Today is Sammie's surgery. The kids spent the night at the Ronald McDonald house in Spokane. They had to be at the hospital at 6:45am. Dave, Chris and I arrived at the Peds Surgical Center at 8:20 am, Sammie hadn't been taken in yet. So we played for a bit then they started getting her ready at 9:15 am. The surgery takes 2 1/2 hours. We had to leave so Dave and Chris could go to work, it is now 1:20 pm and we haven't heard anything yet. We pray that all went well.
Here are a few pics of Dad and family at the hospital. Dad came home late Friday evening. They have had lots of visitors everyday. At times this is very tiring for Dad because he feels he needs to talk and it takes a lot out of him. He is expending so much energy on controlling the pain. We would like to find an over the bed table for eating at. Again I could rent one for them for 20.00 a month, but it would be better to purchase one instead. Mom is getting very tired. Dad has done many things over the last five years for Mom (dishes, vaccuming, etc) now she has to do them. She was even talking about mowing their yard. I again encouraged her to get help. I know Home Health is available, but no one does it like Mom you know. I leave you with a verse from my devotions yesterday: Deuteronomy 30:20 "That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey His voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto Him: for He is thy life, and the length of thy days..."