Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fall Festival Time!

We are all still surviving here. Last week was rough, but God sustained us and for that we are grateful. Ellie is recovering well. Food has become a battle now because she feels well enough to eat what we are eating, but of course she can't. We are now trying to feed her before everyone else eats and that has helped some. She is sleeping well at nap and night time and only wakes up once or twice. Overall I think she has done very well.

Fulton had another bout of the kidney stone pain yesterday. Thankfully the pain medicine did help, and he was better by bedtime. The doctor (urologist) on Thursday said the stone was at the bottom of the urinary tract and should be in the bladder soon. He has a 92% chance of passing it on his own. The worst of the pain should be over. We are scheduled to see a nephrologist on Tuesday to hopefully identify the cause of the stones so that we can prevent them in the future. Lots of lab work was done a few weeks ago and all the results are back so we are anxious to hear the results. Thanks so much for the comments of concern and offers of prayer. Also, a big thanks to Lita for coming to help on Wed. and to friends who have brought meals. I haven't cooked since we came home Wednesday. Also, a big thank you to Mary Beth who had Ethan for an afternoon last week. What a blessing all of you are to our family. Thank you all!!!

This year we had 3 cheerleaders, 1 football player, Buzz Lightyear, and one hippy. Ellie wanted to be held by Daddy so David squatted in the back w/ Ellie. That's why you can barely see her! Oh well, she did pretty well considering Friday was only 3 days after surgery.

Trunk or Treat at church. Ellie and I stayed in the car to hand out candy while the rest of the bunch collected quite a bit of loot!


Cousin Sheri said...

Love the pics!I recognize Granny's yard-did she tell you I took out some shrubbery while I was visiting?
Praying for some answers tomorrow for Fulton.

Bobby and Jennifer Barbee and family said...

Praying for all of you.... I've been reading, just been too busy to post. Keep me updated on Fulton. Looking foward to seeing you soon.

Danny and Rebecca said...

How precious to see these pictures!! Can't wait to hear how today went with the nephrologist.
love, Rebecca