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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Day 1& 2 Progression

Cameron and Jonathan, Cameron got smacked in the right cheek at school and he has a big shiner appearing on his cheek.

It is like cabin fever having to rest all the time. But we tell him that is how his eyes heal by resting and not doing much. He has complained about his eye hurting and that it really irritates him. We just put on lubricant and let it air out a bit then we put the eye patch back on to protect the sensitive tissues. It is quite the process. He is doing good and being a good trooper.
Last night
This morning

It made his day when his teacher called after school to see how he was doing.Thanks to all for the calls it helps him keep his morale up.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Jonathan's Eye Surgery

The Spokane Eye Clinic built a new Clinic and the top floor is the Surgery Center. We were able to have the surgery there rather than at the hospital. We Checked in today at 7:00 and it took forever for them to call us back. Finally they did and they took Jonathan's vital's.

It was fun I was able to go back into the OR room, I asked if I could watch the surgery but they said, NO. How rude, I would have loved to see what they did and how they did it. U-Tube was great but not as cool as being there would have been. I got to gown up and just be there for 5 minutes while they were putting him under. Then like clock work they ushered me out of the room.

He did really well, Dr Ranson said he took a lot of skin out so as he grows his eye lid will not fall down. He is doing great, and he needs a lot of rest and over the next few days his eyes will become more and more swollen. We are so excited that is now over and the healing has begun. Thanks for all of your love and prayers.
Have a good day.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Ptosis Surgery

This is what Jonathan is going to go through on Tuesday Morning. We are excited to have him truly see better and not to have such tired eyes.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

300 pounds of Apples

We had a great time picking these apples this weekend. And then we made some yummy applesauce, pie filling and some cider. We also had a great time listening to Conference, getting in 4 cord of wood and helping at Grandma's house while she was on a trip to Idaho. Funny enough she was on her way back through Kooskia spending some time with my mom and dad there.

This is Jonathan's favorite part squishing the apples to make the sauce. He does a great job and we all have a job to do to help out. He is so cute in his camo outfit and his camo glasses, he gets stopped everywhere we go with people asking if they are really prescription glasses to which we reply they are. (if interested in a great and cheap place to get glasses email me and I will let you know the secret my dad and Russel told us-they cost us 8 dollars--no kidding, we love it so much we have to tell everyone about it)

The jars tonight are still processing as I write and we have more than doubled what the picture shows. It is great, Courtney will have some to bring to college and we will have some to eat and to use in recipes to make them without the added fat.
AHHH...the tastes and smells of fall. Thanks kids for all the help in picking the apples the spontaneous apple fights and Miranda telling us that every apple she picked was So "Perfect" what joys.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Jonathan's Eye Surgery Day

Yesterday afternoon we got the call from the Spokane Eye Clinic and they said his surgery had to be postponed 4 Cancer Patients needed emergency eye surgery. So we did what we usually do on Thursdays, School, Tutoring and then we ended the day with some friends at their house and Jonathan loves to play with their dog Tank.

Surgery is now October 20. Life is good, Paul and I went and got a new dishwasher and a trash compactor this morning. We are going to listen to Conference this weekend, the boys are going to get firewood, while the girls and I can Applesauce. Then we are going to be doing a little bit of installing.

During the Priesthood session we are going to go to the Mall and get some of the clearance items from the back to school rush. We are going to have a wonderful time. I guess we need to be what Gerald Lund would say, wo be unto the flexible for they will never be bent out of shape.

So October 20th it is 4 days before my birthday and my boy will be able to see even more what a wonderful gift for a mom to have her child be able to see really well. I am so excited. I have been looking forward to this, and I would have to say I was the one really bummed. It was going to be oh so perfect, but life isn't supposed to be that way, at least not my life.

Life is good and I am glad that we are all healthy and strong. Courtney has been feeling a little under the weather today and has been resting. She will be better for the weekend.


Love and Laughter
Mama Lisa