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A rough start to 2008.

Posted by wkb28791 on Saturday, January 26, 2008

This year has started out like no other for my family. My middle son and his wife had a baby boy 1.5 months premature. His older sister, 17 month old Charlotte was found to have a mass on her upper thigh and my oldest son has damaged his left hand (and dominant) permanently trying to open up a can of soup.

The good news however is that all of this is getting worked out. Chandler, the infant is in NICU and doing well. Most likely, he will spend another couple of weeks there. Now, anxiousness to get him home is the hardest thing to deal with as far as he's concerned. As for Charlotte, the mass was removed and we got the news yesterday that it is not cancerous which was a huge relief!

 As for my oldest son, his surgery has been moved to tomorrow morning. They found that the damage was more extensive than they thought and now the surgery will have be done in his wrist because the ligament has shrunk into his wrist. It will have to be reattached and if they can't get the cut ligament to work, they'll have to remove one from another place on the same hand.

All of these things are working out though and I am thankful for all the thoughts and prayers from fellow list members. There's not a better bunch of people anywhere.

As things settle down, I can get back to my studies. One of the things that I have been asked to do is to volunteer as a math tutor for struggling students in the local county school system. I'm really looking forward to this work. I have always believed that everyone can learn math and not only get through it but, enjoy it as well. Now, I'll be put to the test.

Well, That's all the news that is news from Gods country. The only thing left to say is

"Go New York Giants!!"

and "Drive it like ya stole it" Dale Jr.!!!

6 comments on “A rough start to 2008.”

Joanchek Says:
Saturday, January 26, 2008 @11:51:38 AM

Ken, great news about your littlest ones--may they continue to thrive under Grandpa's loving care.  Best wishes to you, them, and the rest of your family are winging your way from the Poconos. 

When I was young, I did some major nerve/ligament damage to my left hand.  The net result was a severed median nerve, a severed tendon that could not be repaired, almost no grip strength, and a numb and useless left thumb.  My orthopedist, a hand specialist who was well known in the field, told me I probably would never be able to recover my fine motor skill in that hand.  Never underestimate the ability of the human body to compensate for injury;  30 years later I'm fretting my banjo like nobody's business, an avid knitter, and exceptional typist.  Except for a tiny numb spot on the tip of my thumb, no one would suspect that I'd ever been badly injured.  I hope your son's surgery is successful, and that his recovery is complete.

fisher Says:
Saturday, January 26, 2008 @3:39:59 PM

Everything comes in three's Ken. Hopefully,you can coast for a while. Wishing you the best

BanjoDiva Says:
Saturday, January 26, 2008 @5:10:09 PM

Here's some positive thoughts coming your way Ken.  And go Little E!!!

twayneking Says:
Saturday, January 26, 2008 @11:54:09 PM

You're in our prayer book


PruchaLegend Says:
Sunday, January 27, 2008 @12:30:02 AM

My best thoughts and wishes are with you, Ken.

CurtissWhite Says:
Sunday, January 27, 2008 @8:54:50 AM

Ken, keep up the positive attitude. It will get you everywhere. God's speed.

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