What's Happening Now?

I was going to make some funny joke about ReRun but I've been up for 2 days and I'm afraid my humor might miss it's intended target.

We've had a busy day. Again I'll let a few photos speak




KT came for a visit. We played and sang songs. The photo of Scott and Kate alone is them singing Rock A Bye Baby. She has such a way of lifting our hearts and pulling us through the uncertainty. She gives Scott all the reasons he needs to keep fighting.

Along with Kate came Grandma and Grandpa (my parents) Auntie Blue and Uncle Justin. Jen and Scott4 came to visit as well.
It was a very overwhelming day for Scott. He's completely exhausted. But we've learned through years of doing this you can't wait. You simply must keep your head in the game. Were not the type to miss out on a moment.

So, many of you are wondering - How is Scott doing?
Well kids, that's a good question. As I said, we started the wee hours of our day with an almost guarantee that unless something major happened Scott would lose his leg. I am happy to report that we are feeling like an amputation is NOT in Scott's imminent future. Shortly after Kate arrived our fantastic nurse was able to hear a pulse in Scott's left foot using the doppler. Next to the sound of Kate's hearbeat in utero it's one of the best sounds I've ever heard. This means somehow, some way by some miracle Scott is getting blood to his foot. He has no arteries in that area and yet....
We have yet to get the opinion of the vascular team. Dr. Chad and Dr. Ben spent their entire night and most of the morning caring for Scott we figured we'd give them a few hours sleep before surprising them.
We don't know what or if the return of a pulse in his left foot means to us. I feel pretty confident that it only means good things.

To go from most certain amputation to pulses in less than 10 hours is a bit overwhelming. As always we keep one eye towards the sky so we can see what may hit us. But for now we're happy and busy daydreaming of all the fun family moments to come.

Anonymous –   – (January 9, 2010 at 7:13 PM)  

Hi-O!!
Scott!! way to go! Getting that pulse back in the foot. Kate will be a good healer for you! Lets keep it rolling and have a good night! Thinking about you all day and wish there was something I could do. You just keep fighting and you'll pull it off. Just don't start ordering meals like you did at Wendys 18 years ago...:) They may never deliver the food to you!
Took Peyton skiing today at Wilmot.. Frustrating for him and me! He was getting it partly and then wanted to snowboard.. So we did that too and he did better. Its pretty cold out today but didn't even feel it!! Too much fun teaching..sort of fun.. Ok.. not fun at all but its fun watching him learn. :)

Take care you guys!!

Mark

Anonymous –   – (January 9, 2010 at 8:40 PM)  

Hey there!
Glad to hear better news today! Let's keep the positive energy going your direction.

Getting ready to get Colton into bed. We were out sledding today in our backyard. Went to the store to see if they had any sleds. Completely sold out everywhere!!! What's up with that??? The boogeyboard doesn't work so well for me. I fall off and go sliding on my butt down the hill. I'm sure it's hilarious to watch.

You keep fighting this and healing and getting better. Brandi you need to attempt to get some sleep and take care of yourself (for Katie if nothing else). Sending love and hugs your way as always.

Sere

Anonymous –   – (January 9, 2010 at 8:59 PM)  

WOW!!!! that's about all I can say. Keep fightin and know we r all still thinkin of you. KT has an amazing affect on her Daddy. Sara

Anonymous –   – (January 9, 2010 at 9:16 PM)  

no greater power for a dad then his lil girl.....

Anonymous –   – (January 9, 2010 at 9:40 PM)  

It was great seeing you today! Hope you got some rest for tomorrow and that tonight is a quieter night for you :0)

Love and lots of Hugs Jen and S4

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