First of all. . .
An update on Joan & Kathleen. I don’t think I had gotten to blog that shortly after Joan was put into the hospital, Kathleen came down with a fever. Here is the update from Daddy/Husband Mike as of today:
Joan had her finger x-rayed yesterday, and the results were not what we hoped for. The infection did compromise her bone, and so she is in for a much longer treatment. It will be an additional 3 weeks from today on the antibiotics. The good news is that she continues to do well and is eating and gaining weight. I don’t know what else might be in store for her, so please pray for her healing and that we find our way to the easiest road to recovery.
Kathleen was admitted to Women’s Hospital of Texas last night. Her own infection turned out to be the same MRSA staph, and when she went to her doctor yesterday, they took one look at her and made arrangements for her to be admitted. When we got to the Women’s Hospital, they had a bed ready for her and her doctor saw her immediately. Again, upon examination he called for a CAT scan and asked a specialist to come in and examine her that night, rather than waiting for the morning. When the specialist came in, he examined her and liked what he saw, so they put her on antibiotics. The CT scan revealed that she has an abscess that they need to address. It will be a couple of days before they know what course of action they need to take. Please pray for her speedy recovery.
As we can all imagine–and some of us have experienced first hand–having a baby or child in the hospital is bad enough without you having to be in a different hospital altogether while you have ANOTHER child at home. Please, DO pray for Mike, Kathleen, Joan, and Patrick and all of those taking care of them during this more than trying time.
Secondly, our computer is dead. . .died. . .dead. We are hoping to recover some of the stuff to dump onto a new hard drive–kind of like an organ donor I suppose–but I can’t blog from home and history had shown that once I blog from school, they will block my access to this. I’m shooting the works today.
Third, as has gone the computer, so has one of our chickens. Rainbow and Heart joined our family 5 1/2 years ago, and this morning Tony found that one of them (as we’ve never been able to tell them apart) has gone to her great reward. This is old in chicken years. We’ve not yet told the children, so please send kind, uplifting thoughts our way as we have to break the news after school.
Moving right along, I’m (so far) loving teaching 8th grade. I am sure that there will be trying times (like grading 150 essays), but so far, the kids are good–even the ones that are frequent fliers in the A/P office–and I’m enjoying my new team.
And, finally, what has to be undone and redone has still not yet begun at the house site. What with the rain, etc. the company has not been able to complete the slab at another home, which means that haven’t been able to work on ours. This is tiny compared to bone infiltration by a drug resistant form of staph, and I know it, but I wanted to keep you all informed.
If I’ve not commented on your blog–it’s ’cause I can’t get to it. I miss you. Truly I do.