Thursday, July 8, 2010

Whirlwind Summer.....

Hey Y'all!  I cannot believe it has been this long since I've posted an entry to my blog.
We've had SO much going on that I don't have the time....
Here's some updates:
My daddy has been in the hospital since we last spoke here.  He had a bad stomach virus and then a couple of weeks later, he found that his feet, legs, and hands were tingling--then went to numb.  He couldn't walk and last Wednesday, my sister and mama took him to the emergency room.  He's been diagnosed with Guillian-Barre Syndrome.  Basically, it's a paralyzing disease where your immune systems strips the insulators off all of the nerves in your extremities.  It is very painful and hard to do anything.  We've heard lots of horror stories but thanks be to GOD, daddy came home yesterday and is getting better-slowly but surely.  Going back and forth to the hospital with trying to keep Mammaw checked-on, and Robbie's cute little 4 year old self being ALL-BOY wears on you, but when things like this happen, you step up to the plate and do what needs doing.
Also, this past Saturday, I turned 39.  Ugh!  I think I've decided that I would just stay 39 forever--think that's possible?

Finally, we're getting our laminate floors put down.  We've ripped out our double-sided fireplace and opened that up!  We had a living room on one side and a den on the other.  Now we're on our way to having a huge great room!  Oh, how excited I am to see the light at the end of the tunnel!
I painted the kitchen.  It's lime green with black cabinets.  Love the polka dot vinyl stickers my sister made me too!
I hope you all are doing well and are enjoying the summer season! 
I have lots to do but know I'll be checking on your blogs!

6 comments:

Cheryl said...

Glad you Dad is doing better. One of the girls had it after getting her flu vaccine. She had such a tough time learning to walk again.

Prayers are with him.

We need pics of your model!!

What's next said...

glad your dad is making progress! Summer flies by doesn't it!

Melissa said...

Sorry to hear you've had a tough time this summer, but glad to hear your dad is doing better. Summer is going by waaayyyy too fast here too! Anxious to see pictures of your projects!

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Michelle, sorry to hear about your dad but so glad he is doing better!

~Beth

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Sorry to hear that your daddy has been feeling poorly. I know what you mean about time flying...Enjoy your time away from school.

elizabeth said...

I clicked to your blog from another and was just so surprised to see Guillain Barre' Syndrome - my husband had that 23 years ago and you just never hear about it. SO glad to hear your dad is dong better and out of the hospital - that was the hardest part for me.

But I also want to offer hope too - my husband has no lasting traces of any of it and is fine! I'll be praying for your dad to have the same.