Thursday, April 30, 2009

End of school year '09

"Thought you might want these to post on the blog . . . This was OPE's last cookout of the year. Dan drove out in the grass and got to sit in the sun, it was great." ~ Garrett

Well technically, Dan's summer school is a part of the 09 season, but after his final Friday, Dan will have completed his 1st year of college at CU since his accident.

Provided that he passes his Constitutional Law exam today. It is a long written test, and Dan has worked hard to keep up with all of the written part of this class. He does not want any "favoritism, or easy grades" handed to him. We don't know how he has managed to get everything done, considering his constant health issues. [4 hospitalizations, a few ambulance rides, cold weather issues, etc, etc, etc.]

We are so proud you Dan :-)

Pray for him to have clarity of thought as he takes this final.

Autonomic Dsyreflexia [AD], which causes high blood pressure [above 170 for Dan], continues to bother him each night, and many nights he has had to leave his Nitro paste on him to keep his blood pressure down to the low hundreds. The cause?? who knows. His doctors seem to be out of answers, and think he might need to spend some time in the hospital for extensive testing.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter, family & friends

Good Friday, Easter, and Dan's visit home have come and gone, and it was enjoyable.

He was able to attend Good Friday and Easter services at church, and saw a number of people, many of you, who help out with his meals and care when he is home.

Friday was egg coloring time at our house and grandma K's. The tradition continued with the next generation of Addy & GG K.

Easter brought family together: Grand parents, Aunts & Uncles, Cousins , Brother & Sis-in-law, and of course Dan's 3 Nieces. A delicious dinner was enjoyed, followed by G-ma J's "world famous" Easter egg hunt.

Cousin Don was in town, and as always, has surreal Military adventures to tell. We are proud and thankful for his service to our country.

A local friend, John, who has a similar injury to Dan's, dropped by for a few hours to hang out. Of course, watching the CUBS win.

Dan's health was pretty good for the most part. The swings in his blood pressure are still puzzling, but hopefully it will not be a deterrent for him to finish these few weeks left of school.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Dan's Home

Yay -- Dan is home for Easter break, and the CUBS have won 2 out of 3. :o)

ps. we can always use helping hands, getting in and out of bed, lunch, exercize, visiting, while Dan is home. Easter Blessings to you all.