First of all, thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. Saturday was just a day that shouldn't have happened at all...my ex father in law is in the same nursing home as my dad was and I hadn't been there in 7 years since my dad died. I agreed to go with my daughters and once I hit the door, the memories came back and it was enough to cause screaming nightmares Saturday night.
Kiereney handed me a letter from the 2nd opinion neurosurgeon on Saturday that we saw and in a nutshell, he's not holding out a lot of hope for the programmable shunt surgery but hoping it will be a stepping stone to reinflate her ventricles so a shunt can be put into her head. Facing one more surgery was mind boggling enough...facing one that is not expected to work so a third might possibly work came totally out of the blue.
Katie does not travel well. She vocalizes in a key not even on the scale. And vocalizes. Add that to crosswinds like you wouldn't believe on the interstate on the way home and it was a Saturday night to try to forget.
I spent the afternoon with Kathy and she is not doing well at all. I walked in and saw the boys toys laying out right where they left them and it was all I could do not to cry. I don't know what the resolution will be but Carter's birthday is in a week and I'm hoping they allow Kathy to see the boys. It sounds like the other grandparents have them all of the time as Abbey works 2-10 and Mike, their father, keeps the chair cushion in his living room warm and does nothing.
So Saturday just was one thing after another and I just wanted to close the door behind it.
We are adjusting to a new lifestyle and this dog doesn't learn new tricks well. But love is a funny thing and no matter what is happening, if you have love in your live, it just makes everything tolerable. And I have a lot of love in mine.
Kelli is going to see Kiereney on Friday and I think Roger and I are going to spend the weekend in our recliners with our laptops(that was another thing..Roger's laptop went belly side up and through the grace of God and a wonderful online forum with a guy who just wouldn't quit until we had it going, we were able to get his computer going again for free) and catch up with everything. Being behind on my blogs and friends makes me crazier than ever. I feel like I've been such a bad blog friend to all of you in not staying up to date on your lives and I plan to catch up this weekend.
I have a Dr. apt this afternoon and those are never good. Roger can't go as he is Katie sitting and I don't do well standing up for myself on my needs.
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for being such great friends. Love you-mean it!