Busy, busy, busy!
Things that need done today:
- Lawn. My apologies to the neighbors on the appearance of our lawn and flower beds. We are the scourge of the street. I feel like Jed Clampett (of Beverly Hillbillies fame). Woo doggy! My mower was out for service just when we had enough rain for an entire season. The grass grew like a weed. Now that I think of it, my lawn is really just a mass of weeds. The plan is to have it cut today by a lawn service. If this does not come through, I’ll do it tomorrow. The flower beds will need to wait.
- Rotary Club Event. We’re excited about this! It is tonight, beginning at 6:00 PM at the 1757 Club.
- Clean Basement Storage. It is my understanding (through Sue) that some women are coming over today to tackle the storage area in the basement. I wish them well.
- Laundry. We had the washing machine fixed the Thursday before last. On Monday it started acting up again. Ugh! With it being so temperamental, we need to wash clothes according to its schedule.
- Begin Additional Infrared Therapy. I decided to push-up the schedule from Monday (Ryan’s actually under the lamp now).
- Clean Main Level. I hate to even think about this.
As I said above, I was eager to begin the additional 30 minutes of infrared therapy. This new configuration will target Ryan’s frontal lobes.
New Configuration. Helmet rotated and flipped.
Although this is essential additional therapy, it does complicates getting everything done with him for the day. I need to make every moment as efficient as possible. So, while under the lamp I tend to his feet and hands. I stretch them, trim the nails, apply lotion, etc. I also attached the ultrasound bone stimulator to run on his previously broken left forearm.
Dr. Rodriguez come over last night to give Ryan an examination. He spent over two hours here with us, inspecting every inch/centimeter of his body. He feels Ryan is in wonderful physical condition. That was comforting to hear.
I swear, it’s really hard to decide who might be the nicest doctor in the world… Dr. Rodriguez or Dr. Hinkle. I’m so happy they are both always available to Ryan. I admire them both so much.
I hope you like the changes to the blog. I am working on the layout quite a bit. As always, comments are welcome.
Two snags I know exist:
- View Counter. This was reset to zero. But, for anyone interested, it passed 400,000 views on Wednesday.
- Email Notification. If you signed-up to received email notifications of new blog posts, it erased the database of users. I might have this fixed, but it means you will need to re-enter your email (in footer of the Home Page). I hope you’ll do this after I confirm it is working. In the meantime, would you just check in every now and then to see if new content is added?
On a final note, I received several new pairs of scrubs! This deserves its own post (with me modeling), so look for this soon!
Jane Martellino says
Love the new format. You have provided a real prof. look in your blog. The care your give Ryan both physicially and really emotionally through this blog is admirable.
Truly love your humor too!
Reading every day on Ryan but I don’t write everyday. Plus I send your update/blog address everyday to our nationwide prayer group.
Debb Brooks says
Love the new site, Ken you are getting so techno savy on us! Looks like you have busy household this weekend, you and Ryan try to stay out of trouble! Still here in Atlanta, GA!!!
Well it’s gonna be a hot time in the ol’ town tonight — woo hoo!! Gotta go get my party on, but just wanted you to know that I’m thinking about you guys and praying always! Paula
Christa S says
Ken, Does Ryan have to wear eye protection during his frontal lobe therapy (like a baby does under a bili-light)? Just curious about that.
We put blinders over his eyes (like a sleeping mask). We’ve been told it’s not necessary, but we just feel better having his eyes shielded.
I am so excited to be at the Rotary Dinner tonight! I have made a gift supply for Sue if she is able to make the dinner this night. I would be honored to help with the yard, main floor cleaning, or anything else I physically do. If you would like for me to come over and read to Ryan, I would be so honored. All my love~
Jo Hobbs says
Hoping for a big success at the Rotary Club of Ashburn Dinner this evening. Still here but will be there in spirit. Love and prayers.
Gail Doyle says
Ken, You and Sue are doing such an amazing job for Ryan,as confirmed by his Drs. He is so lucky to have you both caring for him and one day he will thank you. Hope all your “chores” get done and that you can get a new washing machine 🙂 May the Rotary Gala for Ryan be a HUGE success( wish I could be there) That was a good idea to put the infrared helmet on Ryan twice a day. Praying it helps him improve….Look forward to your videos and most of all the updates on Ryan.. May you all have a peaceful day and God bless. Gail
Reports from your two favorite doctors confirm what a wonderful job you are doing with Ryan’s care. As I read through your updates, I realize that all of your caregiving for Ryan was learned on the spot, out of necessity: researching; on-the-job training; gut instinct; responding to Ryan’s immediate needs; etc. With God at the helm and your fatherly compassion,
you are making a huge difference in Ryan’s recovery. Your family has poured out your heart and soul and Ryan must feel so loved! I’m praying that the washer, lawn, basement, and other household needs get attention. If I lived closer, your flower beds would be smiling, too. Thank you for the lives you continue to share with us. I’m asking God to give you the best day ever! Hugs to you all.