Thursday, January 28, 2010

Weather Upset

Well we have already labeled today as a lazy day. We were hoping we could go out and look at pick ups but the weather stinks. Instead we will stay in and be lazy! We went to Vernon yesterday to look at more land. Hope we hear something soon because the plans to our house are done!! Yippee. Now if only we had a place to build..hmmmm. Went to see the progress on the shop. Looks really good, coming along fast! Hopefully we will get home this weekend and Brooke will get to start back at Vernon on Monday. Kyle still has not been released for work, but when he does it will still be a slow progression. He will go an hour a day for a couple weeks then slowly increase his stamina. They told him to take it slow and I am sure I am going to have to watch him, because I have never seen Kyle take it slow. The house plans look good, some small changes need to be made but not bad. I sure hope the weather gets nicer fast, I sure have a lot I need to be doing at home to prepare for us being there. Kyle got to get into the new bathroom at our house. Annelle and Larry it worked like a charm! He really liked it and loved that he could actually use it. Job well done, thanks a million! Probably going to get my car equiped with hand controls so Kyle can use it until he gets his pickup. As for me returning to work, we are not sure yet. I would like to get back soon, but can't until Kyle gets a vehicle and we dont know the exact date on that. Until then I have tons of work to do at home. Well i guess thats it for now. Bye Bye

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Suprised Again

Well Kyle suprised us again. He did everything he needed in one week instead of two, so he got to come home on Saturday. Therapy said they have never had someone fly thru their program as Kyle did. He finished his driving course as well. We got home from Amarillo at about time for church. We are glad he is home for awhile this time. He will have to go back in 6 months for about a week, but because it falls during the summer, me and the kids get to go with him which will be nice. Then he will go back to Denver every year in July for a checkup. Unfortunately because he came home early I did not get to work on the house so I will try to go up there some this week to get things in order. We hope to have the house ready by the next weekend so we can move back in Sunday and hopefully get Brooke back to school there in Vernon. She is so excited, I think she is more ready to be home than us. I hope to be back at work in Feb. Not sure yet if I will go the first week or the second, kinda depends on when Kyle gets his vehicle. Kyle hopes to go back some time in Feb. but it will only be for an hr a day, then he will build up to a full day. As for today we are just laying around with the kids watching football. I am going for the colts and the saints and naturally Kyle is going for the jets, we will see who wins.

Monday, January 18, 2010

11 Days to Go

Kyle had a good Monday. He didn't have class till 10am so he got to sleep in a little. He said mat class went well. He acted like there are still some familiar faces at Craig. His therapist said that if it wasn't for his driving class he could probably come home this weekend. They act like he is way ahead of where most are. But I think we knew that. He said chair class was actually easy this go round. He has an appointment with the urologist tomorrow so he will miss most of his classes, I hope all goes well. I will be busy later this week with getting our house in order for when he gets home. We hope to be back in Vernon on the 1st of february for good. I am ready to sleep in my own bed. We will cont to count down the days until Kyle is home again. Pray that he has another good day tomorrow. For those who want to send him a card for the short time he is there his address is Craig Hopsital, guest services, Kyle Myers Apt#204 3425 S.Clarkson, Engelwood, CO 80113.
Continue to pray for Shannon, she received good news today. Looks like she will be coming home tomorrow and will not need rehab, seems to be walking and doing ok, not sure yet if or when she will have a 2nd surgery. Goodnight to all.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Back to Denver We Go

Well the last 2 weeks have flown by. It doesn't even feel like Kyle has been home that long. It seems like we just got settled into some kinda routine. We drove Kyle to Amarillo this morning to catch his flight back to Denver Co. He has come such a long way from where he was 3 months ago. I couldn't be anymore proud of his strength and courage, he inspires me everyday. I am going to miss him like crazy these next two weeks. The good thing is that it is only two weeks not months. I know he will come back even stronger than he did his first go round. He got on the plane at about 5:30 and Erica Larson was there waiting for him. I think this makes her fourth trip to Denver in the last couple of months. I am sure thankful for all of her help and I know Kyle feels the same! Kyle got to Craig this evening at about 7:00pm very tired and in some pain. He said it wasn't as bad as his flight home. As soon as they got there Erica went out and stocked him up on groceries. Erica will be flying back some time tomorrow. Kyle should be busy with classes all week and will be done after about 6pm for those who wish to call. Tomorrow I will post the address. He will be in Denver until Friday the 29th then he gets to come home for good. When he comes home the Welch's should have our bathroom done at home so we can get back to Vernon. Thank you Annelle and Larry for all the hard work and time spent on our bathroom, we appreciate everything yal have done for us!
Well pray that Kyle has a good stay and that he continues to keep his spirit and strength up. Also we send prayers out to Shannon Myers and Family, we hope you continue to heal and get strength and that all works out in due time. I have enjoyed helping watch your little ones this weekend, they miss you tons, and are doing well. Love to you all.

