Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Well, this past week held a few surprises for us:

#1 - Ty had surgery! Yep. He woke up Tuesday night in terrible pain (he was the perfect depiction of a man "writhing in pain"-it wasn't pretty). It never let up so we headed to the hospital early Wednesday morning. Four hours, blood tests, and a CT-Scan later proved he had an enlarged appendix that the Dr.s were certain was infected - hopefully not ruptured yet. Since a team was immediately available for the surgery, Ty went in for an apendectomy that afternoon. Although these surgeries are very every day to hospital staff and perhaps not considered a big deal, it still shook me up a little. It's simply not natural at all to see Ty weak, miserable and in pain on a hospital bed. And I definitely didn't like the part where they gave me Ty's wedding ring before they wheeled him into the surgical room. I suddenly felt so detached from Ty at that moment. Very uncomfortable.

But, Ty pulled through magnificently and thankfully his appendix had not yet ruptured but it was very 'sick' (as the Dr termed it), so they were glad to have gone in and taken it out. After the surgery, I met him in the recovery room where I tried to feed him but he was so knocked out he keep falling asleep in-between bites. It was really almost comical (take away the reason he was under such heavy medication :). His healing has been slow but sure. He says he feels better every day and I have no doubt he'll be back to wrestling with the kids and lifting weights in no time.

Didn't think you'd really want to see pix of Ty's "sick" appendix that I got from the Dr. so I thought I'd throw in these recent and random pix of the kids dancing in the front room.

#2 Vanna threw up for the first time on Sunday. I think our poor little girl was scared (thinking "what is happening?"). I guess when it rains it pours! It wasn't enough to be taking care of a spouse just after surgery. Humor had to throw a child puking all over in her bed and my bed to the mix. :). Thankfully Vanna got over her illness quickly and we are all on the mend and doing well.

Wow - I love this picture and my little girl's get-up. She loves to pull on her swim suit and run around in it but today she pulled it over her other clothes, complete with slippers and goggles that I think make her look so silly! Love that girl!

It's funny - not more than a couple weeks ago Ty and I were talking about how fortunate we had been to have skidded through the winter with little illness (we all had a cold for a short while but beyond that -nothing) and then WHAM! I guess we spoke a bit too soon. Still, we feel very blessed by the way everything has turned out over the past week.


Suzie-Q said...

All I can say is everyone I know has gone through quite a beginning of this new year. Hope February treats you better January.
Hope everyone get to feeling better in your house and Ty heals fast for you.
What a great Mom and Wife you are to find all the joy in this.

Zoey said...

Glad to hear that you are on the mend and getting better!!!

Stacie Smith said...

I heard about it at church and I was hopping you guys were okay. I tried to call but you guys weren't home. You know what they say right? The second you start thinking something hasn't happened....it happens. Well, I am glad that you are all okay. Tell Ty we are thinking of him.

Trenton & Maren said...

So glad that Ty is on the mend now. And Vanna sure is a doll... how fun that she likes to dress up in her swimsuit! It was good to see you today at the library!

Camille said...

Yikes! That is so crazy, glad Ty is on the mend and Vanna is feeling better. From the looks of things, she seems to be feeling great! Such a cute, cute, funny girl.

Oh, and thanks for not showing a picture of the sick appendix. :-)

Cami Jo said...

Double Yikes! Glad everything got taken care of for you. Sorry you had to deal with all that. Sick kids are the worst! And then add a sick husband...that's just awful! Glad everyone is on the mend over there. The pictures are darling!