Barry’s Story

Site created on March 16, 2018

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. Thank you for all of your texts, emails and calls and for keeping Barry and our family in your thoughts.  We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.

On the morning of March 13, Barry was in the Sultan Basin when trees fell on his vehicle.  Fortunately there were Department of Natural Resource workers in the area who responded quickly.  Barry was airlifted to Harborview Hospital in Seattle where he remains in the intensive care unit.  Barry has suffered significant trauma.  Barry's team here at Harborview is working tirelessly to keep him stabilized while they assess and treat his injuries. 

At this time. visitors are limited to family.  As his condition changes we will let you know.  We will be posting updates periodically, so please visit again soon.  Feel free to share this site and information with others.

~ Kerry, Madelyn and Kyle ~

Newest Update

Journal entry by Kerry Chrisman

Saw the nerve transfer doc yesterday.  Was a traffic battle getting to Harborview and a traffic battle getting home but we made it.  Dr.  Friedrich said he could feel the deltoid engaging upon exam.  Not where it should be by any means but hopefully with time (up to 2 years!) the nerve will gain strength and fire that darn muscle.  Barry still has lots of pain in his upper arm.  Doctor says probably his ancillary nerve that is angry.  No real remedy.  Pain meds as needed.

Note the photo.  Dr. Friedrich works in the Burn And Plastic Surgery Unit.  This fireman is in the waiting area.  Handsome, isn’t he?  🥰

So many obstacles and Barry continues to jump over them.  I am so proud to be his wife.
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