I’m not sure if I told you — I don’t think I did — but this is a guys weekend here at home. Sue is visiting Kari at WVU for the weekend because she has to take care of a legal procedure on Monday. I’m so happy that they get to be together for a few days!
I am pushing Ryan through his therapies as quickly as possible in hopes of freeing up some time for us to relax and watch some football this afternoon. Okay, so we won’t be able to drink beer. Or smoke cigars. But we sure as hell can sit around in our boxers! Consider it done.
Until then, though, we have much to do. I’ve rearranged the weekly schedule to adjust for my visit to Duke University. Today, just like yesterday, is being treated like a weekday when it comes to his routine. This will make it easier on Sue while I’m gone because she can do what is normally done on the weekend. Meaning a lighter schedule. Next weekend will be the same as this one, then he’ll be back on schedule following that.
On another note, because of Ryan’s shingles we rescheduled his “Bone Clinic” at Children’s Hospital to later next month (February). The obvious reason is we didn’t want to risk exposure to others, even though the rash is no longer active. Best to play it safe. On top of this, it allows Ryan a month to recover for the ambulance trip into Washington, D.C. and rigors of the clinic.
That’s all I have for today. My boxers are calling my name…
Hi Ken, I hope you and Ryan enjoyed a good weekend in your boxers : ) I’m relieved to hear that Ryan’s shingles seem to be abating. I wonder if shingles can come back repeatedly — I sure hope not. So this is the week — Duke!!! Wow…I cannot wait to hear all about this. I am praying you will learn some new things that will benefit Ryan. I already know that you will impart many new ideas and knowledge to those in attendance. I hope Duke records some of the presentation so that others may learn too. Wishing you and Ry a positive day, even though the sun is hiding from us. Please give Ryan a big hug from me and tell him I am thinking about him.
Love, hugs, prayings continuing
How exciting it will be to go to Duke! The circumstances are not of course, but the opportunity to go there and be a part of such a cutting edge institution. How confused is your dog everytime you say the word Duke this week? Have fun, embrace the experience and think of the major players there that will spread Ryan’s story! How exciting for Ryan.
On another note, the girls look great!
Gail Doyle via Facebook says
Great Picture of 2 beauties 🙂
Gail Doyle says
Ken , Enjoy this special time with Ryan watching games Glad shingles is better
but don’t blame you for not wanting to expose him to anything else or for someone
else to get it..Keep us posted about your trip .Next week right?? Give Ryan a hug from me
You are smart not to expose Ryan to other viruses/germs while he has shingles happening. You don’t want to expose us “older folks” to the virus either, because then the resurrection of that ol’ virus can happen to us as well. Now, for the record, I don’t know what qualifies one as “older!” It’s not always a state of mind; sometimes it’s just the state of aging, and I am in that state. 🙂 I don’t mind — I love retirement and the chance to spend time helping others more than ever. This thought leads me to another thought I have for a possible way to raise money for Ryan’s care. More about this in a bit. Right now, it’s about making breakfast for a hungry man. Lol