Monday, December 17, 2012


Richie gets to drink today!  His intestines have been making plenty of noise, so the doctors said he could be on a clear liquid diet...and if he wants, he could probably start more solid foods tonight.  Richie's wanting to be very careful though, so he may just stick with jello until tomorrow.  He's so happy, and so am I! 

Prayer request....Richie's vascular surgeon visited yesterday and said he was concerned about the aorta graft that he put in.  I was in the shower when he came, so do not totally understand what he is concerned about.  They're going to have to do an ultrasound today I think.  Please pray that there wouldn't be any problems!  

We got a little more sleep last night than we have the past few.  Richie had to go use the bathroom frequently, so it's always a process to get him unhooked from everything and then re-hooked up again.  But the kind nurse put a "do not disturb" sign on the door so that the PCTS aren't coming in every half hour for one thing or another like they had been.  That helped ;-)

God is good all the time! 


  1. Oh, yay! So glad to hear Richie can drink today and even go to other clear foods and maybe even beyond that! Wow!!! Water and Jello will never have tasted soooo good! : -) What a relief that will be!

    We will be praying about the aorta graft follow-up!

    Love you two sooooooo much!
    P.S. What have YOU eaten today? : -)

  2. Thank you for visiting us yesterday and bringing so many good things! Don't worry, I'm eating! Definitely don't want to feel like I'm going crazy again. It's terrifying and doesn't help Richie at all! Drank some Tang, and ate a granola bar and one of Valerie's awesome mexican tea cookies! :-) :-)

  3. Oh, you're so welcome! It is always our pleasure to visit and try to brighten your days there with some room decor. I'm so glad to hear that you are eating some and keeping hydrated. That reassures me!! Thanks!
    I love you,