Monday, July 27, 2009

I Like Facebook!!

Joined Facebook about a month ago. It's fun. So, read me there. (There's really not much to read.)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Cole improves - some

Cole continues to improve. It will probably take a lot of time. He has an appointment with his pediatrician today. Cole likes Dr. McFee (I'm assuming this is the spelling. My apologizes if it isn't.) Next week he has an appointment with the doctor at the hospital where he was a patient.

He is staying relatively quiet on his own. He hurts if he gets too active. He is still swollen where he hit the bar. I'm wondering if this will correct itself, either soon or as he grows.

If anyone would like to read Carmen's account of this accident, she has put it on facebook.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Cole went home

Cole was dismissed yesterday. I haven't heard any of the special instructions they were given, but I'm sure there are some.

Thanks for all your prayers.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Cole improves!

I talked to Lu Ann this evening. Cole improved greatly today. He isn't vomiting anymore. So, they feel he'll get to go home tomorrow. He does pretty good until it's about time for an ibuprofen.

Thanks for all the prayers.

Monday, June 29, 2009

A prayer for Cole is my request today.

On Sunday, while playing on playground equipment at a church picnic, Cole fell fell off of whatever he was playing on. He fell about three feet, hitting the back of his head on something ( they believe it was a bar). He was rushed to an emergency room, and later transferred to a children's hospital in Norfolk. They are keeping him for three days, as 72 hours is the most critical for the brain to begin to bleed. He has a 2 cm indentation in the back of his head.

He is a little cranky because of the pain, but otherwise is alert and talking. Carmen and Caleb have been with him most of the time. When the hospital changes shifts, they can't be in the room with him. So, today when the shift was changing, Carmen's best friend, who is watching Gioia, brought Gioia to the hospital so Carmen and Caleb could be with her for awhile and, at that time, they also got something to eat.

Their church family is helping them. Most of the church members were there to see this, and they all seemed to have offered to help. The remark I heard was that they have more help than they need. But, that isn't all bad.

They are asking for prayers for Caleb, Carmen, Cole and the doctors.

Monday, June 22, 2009

What a nice compliment!

Every now and then, someone does something nice. Today at the funeral home, I saw Joe Bonner. He made it a point to tell me what a nice young man my son Doug is. That he was at the visitation last evening, he called Brett after Jan passed to express sympathies. I was really nice of Joe to tell me, and even nicer that Doug is who he is.


Saturday, June 20, 2009

What a day!!

It's nice to have family home. Last Wednesday Dan and Lu Ann came to Lafayette. Before they came here they went to Indianapolis to pick up Carmen and the kids. Dan has a niece getting married today and Carmen is in the wedding. Also, her dress needed altering. The skirt has three layers and that outside layer is lovely, but the fabric walks when one is working with it. I measured it on her and marked it. Then I cut it and started sewing. But when I cut that outside layer of fabric, I cut it too short in the back, by about an inch and a half. Wow! Now what?

I worked with it all day yesterday. At some point Lu Ann called to see how the dress was coming. Finally, late in the day, she told Carmen. Carmen suggested she just wear flats instead of heels. GREAT!!! Problem solved. Within about one hour the dress was fixed. By this time my nerves were a mess. Then Carmen came and tried it on and it was perfect even with her heels. Apparently I cut it too long. What a mistake I made. I was thrilled to death. All that worrying for nothing. Yes! Yes! Yes! I still wasn't completely happy with that outer skirt, but that stuff is nasty to work with. She seemed happy with the results. At this point I'm not complaining.

Carmen had made an appointment with a photographer to have our "Four Generations of Women" picture taken. I will try my luck at posting whenever I get my copy. Gioia is just the cutest thing. She has big blue eyes and and the cutest smile and is just gorgeous. I know, I'm G-grandma, but when you see, you will agree she is just plain cute. The photographer was Ed Lausch and he really enjoyed doing this for us. He couldn't get over how well behaved her two children are. Lots of pics were taken. Even some with Dan, Lu Ann and the two kids. Those will be treasured photo's some day. They should be on Lausch's website about Wednesday. The username is Coston, and the password is the date. I'm not too sure how he does that, if there are dashes or just the numbers. I guess we'll find out.

I think Sunday night we are all going bowling. I don't bowl, so I will just visit. Dan and Lu Ann are taking Carmen and kids to the airport on Tuesday and then they will go home from there. A very busy time, but am enjoying it emensely. I always enjoy it when they are here.