Monday, October 26, 2009

Press on Regardless!

Whatzzzz' Up? Yea, come on bring it on... 2009 can't end soon enough! This years has had more ups and downs than the elevator at city hall. Seriously, come on ya'll...from the onset of the president getting sworn into office and being nominated for the Nobel Prize less than 2 weeks afterwards to today...this year has been nothing more than a roller coaster ride. Bring on 2010 and the fun!!

Since my last posting, we sincerely have had a few obstacles to overcome. I will not lie about being as scared as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rockin' chairs...but it has happened this year. We are looking toward the future in every positive way and we will persevere in everyway! No worries here! I have always said, if you are not overcoming obstacles than you are not being challenged.

Our daughters, Emma (8) and Abigail (6), have had Type I diabetes for 2 and 2 1/2 years. We have ordered the Medtronic insulin pumps for them and will be attending the certified training course next week. We are very excited to be able to provide the pump technology to our daughters!! This technology has been proven success in obtaining better HbA1C levels which we look forward to for them. We have talked with many diabetic users of the Medtronic pump over the course of a year+. They have nothing more than praise and happiness to share with us regarding pump technology. Yea, it will take a little getting use to and overcoming the fact that they have a pump strapped to their side at all times. Please do not get me wrong, there will be moments that may be challenging but we feel the positives outweigh the negatives in everyway...everyday! The excitement in our house is measureable and you can feel it! There is no obstacle that will get in our way..."Press on regardless".

Beth is doing much better now that she is out of the hospital. She spent 4 full days at the 4 star hospital, William Beaumont last week. Talk about challenging...I will tell you all that if you are not praying should consider starting sooner than later. Prayer is very powerful andthe best kind of medicine. Our family has been certainly been blessed over the years in more ways than I can truly understand. Beth had been admitted for low levels of potassium and magnesium. Scary low 2.2. The average range is between 3.5 and 5.0. Unknown to us, when you drop your potassium level below 3.5, your heart really is effected in everyway. The risk of heart attack is increased. Over a course of 4 days the doctors tried to get her potassium level in the acceptable range. Finally on the 4th day they were satisfied with the outcome of potassium supplements and she was discharged at a level of 3.6. Still not 100%, Beth was relieved to be out of the hospital and back on the road to recovery. After a few emotional words, Beth promised not to get into the situation again without notification.

We will persevere and press on regardless.

Monday, July 13, 2009

praying for Uncle Jamie & watching our nieces

As we pray for Uncle Jamie in the hospital today as he asked the doctors to make him a little lighter, we have had a house full with Lakin, Jessa, Avery, Tyler, Baylee as well as our three children Emma, Abigail and Ryan. It has been a good thing and has been quite entertaining to say the least. They all have enjoyed swimming, playing dolls, breaking Uncle Todd's things as much as possible, squirting water in places they shouldn't, smearing ice cream on shirts, cutting their Barbies hair, and watching a little Dora all in one day! As things got a little settled later this afternoon, I looke dout our front window as our dog, Ozzie, and neighbors dog, Spike or "Sheppie" (according to Ryan), decided to mark their territory on my front lawn. All in all quite entertaining day!!

We just sat for a nice summer dinner that included one of Beth's best meals..."Tuna casserole salad" with lemonade and choclate ice cream cones for dessert!!

Even though we have been pretty busy today, we certaining have not lost sight of thinking and praying for Jamie in the hospital. God bless!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

emma's words

here are a few links that i like.

i hope you enjoy them too! if you have other links that you would like to pass on, please do...