Saturday, April 9, 2011

We Survived!

We survived!!!! Yay!  Just kidding.  Not kidding that we survived, just kidding in the sense that it wasn't as bad as that makes it sound.  I'm referring to the past week. 

This past week was very hectic with several doctors appointments with my Dad, my son Caleb and  my daughter Amanda either needing me to drive, be there for moral support, or babysitting.  I am honestly and truly glad this week is over, but having said that I am VERY thankful that it went as well as it did.  I'm not complaining, I promise, just very, very tired.

My Dad seems to be a good bit better than he was earlier in the week, but he is still very weak and experiencing quite a bit of dizziness.  I am supposed to take him to the Pulmonary doctor in Tupelo on Monday morning, but at this point I'm really not sure he is up to riding that far.  I guess we'll just have to see.

Caleb had his appointment on Wednesday and we still don't really know anything.  They did bloodwork and have him scheduled for a gastrointestinal endoscopy on Tuesday and on the 21st he is scheduled for a colonoscopy.  Hopefully we will know more then.  The doctor did say that he is pretty sure it's not cancer based on his initial evaluation, but he will know more after the tests are done, so we feel relieved about that.  Right now we're just working on managing his pain and other symptoms with diet.  We don't know what else to do at this point.

Amanda had her first doctor appointment Friday morning and so far everything is looking good.  They did a sonogram and the heartbeat appears strong.   Due to complications with her last pregnancy and the fact that Ellen was premature the doctor says that he will be monitoring her closely.  Apparently Amanda has problems with low amniotic fluid which can cause cord compression for the baby.  She dealt with it a little bit when pregnant with Rachel, but it was much worse with Ellen.  The doctor plans to do another sonogram next month and then we'll know more. 

I have really been glad for a totally uneventful, normal Saturday.  Ferrell and I have been working on mowing our yard and my parents yard, which is several acres all together.  I have also weeded my garden and planted some more lavendar and also another grape vine.

We were blessed with a wonderful visit from my Dad's sister and her husband this afternoon.  It was so good to see them and we really enjoyed their visit.

Well, I have yogurt making, laundry hanging and chicken cooking with another long week ahead so I guess I better go get busy.  Hope your weekend is great!


  1. Erma must be feeling good. I think it was just Monday that she had her heart cath. Praying your gets better, Caleb gets a good report and finds relief and that Amanda doesn't have complications with this pregnancy. Ya'll head over to Eupora for the Grand Opening. Maybe you will win a prize!

  2. Thanks. I think Heath is planning to be there, but the rest of us are not going to make it.

  3. The reports sound good, have a blessed week.