Sunday, December 14, 2008

12/14/2008




Thanks for all the advice we have gotten on managing Carol's pain. Keep it coming. So what has happened in the last week or so. Carol got her teeth cleaned. Something she always enjoys. She has been able to make it out and complete her Christmas shopping in a couple trips. Her prosthesis(s) seem to be fitting much better, and she has been getting around much better again. Most of her family was here over the weekend, and it's always nice for her to have them all around. Chloe is getting super excited for the holiday it seems. The tree, decorations, and now snow are bringing it all together for her. There are lots of cool things anonymous people have been doing for us the past couple weeks. If you read this, thank. Back to Carol. Her hair, seems to have stopped falling out, and is growing back...I think. Her left arm from the previous surgery, looked to be almost healed, but a very small area of the incision from the surgery, has not quite healed as I think maybe it should have, and I think she needs to have it looked at again. Her right hip is all but healed up. No changed visually. Her skin seems to be smoothing from her grafts pretty well, and pain around those areas seems to be diminishing a little. Hopefully she will have a bump up in energy for walking and the such soon. Spirit wise she is doing ok. This time of year is tough not being able to see, for her. Plus her brother who passed away, his birthday was on xmas day. Up's and down's as expected.

18 comments:

Kat said...

Scott,,, Thanks so much for the update. I am one of many you don'y know who checks on your family regularly. Happy to hear things are progressing, even though I'm sure it must feel slow going at times. You will all continue to be in my prayers, especially Carol, as she contiunes to adjust to what all these changes mean for her. Much love and hope your holidays are wonderful, Kat

Erica said...

Thank you for the news, Scott. The pictures are great to see! Your 3 girls could not look more beautifully alike. I kept meaning to call this week but my house doesn't seem to slow down until it seems way too late for you guys. Know that I am thinking of you guys!

KariAnne Deines and Benny Clark said...

Carol, love your hair cut. Always love seeing the pictures! Sounds like you guys are all set for a great Christmas and that the holidays are going pretty well!

Luv and hugs! kari

Stephanie said...

You look great, Carol. Thanks for the update, Scott. Miss you guys.

Stephanie

Laura Solomon said...

Scott, thank you so much for the updates and letting us know how Carol is. I just wanted to mention ((YOU)). Although I only know you through the blog, I wanted to tell you what an amazing man ((you)) must be, a good husband and father too. Ampong Carol's recent blessings of recovery, renewed health and hope, tell her an old happily married lady with 9 kids in Michigan says how fortunate she is to have you. I am sure she knows :>)

Carol looks amazing and I am so happy things are movin' along...

Thank you for the photos, I really must get to scrapbooking them.

Happy (almost) Christmas,
Laura Solomon

naturegrams said...

Dearest Carol and Scott, You don't know me, but I follow your blog constantly and you are always in my prayers. Thank you so much for keeping your post updated. I love reading it. You are all an amazing family, and I wish you all the very best. Merry Christmas to you. Love and hugs, Susan Perri

bjdinkins said...

Scott, I was beginning to worry because your update was overdo. I check your blog first thing every morning. Here is a retired school teacher from Missouri who thinks about you and the family daily. Hang in there...Betsy

Pauline said...

Happy Holidays-I am so grateful for the updates, feel awful have not had a chance to connect and talk to Carol. The girls look beautiful as always. Send her my love and tell her I am always thinking of her. I know this time of year has to be hard for her, but there is so much to be thankful for. I wish you and the family the best.
Luv
Pauline

Just call me Mommy said...

Hi. I dont normally comment, but I do check your blog every day for updates. I am glad your family is getting along ok. Please know that there are a lot of us out here that think about you all, and pray for you.

Kellie said...

Thank you for the update and pictures Scott. Our thoughts are with you this holiday season.
Love, the walgreens

Engrained Emotions said...

Your wife and daughters are beautiful. Carol has a spirit that radiates thru her eyes. What a beautiful lady. Thanks for sharing her story!

Ally Van Leuvan said...

We appreciate the update, Scott! Please give Carol a big squeeze from us! Thinking of you guys.

Love,

Ally & Pete

Carol said...

I too, follow your blog and keep you in my prayers. I attend the same church as Con and Lorie. Many of us have been praying and it is such a blessing to hear the updates. God is good!

Your family is so beautiful!

lisa said...

So great to see Carol in the comfort of her home spending time with the girls this Christmas season. What a year it has been. I love and miss you soooo much Carol.

ama said...

Scott, I am a stranger who followed a link for thoughts and prayers and you and Carol have been in mine. You may find some of the information in the following link useful. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/06/30/080630fa_fact_gawande?currentPage=all

marie bailey said...

Thanks Scott for the updates! Praying and thinking of you guys always. Praying you'll all have a very Merry Christmas with all the joy this season brings!

Love and Hugs,
Marie

kellie_dayton said...

Scott and Carol,
You dont know me either, but I do follow your blog. I am amazed at the way you keep going. I am sure it must be very hard and discouraging at times. I cant even imagine. You two are amazing. Our prayers are with you. I admire the way you care for each other.
Kellie D

Bryn and Blaine said...

Merry Christmas Carol. I am thinking of you and your family. Hope you enjoy the holiday season.
Love Bryn