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Caty has moved

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We are very glad to have Caty with us now. It was hard on her and her mom, but the short version is that we all finally agreed for Caty to come live with us. This means a lot of changes for everyone. Without discounting the difficulties, we are still very glad to have her here.

Written by Donnell

April 28th, 2006 at 9:23 am

Posted in Caty,Kids

We’ve been home a few days now

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Hannah came home on Monday. She wasn’t completely over the intestinal issues, but she was improving a great deal, gaining weight, and staying hydrated, so the doctors decided it was best for her to go on home so she wouldn’t be exposed to whatever might be floating around the hospital.

In the several days since, Hannah has continued to improve. In fact, we’ve started giving her Benefiber® to make sure she doesn’t get constipated.

Amanda and Barry moved into their own apartment on Thursday and Friday. This is the first time they’ve lived together in several years, since they were both teenagers. At that time, like most brothers and sisters, they were trying to kill each other. They’ve gotten old enough to actually enjoy each other’s company, so they’re hoping that sharing an apartment will be a good experience for them both. Of course, moving is an exhausting experience anytime, and I think they are both suffering from those effects.

Zachary helped them with their moving, too. He has developing into a strong, strapping young man, and his help is truly helpful. Today he did most of the yard, and probably in half the time it used to take him, even though he had to use a push mower since the riding mower is not functioning yet.

Meanwhile, Caty is staying with us again for we-don’t-know-how-long. We are glad to have her with us, but sorry for the circumstances. Her mom fell earlier this week, and hurt her arm badly enough that she thought she broke it. While it wasn’t fractured, it was painful enough that she couldn’t use the arm, and the pain medication made her dangerously unsteady on her feet. Yesterday she went back to the doctor, who sent her to the Blount Memorial ER, who not only admitted her to the hospital, but today transferred her to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. We’re not completely sure what is wrong, but we think it involves a staph infection. So Caty is with us until whenever.

Written by Donnell

April 1st, 2006 at 9:09 pm