Wednesday, November 04, 2009


Monday and Tuesday Bryan went to school for half days. Today he is attending the whole day. He has a follow-up doctors appt. today at 3:50. Please pray that all his bloodwork is normal and that he begins to regain some strength. He has been really tired. I am hoping that with each passing day he will become stronger and stronger. Thanks again for all of your prayers. I love you all. RW

Saturday, October 31, 2009

we are home....

Wanted to let you all know that we are home. After a really good night of sleep and no pain meds, a good breakfast, and a good lunch they let Bryan come home. He is sleeping now and is tired and weak. Continue to pray for his strength to return and that we get the stomach issues under control. We need all bloodwork numbers to return to normal. We will follow up with his Dr next week. Thanks for all of your love and support, please continue to lift him up until his recovery is complete.


Friday, October 30, 2009

FRIDAY night at OLOL...

Well we are settling in for another night at THE LAKE. We are waiting for Bryan to have less pain, eat more and have some more strength. Talked with a hemotologist today regarding irregularities in Bryan's bloodwork. She is convinced that the bloodwork indicates viral activity that has made is counts go low. The good news is that the numbers are on the increase. This virus has taken its toll on Bryan's body and he is worn out.

Will update tomorrow praying for a restful night.


10/30 update...

We had a good night. Bryan went 7 hours without morphine. Great accomplishment since he was struggling to go 3 hours without morphine all day yesterday. Doctor is wanting Bryan to be mobile and try to eat little bits. He ate a couple of bites of eggs and one bite of toast. Pray for his appetite to return to normal. I will keep you all updated thanks so much for your prayers and concern. I love you all. RW

Thursday, October 29, 2009


It has been an on and off day as far as pain management goes. It seems now that he is resting and has been since 6pm. Of course, his spirits are up he is truly his father's son, I am seeing that more now than ever. What a trooper he has been through this.

Thanks to all for your prayers and i will keep you updated.


Bryan update.....

I have been dealing with Bryan being sick since Saturday. Saturday he started with fever, Sunday the fever reached 104.8, called ambulance they came and said to treat fever and see doctor on Monday. Saw dr. who said flu test was negative and that this was probably some sort of virus and has to run its course. Tuesday he woke up with 104. fever and stomach pain so we came to OLOL ER. They checked him out and said probably viral gastritis sent us home. No fever Tues. night but Bryan was not able to sleep at all because of being so uncomfortable. Stomach pain got really bad Wed. morning so I took him to the ER again. Basically, I said, "We are not leaving this time until I have some answers. At least tell me what it is NOT." They gave him morphine for the severe abdominal pain. After CT scan, and xrays they ruled out appendisitis and intestinal blockage. He was in a lot pain. They decided to admit him to hospital to control pain. Dr. decided to get pediatric gastro dr on board. Gastro dr. decided to do scope on Bryan.

The scope found stress related gastritis with several ulcers around the sphincter at the bottom of his stomach. The fever they believe, was related to a virus that caused the high temp.

More later,

Thursday, September 24, 2009

20 years.....

Yesterday was my 20th wedding anniversary. It was a day of sweet reflection and memories. Good memories of times we shared throughout our lives together. Make a distinct effort to make memories with the ones you love. If you allow the busyness of life to consume you then there are few special memories to hang on to. Even in the midst of the mundane you can make memories.

Lauren is in the throws of school and Bryan is absolutely loving being in the band and meeting new friends. He has a Homecoming date and is making the adjustments to his new school. Please keep us all in prayer. I have started a jewelry business and it is going well. I have enjoyed success and am enjoying being with people and showing them this great jewelry. I have been substitute teaching this whole week. WOW I forgot what it was like to be in the classroom day in and day out. I do love the kids but oh how they can push your buttons.

I love each of you,

Friday, August 14, 2009

here i is....

Well I haven't written in a while. I have been busy with trying to finish out the summer. I am going to be substitute teaching at Hosanna and Central and starting Premier Design Jewelry. I am having fun with that and can't wait to get in full swing with it.

Bryan starts school on the 17th and Lauren on the 24th. The book is coming along and I am excited about what God has in store. Please continue to keep us in prayer as our lives venture into new territory. Take care my precious friends and know that your prayers make a difference for me and all the people you lift before the Father.


Thursday, July 30, 2009


Well Bryan had his first band practice today for freshmen. Robert and Vivian were there too because they are part of the leadership corps. It was so cool when I picked them up, Bryan said, "I found a group I fit in with." He was really able to be himself and he said he had the girls laughing. He really likes the band director and it seems that all is going well. Next week he has band camp all day, all week. I know there will be an adjustment time but I really think this is going to be a good move for him.

Lauren is going to visit Natalie, my niece, in Alabama. This will be her first road trip without me. She is going with her good friend Callie. I know they are going to have the best time. Please be praying for safe travel for them. School will be starting for her too shortly.

I am going to substitute teach at HCA and Central and I have started selling Premier Jewelry. I am excited about it because it will allow me time with Bryan and Lauren, time to work ou the book and still bring in some money. YEHA!!!

God bless and take care,