Thursday, October 17, 2013

I'm Sorry; Brother-in-law; Karen's Kids; Annoying update

Firstly, I want to take time to tell you guys how sorry I am for not posting sooner. 
I have no excuses . I just haven't done it.

Secondly, an update on my brother-in-law.
My hubby did make it to Florida to be with his family during this scary time.
His sister was able to use her frequent flier miles and hubby was able to hop on a plane the very next day (Sept 27). This was the first time hubby and I had been apart more than one night the whole time we have been married! 

His brother was in really bad shape. He had an infection of his heart that blew out one of his valves (that they knew of). They had him sedated and on dialysis. The meds were shutting down his kidneys.

Well on Monday, Sept 30th, my brother in law went into surgery. He had a 50/50 shot.
The doctors were afraid the infection had spread throughout his heart.
It had not. The surgery was an easy one. The infection was clustered on just the one heart valve. They replaced the valve and he was good to go.

Hubby flew home that afternoon.

It has been nearly 3 weeks now and I'm happy to say that my brother in law is no longer in ICU.
He is in a regular room and they are looking forward to him going home!
Praise Be to God.

Thirdly, I have some really exciting news.
Way back in December I did a blog post about a wonderful community program my church heads up, Karen's Kids. Basically, Santa delivers wrapped Christmas gifts to needy kids in the community.
Well, the head of Karen's Kids has asked me to Co-head the program!!! This is absolutely awesomely amazing to me!! I now get to help organize events, shop for the kids, I have my hands in EVERYTHING!

Right now the group is taking applications for the gifts (so we know what the kids want). Then we will start shopping in November!! I can't wait.

Fourthly, I know I said I have no excuses but one of the reasons I haven't blogged is because I cannot get my pictures to come up on our new computer. I have no idea why but it is a problem I am working on. I have tons of pictures to share but this crazy computer has a mind of its own. I may have to purchase another laptop.

So, I think that is it for right now. I have so much more to tell all of you. I really haven't been getting a lot of feedback here in bloggy land BUT I will continue to post HOPEFULLY more regularly. I really like getting stuff out of my head and out there. Maybe I can help someone else realize the toils and troubles of their lives aren't so unique. 

Ok guys. I send my love to whoever reads this post.
Until we meet again,
Be Blessed

1 comment:

  1. Hi Erin, I'm glad your BIL made it through such a scary time. Congrats on your job with the church program. As for comments - I have found that if you want comments, you have to give them. I'm sure if you visit other people's blogs and leave comments, you will get more. Have a great week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)