KATHY'S CROCHET CABIN

KATHY'S CROCHET CABIN

Friday, December 25, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS

I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A BLESSED AND MERRY CHRISTMAS. MAY YOU BE SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES. MAY THERE BE TONS OF LOVE AND LAUGHTER.
REMEMBER, JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON.
LOVE AND PRAYERS,
KATHY

Monday, December 21, 2009

DR. VISIT

WE WENT TO SEE THE SURGEON TODAY. WE GO BACK THE 4TH TO FIND OUT WHEN TIM HAS SURGERY, AROUND THE MIDDLE OF JAN. THE TWO DR.'S HAVE TO GET TOGETHER AND FIND OUT WHEN BOTH ARE FREE AT THE SAME TIME. IT WILL TAKE SIX HOURS AND TWO SURGEONS TO MAKE TIM AS GOOD AS NEW AGAIN.
THE ANEURYSM IS AT THE STUMP OF THE AORTA ( NEAR THE VALVE). THEY WILL USE AN ARTIFICIAL VALVE WITH A SECTION OF THE AORTA ARTERY ALREADY ATTACHED. THEN REDO ONE BY-PASS THAT IS BLOCKED. I THINK HE SAID SOMETHING ABOUT ANOTHER ARTERY, JUST NOT SURE. I THOUGHT IT WAS THREE THINGS BUT TIM AND I WERE TALKING ON THE WAY HOME AND WE THINK HE SAID SOMETHING ABOUT FOUR THINGS. WE WILL FIND OUT ON THE 4TH.
HE TALKED US THROUGH IT SO WE COULD UNDERSTAND. HE EVEN HAD A HEART THAT HE OPENED UP TO SHOW US WHERE INSIDE THE HEART HE WOULD BE WORKING ON. ASKED US THREE OR FOUR TIMES IF WE HAD ANY QUESTIONS, WE DIDN'T, WE KNEW WHAT TO EXPECT. BUT NOW I'LL ASK HIM ONE MORE TIME JUST WHAT HE'S GOING TO DO. I THINK I WAS USING ALL MY ENERGY BEING STRONG AND MISSED SOMETHING. HE SAID WE COULD CALL BUT I THINK IT CAN WAIT. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS NEEDED NO MATTER WHAT.
I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING THIS YEAR I'M JUST NOT IN THE MOOD. I'M JUST THANKFUL I HAVE GOD IN MY LIFE , TIM AND FOR OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
I'M SORRY I DON'T POST A LOT NOW. I'M SPENDING ALL THE TIME I CAN WITH TIM. BUT I DO SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS.
I WILL TRY TO POST WHAT FEW THINGS I'VE MADE SOON.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

ANOTHER HOSPITAL STAY

WE WENT TO HUNTSVILLE MONDAY TO SEE THE SURGEON AND HE PUT TIM IN THE HOSPITAL. WE GOT HOME ABOUT TWO AND A HALF HOURS AGO. THE CATH SITE WAS BLEEDING ON THE INSIDE. I HOPE IT IS FIXED THIS TIME.
ALL THE DR.'S ARE GETTING TOGETHER AND FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO ABOUT TIM'S HEART PROBLEMS. WE GO BACK THE 21ST TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY COME UP WITH. HIS DR. TOLD HIM HE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE HELP THIS TIME AROUND. HE NEEDS A NEW VULVAE, ANEURYSM FIXED AND A REDO ON ONE BY-PASS. TO MUCH FOR ONE DR.
I DID MAKE A FEW LITTLE BLANKETS WHILE THERE. I'LL POST A PICTURE LATER. I'VE BEEN UP SINCE 1:00 THIS MORNING AND I'M GOING TO CHECK OUT A FEW BLOGS AND GO TO BE. THANKS FOR THE PRAYERS.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

UPDATE ON TIM

WE GOT HOME ABOUT AN HOUR AGO. TIM HAD TO STAY OVER NIGHT AFTER THE HEART CATH. HE STARTED BLEEDING INTERNALLY AT THE CATH SITE. SO WE GOT A ROOM AND HAD A LITTLE VACATION.WE FORGOT TO PUT THE DO NOT DISTURB SIGN OUT AND WE HAD COMPANY EVERY HOUR AND A HALF. BUT WE DID SLEEP HARD FOR THAT SHORT TIME. IT TOOK ME TWO HOURS TO DRIVE HOME TONIGHT BECAUSE I WAS SO TIRED.
WE GO SEE THE SURGEON MONDAY, UNTIL THEN WE STILL DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ELSE. I WAS TOLD THINGS I ALREADY KNEW BY THE HEART CATH DR.
WE HAD OUR FIRST SNOW WHILE WE WERE THERE. GLAD IT WAS GONE BY THE TIME WE WENT HOME.
JIM WAS GONE BY THE TIME WE GOT A ROOM AT 9:00 FRIDAY NIGHT. ( WE GOT THERE AT 9:00 THAT MORNING.) DIDN'T WANT TO CALL THEM BECAUSE THEY HAVE ENOUGH TO DEAL WITH AS IT IS WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT US. BUT HE HAS TO BE DOING ALRIGHT TO GO HOME.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'D DO WITHOUT THEM.
ALLYSON, THAT SURE WAS A HUGE CLOUD OF SMOKE GOING UP. THANK YOU FOR THE PRAYERS.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

UPDATE ON TIM

TIM HAS TO HAVE THE HEART CATH DONE AGAIN AT HUNTSVILLE HOSPITAL. THE ONE THAT WAS DONE HERE WASN'T ANY GOOD. HE BOUGHT NEW PAJAMA'S IN CASE THEY KEEP HIM AND DO OPEN HEART. HE WANTS ME TO PACK A BAG FOR MYSELF. HE TOLD ME HE WAS GOING FOR THE SHORT STAY NOT THE LONG ONE LIKE LAST TIME.
I'VE HEARD HIM TALKING TO COCOA A LOT WHEN I'M NOT IN THE ROOM. IT BREAKS MY HEART. SEVERAL TIMES A DAY HE TELLS ME HOW GOOD I AM TO BOTH OF THEM AND THAT THEY WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO MAKE IT WITHOUT ME. I JUST WANT THIS TEST DONE SO WE'LL KNOW WHERE WE STAND.
JIM IS IN A ROOM AGAIN AND DOING A LOT BETTER. AUNT JANELLE IS STILL HANGING IN THERE.
I'VE NOT BEEN CROCHETING BUT I AM PLAYING AROUND WITH PAPER. I HAVE A CUTE IDEA FOR A CHRISTMAS GIFT AND I'M TRYING TO GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD AND COME TO LIFE WITHOUT LOSING ALL THAT CUTENESS.
HAVE A BLESSED DAY AND HUG SOMEONE YOU LOVE.