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wife. mom. adjunct professor. we homeschool. i'm a little bit OCD. i love math. bright colors and geometric designs make me drool. we live with a medical rarity, and Jesus saved his life. through that, Jesus is changing us. The american dream and status quo is overrated...and sometimes just plain wrong. our lives, our family, our careers, our faith are all now filtered through a new lens-- thank you Jesus. welcome to our crazy. feel free to take some of it with you, we have plenty to go around.
It's not the load that breaks you down; it's the way you carry it.
-- Lena Horne

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.-- Jesus Christ

Monday, September 7, 2009

labor day's the latest, and I don't have long- we're bustin' outta here for a few hours, THANK GOODNESS. The hospital gets so confining, and sometimes all the help in the world -- while we are forever forever so so so grateful for it-- can be overwhelming and you just need to get a break-- not that I don't get out of the room when other people are here to watch Ridge, I do- I do the laundry or go get lunch or run an errand or blog or whatever...but other than that, I can't even remember the last time I was all alone. Other than being in the bathroom...I just really can't remember. I guess about 6 weeks ago? And that is true for all of us- Brandon, myself, Sawyer, my mom and my mother in law-- and other friends and family too, I'm sure....all of us are just always around someone. So we're going to lunch and our pastor's wife is going to watch Sawyer for a few hours while my mom stays with Ridge, and my mother in law and her mom are also on the way to spend some time with the Ridge-ster. SO it will be nice to get a break, and we feel like we can...because, GET THIS:

Yesterday, Ridge's hemoglobin was 8.7 which is low but not transfusing material. His platelets were 252K which is so weird....b/c it's above normal level...THEN, today, his hemoglobin was 10.1! His platelets were 325K. The platelets are regularly going up, but the hemoglobin was a pleasant shock! Of course, the doctors think it could be a mistake. We sure hope not!

There isn't any other major news b/c stuff is slow here since it's a holiday weekend.

I hope everyone enjoys their day off of work/school/etc...IF you are lucky enough to work somewhere where you get a day off today...those of you who aren' our super wonderful nurses- we hope you have a good day anyway!

Sawyer is crying and throwing a fit, Ridge won't go to sleep, everyone's running kind of late so it is a ZOO in here so this blog is probably so crazy and makes probably no sense.

The only other thing I wanted to share is this...we sang this in church yesterday. I know we've sang it a hundred times, but I still wanted to share it:

How great is our God...sing with me, how great is our God, and ALL WILL SEE HOW GREAT, HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD.

Have a great day! I hope it is less insane than this one looks like it's gonna be! Pray for our pastor's wife today- Sawyer is being a MESS!

Love to ya-
the carys

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Praising God who REMAINS on The Throne. HalleluYah. KL