Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March 25, 2009

Grandma Linda went to work today. Grandpa Grover and Jim went to see Jump Street. Grandpa Grover has really been anxious to see all of his planning and hard work in a finished product. Hopefully they'll take some pictures we can post here.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

March 24, 2009

Today, Dr. H (Grandpa Grover's primary care physician), Grandma Linda and Grandpa Grover went to the Colorado Neurological Institute in Englewood. They met a whole team of doctors who are going to help. The entire team meets together on Fridays. Unfortunately, they won't meet this Friday. Ugh. In the meantime, Grandpa Grover will get all new MRIs and other scans.

The good news is that these doctors say that it is safe for Grandpa Grover to stay home alone and even do some work in the shop. If we can get the care we need in Englewood, Grandpa Grover won't have to go to the Mayo Clinic in Arizona afterall.

Grandpa is still having some trouble with processing, but we hope that the CNI team will be able to do good things. He has an MRI scheduled for April 2.

If anyone has any questions they think we should ask the doctors, don't hesitate to post them.

Monday, March 23, 2009

March 23, 2009

Today Grandma Linda went to work. Aunt Karyl and the boys kept Grandpa company.

March 20, 2009

Uncle Chris came to visit Grandma and Grandpa. He flew in from Oklahoma. He brought Grandpa a DS and steaks. :)

March 18, 2009

Grandpa Grover is going home!

Grandma Linda is getting all of Grandpa's medicine and equipment so that he can go home.

The Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, and Speech Therapist all want to continue to work with Grandpa Grover. The Speech Therapist wants Grandpa to play Brain Games on the Nintendo DS.

Lots of people want to come visit Grandpa and Grandma.

Uncle Paul, Kaleb, and Keeley went to Target to get some blood testing strips. They got into a fender bender, but everyone is okay.

March 17, 2009

We hoped Grandpa would get to go home today, but it didn't work out that way. He is back in Med Surg, though.

Kaleb and Keeley got sick last night, so it is better that they didn't visit Grandpa while he was in CCU.

Uncle Paul drove Aunt Jen back to the airport today. She had to go home, see Michaela, Ian, and the other Aunt Jen, and go to work.

March 14, 2009

Day 6 in Parker Adventist Hospital

Grandpa Grover had his surgery today. Dr. H. came and sat with us through the whole procedure. Grandma Linda had gone down to the first floor and when she came back, she had Dr. H. with her. We were all happy to have her there. Dr. H., Grandma Linda, Aunt Jen, Aunt Katie, Aunt Karyl, Kaleb, Keeley, Levi and Lex all waited for good news. We were relieved to hear that the surgery went well. Grandpa Grover went to a room in the Critical Care Unit on the 2nd floor. This was hard for everyone because on the first floor, everyone could visit Grandpa, but in CCU, only the grown ups could visit.

Grandpa started steroids after the surgery. He joked that he was going to look like the Incredible Hulk. His head felt much better after the steroids. He still had to wear the head wrap.

March 13, 2009

Day 5 at Parker Adventist Hospital.

Today Grandpa Grover was supposed to have his brain biopsy. Dr. M. was called to emergency surgery; Grandpa had to wait another day.

March 12, 2009

Day 4 at Parker Adventist Hospital.

Uncle Matt and Aunt Karyl and the boys picked up Aunt Jen at the airport. Aunt Jen saw Grandpa Grover, then went back to the house with Grandma.

March 9, 2009

Grandpa Grover called Grandma because something was wrong. Jim met him at Home Depot and took him to the hospital. Everyone met him at the hospital.