Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Perrin hates sitting on the grass, he usually screams! But the phone was distracting for a minute!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Please keep praying for Cindy. Her body has been through a lot and she is having a tough time bouncing back. She had to have a blood transfusion yesterday because her blood pressure was very low again. I was up to see her today. She has a very good attitude, but still has a long recovery yet. She has been in the hospital almost a month now. They are guessing possibly 3-4 weeks yet at rehab. So we are just taking things one day at a time...
Saturday, May 16, 2009
We decided that we should've just bought him a cabinet! That is mostly what he wants to do when they are at our place or anywhere. The boy just heads directly to the nearest cupboard! Always, always!
But Kayden had a great time with Perrin's new lawn mower. At least it will get used by somebody!
By the way, Cindy has been at Cleveland Clinic all this week. She could have moved back to Wooster Rehab on Thursday, but they didn't have a bed for her, and won't until Monday, so she has been stuck there until then. They are working with her on getting up in a chair and also today she walked with a walker. So she is slowly making progress. She is just very ready to go back to rehab and get on with it and get home!!! So are we!!!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I was going through some pictures the other day at dad's and I found a bunch of pictures of me as a little girl that I had never seen before. This one is from the time we were living in Puerto Rico. Here is a picture of me with my dad and mom. Isn't she beautiful?? She was beautiful inside and out. She got cancer when I was 6 years old. They treated it with cobalt radiation (no chemo then) and it went into remission until the summer of 1990. She and dad were on a trip to Alaska when she started having pain in her left shoulder and arm. They came home early and it was discovered that the lymphoma was back with a vengeance. She died 5 months later on January 23. She was such a brave, strong person throughout that 5 months.Here's what my mom was like...she had a positive, outgoing personality with a dose of feistiness and loved to cook and entertain. She was well known for her awesome tea rings. She was happy and laughed a lot, sometimes getting the giggles. She had a beautiful voice and enjoyed singing. She loved the Lord, her family and she dearly loved her seven grandchildren! Her eighth one Katelyn, was born 5 months after she died. Our lives have never been the same since she has been gone. We often think of how she would have enjoyed watching her grandkids playing baseball and basketball and going to the musicals. She would love her three great grandchildren. Even though we know we will see her again someday, we miss her! Today on Mother's Day I feel blessed to have had her for my mom!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Randy might be moving back home either today or tomorrow. He had a rather rough experience in the hospital because they did not have a room for him until last night. He was in the recovery room for more than 24 hours (instead of 2) and then moved to pre-op, where they are not used to taking care of post-op patients. So things did not go as they should until last evening.
The last move...our son and family are moving back here!! I am one happy mama/grandma!! He is taking a position at a bank in town and he will be able to walk to work. They will move most of their big things next weekend, but are moving a lot of the rest today. So I will be keeping the little boys today. We are so excited to have them living nearby! :)
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
By the way, what is it with all these young doctors and nurses??They look like they could be my CHILDREN!! And they seem to know what they're doing...!!Oh my. Now, off to bed...I am exhausted.
So then it was off to Cleveland Clinic to be with Cindy. We were there all evening. Now they are saying she has three completely blocked arteries. They put a balloon in when they did the heart cath, so that is helping...she is not having any more tightness or shortness of breath. And now she confesses that she has had this tightness and pain for a long time, but never told anybody!!! We couldn't believe it! She said she didn't think much about it, thought it was "anxiety or stress". She lives alone and she and Warren are the only ones left out of a family of seven. She lives only a few minutes away from us.
Anyways, during the evening, a dr. came in and said they are moving the surgery to Sat. morning instead of Monday. A nurse called as we were driving home and said it was set for 8:00am. We got home at around 11. We were both tired. Long day...
I got up at 4:15 this morning and we left at 5 (I did skip my treatments). We got here at 7 and have been waiting ever since! Finally we found out that they took two emergencies before her, so it could be awhile yet! So she is sleeping, Warren is sleeping and I am in a computer room. I brought my laptop along, a book and a pillow and blanket. I might try to rest after they take her to surgery. This room is cold...why are hospitals always cold??? I think there should be actual beds in the lounges or maybe those Brookstone massage chairs.
They finally took her to surgery at a little after 11:00. We found out that now it will be a quadruple bypass! And it will be approximately 5-6 hours, then recovery room. So we'll be here awhile! We're in a different waiting room and it's a little warmer. We just got back from getting something to eat. Now we'll just settle in a wait, talk, sleep, pray. This feels so strange to me to be on the waiting end...usually I'm the one in surgery! We know she is in good hands and we have peace.