Monday, June 29, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Grandma is on new medication, her heart is in regular sinus rhythm and she is doing well. Hopefully she is getting all of the rest she needs....
I can't thank you all enough for all of the prayers, emails and sweet comments. It gets you though the days the enemy is bringing you down.
There are a lot of exciting giveaways to come and new updates. Some exciting things are happening this week and I hope to share them with you in the future.
Have a blessed weekend and a safe holiday soon approaching.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Happy Father's Day to all of the wonderful Daddies out there! Hope you do nothing but relax and enjoy yourselves.
We are off to spend the day at at J & J's out in Queen Creek, we are excited to see the kids!
Today is also Chris's Dad, Ben's birthday. Happy Birthday Papa Ben!
As you are praying for Papa today can you throw one in for Grandma? Unfortunately they are at different hospitals 35+miles apart. Too bad we could not just get rooms next to each other at the same place.
The HUGE plus about Grandma being at Baywood is that Tara Rolinger (cousin/RN) works there!!! Tara will make sure Grandma gets top care and a big private room!
Thank you all for loving and praying for my family though all of the tough times. Your prayers are felt and appreciated.
On Monday, June 15th he was not doing well....I'll spare you the details....Tuesday he returned to the surgeon's office for follow-up. At this time they felt that he probably was having some internal bleeding and would need to be readmitted for a blood transfusion. His lab results revealed that he was not anemic, but his white blood cell was elevated indicating some type of infection and/or inflammation. A CT Scan was ordered for the following morning and within an hour or so the surgeon called informing us that Papa needed to return to the hospital to rule out a perforated bowel. We arrived at the ER at 3:30 pm and at 7:30 Papa was taken into the OR for an exploratory laparotomy (one big look see in layman's terms) The surgeons quickly identified the problem... a piece of the small intestine had slipped through one of the small incisions in the abdominal muscle wall causing a blockage (picture a kinked hose). Fortunately the bowel still had a good blood supply, no resecting would be required and the surgeons were able to "push it back where it belonged".
The renal cancer is totally unrelated to the lymphoma that Papa was diagnosed with earlier this year. But if it had not been for that one enlarged lymph node in Papa's neck and the many diagnostic tests that followed, the renal cancer would have gone undiagnosed and his prognosis would be much different today.
I visited with Papa last night and he has his regular voice back and seems to be doing much better. Chris and Jalen have taken Nana to the hospital this morning. Uncle Brett and Aunt Janet have been generous enough to get Nana another few nights at the hotel where Aunt Deb and Mom got her when Papa had his first surgery.
We serve an awesome God who is never surprised by the turn of events, even though we might be. He is the Great Physician who is able to do all we can ask or imagine! Thanks you all for you prayers....
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Without going into lengthy details.... He will undergo a CT Scan this afternoon to determine if there is internal bleeding, if the findings are what the Dr.'s are suspecting he will need a blood transfusion.
We also received news back from the Oncologist, Papa unfortunately does have Renal Cancer (Kidney Cancer) along with Lymphoma.
Remember that Jesus has given us His authority to heal, so it is not about you or the sick person's faith or your ability to pray well -- it is about what He has already accomplished. I don't fully understand all aspects of praying for someone with cancer yet, but I am getting the impression that this storm will require multiple prayer sessions. Keep praying for him by asking God to come and abide on Papa with His healing anointing.
Our Great and Mighty God is still the LORD our healer.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Giveway starts today and ends at 11:59pm on 6/23!!! Good luck to all...
1) You MUST be a follower!
2) You MUST go to Buckle Toy and leave a comment here telling me what you liked best!
3) If you order anything from Buckle Toy during this giveaway you receive an extra 10 entries, please leave me a comment letting me know you did this!
4) If you have my button please leave a comment letting me know for an extra entry!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Please continue to pray for Beccah and her family, she knows she has made a terrible mistake and has had to spend time in the hospital over the stress.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Mini Monkeys are made with %100 Cotton yarn and they are scrumptious!!! You have to go over and see what cute hats these are, visit Citefuzz today!
Starts today and ends on 6/18 at 11:59pm
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Here is the picture of April Rose on the day she was "born" Sunday, June 7th.
What do you think? Real or Fake?
It is upsetting that we have all prayed for "B", "D", and "Little April Rose" We need to pray for ALL involved especially Beccah, author of Little April Rose.
Be careful what you read in the blog world, not everyone can be trusted.
