” ‘Ooot Dack”

which when translated for normal ears, means “fruit snack”…is the only name Josiah knows for construction vehicles. And all because he has grown accustomed to and fond of the little packaged fruit snacks from the grocery store with Bob the Builder’s various crew members inside. So now whenever we ride around town and spot a cement mixer, backhoe, or basic work truck, Josiah points excitedly and yells, “ooot dack, ooot dack!!!”. Unless of course it is a particularly large contruction vehicle, in which case he will very seriously add the qualifier, “BIG ooot dack!!!”.

Surgery For Grammy

Update from Jay, 9:40 p.m.
Dad took Mom home from the hospital around 5:30 p.m. For the most part, she has been sleeping ever since. We are thankful that all has gone so well today. Once again, thanks for your prayers.


Update from Jay, 2:24 p.m.
We just spoke to the doctor. Everything went well, and there were pictures to prove it. At this point, it is a waiting game to see when Mom has recovered enough to stand. At that point, she is free to leave. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers!


Update from Jay, 1:58 p.m.
Dad and I were just admitted to see Mom in recovery. She’s alive and well, though still quite groggy. Haven’t spoken to the doctor yet, as he is tied up in another surgery at the moment.


Update from Jay, 12:00 p.m.
Mom went in a little over an hour ago. The doctor told me to expect about an hour per procedure. Turns out Medical City provides guest wifi in the waiting rooms, so I’ll provide an update when she’s in recovery.


Today, we are praying for our sweet Grammy Ruth, who is as we speak undergoing surgery to hopefully deal with the issues associated with her Meniere’s disease. Jay’s Mom has been suffering with this debilitating disease for almost two years now, and our prayer and hope is that today’s procedure will be effective in removing the symptoms and attacks she has experienced as a result. In addition to the labyrinthectomy which she is undergoing to hopefully help correct the problems which stimulate the vertigo attacks, Mom will also be receiving what we are referring to as a “bionic ear” to help with the almost complete hearing loss in her right ear. You can read more about this here. She is really excited about the blessing of hopefully regaining hearing in that bad ear. We are truly amazed at the levels of today’s medical technology, and thankful that help exists for some of the trials she has experienced.
As I hear news from Jay I will try to post updates here as to the surgery’s outcome and Mom’s recovery. For now, say a prayer for Ruth if you will…thank you!img_5792.JPG