    But do not distress yourself with imaginings, many fears are born out of fatigue and loneliness.
    Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
    You are a child of the Universe, no less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here.
    And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
    Therefore be at Peace with God, whatever you conceive him or her to be and whatever your labors and aspirations.

    In the noisy confusion of Life,
    keep Peace with your Soul.

    With all its sham, drudgery and
    broken dreams,

    It is still a Beautiful World,
    Be Cheerful, Strive to be Happy

    Take Care, I will talk with You one day

  5. Thank you, dear Bruce, for your beautiful words of comfort and solace at this time of grief for our beloved grandson, Karson Michael Peterson.

    See you soon,
    Grandma Mona

  6. Our Dear Karson,
    Thankyou for being a part of our lives. I remember the day you were born and what joy you brought into your family. You will always be that joy, and oh so loved by each one of them. Thankyou for being such a wonderful nephew. We love you now and forever. I am sure that Grandpa King is rejoicing to have you there with him. Until we meet again...our love to you! Uncle Mark, Aunt Lisa and our family xoxoxo

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  8. Karson,
    I know you are in God's hands, and you are free from the horrible pain and agony you have endured for so long, but my heart is broken and it will take time for all of us to heal. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers, and now I have another angel up there with a sense of humor just as twisted as mine. You will always have a place in my heart. Thanks for all the lessons of life you have taught me over the last several months. You have brought depth, insight, and understanding to my spirit in ways that words cannot express.
    I will love you always,