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May 16, 2011

A jar of marbles...

We were hoping to visit Peepaw on Thursday, but he wasn't feeling that well after the Wednesday surgery and he had nurses and doctors checking on him doing tests and stuff every 20 minutes!!! In the evening, when things calmed down, I thought we would go, but...

Olivia learned how to ride a 2-wheeler on Monday, so everyday we've been going for bike rides around the neighborhood together. Rob decided to pump their bike tires up (that thing plugs into the cigarette lighter) and left the ignition on...so the battery was dead. So, we played marbles instead!
The next day (Friday) we went to visit Peepaw and Grammie...all is well. He showed us the "hole" in his stomach, where the pump is going in...
He is getting medication or placebo via the pump and the other as pills taken orally. It's a study, so the medication is free and everyone is taking good care of him... This will be a more effective way of giving him this medication to help with Parkinson's, it will make it more consistent, no lulls between doses. We all love him so much and want him to feel better!

At church on Sunday, we read John 5:1-15 (the story of the Paralytic, which I find appropriate, considering my dad's health). We made a huge card for him, lots of children and adults drew pictures, traced their hand and wrote messages to him.

4 comments:

Michelle M. said...

I pray these new meds will work wonders for him. The girls look so happy to be with their peepaw. (They are both so beautiful!)

elizabeth said...

keeping my lampada lit for your father!

Valerie said...

I am so glad to hear your father is feeling better after his surgery. It's so tough to have an ailing family member. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers for his speedy recovery.
x, Val

Anna said...

So glad to hear that your father is getting new meds; very best wishes for good results! Parkinson's is a hard thing for families - my very dear grandfather wasn't diagnosed for years. Grandparents are so special - thinking of you all :)