Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I'm Back

Hi Everyone,

First of all I want to thank Ness for guest blogging for me. She did a great job!

Sorry that I have been out of touch, but things around here have been on the crazy side. Dad got out of the hospital last Saturday evening. He has inflammation of the pancreas so he is on a very strict low fat to no fat diet. In addition to that since his pancreas is acting up his liver is also ticked off so he has too much ammonia, which they are treating with medicine. They think that a lot of this started because of his low O2, so he is now on oxygen 24/7, the good news though is that makes him feel a lot better. Dad still can’t drive and won’t be able to for at least a month, but I told him that I would be happy to take him anyplace he needs to go. Of course, he didn’t like that too much, but I told him to think of it as pay back for all the times he had to haul me around when I was in high school which made him laugh. Today Mom is going to take him on a surprise trip for their anniversary. They have portable O2 and are going to relax and have some fun. Mom decided to take FMLA so that she could take Dad to all of his appointments and everything, so she isn’t working right now.

I think that catches you up on everything but me. I heard back from the dentist office and she decided not to hire anyone right now but did refer me to another dentist, a specialist that she refers patients to, who is opening up a second office. Hopefully something will work out. Other than that I’ve been trying to take it easy since I have come down with a terrible sinus infection. It is the results of my allergies since something is blooming that set me off. I’m on medicine and a antibiotic and will be fine in a few days.

Hope all is well for you. Please continue to keep John, Hallie, CJ & Conner in your prayers as John recovers from surgery.


Laura ~Peach~ said...

welcome back you were missed!

Kellan said...

Glad you're back. Sorry about the one dentist job. Hope your dad is doing okay now - poor thing.

See you later - Kellan

Kellan said...

Hi Steph - I hope you are doing well and having a good weekend. Hope your father is okay and your mother. Take care and I'll see you soon - Kellan

Laura ~Peach~ said...

been thinking about you each day hope all is well , miss you
Hugs Laura

Pam said...

Just stopping in to say you are on my mind. Hope things are looking up down there.

kimmy said...

Welcome back! I've been away for a while and am just getting back too! I have a lot to catch up on!