Monday, August 25, 2008

I'm Fine

Well I am well on my way to recovery! I am still out of work till Thursday, if all goes well at the Dr;s on Wednesday apparently when you have fmla you can not return to work till the Doc gives the ok :o( Sad thing is I really miss work since we were on sabbatical for 6 weeks and I was only back for a week before my little vacation in the hospital... I got to say THANK YOU to all that sent cards and good wishes it is so nice to know how much people care about us! I also have to say having my sister Jackie and my Mom Linda fly in on a moments notice to surprise me was a G-d send, they took turns staying in the hospital with me and helped me get back on my feet I truly appreciated them for all their help! Thant's all for now Oh yeah no referral yet keep your fingers cross it will be before courts open so we can get her here by Christmas!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Letter from Jon

Hi all-first off, if this is my first communication with you about Robin, I apologize. I’ve tried to contact many of you, but I’m sure I missed many.

What happened:
On Friday night, after dinner at our house with friends, Robin had a very sharp pain in her belly, but thought it was just a bad stomach ache and made it through the night. When she woke up Saturday, her lower right torso was very sensitive to the touch. I urged her to go to Urgent Care. I won’t bore you with the hospital frustrations after that, but in the end her appendix had burst (probably Friday night) and she had an emergency appendectomy ~2am Sunday morning. The procedure was done laparoscopically, which was a good sign as it meant the ‘gunk’ in the appendix had not spread too far. However, she did have an abscess (infected area) near her appendix that also needed to be removed. The procedure lasted about 1.5 hours.

Because the appendix had burst, she is required to stay in the hospital longer than if it hadn’t, in order that she gets enough antibiotics to stave off any further infections. She may be released tomorrow. She is doing well and is in good spirits, as always. She’s still pretty sore, and having a bit of a tough time getting back an appetite. Her mom and sister flew in Sunday night to be with her, and she appreciated that very much.

Thank you all for your very kind words, thoughts, prayers, and offers to help. It is so comforting to both of us that we have such good friends that are there to help in any way possible when life throws these curveballs at us. It means more to us than you know.

Also, a direct order from Robin: if you were thinking of sending flowers, while she very much appreciates the gesture, she asks that you don’t (though if you want to handle that task for me for the next couple Valentine’s Days, anniversaries, etc, that’s cool).
Thank you all again,

Monday, August 11, 2008

Back From Sabatical

Well our 6 week vacation is over and we already miss our families! Jon still has two more weeks but I went back to work today, it was nice to go back they all seemed to miss me. Jon has a lot of hunny do things for his two weeks off alone... Painting the babies room. No news yet but I figure it is better to paint with the kids out of the house and I really don't like to paint...

Monday, August 4, 2008


Well we had a great time at Disney! We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge which was AMAZING! We had Gerafes and Wildabeast outside our window everyday... We went to the differant park early and left late everyday. Check out Pics soon on our Picasa link ;o)