Saturday, December 27, 2008
Little Miss Sophia is sick and is at Children's Hospital. Poppa (Robert) called and told MawMaw and PawPaw they think it is a bladder infection and they will keep her for a few days.
Please pray for her and her mom and dad (also the grandparents)
Hope everyone had a good Christmas. We sure did.
Love to all,
Aunt Sis (Vickie)
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Ok we spent all day going from the doctor's office at 8 am to the hospital at 9:45 am (to only learn that we were at the wrong place) to going to outpatient surgery about 10:30 am. Surgery was suppose to be at 10:15 am (opps, another Dub and Dorothy adventure). Well about 1:20-25 pm they finally took MawMaw to remove the bone in her second toe on her left foot. About 2 pm they fimally came and got Paw and me and we were able to take her home. But wait not before we went to KFC on 28th Street, Pine Bluff!!!. Hey it was suprisingly good. Of course we sat in the van to eat. She had a right pretty shoe to were until sometime next week. Oh yeah, she was awake thru the whole thing and talked to them and watched them for a while. Mind you this is the doctor that she made his diapers for before he was born. She is more sore from lying on the bed for so long than from the surgery. She goes back next week for a checkup and then to have the stitches taken out.
Jamie, I think you will one day be a GREAT AUNT just like me (on kidding, you are a GREAT AUNT now)
Rhett, per Beth may go back to school tomorrow. Bryce is not just waiting for his chicken pox to show up. May be sometime next week.
Well there we go again with the Chicken's. I wonder who will get the Chicken at Thankmas (for those who don't know that is Thanksgiving and Christmas together)
Got to go for now.
Love to All
Aung(great) Sis (Vickie)
Friday, October 17, 2008
Well, everybody, I'm finally back on the Internet. When I moved, I disconnected the DSL because I thought I was getting cable TV and internet. Well, I had a serious soul-searching and decided I didn't need cable and I was going to try to do without the Internet as well. But that didn't work so well.....
So, I can get by on my Netflix and I've even made really good friends with my local librarians (sorry, Maw and Paw, not many books to share from my end anymore) BUT I'm lost without my Internet at home. ;o)
Now, to catch up on my blog reading......
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Love you all,
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
So the plan is we are leaving Thursday afternoon after Big Daddy's doctors appointment. We are going to enjoy a nice long weekend, although not nearly long enough! We are staying until early Tuesday morning. We must leave no later than 7am ( a feat for our family) in order to be back at the midwife by 10am, accounting for extra stops for bathroom breaks. Apparently it is absolutely and crucially necessary to stop at every bathroom between Memphis and Sheridan to see what type of soap they use and if there are any special features not known to other public restrooms in our normal stomping grounds. Peeing is not necessarily required.
So we will be around for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday! And Bubby is excited about seeing his PAW paw. And Emma just cannot wait to see "all the ewings and my family" Love you guys! SEe you soon!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME AND ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD!
Keep me in your prayers as i recover.
Love you all,
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Hope your birthday was a good one and you got lots of presents.
My love to you all.
Aunt Sis (Vickie)
6-14-08 8:44 p.m.
p. s. isn't Garlfield the same age as you are??????
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
We got to hear the heartbeat today. Since Grammy isn't able to go with us all the time. We were going to bring the doctor's office to her! Andrea is in red and she is one of my midwives. Then Amy is videoing it and she is the other midwive. Both are fantastic. Andrea seems laid back and Amy more upbeat. I think they will both be incredible. Also I have a great group of friends that are very supportive and that doesn't even count my wonderful family!!
Monday, June 2, 2008
Anyhow you may be wondering about the Status see with Mom getting a new Van that means Salley needs a key for it but you see the problem is if Salley wants a key it is going to cost $250.oo for it! That's right family that is Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars. So I am taking all donations for the key I take Cash, Credit & Check. LOL Maw has already given me a One Dollar donation. I have 2 dollars so far so only $248 to go.
Well things have been busy on my end. I have been working ALL the time I have been working at the Law Firm plus also still at the SPRD Ballfields. Well I better get off here we didn't leave the fields til 11 pm.
Have a great week fam!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Hey bathboy!! did not show up Monday until we were all leaving!!!!! I think he was afraid of the water!!! So now he will have to wait until Labor Day for his bath. Hope he shows up then, because pew wee will he be stinking by then. I will have clothes pens for everyones noses, so we will not have to smell him. Ha Ha
We missed the campers. Hope ya'll had a good time.
