Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Answered Prayers!

Frank came through surgery very well and is now on the long road to recovery. We were at the hospital all day yesterday, but the procedure was late getting started so it seemed much longer than it actually was not. Greg and his brother, Brian, stayed with Lavena at the hospital all night so they could see their dad as soon as they were allowed. He looked a little rocky (who wouldn't after what he went through) but it is always reassuring to actually see with your own eyes how things are progressing. Frank will probably be in ICU until Friday - with a three to five day stay on a regular floor. By that time they will probably have to lasso him to keep him down! God is so good, He was and is with us every step of the way.I just had to add a couple of pictures. Ella and Ryder had to be with us at the hospital all day yesterday (about eight hours) and they were champs! Ryder's legs and feet were completely black from the "clean" hospital floors and Ella ate her weight in "sugary" snacks, but who cares? (she doesn't weigh that much) She is pictured here showing her lovely pirate face - if there were sound you would hear a wicked "Arrgh"

This is her rendition of Ham the chimpanzee. (This is from the movie "Space Chimps" for those of you that are out of the loop) I would also like to add that these were NOT taken at the hospital - she did not go pantless there.

5 comments:

Dawn said...

I'm so glad you included the pants explanation--I was thinking--Man they are really relaxed--sugar and no pants!

The Garvie Family said...

I've been waiting for one of you to post an update on Pa...I'm so glad everything went well!!! Oh, and thanks for the explaining the situation with the pants!!!

Kara said...

I have been waiting for a post on Pa...glad to here the good news, praying for an easy recovery!

good to know to about the pants, you never know with ella!

Jillian said...

I'm so glad that you had good news about Pa! It's a relief to know that the procedure went well and he's going good. I'm hoping he has an easy recovery and is his fiesty self again soon! Feel free to email me sometime if you want...jpickle_stahl@yahoo.com! I would love to keep in touch more!

Leslie said...

Glad to hear that your FIL made it through and is doing well. I must also say that you have some of the most adorable grandchildren I've ever seen =o)