|Kinsley playing with the bucket of potato heads we have accumulated over the years.|
Life has thrown us a curve ball with Tim's health as of late and with the other things that pop up from time to time around here, we have been a bit overwhelmed at times lately. We try to always take it in stride and trust in God, for He has shown Himself to be very faithful. He is so good to us, always. Life is good.
Some happy news that makes my life a LOT busier... is that two of our does had their babies.
|The largest of the bucks in the triplet birthing.|
|The smallest of the bucks in the triplet birthing.|
|The smallest of the twin does born to Amelia.|
Antonio just got over having one of his bad spells from the Botox injections. The bad reaction from the overdose in July, must have done damage, as every few weeks he goes back into that weak, sleeping, dementia, paralyzed type state. This last episode lasted three weeks. There is a lot more work to his daily care when he is in that state. Praise God he is coming around the last two days and speaking again. We have also had a lot of frustrating things happen since he turned 21 in December. A week before his 21st birthday they sent us a letter telling us his insurance would be canceled the end of the month. We had one week to get an appointment and try to get insurance and help from the state, thru Social Security for him. Lots of paper work and delays.
Tim has not been feeling well for quite some time. His last blood work came back a mess, about a month ago. He was told by his doctor that he needed to get to a pharmacy as soon as possible, to get some medicine to take, as his potassium levels were so dangerously high, he was at risk for a heart attack. He then referred us to a Nephrologist, as his creatinine levels were very high. It was a two week wait before we could get in to see that doctor and when we got there and listened to the doctor, he told us that Tim had kidney disease and was in stage three kidney failure. That his kidneys were functioning at 44%. They took 16 viles of blood and ordered an ultra sound. When we left, we were told that he was to eat only foods that are the lowest in potassium and low phosphates. Our next appointment to go over all the testing results is for the 11th. Tim has been feeling very poorly. The change in diet has not agreed with him. He has lost 13 pounds in two weeks and his Addisons balance is off now. We have an appointment to see a dietitian which should help us. All in all, we are grateful that this has been caught and now we can go forward and try not to cause further damage to his kidneys. He tuckers out quickly and has been extra tired lately.
|In the evenings I feed baby "A" her night bottle and hold her till she falls asleep and Tim feeds Kinsley her night bottle and holds her, while they watch Blues Clues together till she falls asleep. Most days he falls asleep first. Bless his heart.|
|The Oscar Mayer Wiener Mobile was at our local Kroger recently.|
|Zeke loves all animals. Here he is with Mr. Skunk.|
On rainy days Billy loves to play on a mat in front of the wood stove. He is very into pirates lately so Uncle "B" and Aunt "S" got him this cool ship for Jesus Birthday. He plays with it daily.
William is still studying for the Language Arts section of his GED. He should be taking that part very soon.
Elizabeth is doing much better with her schooling since we switched her over to just workbooks.
God is so good and life is fine. We have had fewer appointments lately so it has been nice to be home a bit more and get some things done. I am going to try to garden in my raised beds this year. I have not had a garden in two years because of all the new little ones, that have come along, needing so much of my time. I think I am up for some light gardening this year. So we shall see.
I pray that the One True and Only God will be with you, leading and guiding you all through 2016. That health, peace and the bonds of friends and family will be strong the whole year as you live and grow in Him.
2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.