Saturday, January 17, 2009

1/17/09





Well I have been getting alot people asking about what's going on due to my lack of posting...apologies.. Been a rough couple week with her future surgery, and Safiya has been getting up every couple hours at night...so sleep for me has been at a minimum...especially this week. The inlaws are here giving me a break right ...which is great.

Carol is doing fairly well. She hasn't set the next surgery date for sure...but it will probably be in February. Plans have been made to keep her busy rehabbing after while she is healing with blind issues. Organizing things in the house, and putting certain sticky thing on everything to make them identifiable. Many other things on those lines. I have been busy on trying to find a house for us to live in/buy. WE rent now, and longterm no house at least here will be turn key for us. I think we can make anything work, but a specific bath and kitchen remodel would be nice wherever we end up.

No real health changes for Carol. Her finger from the burn is almost healed. She is still getting up on her legs although painful.
She has been having some visual changes. Her pupils aren't really dilated like they used to be for some reason. You know when you see a blind person, there pupils are always very dilated, as was Carol's. There are times she thinks she is seeing shadows, blues, and bright light. Who knows.

Safiya has started eating rice cereal and other stuff. She is getting much taller lately. She said dada for the first time on the 15th ( a couple days ago). More later.

18 comments:

deana6 said...

Just a stranger passing by to check on your family. I check your blog often to see how things are going. Thanks for sharing your life with me and giving us all the courage to just keep trying!

Jody and Eric said...

Another stranger passing by... Found your blog through cjane months ago and I still check periodically to see how your family's doing... I figure that you guys could use prayers no matter where or who they come from. I think that your wife's lack of vision must be so difficult for her, so I keep that aspect in my prayers more than anything. Good luck to you all.

~ Keara said...

Ditto on the stranger thing. I too found your blog through cjane's blog. I have you bookmarked and check frequently for updates. I wish there were more I could do from here than root for you and pray for your family, but please know that I am.

TrishaRitchieNC said...

Me, too, a stranger passing by. But, know that you have lots of prayers winging your way! You are never forgotten, Scott and Carol.

Val said...

I am also a stranger to you-but have been following your blog since November through cjane. I also am in the "rooting for-cheering section", and I hope you can get a glimpse of how many stranger-friends out here you have who are thinking of your family and praying for them.

Mom of two from Naperville, IL said...

I too am yet another stranger friend and found you through cjane. I check in each day for updates and pray for you and your family daily. I pray double for Carol and her pain issues and vision. By the way, your daughters are so darn adorable!!

Erica said...

The pictures are fantastic, Scott! Thank you! "Tinkerbell" looks like she had a good birthday. :) Hope you did as well. Thinking of you guys!

Camping Nanny said...

I also found you on Cjane. I check your blog often looking for updates. Think of you 4 very often. Wishing you the best.

Marlisa said...

Ditto on the cjane and stranger comments. Scott- why don't you contact Extreme Makeover Home Edition, you certainly are a deserving family. Good luck to you and you beautiful wife and beautiful girls.

Ashley said...

I love the new pics!! Im still sending prayers ya'lls way!!

Ally Van Leuvan said...

Hey Scott,

Thanks for the update. We are keeping Carol close in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,

Ally & Pete

Reenie said...

Hi....I'm another blog reader of CJane's....I' check in on you and Carol daily.

Scott ~ you're an amazing husband and father.

My continued thoughts and prayers are with you, Carol and your family.

Pauline said...

Hi guys-
Good luck with house hunting. Tell Carol I am still thinking of her and will try to call-i know things have been busy and we have not connected yet. Hope the surgeries go well. How's the new computer going?
Hugs and Prayers
Luv
Pauline

denae2 said...

Hi Scott, I attended EHS with you and few other family members.my prayers and thoughts are with you guys. You are an amazing person, father and husband.

JMF said...

thanks for posting - I am a complete stranger, but I think I speak for alot of people when I say that your story and your strength means so much to me.

marie bailey said...

Hi Scott & Carol,

Thanks for posting the new pictures and your new update. I'm sure it hasn't been easy and I'm sure you don't want to post, but as you can see by all the comments from strangers, you are all in our thoughts and prayers! I'm not sure what I'm trying to say, but know we who visit your blog are always praying and thinking about you all. I wish and pray there was more we could do and that all our prayers will be answered!!!

Love,
Marie

tixie said...

well, as long as we are all de-lurking! another stranger checking in - from cjane's blog... we are all pulling for you and your family! good work!

Scott & Carol Decker said...

thanks everyone!!