Kelsteen Piper Medical Fund
Kelsteen's father Ryan and mother Jody have not left his side in the hospital. They both want to remain by his side in hopes to help with Kelsteen's recovery. This fund will help the Piper family with extra medical costs. The fund will also help Ryan and Jody stay by Kelsteen's side as they miss work.
Update on Kelsteen Piper today was a rough day. He is still not eating as much as they need him to eat, we tried several different things to get him to eat and finally this evening he ate a jello and 2 Oreo cookies with a half of container of chocolate milk. It's a start but he can't live on oreo's. he started to drink a lot more fluids on his own which is good. In the evenings he really makes good progress. Tonight Monica Dufour Ramsey , Nathan Ramsey, Sandy Roberts and Taylor Roberts came to see him we were all sitting in the waiting room and Kelsteen Piper decided to get up and take a walk to the waiting room and just sat down and had a conversation with the Ramsey family which made complete sense. This has been so hard to see him struggle with his communication but so thankful that certain people trigger his ability to communicate clearly.
Update on Kelsteen Piper well today was a rough day... Kelsteen was very emotional today and in a lot of pain. We finally had to give him pain meds to help him calm down. Then he slept for most of the day. He is not eating so we have to get him to eat by tommrow or they will have to put a Ng tube down him to feed him. We are struggling with that for now. Hopefully we can get him to eat tommrow he requested biscuts and gravy and chicken fried steak. Hopefully if we bring him that he will eat something. He walked around the whole pediatric unit 2 times today. Highlights from today when Kelsteen jumped up out of bed and walked the unit, then he grabbed his phone from Kacee and started reading a text message from his friend Devin and then read a text message out loud to all of us from his friend Jeffrey C and then he called him and said "what up" and they had a full conversation completely normal and it made complete sense. It was so amazing it was as if he never had anything wrong with him. He is spelling people's names and knows some people's first and last names.. So to sum it up what appeared to be a really bad day ended up being a pretty good day.
Update on Kelsteen: Today is a much better day. Kelsteen has been very responsive today which is a good sign. The speech therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist all came in today and things are looking good he was able to eat a few bites of a sandwhich and drink some water which is amazing for this type of injury. He sat up with help from the PT and the OT today as well which is a great improvement. He is talking alot more and opening his eyes and looking at us. Another great sign of improvement is when Monica his speech therapist asked him "is your name bobby" and he responded " Kelsteen"!!!! that was awesome to hear him say who he is. A lot of progress today!!!! I also want to say thank you to all of you who have donated to this fund, words can not describe how appreciative and thankful we are for all the help and support that everyone has given.