Thursday, April 26, 2007

the real william update

well, I guess I didn't really give the lowdown on what happened to William. For those of you who know William, you may know that when he turns sideways, you can't see him! He is tall and SKINNY. Last week, when he was playing flag football, it got a little physical and he tackled a soccer buddy. Unfortunately, the buddy's shoulder and William's spleen connected. William ended up in the ICU at the hospital in Monroe, GA. He was there for a couple of days, then was a patient of the regular floor. He was watched very carefully, with many blood draws, an IV, 3 CT scans and lots of vital signs! The best part for everyone was no surgery! While he was in the hospital and had to stay mostly in bed, we watched TV, read books, and played scrabble. William even won! He got to go home on Wednesday morning and I flew home on Thursday. Even though the hospital would not have been my choice for a vacation, it was nice spending time with William. Angela and Jeremy came and hung out with us. We even got some cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory, thanks to Matu and Poppy, Katie and Josh. And all the nurses and other staff at the hospital were great!

William was very proud of his legs while he was at the hospital. He had just created the checkerboard look because the soccer team was going to state. As you can guess, everyone noticed...

Sunday, April 22, 2007

update on william

Well, it was nice of William to wait on me to be on my way to GA before he decided to be admitted to the hospital. Luckily, I was part way there and even though I had decided to come on home if I was unable to get a flight out of NY, I trudged on. I managed to be on 3 airplanes and 2 taxi cabs. Not my idea of a good time! Luckily, I had help. Thanks to some people I met along the way. Thanks, Suzanne, Timothy and Derrick for your help in getting me to GA. It was quite the adventure.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

A tribute to Aunt Suzy and Aunt Fanny

For anyone who can walk all day in these kinds of shoes, a tribute is deserved. Many times, I saw Aunt Suzy and Aunt Fannie in these shoes doing things arounds the house, wearing dresses, just like all the ladies of that era did. After wearing these shoes, I was foot-sore and somewhat weary!! So hats off to you, Aunt Suzy and Aunt Fanny, and to the countless other women who spent many years in these types of shoes!!!

Monday, April 09, 2007

and the snow came back

Maybe it will be spring soon. At least the kids enjoyed the snow....

I worked the weekend and was privileged to assist with 2 great births! Sometimes, when things are so rough, it is hard to remember why I do what I do, or why I should continue on with school. Thanks to those families for letting me be a part of their experience! I learn something each time I am a part of someone's birth or new family time.