Saturday, February 28, 2009
Here she is in her hospital room. They are in Newport Beach, CA and the hospital is amazing.
One reason it is such a great hospital (aside from wonderful doctors, nurses, yada, yada) look at her view from her room. That is the ocean in the background. You can't get a better view in a resort in Hawaii.
Here is Amy's wonderful husband (oh yeah . . . and my son!) He is so good to Amy and never left her side while she was in the hospital. He is so good to take care of her and make her as comfortable as possible. What a guy!!!
And here is Amy at home making the best of this situation. As you can see she is doing pretty good right now. She just has to stay right there for the next 6 months. And as you can see they have a watch dog named Billy and he is keeping his eye on her. His job is to make sure she doesn't move!!! I think he is doing a pretty good job, dont you? Good job Billy! And good job at staying down Amy!! Love you!
Again, to all of our friends and family - thank you for your thoughts, prayers and concerns. I will continue with updates once in awhile to let you know her progress.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Ok Amy's surgery was today. We have been getting lots of calls asking how it went. Well we have come across a few little complications. I just ran home to get some stuff and am just about to head back to the hospital to be with Amy. I am going to make this a fast blog. But this way you all aren't wondering why we haven't called you back yet. We showed up at 10:30 am and the surgery was scheduled for about 12. During the surgery she started feeling everything they were doing and that wasn't good. They had to stop, remove all the surgical stuff and redo the spinal tap. The anesthesiologist said that in his entire career of over 25 years he has never had to do a spinal tap twice. So that was weird. We were told that the recovery is usually about 2 to 3 hours even with two spinal taps and that she wouldn't have any real pain because of the surgery. Well 6 hours after the surgery she had still not regained movement of her lower body and she was experiencing some major pain and contractions. On a pain scale of 1 to 10 she was saying it was a 7 to 8. The pain seems to be getting worse also. We thought we would be home by 3 or 4 at the latest today. We are now spending the night at the hospital. We are hoping the pain and any contractions slow down and stop. If things go the way we hope they do then we will probably be home before noon tomorrow. Thank you for your prayers and calls.
Friday, February 13, 2009
(I stole this off of my friend's blog. It is really cool!)
Thanks for sharing Kathy!
Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.
Now it gets really weird.
Lincoln 's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln .
Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.
Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.
Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.
Now hang on to your seat.
Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford'.
Kennedy was shot in a car called ' Lincoln ' made by 'Ford'.
Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.
Coincidence? You decide.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
It was one year ago today, Feb. 10, 2008 that we all gathered to see and hear Pres. Monson dedicate our beautiful temple. We are so blessed to have a temple in our midst.
A little trivia:
The dedication was to be held on February 3, 2008; however, due to the death of Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley and his funeral planned for February 2, 2008, the dedication was postponed one week and was dedicated on February 10 by our new Church President Thomas S. Monson.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
"Mothers, we acknowledge and esteem your faith in every footstep. Please know that it is worth it then, now, and forever . . . Yours is the work of salvation, and therefore you will be magnified, compensated, made more than you are and better than you have ever been as you try to make honest effort, however feeble you may sometimes feel that to be . . . You are doing God's work! You are doing it wonderfully well. He is blessing you and He will bless you, even ---- no, especially --- when your days and your nights may be the most challenging."