Since it is impossible to communicate with everyone personally about Emily's progress we will update this blog whenever there is anything new to report.

The Flake children are being cared for by Curtis' mom, Emily's mom, and Curtis's three sisters. The Relief Society is bringing them meals. Their needs are being met very well and Curtis is so grateful for all of your kind offers to assist their family. More than anything else, at this time, they need your faith and prayers.

If you need to communicate with Curtis or the family you are welcome to contact me (Curtis' sister, Angela) via email and I will deliver your message asap -


Wednesday, October 15 (Afternoon)

There's really nothing new to report about Emily's health but I thought I'd add a short note just to let you know that she has been awake and alert most of the day. The doctors are no longer sedating her, instead they are managing her pain with other medication. She has to whisper to communicate because her throat is very sore from having that tube in there. And her airway is still blocked somewhat by her swollen tongue. She's been emotional when Curtis tells her about everyone who is helping to care for her children and all of the people who have expressed their love and concern for her. Thank you all so much!!

The kids are doing great. Last night Curtis was able to spend some time with his two oldest children (Jared & Elise) and explain to them in more detail what has been happening. They are very perceptive kids and over the past couple of days have picked up on the seriousness of the situation. Jared told his dad last night that he knew on Sunday that something was very wrong with his mom. They are being a great help to their grandma Flake and aunts in helping to care for their younger siblings while Emily and Curtis are away.

Baby McKenzie continues to amaze everyone with how content she is most of the time. She loves her bottle and empties it very quickly. It appears her only challenges are a repetitive case of the hiccups, a grandmother who is trying to remember how to mother a newborn after a 23 year break, and diapers that are too big.


keylimer said...

We are praying for you, Emily. You and your family are in our thoughts CONSTANTLY. I am so glad you have such a supportive extended family to take care of you. We love you!

The Ashby Family

Austin and Heather Kramer said...

Emily and Curtis are such wonderful people, we love them. We love the updates - so thanks for keeping them coming.

Jill Orton said...

Thank you for keeping us updated. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Congratulations on the beautiful new addition.
We love you - The Ortons

Bryce and Valerie Waite said...

We love you guys and are praying for you all! We are excited with every new post at Emily's progress! Thanks for the updates.

Shauna_Rae said...

Oh, Emily, I just wish I lived closer! You are in our thoughts and prayers. And a big thank you to whomever is doing the updating!!

Christy said...

We are always thinking of you and praying for you. If we can help in any way, please let us know. We love you. We know how strong Em is and wish you a speedy recovery! Love, The Belt's
ps> Lyssa & Kylie said "hi" to Rachel and Elise. :)

Casey said...

Emily - This is Sister Clarke here. Although these days I'm known as Casey Conley. My prayers go out to you and I've called the temple to put your name on the list there. You are amazing and I love you hang in there. I'm so happy that you've got such a great support system around you. Your family is beautiful and lucky to have you for their mom. Love and prayers to you.