Just after midnight on March 5, Kristen's vitals and blood tests indicated that there was a major problem. Tests, cat scans, and MRI's were done to assess what exactly was going on. At first, doctors believed, from the blood tests, that Kristen may have had a heart attack but more tests came back negative. Then, after a scan of Kristen's midsection, doctors discovered a major blockage in her bowel. Emergency exploratory surgery was needed to assess the damage but Kristen's husband was told, from what the scan had showed, to prepare for the worst.
During the emergency exploratory surgery, surgeons had to make an incision from her sternum to her pelvic bone and found that Kristen's bowel was twisted. Surgeons found significant tissue damage done to her small intestine, which required a large portion of her small intestine to be removed.
To date, Kristen is recovering in intensive care but is still unconscious from her seizure on February 24. Kristen will need to have many more surgeries to correct her small intestine and to close the incision made from the emergency exploratory surgery. Kristen will then have a long road ahead with physical therapy.
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