24 September 2009

Time to Catch Up

Our newest granddaughter has arrived! She was born last Thursday, 17 September 2009. She is healthy and beautiful, of course. Our daughter and son-in-law decided on a home birth with a nurse midwife (and her assistant). They all worked together and things went well. Mother and father are doing great. I am limiting details due to the lack of security of the internet and the fact that this is an open blog. But we are so excited for this little family. Ask us details anytime and we will oblige with more gushing than you will probably want to endure. =}

Ford is doing well, also. He is working full days, riding his recumbent tricycle to and from work, working out most days at noon with his frisbees, and back to full service in his Temple responsibilities. He is looking really good.

Follow-up tests begin 12 October 2009 with an EGD (endoscopy). We are waiting to hear when the PET scan is scheduled, but we are guessing that it will be between the 16th & 19th of October. Ford's appointment with Dr. Glenn is 20 October 2009. We are praying and hoping that all news is good.

We received a surprise on Monday. It was found that I have a DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis, ie., blood clot) behind my right knee. And then found that I also have a PE (Pulmonary Embolism, ie., blood clot in the lung) in my right lung. There is evidently no sure way to determine how long I have had these, but the estimate is about two weeks. The good news is that I am receiving good treatment to resolve the situation. I did have a room with a great view at UVRMC for about 15 hours. The staff of the ER, Radiology, and 7th floor were excellent!! I have been treated very well.

Ford is kind and attentive. He is a good caregiver. Now we get to give each other daily Lovenox injections (he gets double duty giving me 2xdaily). He has a nice touch and I appreciate that he seeks no retribution.

I am really quite unsure why our lives have been so eventful, but am very grateful for the enormous amount of blessings we are receiving. We appreciate all the love and support.

08 September 2009

Ford's B-day

Today is Ford's 55th birthday! We are so grateful that he is healthy and alive to celebrate. This morning we were in Yellowstone. Tonight we are back in Provo. We stopped in Rexburg midday to drop off our youngest daughter for her second year at BYU-Idaho.

We spent four days in Yellowstone. It was a much needed and enjoyed vacation. We will elaborate a little more during the next few days. For now, suffice it to say, God has created a very beautiful world!

P.S. And tomorrow we might, just maybe, have a new grandchild.

Life is good.