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Monday, January 16, 2012

January 16, 2012

I know many of you have been waiting to see some new pictures, and I promise I will have some posted tomorrow. A bit of a crazy day today, as we tried to get in a few last minutes things while Linda was still here. The girls are really going to be be missing grandma after today, heck, right after we took Linda to the airport Stacy started to ask where Grandma was and when was she coming back. She also said she wanted to go to Grandma's house (me too).

We all went to Babies R Us today, to pick up a few things and the girls, all three of them, had a great time. Jason and I did our best just to keep up. I guess shopping is one of those things that women are better at than men... usually. After the shopping was done we needed to get back to the house so that the girls could take a nap and the rest of us could just lay down and relax a bit. Besides, Linda still had to do some packing, and we didn't want to be panic packing just before leaving - that's never any fun.

On a real positive side, Martin Luther King Day isn't a holiday for everybody because I received a call from Van, the wheelchair guy, and he told me that he would be coming over tomorrow afternoon, late, with Jason's power chair and his new custom seat. The manual chair is still not ready, and apparently there are some not so easy engineering challenges associated with this chair. It all has to do with the special needs Jason has. Having the power chair is going to be good, because in the past Jason has really worked hard to keep the current chair moving at a "walking" pace, and the ride has not always been very comfortable. Now I'm going to be the one trying to keep up with him... ;-) It also means that he will be able to work harder at OT and PT, and not have to worry about having the strength to push the chair after the work out.

Tomorrow we have a few appointments, and we should be able to get them out of the way comfortably. As things develop with the appointments I'll let you know. Thank you, all, for all your continued support and prayers.

4 comments:

  1. Oh I hope Jason does get the chair tomorrow and that it works well for him!!!!!!!!!!
    Continuing to lift up prayers!
    Psalms 119:49-50 Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope. This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.
    Prayer Bears
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  2. Hi Guys! So Sorry I haven't posted anything in a while- darned cold made me miss work, my updates & my Students!
    I'm glad to hear about the many gains Jason is making & for the new chair with a more comfortable seat. Being comfortable is vital to mobility! Have you found out if the city has a Handy Ride? We have one here and it's instrumental in the independence of many of our Students.

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  3. Stopping by to let you know that I'm always here praying!
    Jeremiah 17:7-8 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
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  4. Hello Dr. Malone's sister, Diane!! Next time to see your sister would you please give her a big hug from me?? I really wanted to meet her but couldn't get back to Bethesda.

    Excellent that you got to visit the Ross Family.

    All my best,
    Karen Yates
    Livermore Friend

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