Sunday, October 25, 2009
Anniversary Flower Challenge
For the celebration of our year, this incredible image was offered (http://www.flickr.com/photos/33068808@N06/3927610615/). The interpretations have ben stunning! And I wouldn't have missed an opportunity to add my own congratulations to the group with my attempt.
THANK YOU, Gerry and Bill, for helping us all to grow in friendship and ability! Here's to year 2!!!
Medical Update: Fortunately, we live only a short distance from our local hospital, so I can come home throughout the day to do some needed chores, relax with a bit of painting, nap. Thusfar, Mike is holding his own. They had brought in an operating team yesterday, ready for surgery. But the surgeon noted that Mike's infection has been responding positively to the antibiotics and the tenderness has decreased. Though there is risk involved and he is being monitored closely, they are opting to wait until Monday to drain the abscess, and then evaluate when the surgery will occur. Mike is on high doses of antibiotics and pain meds, and hasn't eaten or had anything to drink since Tuesday. He's in a great deal of discomfort, but his decision to have a single surgery rather than two, though chancey and dangerous, was thought a fair decision by the surgeon, and one, the doctor told us, he would have made himself. I cannot thank you enough for your prayers and thoughts.
Mom is doing better, and my sisters and I are planning to see her shortly.
My deepest gratitude -- truly.