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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Appendectomy for Mommy!

This last week's been pretty rough. Andrea woke up at 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning with sharp pains in her abdomen. Our friend Luke recently had the same symptoms, and he ended up having an appendectomy. We considered it might be a possibility since Andrea was having the same symptoms, but we really didn't think that's what it was. To be on the safe side, everyone got up in the middle of the night and went in to the Emergency Room.

After some lab work and a CAT scan it was clear that Andrea did, in fact, have Appendicitis. Very shortly thereafter, Andrea was prepped for surgery and they chopped the worthless appendix right out of her. Unfortunately, we couldn't keep it, so no pictures of that...

Andrea's been pretty sore since then, and can't lift anything heavier than 10 pounds. Connor weighs more than double her limit, so it was Grammy Genie to the rescue. Grammy Genie and Grandpa Garry drove up from Odessa in the middle of the night to take care of Connor during the surgery, and Grammy Genie stayed with us for the last three days to help take care of everyone.


Thanks Genie! We appreciate everything you do!

A quick update on Connor, he has been in a great mood recently. He's been very vocal recently, and has been into everything. He's definitely a busy body. He has gotten very good at pushing his car around the room, and Grammy Genie even said that he let go of the couch momentarily and took a few steps unsupported before grabbing onto her leg.

Here's a quick video of Connor and his cool car:




The weather's been crazy the last few days, he loves to stand up and bang on the window. When Chloe's in the yard, he likes to watch her do her business.

3 comments:

Alice said...

we hope Andrea's recovery is complete, we're certainly thinking of her. hope also that Connor took good care of Mommy...with Grammy Genie's tremendous help.
all our best wishes...grampa and gramma Vernon

Amanda said...

My little man is growing up. Not much longer and he will be walking on his own. I can't wait!
Love,
Auntie Amanda

Richard said...

Yeah! It's nice to have family nearby. We didn't have that luxury when you kids were growing up. You are very lucky. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa Anders for watching over that nice family. Wish we could be closer. Speedy recovery Andrea. Watch out for little walking man.
GPV