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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Update from New Jersey

I'm in NJ this week visiting my parents and to take care of my dad. He went back into the hositpital last Thursday and was released yesterday. He is still in a lot of pain and the doctors can't seem to do much about that. It's very frustrating. He was supposed to go to a pain management specialist today but never told us the time of the appointment!!! So.....they called this morning to tell him the appointment was at 9 am! There was no way we could get there because it's in another county and it's rush hour. I did manage to get another appointment for him next week.

It is amazing to me the amount of paperwork and hassle we have to go through! As you can imagine, my dad is on a lot of medication. I wrote everything out that he needs to take and when but it's still kind of confusing. I'm going to make him a chart that he can check off each day after he takes each pill. Hopefully that will help him to know what needs to be taken when.
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Since I'm up here I didn't get to see Julianne's last day of being of freshman. It's hard to believe that she will be in 10th grade next year. Only 3 more years of homeschooling. Yeah!! She received an "A" in writing/literature and one in History. Woo hoo! Her math grade will be coming in the mail but I'm sure she did well with that also. I know she is looking forward to taking a break this summer.

Speaking of summer, Julianne and I joined the neighborhood pool. It's been a few years since we've joined a pool so this will be a nice change of pace.
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Please continue to pray for my dad. Since he was in the hospital, they are unable to do any chemotherapy treatments. Pray for my mom as she has a heavy burden right now of dealing with doctors, medications, insurance companies, etc. It seems everything is designed to be slow and cumbersome along with much paperwork. I wish I lived closer so I could help out more. I know they are going to need it in the coming months in order to find their way through this maze.
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I miss Virginia! Even though I grew up in New Jersey and lived here until 1990, Virginia is my home. I miss my family and my church family. Love you all!!
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One bright spot: I see bunny rabbits in my parents' yard everyday. That I do miss from NJ!!

1 comment:

Renna said...

It sounds like you are all under a heavy load right now. I'm so very sorry for what your dad is having to endure. I will lift him and you all up in prayer.