Thursday, October 23, 2014

Trying Out the Big Girl Camera

These pictures would make you think that I never go to the 
hospital... I  spent a long day there today, but the poor dogs are so 
crazy to get out and run when I get home, I load them right up. 

First off this morning,  I went to see Paiton in her first ever kindergarten program. 

Paiton and her friend Diana, who sits at her table. 

The kids were so excited when parents, grandparents, and aunts and uncles came in for the program.  Kudos to Piper Elementary...we had to be on a list before we could even attend... and we had to sign in at the office before we were allowed into the school proper. 

The kids did several very cute skits to Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. 

I enjoyed it very much! 

Then on to the hospital, where Keith started dialysis today. 

He will have to go back to the hospital in a few weeks to have a permanent 
port put in for it, and we have to learn to live in a whole new world. 
He spent an exhausting day, and tomorrow, the liver specialist 
will drain his abodmen, finally... but he is facing another procedure there in a 
few weeks.  

To say this is daunting is to say the least... I am worried up one side and down the other, but we will learn to live with everything.'s where the Big Girl Camera came in... I had so much fun while the dogs ran: 

My favorite tree!  It's starting to turn! 
I'm going to have to go out for the next several days. 

Same pasture, different perspectives. 

I'm getting there, little by little! 

We are hoping that Keith is going to be allowed to come home on Saturday... but that depends on several things.  The hospital coordinator is trying to get him set up on a dialysis schedule at a facility fairly close to us... and the payments approved through the VA.  We had hoped to avoid this until some time in the future, but remember, when God closes a door, He opens a window.  

I'm expecting the Bluebird of Happiness to fly through it soon!