Well the old green van is gone. That's right after, lets see we got that van on 10-21-97, almost 11 years, it was time for it to go. What? How do I know the exact date we got it. Well we had been looking and had decided to wait till after the first of the year to get one. Clinton told the salesman that and that we would contact him. Well I prayed "Lord when you get ready for us to have a van you will deliver it to us." Guess what showed up in the back parking lot of the courthouse the next week!! That's right old green ( or I guess new green at that time). Oh the date? Well it was our 20th anniversary. I drove it home and honked the horn and Clinton came out and I told him "Sorry honey I did not get you a card but I got you a van instead!" Do you know what his answer was? "Thats great but I have biscuits in the oven and I have got to go check on them!!!" It has served us well, several trips to church camp, a couple of trips to Alma for Life of Christ props, and countless trips to church on Sundays and Wednesdays and other times too.
So now, New Blue is under the carport. And here again, only after much prayer did we get a van.
After test driving it, I drove Clinton and Winston (the salesman) back to the car lot to pick up their vehicles. On my way in the New Blue to the offices I again prayed that if this is the one that the Lord wanted us to have he would make the price a certain number, but if he could get it down to another certain number that would help. Well it was a number inbetween. Or just $31.00 more than my lowest number I had asked for. You can't tell me that the Lord does not answer prayers!!!!!!!! He had proved it to me too many times in my life. Oh I almost forgot, we got a Chrysler 08 Town and Country. See Mellen I did get one after all.
Well hopefully we will get to see each of you soon.
Remember we love all of you.
Aunt Sis (Vickie)
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Yes I know I should be getting ready for work but I just had to do some catching up.
1st MawMaw is better. You know when a lady goes and gets their hair done after they have been sick that they are better. Well ladies and gentlemen MawMaw went yesterday!!!!!
I know she feels better just getting it done. That has been one of her worries, How does my hair look?
2nd Mary, I wish I could bottle just some of Emma's engery and sell it. We would be rich!!!
The next morning, I overslept. So she wore me out too. It was a lot of fun to get to be with Emma and Elliot (Grammy and Aunt Jamie too).
3rd Emma is going to be a big sister again and now Elliot will be a big brother!!! I think it will be a girl. Congratulation Tal and Mary you have such a beautiful family.
4th There was something else I was going to tell you but I can't remember. Oh Well! if it comes to me later I'll try to tell you.
Got to go to work now.
God Blessed us all last week and kept us all safe during the storms. Thank you God.
Love to all,
Aunt Sis (Vickie)
Monday, April 28, 2008
Grammy- you are the BEST. Thanks for all the hard work with the kids, knowing you were there made it easier to leave.
Aunt Jamie- No, cannot call you Jamie anymore I guess....Thanks for helping. We loved seeing you
Aunt Vicki- Can you bottle what you used to wear out my child? Thank you so much for helping out and playing with the kids. Emma and Elliot adore you.
"Aunt" Salley- Thanks for taking time out of your busy weekend to play with the kids. You are the best. Thanks for being willing to do it at last minute!
MawMaw and PawPaw- thanks for visiting with the kiddos!
MeMe and Granddaddy thanks for playing and fixing lunch....
Thursday, April 24, 2008
She and Bubby had a great time tonight meeting a Senagalian (spelling) but born in France little girl. She was 22 months and spoke no English. They had a blast and Bubby got his first kiss. She laid one on him and he did not object. He was so funny. Emma said, "Mom, that pretty girl talks alot but she doesn't know how to make sense yet." Emon spoke only French. IT was so fun watching them interact. I will post pictures soon.
PRAYER ALERT****** we have a potential renter that will be looking at the house tomorrow night. They are in dire need of moving into a house ASAP. So we are going to show them the house as soon as we are in town. If they like it, we will sign a lease and let them move in. Maybe it is an answer to all our prayers. Please be praying for that
Also, we will be painting, so pray for safety and efficiency of our hands. Grammy will be keeping both kids, so pray for her strength!
Love you all!
