Saturday, January 23, 2010

Happy Birthday

Just a small shout out to Ruthie on her birthday. I'd hate to publish her age, but as the lone writer a on this blog (anymore) I guess I can really publish whatever I want.  :) Happy Birthday Mom! We admire your courage and faithfulness through out this past year. May your 54th year be amazing!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Next Step

We're eagar to hear it!  Dad will go back to see Dr. Duke at the end of this month.  1 year and 1 day after their unfortunate first meeting, we hope to here what trick Duke has up his sleeve next.  This is actually the 3 month follow-up visit since his release, but maybe there will be some discussion of the future surgeries, maybe there will be a timeline, or maybe we will not really learn anything at all.  I guess we'll see!

In other news, dad's TPN has been switched again.  We thought that base case scenario was 12 and 12 (I.V. TPN for 12 hours a day and off for the other 12 hours).  Previously he was at 14 and 10 and that actually proved to be quite nice.  Yesterday he started a new schedule and it was changed to 10 and 14. Who knew that was even a possibility?  The TPN will be able to run during the night and he will not have to  have it between 8:30 a.m and 10:30 p.m. 

With the weather warming up a bit he's been able to get out some.  He's been able to ride around with Greg, go with Tim to Shoppas, and attend to church regularly.  Next on the To-Do list (thanks to this great new 10:30 p.m."curfew"), a K.C. meeting next Tuesday night!