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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

Sunday, October 18, 2009

the latest

Counts this morning: hemoglobin 8.0 and platelets 74K. Ridge's platelets stay pretty good (74K is not normal, it's low, but it's stable, and he is rarely "normal" on platelets). The magic number for needing to be transfused is a hemoglobin below 8 for us. So he may get blood today or tomorrow. We will wait and see what happens! A transfusion is scary to me b/c he doesn't have the PICC anymore and only has his central/broviac line. This means the meds have to be stopped for him to receive blood. This is scary currently bc the reduction of meds was kind of a failure and so to take him completely off the meds for a 3 or 4 hour transfusion is a step of faith....

That's all the update I have on Ridge.

I like how I've been here so long that last night as I took my shower I wasn't even grossed out and I possibly could have sat down in that shower and just rested for 30 minutes. Mind you, I did NOT sit down on the shower floor....i POSSIBLY could have sat down, that's what I said. I wasn't QUITE that comfortable yet. But I also wasn't entirely sicked out by the idea. And that, my friends, in itself, sicks me out.

Sawyer is kind of whiney, I'm not sure if it's tiredness or if he isn't feeling well. Or if he's getting as sick as the rest of us at being in this joint. Well, Ridge isn't sick of it. He probably thinks this is our home, bc he probably doesn't remember the other home!

So wherever you are today, I hope you enjoy time w/ your own family. I hope you have a great Sunday and I ask that when you stop to pray, you remember little Ridge and ask for a turnaround today. Be Blessed!


Susan said... the one time that I took a shower while I was at the hospital, I just tried not to think about it at all because I might have just had to stink for those 3 days if I had actually thought about what I was doing! So, I kinda know how you feel now! Sorry Ridge had to get blood guys remain in my prayers all the time...I so want you to be gone and at home, everybody together, by the time I come back to work! Keep up the faith!

Jeremy, Brandi, Josie, Rhett, & Rheve said...

I love your boys' names! Ridge is what we plan to name our next son (we really like "R" names!). Your family is precious, and you all will be in my prayers tonight.

BTW, I noticed that you're in Oklahoma. That's where we live! Where are you from? We're in Moore. If you ever need anything, I'd be glad to help you out!