Mary, TAl, Emma and Elliot
Friday, April 18, 2008
Tal and I are going to be in Benton next Saturday and Sunday to show our house. We are in desparate need of help painting on Saturday if anyone is available. We will feed you! We have two rooms and hallway to paint for sure and we want to clean out our hot tub. Sooooo if anyone wants to, we will be getting into Sheridan friday and you can just let us know. We will be staying at Grammy's house Friday and Saturday and Sunday nights.
Everything is going well over here. Emma and Elliot are growing like weeds. I have been working on unpacking alot of boxes that we haven't really needed this past year to get rid of junk. I am also working on my sewing skills and knitting. I have sold one piece of knitting and made around $55 for it.
Elliot is talking now. I couldn't even begin to list all of his words. Sometimes it takes a mom to interept, but it is sooooooo cute. He is also getting quite proficient in sign language. He knows about twenty signs. That helps out a lot figuring out what he wants. He is an outdoors kind of guy. Today he was running in the rain and came back with two handfuls of worms. YUCK.
Emma is such a big girl. She is finally potty trained. The other night I was getting her night time pull up out and she told me no more of them please, because if she was going on the carriage ride she really needed to sleep with big girl panties on as well. So adorable!
So that is our news for now. Please keep praying for renters/buyers. Also, we hope that if we don't get to see you all painting, that we get to see you as we are in town. (Lindsey, you are not allowed or invited to paint. We love you, but we don't want to make you or the baby sick.)
Monday, April 7, 2008
By the way, I've now passed on the secret Ewing password to Emma...the same one my Momma taught me at a young age. I'm happy to be a great role model to the young ones. ;o)
Now, back to the ballgame. Come on you Redbirds, let's get some tallies! (--Mike Shannon).
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Hope you have a good day tomorrow. Really enjoyed last week end. Hope to do it again soon.
Love to all,
Aunt Sis (Vickie)
5:52 PM 3-22-08
Monday, March 17, 2008
I am already looking forward to our next visit!
Friday, March 7, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I don't know how to link this except for good old cut and paste. Anyway if you get bored you can come over and read up on the zany misadventures of Lindsey and myself.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Ok now for the latest in the saga of PawPaw health.
You know when you go with Paw or Maw to the doctor and get to set in with them, they have to tell a lot of things that they normally would not tell you.
Paw has has shortness of breath over the weekend, got worse yesterday. went to Dr. Paulk and he did x-ray which looked like last weeks. Got worse when he took the garbage out and took some king of Christmas decoration down from the porch. He had no problem when laying down.
Some shortness today, was on an antibiotic for 5 days. His temp was up until Sunday night, would be near normal in morning and then come up, would take Tylenol and it would come down.
December 18, 07 Dr. Henry wrote ( this is what the nurse practicitoner told us) that he had sever aortic stenosis, left vent.
with minimal symptoms and other medical problems no value replacement at this time.
Paw takes 20 mg of lasex(?) a day with an extra 20 mg on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.
His cough is kind of a new problem, voice is week. The nurse asked if he takes a cough drop to help and he answered no. (we did not mention all the peppermints he eats, may need to call and let her know about that)
Nurse said the 1st step is to raise the lasex and get rid of the fluid.
Nurse also said the Dr. Henry may recommend that Paw get a Surgery Consult about replacing the value. There maybe other techinechs that could be used. Dr. Henry's report said that after the arterial gram that Paw had Moderate Aortic Stenosis, and that after a different test in December he now had Sever Aortic Stenosis.
So for now he is to take 40 mg of lasex a day and 20 mg of potassium a day with extra on M< W F.
Dr. Henry was at a deposition today so we could not see him. But after she checks with him they will let Paw know if he needs a Surgery Consult.
He had lab work done today because she wanted to check his thyroid.
She also said that Dr. Hendy may decide to have a baseline test of his heart for strain or he may want another arterial gram or go ahead with the surgery c consult or just see about the lasex. But if they can treat with medical will do that before surgery. As for now he had no chest paid just tightness which could be extra fluid.
He weight 170 in December, 166 yesterday and 165 today(Lasex!!!!!!!!!)
His bp was 122/70 / pulse 68 and EKG looked good.
He is to weight daily and if gains 3 pounds in a 1 or day period he is to take in the afternoon an extra 40 lasex and 20 mg of potassium.
She listened to the lungs and said that was a wheeze in the right bottom lung, and the value was squeaky with is normal with narrow value.