Friday, January 15, 2010

So Busy

This week has been very crazy, we have had Dr. appointments, and tests all week. Tuesday we got to see Dr Reeves once again, under better circumstances this time. He did x-rays and made sure the hard ware in Kyle's back looked good enough to take the brace off, and it did. So we got the brace off. Kyle says it feels good but different. He was a little wobbly at first but like everything else has mastered it over time. He did say that his showers were a lot nicer without the brace. Dr. Reeves was concerned about the swelling of Kyle's feet so he ordered a ultrasound to check for blood clots. The ultrasound on Wednesday looked good , no clots so Dr Reeves started him on a low dose aspirin. Then on Thursday we went to see Dr Lane, he increased Kyle's nerve pain medicine since his nerve pain has really flared up since he has been home. We also did lab work which all came out fine, other then the abdominal x ray. It showed he is still full, I don't know what to think of his bowels, it is so frustrating. We thought we finally had it under control and I guess we don't. On top of all this stress we have been thinking about what to do about the house situation. We are having trouble finding land in Vernon, tx seems as if no one really wants to let go of any and those that do want an arm and a leg for it. Maybe we should just build in Rhineland, I dont know anymore. Well we just thought we would update you a little on how things are going. I take Kyle to the airport on Sunday, the girls won't let me go so I will stay back with them. Write again soon.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Getting into a Routine

Since we have been home it has been tough but I think we have finally fallen into some kinda routine. Things seem to be getting easier, things would be a lot easier if my Kyla bear wasn't coughing up a storm and running a fever. Kyle is finally gotten a routine down and is doing so much better since he has been home. He went to Vernon with his dad today to go help out his school kids. He lives for those kids, I think they have called him all week worried about their projects, so he is on his way to help them out. I am staying home with a sick baby so I thought I would catch you guys up on how things are going. Brooke continues to enjoy school, its nice to see her get on the bus every morning and be here when she gets off. However Kyle and I both agree that we are past ready to get back to Vernon. We are bored out of our minds here!!! Its not home and neither one of us can just run off to work or get busy doing something around the house. Hopefully we will know something in a couple days as far as the house goes. Kyle has an appointment on Tues with Dr Reeves, we will know then if the brace can come off. I imagine that will be a relief for Kyle, it looks uncomfortable. He has also been getting ready for his next trip. He will be flying out of Amarillo on Sunday the 17th headed back to Colorado. This trip seems to be better on him for the fact that he will only be there 2 weeks as opposed to 2 1/2 months. Hopefully when he gets home that time we will be back at home in Vernon, which should be nice for all of us. I know I am ready to get back to work. Well its Kyla's nap time so I will write again soon.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Lots of Changes

Well since we have been home it has been a little tough. I guess we thought that being home would be great, but we didnt think about all the little stuff. Our house right now is not working for us so we are currently living at Marybeth's house in Rhineland. We are so greatful to be able to stay here, we have a loving family around us and a nice roomy house that is accessible to Kyle. Thank you Larson Family, you have all been so good to us. Since we moved in getting around has been easier for Kyle, he has everything he needs here. Hopefully we can get family started on our bathroom so it will work for Kyle when he comes back from CO. Then we will decide what to do on the house situation. I am hoping to get back to work in Feb and hopefully I can help out part time a little in a couple of weeks. Lord knows I am ready to work, I am going crazy here in this house! Kyle went up to the shop a couple of days ago to help the kids out on their projects. I don't know who was more excited the kids or Kyle. Needless to say I had to pull him out of the shop because it was so late. Kyle was impressed with how hard the kids seem to be working, he says keep up the good work. Well my kids are screaming and fighting so I better go check on them!