Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Hello all,

I do have an update to share on my Dad - and on my little niece Alaina.

Dad was transported down to Riverside yesterday - which is here in Columbus. Riverside is a HUGE hospital here in town and they specialize in cardiac care. Dad will be having open heart surgery hopefully before the week is out. I do not have a date or time for it yet as he has popped a fever and they will need to treat that first before they do surgery. His dialysis schedule may also affect when he has surgery as well.

Alaina will also be having surgery this week to put a feeding tube in place so that she can come home from the hospital for good. Colette and Sherman are literally going from one hospital to the next right now - so they are under a great deal of stress.

I want to thank everyone who has sent prayers, good thoughts and vibes our way. If you have left a comment here on my blog - or through one of my Yahoo groups, I thank you. I have read each and every one of them but simply have not had either the time or energy to reply. Just know that I have read them all - and the outpouring of love I have received has been truly overwhelming. Please keep those prayers and good thoughts coming as we do need them.


Rose Works Jewelry said...

We'll continue to pray!

Enchanted Beads said...

You need a lot of strength, Jules, to go through all this. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family! Keep us posted!

Kerrie Slade said...

Life is certainly tough for you at the moment Julie, stay strong and look after yourself too. Thinking of you and your family.

Kerrie x

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Jules, I hope and pray that each one of them gets better. I am glad that they thought of a way for little one to come home from the hospital. Hopefully someday they can figure a way for her to be a normal baby. I pray for that every night. After the surgery, your dad should be as good as new with some restrictions.

I will keep them, you and your family in my prayers.

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

What a difficult time for you and your family! My thoughts and prayers are with you.