Thursday, January 20, 2011

Quick update

Daddy is doing great.  He went to the doctor on Monday and was given a good report.  He can return to work when he has the energy.  It will most likely be a few more weeks, which I think is super fast.  We have truly all witnessed a miracle.

Friday, January 14, 2011


In first Kings chapter 17 God tells Elijah that there will be a drought.  God says to go to a certain river and He will provide water and food.  God said I have commanded the ravens to bring you food.  Ok, I don't know about you, but that is a little weird to me--birds bringing food to a human.  As I pondered these verses this morning I realized that God has provide for me in an unexpected way over the last couple of weeks.  How as God provided for your needs?   Does it make you say, "really Lord?"  That's ok I think God likes to surprise us.  Stop and thank God today for being your provider.

Daddy is doing well.  He continues to get stronger.  Earlier this week he and Mom got out and walked around wal-mart.  Daddy also wrapped a pipe outside in preparation for the cold weather.  We are going for a visit to tomorrow and to help with the house.  Daddy and Mom are still planning on putting the house on the market and will be down sizing to a smaller house that is more open and easier for Mom to move around in.  So tomorrow we will be cleaning out and rearranging to stage the house.  I know Mom has a set of dishes she doesn't want if you need dishes are know someone who does let me know.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Walker chase

The boys and Granddad had a lot of fun today playing chase.  It was funny to watch Daddy slowly chase after the boys with his walker.  It was great to see Daddy up and feeling good.  He is still very weak, but 3 weeks in the hospital will do that to you.  There was also some good rest time the boys and Granddad all got into bed together and watched Dumbo--Granddad quickly fell asleep and missed the movie. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

ER trip

Daddy's first day home today began with a trip to the ER.  This morning Mom found Daddy's pick line (IV) on the floor next to the bed.  It  must have come out during the night.  So she called the home health nurse and was told to take Daddy to the ER.  At the hospital a doctor placed a new pick line.  This took must of the day and they got home around 4:30pm.  The home health nurse then came to show Mom how to give Daddy his IV meds.  He will be on these meds till Monday and Mom will have to give them to him every 8 hours.  Mom then went to get Daddy's glasses fixed, because they were broken yesterday before they left the hospital.  Luckily, they were fixed fast.  When I spoke to Mom around 8pm they were just getting to eat dinner.  Pray for an uneventful Thursday for them.  Liz went and visited today and the boys and I will visit tomorrow.  The boys are so excited and ready to go.  We never did get to see Daddy yesterday since he was not released from the hospital till 7:30ish and that was to late on a school night for us to go visit.  Also, pray that the boys stay some what quiet and calm tomorrow during our visit.  I think they think since Granddad his home he is 100% better.  He is not there yet, but he will be it will just take time.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Daddy will come home today!!!!!

Last night mom called around 7pm and she said that Dr. Ashely said if it was up to him Daddy could go home tomorrow, but Dr. Day had to make the final call.  Later that evening Dr. Day came by and said Daddy would be going home. 

The boys and I will be meeting Mom and Daddy at there house today to help get Daddy settled and to see if someone needs to stay and help out for a while.  Pray that this transition is smooth for Daddy.