Saturday, February 07, 2009

Rough Week

GB had surgery on her foot Tuesday morning, and then began to have stomach pain Wednesday morning. By Wednesday evening the pain had become severe and Loy took her to the ER at midnight. I joined them there 30 minutes later because we were thinking that Loy would need help getting GB back home afterwards. We sat in the ER all night long, and finally got a CAT scan at about 5:45 AM. Then the ER doctor came in and said that there was a small bowel obstruction and that he had called GB's doctor and he was on his way in. Dr. G arrived at about 7:30 and said that he REALLLLLY wanted to avoid surgery so he wanted her to have an NG tube put in to drain the contents of her stomach and just let "everything rest" to see if the problem would resolve itself without surgery.
And here we are! Still.
The problem is still not resolved, but, thankfully no surgery! Each day that passes, we are just so thankful for each small improvement and that she hasn't had to have sugery.
GB's pain level is slowly decreasing, but she is still struggling with a lot of nausea. I have been spending the nights with her to help with anything she needs help with. It's very hard to get to the bathroom because she is not supposed to put ANY weight on her right foot.
Kris and Loy have been spending most of the daytime hours up here. Sometimes some of GB's friends drop in and there are LOTS of wonderful pray-ers. And Susan has been bringing the most delicious breakfast tacos and juice every morning! Unasked, and unexpected. Such a sweet and helpful blessing.
Loy is feeling tired and may be getting sick!! OH NO! Yall, please pray for strength and wellness for Loy!
On the home front: Erinn has been milking Scarlett and Sprite in the mornings, and feeding little Paquito (bottle baby) all day long, as well as doing her regular chores. I've been getting home sometime before noon most days and so I have been doing the noon and evening milkings. I think the first day was the only day that I was unable to cook supper and do evening animal chores. Everything has gone really smoothly since then. Mooky is taking care of breakfasts, and keeping up with his part of the animal chores as well as his regular list of house work.
With me gone all night and Kris gone all day, we are very thankful for such good hard working capable kids! There are a few small areas that need to be worked on, but overall things have gone very smoothly. I heard a story from a friend recently who went to spend time with a dying relative and while she was gone, her kids just "fell to pieces". Didn't know how to wash clothes, feed themselves, or even wash dishes! She suddenly realized that doing everything for her kids was doing them NO favour!
I am using GB's laptop, and the hospital has wireless internet. I didn't think of doing this until today, but I did get 3 cotton dish cloths crocheted! They don't look anything near as nice as the ones Kiwi and Halcy knit, but they'll do for washing dishes.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Oh Boy...

I was going to meet Halcyon in Fredericksburg today but she called me to say it wouldn't really work out well for her to do it today after all. Which was really fine with me because I can do it whenever is convenient for her. Considering that she has 4 little ones, it's a lot harder to her to work that out than it is for me. Since I was really needing groceries I was thinking I'd just go get them in Kerrville and that would be a good chance to stop by to check on GB who just had foot surgery.
I started getting ready to go at noon - bottle baby little Johnny (aka Paquito) must be fed, Sprite must be milked because she has too much milk to wait until evening, lunch must be fixed, etc, etc. During all this Erinn started to have a melt down and Kris offered to go get the groceries for me! I'm sure he thought that'd be easier than dealing with the many things needing to be done here!! LOL - no, just kidding. He did it out of the goodness of his heart. And since he'll be in town anyway he thought of a couple more places he could put in an application.
Erinn has been nauseous off and on again like she was for months on end last year. And has been acting puny all day, so we've decided to take her off gluten for a month to see if it helps her any. She hopes it won't help because she LOVES her pasta every single day. And she doesn't care for GF pasta.
NAME GAME: I had a list of all the wonderful ideas that were emailed to me regarding names and I LOST it in an illegal shutdown procedure.

So, instead of rounding up all those names again, I will just tell you the names we picked.

Four Mile Golden Treasure
for Maggie's girl, and we'll call her Treasure.
Erinn will call her Vanilla. :o)
Four Mile Something Sparrow for Rio's girl.
Still need some help with the Something part. ;o)

Thanks everyone for all the wonderful suggestions! There will be more babies coming so we might still use some of those names. One doe is due this month, and the last two are due in May.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Name the Kids!


White Hawk doe kid
(mostly gold with a little white)

We'll just call the boys Brownie, Bozo, Spot, and Dot. Or, whatever.
BUT, we need girl names! So, here's how to enter the contest:
Pick a name for the 2 doe kids below - try to choose a name that kind of goes along with one or the other of the parents names, or a name that goes along with a theme farther back in the pedigree. Click on the parent's names to see their pedigree. Send me an email or leave a comment telling me what you think the kids should be named.

Vision Forum is having a sale!

January Clearance is over, but there is some good stuff coming up in February!