He is to go to Dr. Paul in 2 weeks to have lab test on kidney function.
I asked her was there any restrictions for him. She said no heavy lifting. Maw and I kind of chuckled. The nurse asked what had he been doing and Maw said lifting 50 lbs of birdseed, Paw shot back no it is only 20 lbs. I thought we were going to have to pick up the nurse from the floor. She said no more than 20 lbs and 20 lbs is pushing it and to try not to do things that would put extra strain on his heart. Maw said like wood cutting. The nurse said when was the last time you did that. Paw said a while back, Maw deer season, Nurse what 2 months ago, Paw sheepishly yes.
His next appointment with Dr. Henry is 2-12-08 at 11:30 am.
They sent him for lab work and the paper said:
Then lab work to be done was
CBC with Diff
For those of us who are medical terminology deprived I asked my friend Mary about these
basically the BNP is to check heart and the THS is thyroid, CBC is blood and platelets and things,, can't remember about the Basic Metabolic.
So that is were we are at this point.
Maw Maw is still to have her procedure Thursday.
We were tried after going to Catherine's (ladies store), Red Lobster, Oreck Store for vac bags, Sam's, and then Fred and Jack Trailer Sales and then finally home. We got them home before dark.
Oh, my, word, I just remembered I was to call MawMaw when I got home about 2 hours ago!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well I guess I had better call her and let her know I'm home or she will be calling me!!!!!
Well love to all and I will try to keep you in touch with the life of Dub and Dorothy.
Sorry this was so long just wanted to let everyone know.
Love to All,
Aunt Sis (Vickie)
Monday, January 14, 2008
PawPaw and MawMaw are doing better. PawPaw did not run a fever Sunday, and maybe a little Saturday. But he is doing better.
MawMaw is not coughing as much and sounds a lot better.
They are both on the mend, so to speak.
MawMaw has to go today to have blood drawn, because she is to have a disocramy(?) Thursday. This is a presedure on her back to deturmine where disk her pain is coming from.
I pray that everyone else is doing OK. Beth and Bryce were sick Saturday.
Oh yeah, Saturday Maw and Paw had vistors. My cousin Donnie and his wife JoJo Wise came down. Donnie is Aunt Billie's (MawMaw's sister) son. JoJo is from the Phillipians and is just as sweet as she can be. They have 3 sons who are all in the military. Donnie retired out of the Airforce and then went to Afghanistan to work as a private contractor. He just returned in October. I did not know that they were there when I headed down to Maw and Paw's. We had a very good visit. Maw cooked us supper (you know Whippett). JoJo knows the owner there so she and I went to pick it up. The owner was not there, so I think JoJo was a little disappointed.
Boy the food was good. Thank's Donnie by way of JoJo.
Well I hope everyone has a good week this week.
May the Lord Bless and Keep You.
Love to all,
Monday, January 7, 2008
PawPaw went to Dr. Paulk this morning. They x-rayed his sinuses and he has a sinus infection. He was running a slight fever. He got an antibiotic to take once a day.
MawMaw may not be coughing as much but she is not resting as good as she should. She still does not feel good. She only takes her antibiotic once a day so tonight she had her second dose.
Keep them in your prayers.
Love to all,
Aunt Sis (Vickie)
Sunday, January 6, 2008
This was the day for PawPaw's Christmas when all his family get together. Well about 7:30 this morning MawMaw called and said "I hate to tell you this but we are not going to make it today" They are both sick. PawPaw was running a 101 temp yesterday and only had 99.8 this morning. MawMaw is coughing and her chest is hurting (what she did not tell me is that last night Beth went over there and MawMaw could not take a good deep breath). So they thought that it was better if they stayed home. As long as we have been doing this (about 20 years) this is the first time that either one of them has ever missed.
Maw already had her stuff together and said to call them and Paw would meet me at the rec center and bring her stuff.
Well let me tell you Salley, Clinton and I got in HIGH gear and got our stuff together and headed to town. Paw met us there and I would not let him get out of the van (the wind was blowing real hard). We got his stuff out and sent him back home. That is the first time that I can remember that he has worn his house slippers to town.
Salley, Clinton and I got every thing set up and Clinton then went to church. Salley and I even got to complete a whole game of tic before people started coming in.
