Early last october, my youngest step-son Scott was taken to a hospital where they diagnosed kidney failure and had him ambulanced up to Des Moines (Iowa)..He was complaining of double vision, but not the cross-eyed kind but rather up and down double vision sorta like his elevator was stopped on 2 different floor's..They scanned him and saw a mass on the back of his brain that they were unsure of so they moved him to Iowa City (University of Iowa) for further testing and evaluations..He was diagnosed with end stage double renal failure and vascular hyperemia (sic) It's where a blood vessel in his brain swells up, burst's, closes and goes on to find another weak vessel in the brain and does it continually..Luckily that part is not fatal..When he was in Iowa City, I'd drive down to Grand River and pick up his daughter Sebrina and together we'd make the drive up to see her dad..I told Abby I didn't care the cost as he needed her love and she his..(BTW, Grand River is 70 miles south of Des Moines and Iowa City is 115 miles East)..After the usual big hospital bouts of staph infection, they finally released him and Sebrina and I made the drive to bring him home..He has to have dialysis 3 times a week as Abby stated but the hospital he has to do in is in Creston Iowa which is around 40 miles west of Grand River..He was okay'd for social security disability but it won't start until february after his works long-term disability runs out..He's an "at fall" risk because well..because..He can't be alone because of that and that hurts his pride but he understands..He has some help down there but not much..So 3x a week I get up at 4:30 and make the trip down to get him to Creston by 7:00 for his dialysis..drop him off, drive back to Des Moines and go to work..I'm not complaining in any way shape or form..He applied for something that will shuttle him to and fro..But I don't know when it kicks in..Until then..Live!! Laugh!! Love!!
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to let us know how things are going. I'm speechless. I always knew you were a giving and caring person. He is so fortunate to have you by his side!
I will continue to keep you all in my prayers. I wish I knew something to say to ease your mind. I guess it's time like these that we "live, laugh, and love" while putting it in God's hands.
Always know we are here for you all and care about you dearly!
THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR FOR MIRACALS...YOU ARE AN AMAZING MAN....GOD SPEED TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY...CIAO.. QD 05/17/10
AND NOW I START THE NEW CHAPTER...
Message by ozzy
on December 05 2011 at 11:58 pm
Location: South Africa Joined: February 10 2009 Posts:
Prayers for Scott. You are a great stepdad Don't dream up thousands of reasons
why you can't do what you want to; find one reason why you CAN.
Message by PackyLou
on December 06 2011 at 12:14 am
Location: United States Joined: September 13 2007 Posts:
thanks for sharing. I feel very humbled and wish that I could do something meaningful and helpful...You have given so freely of yourself here,
please know that I am praying for love and healing for you and your family,
Barbara "I took the road less traveled by ~
and it has made all the difference..."
Message by sweetp
on December 06 2011 at 9:16 am
Location: United States Joined: January 13 2004 Posts:
ALL OF YOU HAVE MY PRAYERS...!
"Today I choose not to smoke..."
Message by betsy
on December 19 2011 at 7:41 am
Location: United States Joined: January 11 2004 Posts:
Happy Lunaversary Jeff
Enjoy your special day
gotcha in my thoughts and prayers
betsy QD 11/10/03
Today is the best day to not smoke!
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