Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Progress Report


Today, my sister, Joel and I went to have breakfast with my dad. He is doing so well getting rehabilitated so that he can have his aortic valve replaced. He has physical and occupational therapy each day and he gets three delicious square meals a day plus snacks. The staff is so friendly and helpful, I am just so thankful for God's direction in getting him in there and the help he is getting he would not have been able to get at home even with a visiting nurse.

My mom is still in the hospital and is having another paracentesis to remove more fluid from her abdomen. I was at work yesterday and the doctor that did her paracentesis also works at my hospital so when he came to work he let me know how things went. He was able to remove 2 liters of fluid and will be removing more today or tomorrow. She has a new liver specialist and we are very happy with him. Praise God for that favor.


I can also add another rung in my ladder for my 2009 organization resolution.......yah me! I went with my sister to Home Depot to purchase shelves for my laundry room. The shelves fit very nicely behind the hot water tank and will serve the purpose of holding clean folded clothes until the kids are able to put them away. This has cut down on piles of clean clothes sitting on the dryer waiting to be folded. It also frees up laundry baskets that can hold clothes needing to be washed instead of leaving them on a pile on the floor in the laundry room. It is so nice to see my laundry room floor....aahhhhhh!






12 comments:

Debbie said...

I'm so glad to read that your parents appear to be stable now. I'm sure your mom will feel relieved to have that much fluid removed. And your dad looks pretty good. Hang in there Lisa. Your blogging friends are praying for you.

tollesons4him said...

What a wonderful picture of you, Joel and your dad. So thankful he is doing much better. I pray that things will get better for your mom it will get better.

Beth in NC said...

Awwww, Lisa your Dad looks so much better. Bless his sweet heart!

And woo hoo about your shelves! Amazing how a little organization can get a wife excited! It doesn't take much to make us happy.

Love!
b

momstheword said...

I am glad to hear that your dad is getting better and that they are able to do some more stuff to help your mom!

I like your idea of shelves. I am all for making life easier!

He And Me + 3 said...

so glad to hear that your dad is getting better and that your mom is getting better care. Keep us posted.

Under the Florida Sun said...

Yea! So happy your dad and mom are doing well. Thank you for updating us!
Congrats on the organizing! I know how fun and gratifying that can feel!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

I am so glad your dad is doing better. May he continue to heal. I am glad your mother is being treated better.

I love the picture of the 3 of you! And the shelves. I love getting better organized even if I don't do it well!

Alicia said...

Hi Lisa!

Oh, that is wonderful news!!! Your dad looks really good!! Glad to hear about your mom and her doctor!

I like the shelves! Good idea there!

HUGS,
Alicia

McCrakensx4 said...

Thanks for the update on your parents. Continuing to lift them up in prayer. I need some organization...send some my way, will ya! Great job!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Wow - I wonder if my laundry room has a floor, too. :)

Glad to hear your dad is doing well. Still keeping your parents in my prayers.

Denise said...

Praise God for keeping His hands on your parents. I love you.

Debra said...

Lisa...

The pic is amazing. Your Dad looks remarkable for what he has been through. Thanks for the updates. We will keep praying, my friend.

Happy Wednesday to you!