Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My new toy!!!

I am so excited!! I finally got one of those nice cameras that I can capture every little thing that my boys do. I think they are loving it just as much as me. Things have been really busy and that is why I haven't been writing a lot. Two weeks ago, my dad got put into the hospital with clogged arteries in his left leg. On March 11, 2009, he had emergency surgery to unclog the arteries in his leg because it was turning black. (no blood flow) After the surgery, the arteries clogged immediately. Friday, March 13, 2009 he had another surgery to put a graph (new artery) in his leg. The graph was made out of gortex and it extended down his entire leg. We thought the problem was fixed at this point. All day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, he was doing wonderful. I left the hospital Sunday around 6:00 pm and came home. Approximately 9:00 PM, the doctor called and told me to come back to the hospital because his arteries were clogged again and there was nothing else they could do for his leg. It was decided the on Monday morning, March 16, 2009 he would have his leg amputated. That surgery went well and his recovery went well that day. On Thursday, March 19th, he was moved to Waccamaw Hospital to go to Rehab to learn how to do daily things on his own with one leg. (about 2 weeks)After about 3-4 months when his leg is healed, he will get fitted for a prosthetic leg. He will then go back to Rehab to learn to maneuver around on his new leg. Throughout the entire thing, he has been so positive and it amazes me to watch him with his faith. Life has been busy because I have been at the hospital everyday since it happened and I am getting tired. I miss my boys but they have been so understanding. Thanks for letting me vent a little (No kidding, a lot!!). Here are some updated pictures from my new camera.












6 comments:

Josie Thames said...

Those boys get cuter every time I see them! Listen, I know that this has been such a stressful time for you, but I am so proud of you for stepping up to take care of your daddy.

Claire said...

I am so sorry to hear about all that your daddy has had to go through. We are praying for ya'll and will be glad to keep those sweet boys anytime. My boys would love it!

Corey & Gretchen said...

I'm sorry to hear that your Dad had his leg amputated but glad to hear that he's doing well now. We'll be praying for him and that his rehab would go well. BTW, Love the pics!! Don't you just love that camera??

amyop said...

Catherine I am sorry about your dad:( I will be praying for you!

Congrats on the camera It makes a world of difference! I can't get over Matthew's hair what a cutie! They have changed so much!

Amber & Matt said...

Catherine, I just read this post. I am sorry to hear what your dad has had to go through. I hope his rehab has been successful and he is managing very well. You all will be in my prayers!

amyop said...

I've Been thinking of you! Need to come and visit! Much Love! AMyp