Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Update: on Perky

Linda called tonight to let us know what's been going on with Perky. They were in Iowa City with an ALS specialist. They're going to get her set up for a breathing machine, for now it's going to be used at night, and in the day if she gets really tired. They're also getting a machine to help her communicate, they're not sure if it'll be one you type on or a touch screen. In about 2 or 3 weeks she will be having a feeding tube put in, Perky has not wanted it so far but has recently changed her mind. The Dr. said she is maintaining her weight so she is getting enough nutrients. Linda said she gets tired very easy when they're out shopping. Perky is also having problems with her eyes. Her left eye has cateract and she'll be having laser surgery withing the next week. In her right eye they found scar tissue and wanted to do surgery to remove that. The Dr. said that it wont get worse so Linda and Perky are opting not to do that surgery at this time. Also in her right eye she has a leak and they will be repairing that. Linda also said that they're applying for help through the Veterans admin. and now she is automatically on medicare. Linda will call us later on when they start doing the surgeries.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Joeyleigh's kids

I got these pictures from Joeyleigh of the children. I think she was dressed up for homecoming. Her cute little date is number 3.

The other picture is Skye with her brother Dalton.
There's mother and daughter, and Skye with her homecoming dress on.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Re: Lisa

Lisa had her surgery yesterday, and everything turned out ok. I talked with her yesterday evening and she still sounded groggy, but didn't complain about any pain yet. I'm afraid to go see her because we've got an epidemic of the flu going around the school. I had to teach science class thur. and fri. because the teacher had the flu. The other aides had to take classes also due to too many teachers out with the flu along with many many students. Alex got up wednesday and was throwing up, I left him home. Thursday he got up with diarrhea, and vomiting so he stayed home the rest of the week. Mom ended up catching the flu along with John, I've been lucky so far just paranoid that I might get it.

Update: Lisa came home today around 2p.m. she called to let us know. She said she's headed to bed to get some rest, the hospital is the worst place to try to sleep.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

My New Task

On my first week of work I found out that the office personal have volunteered me for a fund-raiser they're doing. They have decided to have the kids pictures taken with Santa Clause. Then they're talking about pictures for Mother's day, they better wait and see how I do on Santa pictures before booking me again.