Mellen came and we sent her home because she was sick and as you know Grandaddy's birthday party was today. We sent her home to rest before she had to go help with that. We did get her picture holding a picture of Tal, Mary, Emma and Elliot.
We ended up having about 32 people today.
Well Beth and Lindsey went to check on MawMaw. Carol called and said that she had to put Bob on the phone with Maw to get her to go to the emergency room. Beth and Lindsey got her a bag packed and helped get her dressed while PawPaw washed the dishes. I finished up (well not really), by letting everyone else finish cleaning and I took Unk's truck (stick shift that I only drive about twice a year, did you know that it had three peddles and not two?) and I blew out the pipes for him trying to get there. We wanted Paw to stay home but NOOOO not him, not when his Baby was going to the hospital, he was going too. So I jumped in the vehicle with Carol driving, Maw in front, Paw and Me in the middle seats and Uncle Bob in the back, and off the Benton we went.
Got her on the list to check in and in a little bit she was called. I went with her. They were asking her questions on how she felt and she would answer and then give me a sideways glance like "You did not hear me say that" I told the nurse "She is telling you things that she does not want me to hear"
Got her in an examining room and the doctor came in asking questions. Maw told her "I get a little dizzy when I have to cough real hard" The doctor left the room and she said "You did not hear that" That is because she has not told PawPaw!!!!!! I told her she needed to tell him.
Well after a chest x-ray the doctor said she needed some strong cough med and an antibiotic and she could go home. That was what she wanted to hear, because she just wanted to sit in her chair.
After stopping to get her meds at Walgreens where the girl in the drive thru finally said to Carol "You work at the courthouse don't you" Carol said " Yes but not here at Sheridan" It turned out that the girl is the daughter of Steve and Becky Crook. Becky and I spent a lot of time at each others homes growing up. Small world, just as Maw always said that be careful what you do because someone is watching you.
We got them home and settled in. I feed them. She took a dose of cough med. I ashed her if they had another walker and she started to ague with me and I told her because of the hydrcodne(?) she need to use the walker. Shock, Shock she agreed to let me get the walker.
PawPaw asked her why did she obey the kids and not him. I said that there are more of us that there is of him. Paw is to call the doctor tomorrow and try to get an appointment for hisself. His per nurse Lindsey may just be sinus.
I sure appreciated Beth and Lindsey today for looking after the Old Folks. Thanks girls!
I hope Mary that you are feeling better, also Emma , Eillot and Tal.
Maybe this was not too long. Just wanted yout to know what was going on.
Love to all of you,
Aunt Sis (Vickie)
Friday, January 4, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008
We went to MawMaw and PawPaw's Tuesday to eat (only one more eating to go!!!)
After lunch Unk (or Uncle as Bryce and Rhett calls him) went outside to take down the lighted star tree. I went to help along with Bryce and Rhett. Those boys were a big help. They liked to climb the ladder. It was at least an 8 foot ladder and Bryce went to the 3rd step from the top, Rhett went to the 4th step from the top, fearless boys they are.
Unk showed them how to kick the wooden stakes in the ground to loosen them up so they could pull them up. Rhett had his first one up in no time. Then Bryce got his up. Rhett found the hole from one that Bryce pulled up and found it very interesting. He kept putting his hand in it.
They help Unk carry the star (which is attached to a long pole) to the shed. Unk had the star end, then Bryce had the middle of the pole, and Rhett had the end. I had been wrapping the lights around a stick and was following them when Rhett turned to me and wanted me to grab the end so that I could be with them. So sweet of him. I told him that I was carring the lights.
He has such a sweet grin.
Oh, Oh, I forgot to tell you that Bryce got to go for his first sleepover!!!! He went to the Harrington boys (they are twins) Each twin got to pick a friend, 4 boys in one home to spend the night!!! He was so excited. Now the fun begins for Beth and Ron, just think of the sleepovers at their house that they will now have in the future. What fun.
Well I guess I had better go for now. Oh, no, I forgot the reason that I was writting!!!
MawMaw has (and PawPaw, but you know who gets it) a new RED cell phone. I won't give the number here but you can call them and get it. Now they had two cell phones, a his and hers.
Got to get ready for work,
Love to All
P.S. PawPaw's birthday is tomorrow 1-4-08 he will be 82!!!!