Monday, June 13, 2011

One Last Ceremony

Yesterday was the last graduation ceremony for my daughter. The Ohio State University graduated over 9700 students yesterday. We could not have asked for a more beautiful day. Today, however, I'm suffering the consequences of sitting in the sun for 4 hours. I have a major sunburn!

Sara surprised us by decorating her hat in a tribute to us! Here's my favorite picture of the day!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Where To Begin

That's a great question. Life has been a bit of a roller coaster here.

Sara was home for Memorial Day weekend. We got to spend some time together. Since her college days were almost over, she came home from Thursday thru Tuesday. Lots of shopping and a great picnic at my sister's home.

While Sara was home, Jeff announced that there was something wrong with his toe. Not a good thing, when it is swollen to three times it normal size and is red, red, red! He took antibiotics for five days, and then saw the doctor again on Tuesday. He wanted to admit him immediately, but he felt he could not be admitted until after Sara left to go back to college. I went with him to the doctor on Wednesday, and by 10:30 am he was admitted and by 12:45 he was receiving intravenous antibiotics. They xrayed his foot and found that the bacterial infection had compromised the bone. Hoping for a positive result from the IV's....they gave him a couple of days, but by Thursday night, it had been decided to amputate a portion of his toe. All this is complicated by the fact that he is diabetic and take Coumadin daily. Surgery was Friday morning and he was released Saturday morning. He is still on antibiotics, but he must be feeling good....I can't keep him on the doctor's path to recovery. He is to be non weight bearing for three weeks.

Sunday we left for Columbus. Sara graduated from the College of Dentistry! We convinced him to go in a wheel chair for this one. Not sure what will happen when we go back down this Sunday for her large ceremony.

Does anyone have a chain so I can chain him to his chair??

Quilting has taken a back seat to everything right now, but I'm sure I'll get back to it soon.

This is what you get when you have a wonderful daughter....a magna cum laude graduate of The Ohio State University's Dental program!!

Thanks for stopping by!