Monday, February 22, 2010

A Hard Day for Jack

Yesterday at church, we had a wonderful service to install our new senior pastor. It was a hard day for Jack though. During the children's sermon he had a bad seizure and hit his head on the floor. He was seated on the carpet, so at least he didn't fall.

It was also our first day to take CAYLIE to church with us. She was very good in church and was blessed during communion. A luncheon followed the service and CAYLIE was well behaved under the table while we ate. Jack wanted to walk with his cane to visit with everyone. He was walking with a couple of friends and suddenly fell with a seizure. He had on his helmet fortunately. He was unresponsive for 7 or 8 minutes.

He slept and rested on the couch the rest of the day and ate only a few bites for supper.

This morning he was quite chipper and told me he felt better. I have a sense of urgency for some reason. We need to finish our testing at Duke so we can decide if surgery is an option.

We are scheduled with hematology on March 10th. A couple of things in his bloodwork were low and affect clotting.

The doctors at Duke have been very good so far, so we hope for help with his seizures soon.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

"One of the blondes"

So, until we hear back from Dr. Mikati at Duke, there's not much to report. We may need further testing before a decision is made about surgery. We'll keep you posted.

Meanwhile, when I came home tonight, I was looking through Jack's schoolwork and found what looked like a card decorated in crayon. It was inscribed: To Jack from Hayley. I asked Jack who Hayley was and his reply was.... and I quote.. "Oh, she's one of the blondes". Not kidding. This child has had a thing for blondes since he was 2. Doesn't matter if they are 2 years old or 50 years old, human or canine. Blonde will do. It's hilarious. I will never forget one of the first times we went to a restaurant when we first got him and he was sitting in a high chair. When a blonde waitress walked by, he actually turned his head both ways to get a good look at her! Watch out ladies. This one will steal your heart.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Prayers for Owen

Please read this unbelievable story recently published in the Charlotte Observer. It hits close to home for us.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The next Jim Abbott

Many of you may remember the incredible Major League pitcher a few years back that was born without a right hand. Jim Abbott was truly an inspiration to watch. He would throw the ball and shift the glove from his right forearm to his left hand in one motion, ready to field the ball if necessary. He was actually a very good pitcher. Incredibly, he pitched a no hitter for the Yankees in 1993. He now currently works as motivational speaker.

Well, we may have our own little "Jim Abbott" on our hands on our Wii system. When Jack and I play baseball on Wii, I can't seem to hit him when he's pitching. His batting is improving and I'm afraid he's going to be trouncing Dad before too long. He varies his pitches so much that I can't put two hits together and score any runs. Most of our games end in scoreless ties! Like I said, when he starts hitting the ball, I'm in big trouble.

Guess I'd better start practicing when he's in bed.