Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - Update

Did you like to watch me jumping? Jumping in just my diaper is my favorite.

Olivia slowly seems to be getting over her cold. She still has a bit of a runny nose, but seems fine otherwise. Hopefully, it won't be enough to keep her from having her strabismus surgery on Thursday. Wow, I am so nervous about that. She can't eat anything after midnight and her surgery is not until 11:30 am. That's almost 12 hours of not eating!! She can have water, juice or Pedialyte until 5:30 am, but do I really want to wake her up for that? We plan on keeping her up (or waking her back up) for one more bottle around midnight. She usually takes her last bottle at 8:30 pm. We are all going to be an emotional wreck that day. And, that's just getting her to the surgery. I'm completely nervous about the surgery and recovery. I don't want to see her back on a ventilator. . .even if it's only for a short time. I know it's a fairly routine surgery, but I just want it over with.

I also ask that you keep my dad in your prayers as he searches for new employment. He was with the same company for over 30 years, but the last 5 years have been difficult as the industry has changed so much. He works in the auto collision industry as a painter. Sometimes I don't know why he'd want to work in a hot, un-airconditioned shop around any and every kind of person, but he loves what he does. To him, it is an art form and a skill. . . .so much more than just a job. Doesn't anybody appreciate that anymore? If your car was in the shop, wouldn't you want someone who takes pride in their work instead of someone who doesn't know what they're doing and does it as fast as possible? The last shop he worked at closed down last month after promises of a new shop. Please pray that he finds something soon and that he is able to continue doing what he loves to do. So, I guess my whole family needs extra prayers this week.


Kerry said...

I know firsthand what a great job your dad does on cars! He fixed my RX8 a few years ago (boyfriend driving the car without permission, car in front of him kicked up something that landed on my hood, left a nice gouge in the paint, etc). I swear it looked like nothing ever happened. Okay, okay so I'm too nice and can't let everyone think my boyfriend (Scott at the time) was being naughty. He actually had taken my car to wash it and it got hit on the way home.

Anyway, I will be thinking of you all this week especially. I know you're terribly nervous about Thursday but you are doing what is best for her. Olivia will be good as rain. Hmm...I may be mixing up my cliches. Yup. I googled it. I just combined "good as gold" with "right as rain". Well either way, Olivia is going to be just fine. :-)

We will all be anxiously awaiting news of her surgery. Talk to you soon. It was good emailing with you today!

Jazen said...

I will be praying for you. We have done that same surgery. For my son getting his tonsils out was a harder surgery. Know that you are doing what is best for her. Lots of prayers coming your way!

Heather @ A Boy, A Girl, A Pug said...

Just wanted you to know that we will be thinking of you tomorrow during her surgey.

Stacey said...

Hi, I found your blog via a friend of a friend and was immediately drawn to you and your family. My children are Olivia and Logan. I don't even know you but am praying for your family. I will continue to read your story, I only brushed the surface.
God Bless,