Monday, June 8, 2009
First of all I wanted to express my deepest gratitude towards all of you. Thank you for praying and thinking of Papa Jim Hancock and the rest of our family today! Thanks for your continued prayers as his journey continues.
We arrived at Saint Joseph's in Phoenix at about 8:20am and they checked Papa in, they took him back to pre op where he waited...
At about noon the surgery started! After a 600 piece jigsaw puzzle was completed, three magazines were read and 5 potty breaks taken..... his Dr. came out to talk to Nana.
4:30 the operation was complete, the kidney and the mass had been removed successfully. Papa was getting into the recovery room!!
8:30 Papa finally got to his room, he has been in A LOT of pain "it hurts like hell!" were his exact words. Please pray for his pain to subside and his recovery to be speedy.
We will know more once the pathology report comes back in a week or two. Praise the Lord! He is so good, isn't he?
June 9th~Papa is still in allot of pain today and will be attempting to get out of bed. Nana has not left his bedside except to catch some ZZZ's at the hotel next to the hospital. I will keep you all updated.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Claudias Bowtique is a Etsy store, please visit this mama to look her baby shoes, diaper cakes, necklaces, baby bracelets, and of course these adorable Baby Cupcakes! She is a stay at home mommy to a little princess who creates it all in her spare time.
Claudias Bowtique has been nice enough to sponsor a whoeskidsarethese.com giveaway!!! She is offering a 4
pack of the sweet baby cupcakes.
The baby cupcakes are Layette pieces: Onesies, Tee's, washcloths, and other baby garments cleverly decorated ......well....like cupcakes. Available in colors for girl (pink), boy (blue), and yellow (neutral). Our Baby Layette Cupcakes are cleverly packaged inside a real cute cupcake box.
4-pack baby cupcakes w/ fruity embellishments Retail for $34
A Special running this month ONLY..... 4-pack was $35. ..is now $20. And the 6 pack was $59. is now $35. That is a steal, you can't go out and buy all of the stuff to make your own for $20!
The giveaway starts today and will end on Wednesday 6/10 at 11:59pm. I will announce a winner on Thursday after a random selection.
1.) You MUST be a follower!Leave me a comment letting me know you are.
2.) You MUST go to Claudias Bowtique and tell me your favorite item and why!
3.) If you make a purchase from Claudias Bowtique during this giveaway I will give you an extra 10 entries!!! Make sure you leave a comment letting me know what you bought.
I am so excited to give these away and think they make the perfect shower gift or a little something special for your prince/princess!
Thank you so much to Claudias Bowtique, very generous of you!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Enter to win a $50 gift certificate to Brea's Baby Boutique..it is so easy!
Their stuff is so stinkin cute and they carry everything. You can also set up a gift registry for all of you prego mamas!
Monday, June 1, 2009
Tickled Pink was nice enough to offer three Chalk Mats to my readers! These are so awesome in the car, at restaurants, any place you little one can put down the mat, same size as a place mat. It comes with 4 pieces of chalk and the board wipes right off, the mat can go in the regular wash it just can't be dried in the dryer. So cool! Thank you Amber, owner/designer from Tickled Pink!
Olivia already called dibs on her purple Chalk Mat! The three available are in the prints pictured above.
Giveaway starts today and will end on Friday June 5th at 11:59 pm. The winner will be announced on Saturday.
1.) Must be a follower, leave me a comment letting me know you are one.
2.) Leave a comment on why and who you want it for.
3.) Follow me on Facebook for a extra entry, I am under Kristen Rolinger Self!
P.S. Has anyone seen my cart cover? LOVE IT! One side is red and white polka dots and the other is red/black/white pirates. I ordered it from Tickled Pink, she told me that she has a few pre-made cart covers left over. Amber is willing to sell them to my readers for $10 + shipping per cart cover! I know what a steal right, if you want one let me know and I will email her for you. You can wash and dry them as normal, mine even fits over the Costco cart ladies, come on does it get any better than that?
Ladies, have you seen any LuckyGabi stuff? So stinking cute, go to the owner/designers blog and enter to win a posh boutique style pettishirt. Perfect for birthday parties, pictures, holidays or heck just a day around the casa. Giveaway ends on 7/10 at Midnight!
Olivia would love this skirt...I hope she wins!
P.S. the princess in the photo above is Vanessa's daughter Isabella, how cute is she? Photographer Amy Fraughton