Thursday, March 19, 2009

Surgery Rescheduled

Greetings all,

I've just a bit of news to share about Bobbie. Her surgery to remove the heart catheter has been rescheduled. It will take place on April 6th. A scheduling problem with the doctor I, I am told she is fine with it in place but that it is not needed so is best it be removed. As she had some signs of paralysis just after the initial surgery the catheter was inserted as a precaution to prevent a blood clot from getting into her lungs or brain which would have been fatal. as it is she has regained the use of both her left leg and arm. The arm and hand are a lot weaker than the leg but she is quite mobile and thus the fear of a blood clot forming due to being sedentary is gone. It was so good to speak to the nurse myself and better fully understand this. Bobbie admitted she was worried but is relieved to know that nothing is wrong.
It is Spring break time here as it is in many places. My granddaughter has been making new friends in her neighborhood and having sleep overs with "adopted cousins", nieces of Bobbie's best friend. I took the afternoon off from work this past Wednesday and picked her up for a play date. It was a dreary overcast day, (I love how this photo of the sun turned out)so we went to see a movie. I took her to see Race to Witch Mountain. It is the remake of Disney's Escape from Witch Mountain. If you have a chance to see it you will enjoy it. A good family movie with Dwayne Johnson and two of the cutest kids in Hollywood. I didn't recognize either of them but have a feeling we'll be seeing more of them to come. It was a fun movie and my granddaughter was amazed that she was able to sit all the way through it. (Yes, it was that good.) She usually gets up to go to the bathroom half way through a movie.

Afterwards we drove through McDonald's Drive-thru for an ice cream sundae and then to the park to sit under the shelter and eat.

We ended up leaving this park to go to Wal-mart and then stopped at another park on the way home where she decided to play a while. She was swinging and climbing and crawling aound, while grandma clicked away with her camera.

A fun afternoon and something to tell about when she returns to school on Monday. I'm sure she'll be telling everyone she saw "the Rock" fighting aliens. :)

Till next time, be well,



Anne said...

Hi, Tess! Good news and blessings all around. Nice to hear! :-)

Edrian Thomidis said...

Good times with your granddaughter. She will cherish those times always! I'm glad about the steady progress with your daughter.

-Yep, that is a Billy Goat character study. You were right on!

turquoise cro said...

Sending prayers for YOU and YOURS too sweet woman! Thank YOU for the prayers for my mom! That is great to seeeeeeeeee, a grandma having FUN with her granddaughter! She is soOOOOoo cute! That pic of the tree and sun is Beauty Full! Happy Spring!!!

lori vliegen said...

hi tess! you got some great photos! it looks like you had a fun time with your granddaughter....enjoy our weekend! :)

Christy said...

Look at that joy in your little granddaughters face playing and sharing time with you! Good to hear too about the catheter and it sounds like it's a good thing since she doesn't need it at all.

cheryl said...

This post is priceless. What an adorable grand-daughter you have..she's just radiant...and so are you! Thank you for sharing poetry, and for stopping by my blog too!