Wednesday, October 28, 2009

DAY 130

What a day...Rick has been nauseated ever since the surgery and today it caused some problems. This morning he had a possible small seizure...I say possible because I saw it, and described it to the doctors, and they say "possible" siezure. It lasted less than 30 seconds and his vitals and responsiveness were normal afterwards. The doctors believe it was probably caused by the anesthetic and all the stimulation Rick had yesterday. I also call the Medtronic Nurse this morning (Medtronic is the brand of pump) and she believes the same thing. It scared me. Dr Nguyen (Physical Med Doctor for Pate) came to see Rick this afternoon and thought he looked dehydrated which would also contribute to a seizure so he sent us to Allen to the hospital for fluids, labwork and a catscan. Everything came back normal and we got back to the house at 7:00.

I never thought I would have a worse anniversary than our first one...but we topped it today. On our first anniversary Rick was working for the power plant and had to go to a plant around Abilene for outage...this meant working 7 days a week for weeks on end. I remember I went to Abilene the weekend before our anniversary and spent it with him, then got up early on Monday morning (the 28th) to drive back to Vernon for work. I stopped in Seymour along the way and my brothers were out of school that day for some reason, and Adam was hauling hay...all by himself. And he asked if I would help him. So, I was feeling so sorry for myself that I just couldn't make it to work...I called my boss and stayed in Seymour hauling hay that day! Then on our 3rd wedding anniversary that's when Miss Riley made her debut and we'll never top that anniversary!

On our wedding night we danced to "Keeper of The Stars" by Tracy Byrd. I think tonight we all need to tip our hats to the keeper of the stars for all the blessings He's given us. It's not always easy, but we have to keep trusting.

Thanks to everyone who made Riley's day special with phone calls and gifts...we are so blessed to have such great friends and family.

God Bless You All!


  1. Happy Anniversary Crystal and Happy Bday Miss Riley!! Crystal you all are still in our thoughts and prayers daily. What an amazing women you are!! God is truly working through you and it shows in every post you make. Sad to hear Rick has been sick but i bet he will be back to normal by tomorrow knowing him. Enjoyed the pics you emailed so good to see him up and going. I know your next anniversary will be a million times better than this one!! I just know it. Keep your head up and stay close in your walk with God, which i know you will and this will work itself out. I know yall will be home in no time. So glad to hear the kids are doing ok. Tell Rick hello and we love him. Talk to you soon!! Love and miss you guys,
    Justin, Kelly, Riggin, and Journey

  2. Crystal,
    So glad to hear Riley had a good birthday, I'm sure she had rather been at Allen with you and Rick. One thing about it, you're a day closer. Sorry to hear about the set back with Rick, however let's just call it a speed bump. All of us have to hit a few every now and then. Let's pray and agree, Father we thank you for today and Father we thank you for makeing everything work better tomorrow. Lord we pray that Rick will be better adjusted tomorrow and everything will be back to him being better than ever. Father comfort Crystal and give her peace during this new trial with the baclofen and the pump. God Bless and guide all of the folks involved in Rick's care. Father we thank you for supernatural healing for Rick in the Name of Jesus and Father we thank you for everything you've done so far and everything you are going to do. Give them both a good nights rest and let tomorrow be the best day yet in this ordeal! In Jesus name we pray, Amen and Amen
    Remember Crystal just a speed bump, Satan might slow us down but he can't stop us!
    God Bless America, later, Rick

  3. Crystal, Sorry I didn't say happy anniversary earlier!!! I pray that Rick has a restful night! Or more so that you have one too!! You know I am here anytime you need anything!! You and Rick continue to be in my thoughts and prayers! All day I just couldn't wait to see what the pump had brought! So sorry the day did not go as you would have liked it to go! Remember Scarlet! I know that God is Awesome and continues to bless you and Rick! Love and miss you dearly!!! Love ya, Aunt Sher
    PS I will call you tomorrow!!
    PS Richard stopped by with B yesterday. She is so cute! He told me to tell you that he and Robin keep up with the blog and that they are praying for yall!!

  4. Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday Riley Rae. I love each of you and Cade too. You are in our thoughts and prayers. This too shall pass and we are going to have fun at Disneyland one day soon.

  5. Oh by the way, stopped by the Santa Paula, CA PD today and saw Rick's picture displayed very proudly in the LT's Office. You Go Big Boy!!!

  6. Crystal, hopefully you get this message today and you remember me from when we worked at Wright's together. I just found out that you and Rick are in Anna. I live about 5 minutes from Pate Rehab. