Saturday, January 28, 2012

2000 miles.....

California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, then Iowa.    Two thousand miles.  One mom, five kids, lots of luggage and junk food.  We did it in threee days.  I'm surprised that I wasn't drooling by the time I got here.  

This is quick just to let everyone know that we got here okay.  I'll post more later.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wow, has it been that long?

It really hasn't but it sure seems like it!!  My niece is doing better.  She is at home now because she can't go to a rehab center with her broken clavicle.  She has the bar in front of her for the next four weeks and then surgery to remove it.  I'm not sure if she's going to a rehab center then or back home and back and forth to physical therapy. 

Tomorrow, the kids and I leave on the really long (2000 mile) drive to IA.  I'm staying south and then heading north through OK and up north.  Thank you, Arby for your assistance with information on the roads in KS.  We probably won't be able to stop and see you this time, but will definitely make time on our return trip.  We're blessed to have some friends in OK that we will be stopping to visit overnight.  We're excited, they are our best friends from Japan!

On the school front, things have been rather shabby here.  We have been completing most of our lessons but not all.  Too many things to do before we left.  Since we're not sure how long we'll be gone, we have to do dentist appts, get new military ids, etc.  I think we're finally ready and I'm pooped, but I didn't want to leave without letting everyone know what's been going on.

Take care everyone!!  I hope to be there on Friday.  I'll post when we get there!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Hello everyone!!  Our niece was able to sit up today with some help.  The nausea medicine is finally working, praise God!  I can't imagine the pain of throwing up when your pelvis has been broken.  She was able to eat some today, but they want her calorie intake up to 1800.  She hasn't eaten since the accident last Wednesday, so I'm sure her stomach has shrunken.  I'm sure her intake will improve drastically the next few days. She also received a sponge bath and a hair wash today; that alone made her feel so much better.

She still has a long road of recovery ahead of her.  We have put off our trip until we know some more details.  She will be sent to a rehad center, hopefully closer to home.  Right now, she's two hours from home.  My  hubby's hometown is small and she was airlifted to Des Moines after the accident to check for internal injuries.  Praise God that she didn't have any!!

God Bless!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Prayer request

Hello everyone!

I'm sorry I haven't posted.  We have limited internet and December cost us a bundle, so I held off on posting.

Last week, our niece was involved in a serious car accident.  She doesn't have any internal or brain injuries (thank God!) but she is in serious shape.  She literally broke her pelvis in half in three places and fractured her clavical.  Last week she had surgery to repair  her pelvis.  She has a eight screws and a plate in her, along with an external device (which basically looks like a bar sitting in front of her).  Today she had seven screws and a plate put into her clavicle. 

She's not eating because its making her nauseaous.  Please pray for her quick recovery.

Its looking very likely that the kids and I will be heading to IA.  Bailey will be in the hospital for another week or two and then in a therapy center.  We will help with her brother and sister and hopefully take turns with her mother at the hospital. 

Thank you for praying!