Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Is it Friday Yet? Update from our home

I am so far behind in my blog reading..hum I wonder why..maybe later today I can catch up.
As some of you know our darling daughter has been sickly for quite some time. After levelling  out at close to a 100 lb weigh loss she was finally diagnosed with celiac disease and colitis a few months back. Due to the fact that it went undetected for so long it will definitely take some time to get it under control.

On Nov. 25th she had surgery for gall bladder removal. Yipee, we are on the road to recovery. On Dec. 3 she was rushed to the hospital with a massive pain attack..they performed an xray of the abdomen-did a blood test-her white cell counts were high- which tells me infection somewhere but they gave her a strong dose of dalauded a prescription for morphine and sent her home. She had a fairly good day on Monday. 

Yesterday morning early we received a telephone call that the massive pain attack was back, and could we please come immediately and get our grand Hannah (as she was home from school sick)..this time her hubby took her to the other hospital in our area versus the one he took her to on Saturday. The pain was so bad she blacked out upon arrival at the hospital.

After blood work-and a ct scan it was discovered she had kidney stones..well no wonder she was in pain. A urologist was called in and he decided he was taking her to the OR to remove them. It was a long day but she had her surgery (2nd one in less than 2 weeks) 9pm and they finally got back home around 11pm last evening. She will have to go back and have the stint removed in a couple of days. I wonder why that other hospital didn't do a ct scan on Saturday, this could have been fixed at that time. 

After a ct scan and u/sound 3 weeks ago she was informed she had two cysts and something else on her kidney and would require a biopsy for the something else. Hence why we were not sure if we would / could leave on 27th and were hoping and praying that biopsy would be done before we left. 
So it was wait for a urology consult then biopsy. Around here that could take forever. Her consult appt was yesterday which she missed because she was in the hospital.

Good comes out of bad folks-the urologist who was called in to take care of her last night-stated her ct scan was good and all the three things on her kidney are just cysts and no biopsy is required. So just a little piece of sunshine in all this mess. 

On the home front here its been quite a week and feels like it should be Friday instead of only wednesday..we have been babysitting the grands off and on because of all these health issues and surgeries with our daughter. 

On Monday a friend's little 3 yr old was sick and could not go to daycare so she spent the day here with us. Yesterday we had our Hannah because she was sick with the flu and couldn't go to school. She was spiking a temp all day and just feeling miserable and of course worried about her mom. Thank heavens for children's tylenol and advil-I was able to keep it under control. She slept very well for us last night but she won't be going to school today and we will take her back home sometime today, after I make them some supper to bring with us.

Tucker the nurse-he shadows this child when she is with us

Tucker loves kids, and seems to know when they are not feeling well and becomes Mr Velcro..he hung around Serenah all day monday when she was here and he never left Hannah's side all day yesterday. He is quite the nurse.

On another note Rick has been on bp meds since last Friday, I still check him daily, and although he is not coming down as fast as I would like-I'm praying this issue levels out within the next couple of weeks. He is hovering around 150/90 hopefully it will keep moving lower.

Ok I'm am off to make supper to take to the kids and pack things up to take the darling back home. Hopefully we are all over the 'hump' so to speak.

Have a super day folks, I hope to catch up on my blog readings later today-and hope that you are all safe and sound and that 'Murphy' is leaving you alone.

Home is where you park it
Sometimes you have to forget whats gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to whats coming next”.

"May your day be filled with blessings like the sun that lights the sky~and may you always have the courage to spread your wings and fly"

“Life is like a party. You invite a lot of people, some leave early, some stay, some laugh with you, some at you, some didn't come. But in the end, after the fun, there would be a few who would stay and help clean up the mess with you. And most of the time, those were the ones who didn't even make the mess: )"


  1. Boy you are having quite a week, Hope all improves soon. You will need a rest when this is all over, and a vacation. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

  2. Wow that's one hectic week for you and only Wednesday, let hope it all get back into order soon.

  3. I hope it turns out ok for you guys and you can get moving. I was with Jim in hospital for heart, but turns out he'll be put on meds hopefully to control the heart rate.

    Good luck with the count down. We're having really nice weather here in Southern Fla.

  4. I hope it turns out ok for you guys and you can get moving. I was with Jim in hospital for heart, but turns out he'll be put on meds hopefully to control the heart rate.

    Good luck with the count down. We're having really nice weather here in Southern Fla.

  5. Glad to hear that your daughter is on the road to recovery, and also isn't going to need the biopsy. That is a lot of stress to go through in such a short time period. Hope Ricks BP continues to improve. Dogs sense so much more then we can even realize. Nice picture of Tucker.

  6. you sure have been having quite the week!..hope your daughter and granddaughter are on the mend now! is almost Friday!!..yippee!!

  7. Glad to hear your daughter is o.k. and won't need further procedures for the biopsy. Sounds like your doctor's were all over this problem getting it sorted out in a week.

  8. Holy Moly! Celiac is a bummer, and hard enough to diagnose all by its lonesome, but in combination with the other
    When you have something to report on in the blog, you don't mess around.
    I vote for a nice easy, "happy medium" blogging style, yes? No extremes, no surgery. Just relaxing on a beach somewhere.
    Good on Tucker for being such a nice nurse. Cute too.
    Hang in.

  9. Wow, no wonder you were behind on reading blogs! After reading about all your loved ones have been through recently, I'm surprised YOU don't have high blood pressure. I hope everyone in now on the mend.

  10. Unbelievable! No one is deserving of this but life throws these curves at us sometimes. We know! We understand! We've been there!

    We're sending positive vibes your way. Sure hoping that all is resolved and that your wish to RV south on the 27th is fulfilled.

  11. Elaine/Rick...This is my first visit. What a beautiful photo of your backyard.
    No wonder you are behind in your blogging. My heavens girl, you have your hands full. I said a prayer for your daughter praying that this is the end of her pain, and she will have a quick recovery from both surgeries. I am sure Hannah is a bit confused right now with mom so sick. I see Tucker is doing a great job of watching over her...LOL
    Hopefully Rick's meds will kick in very quickly! Prayers going out to him also.
    Hang in there girl...things HAVE to get better!

  12. I have no idea how you manage to cope with yet another 'issue". You are one strong lady!! Good thing you have Tucker to help. Your holiday is well deserved! Obviously there was a reason orchestrated by the Higher up so you were around at this time.

  13. I'm sorry to hear about all your trials & tribulations. No fun when you are planning to hit the road. Our prayers are with you!

  14. Oh my, you've sure been having a time of it. Sure hope your daughter is doing better and all will be back to normal before long. WOW, you need some rest.

  15. Wow, what a time your daughter has had. Good thing you are close by to help out, but it is so hard to see your loved ones feeling so badly.

    Hope they get back on their feet soon.

  16. Wow... you folks have been through a lot! Glad to hear your Daughter is getting better...


  17. Dear Rick and Elaine
    Last night we spent time on your blog, and we could not believe all the trials you have been through, along with your family.
    Wow, God says he will not give us more than we can bare, but this has got to be getting close.
    Teresa and I spent time in prayer last night, for your beautiful family.
    You are obviously special people, and it is our sincere prayer that God gives you all the best there is in this life.
    ps - Thank you for checking in on us, and for your many nice comments on our blog.
    Hugs, Trent and (Teresa)