| | We have had a very warm September and October. I met my sister Mary and her husband Spence at the beach one day when Gina came over to stay with David. The bright yellow Lantana bush was so cheerful. I associate the sharp spicy smell with childhood, when we would pull off the flowers and suck the nectar out of the ends.
The sand was pulled out off the beach by large waves the week before, but we found a spot to set up near the cliffs, sat and talked, enjoyed the sights and sounds, and went for a swim! The ocean temps have kept up 68-69 degrees which is like summer time. We went in on this side of the big rock and swam out with our fins on, diving under waves and loving the fresh feel.
The light cloud cover filtered the sun and made "sun-dogs" on either side.
David had a small surgery to have a port put in his chest. It is an access for giving him IV's and medicine. The little device is under the skin, and has a line that goes into a vein in his neck, which then goes to the heart. That way the medication can be pumped through the body by the heart. The procedure went very smoothly, and all the staff and Doctors were so helpful. A week and a half later his incisions are very well healed up. This week he started on IV antibiotics and is doing alright with them. He seems to have had a bit of a die-off reaction yesterday, as he felt awful and was very achy. That is expected with Lyme as it gives off toxins as it is killed, but we want to try to go at a rate that he is not made too sick. He is still having vertigo off and on, which is the hardest as it makes him dizzy, nauseous, and startle when he feels like he is falling, it also gives him migraine headaches. I am hoping and praying the meds will help heal, and not hurt. We will be going to the doctor's office every Monday so they can open the port for the week, receive the new dose of IV meds, and so they can keep an eye on David's condition. I give him the IV meds at home during the rest of the week, and have learned about flushing IV lines, drawing up meds in syringes, attaching IV bags etc. Thankful that I have some medical background and that I am not squeamish. David keeps an eye on how I am doing everything,and reminds me if I forget anything. On Friday the nurse comes and closes the port, so David is free of it over the weekend, then he can shower and not have a needle and tube sticking out. The nurses come on Sat. and Sunday and give him medicine by injection. We are praying about, and researching a treatment center in Reno, NV. that have very good results in healing Lyme patients. It would involve David and I living there for about 7 weeks. It would also cost a boatload of money so figuring out if we can do that. They use several natural methods of exposing the Lyme to the bodies immune system (as it is very stealthy), and killing it off in a more harmless manner. They also have methods for helping the body detox and recover.
We were all very happy to have Daniel and Heidi come down for a couple days. Dan was down taking an IT test for a local company in the hopes of getting a job locally. David hung out in the living room, so Heidi and Dan would stay at our house in his room. He enjoys being with them so much. He was such a gentleman, even when so ill. He was having vertigo, so we pushed the futon against the couch to give him more space.
We were all excited to see Heidi's tummy growing with the new baby, and I even got to feel him kick! She is due Christmas day.
edit...I forgot these lunch pics!
Dan and Heidi took me out to lunch! It was great to relax and visit with one another. David was the instigator...he told Daniel that I need to get out.
A mutual friend, Kathrine, came to visit, riding the bus over two hours from college. Daniel became nostalgic and pulled out several photo albums from childhood. It was fun to listen, as he and David shared memories, and Daniel thanked us for the magical childhood.
We had a couple tea parties. David eventually retreated to the bedroom when he got over tired, and it was too noisy in the Living room for him. I had to take a picture of the whole gang all gathered in the bedroom watching a show together.
Today is cloudy and cool...I am wearing a bright red sweater, and it feels so nice. Bob is off shopping for a new refrigerator as our hasn't been getting cold enough lately, and sounds like a small airplane engine when it starts up. I was getting excited about some of the newer refrigerators, then realized that the door into the kitchen is so small we probably can't fit some of the models that looked fun. I told Bob I am fine with basic, just as long as it gets things COLD!
We skyped with our lovies in Colorado this morning. So fun to see baby Brason plumping up and looking so content.
This face always makes me smile...or laugh...
Nice to see they have been out enjoying the splendor of Fall in Colorado, as they are just a couple months from visiting here before med-school in St. Kitts.
See you next time!
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