Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Totally uninspired

Well, Dick has gone to meetings tonight at the church and it is my usual night to blog. Only one problem though, I have absolutely nothing to write about.

I swore I would not blog about my health anymore. That can be so boring. It has actually been a pretty slow week. I have pretty much done nothing. Dick has been such a sweetheart. He takes such good care of me when I'm down. He is a darned good cook, he does all my laundry and cleans my floors. I am not sure what I would do without him.

We're hoping that I will feel well enough at the beginning of next month to take a couple of weeks to go to Salt Lake and visit our daughter, Jayne. I can hardly wait because I'll get to see my great grandson, Sullivan, who is doing so well. He has had way too many operations for a little guy who is just fifteen months old. He is now walking, even though he was pretty late doing so. We are so thrilled because we weren't sure he would even be able to sit, much less walk. He doesn't have stomach muscles, but his legs and arms are so strong. While he was still in utero, they had to go in and pump his bladder because it had twice as much liquid in it as it should have had. His problem is called, "triad syndrome." He is such a smart little guy, there is absolutely nothing wrong with his brain. He is doing so well now, that we are hopeful. He will eventually have to have a kidney transplant but they are hoping it won't be until he reaches his teens. His kidneys are now working at 50%.

You can see who I am thinking of the most tonight. I do have other neat great granchildren and most of you have seen many pictures of them on Sue's blog. They are such lucky kids because their mom has taken them so many places and they have such great experiences with her. She has so much patience and I do admire that. We enjoyed them so much when they were here for our Anderson reunion.

This just has to be pretty boring for all of you. I just really did want to write something though. I haven't done a thing all week, so haven't read any other blogs either. I tried to read a few today, but just got too tired, so I'm back to my favorite chair now.


  1. No, not boring. I really hope the little guys gets the strength he needs... and his parents as well. It is so hard to see little ones go through pain. Especially for the parents. I cannot imagine. I hope you do get well enough for your trip to UT. It will do you good, and be such a treat for you.

  2. you are never ever boring
    sorry i cant type well

  3. I agree. If there's anything you aren't, it's boring!


  4. I'm glad to have an update about Sully. I haven't heard anything about him for awhile, and am glad he's thriving and doing well. Darlene, I don't think you could be boring if you tried. Hope your energy returns - we all have days like that!

  5. Well honey you know already how I feel...there is no way that you are boring.
    I enjoy my visits over here so much and when you don't post I worry because I care so much about you.
    I will continue to pray for your continued strength and that you will be able to make your trip.
    Take care sweet friend and know I think of you often. I am behind though with blogging but hopefully someday I will catch up

  6. I'm so sorry about your ER visit and believe me, I understand that a hospital is the worst place to get any rest! I'm glad you're home and I'm glad you have nothing to report about..that means life is normal again! I hope you get to travel to see family soon and what a brave little guy to go through so much, so young. Have a great weekend and stay rested! I had to give up a trip to see my Mom this weekend because I was sick and the weather was crummy! So I'm feeling better now, but I'm going to fill in at work for call this weekend and that makes me a bit cranky..Poor Jack! I hope to get out to Chicago soon to make up for missing this weekend. I miss my family out there!

  7. I am so sorry to hear about that little man's challenges. Makes me want to buck up and handle mine better! Hope you are doing okay. I have been a little absent lately--am trying to do some catch up.