Thursday, July 14, 2011


July hasn't turned out like we thought it would. On the first day of what was to be a two-week family vacation, Steve had a skiing accident behind his Dad's big boat and broke his face! We have spent a great deal of time in doctors' offices and getting him checked out.

Thankfully his eye is not damaged and he was cleared from the eye doctor and his cardiologist for surgery to fix the broken bones. But in the meantime, we had to wait for the swelling to go down. Steve also had a birthday. He couldn't eat much, so I decided we would have a "broken face" birthday party. We had a houseful of folks and Steve took the jokes all in fun. He was unprepared for people showing up with black eyes, but we decided we didn't want him to feel different. We ate soup and milkshakes right along with him. Thanks to everyone for helping to make his birthday fun!
Turns out that Steve was able to swallow some soft fish and mashed potatoes at Pappadeaux after his pre-op appointments. Happy Birthday, Steve! We'll go again when you can chew!
Surgery day was on Tuesday. It looks like they have him fixed up pretty good. He's recovering nicely with still more soups & milkshakes, movies, books, Commons Church work on the computer & some real dinners sliding down. Thanks to Commons Church family for helping us with the boys and feeding us your awesome cooking. We hope to have Steve back to normal soon!

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