Sunday, February 17, 2008

Peoria Arizona in the sunshine

Now THIS is more like it! It is Sunday so I got up early, about 6:30 am, and I could hear the sweet little Doves cooing outside my bedroom window. It is now an hour and a half later, the sun is shining and the famous blue skies of Arizona are beautiful above our Penny. This is why we come to the southwest during the winter months. All we need is a little higher temperatures and our environment will be perfect!

Update on sister, Dixie: Her surgery on Friday went well. The doctor was surprised to find that the bone had begun to heal without support which everyone believes to be a good sign. However, the location of the mending is not exactly where he wanted it to be but rather than re-breaking (!!!) the bone, he decided to leave it as is. He assured the family it would not interfere with Dixie’s ability to walk and went ahead with the repair work on the break. The Staph infection continues to resist the medication but they are hopeful that the persistent antibiotics will eventually get rid of it.

Dixie called me from her hospital room Friday night! Her voice sounded scratchy but she said it was not painful. Our visit was cut short by a nurse coming in to take her vitals but it was so good to hear her voice. She was a bit worried about the flu that had been running rampant in the nursing care facility when she left and we all hope it will have run its course before she returns. If not, I’m afraid her immune system is on shaky ground and she will be a sitting duck! Keep those calls and cards coming folks—she loves hearing from you!

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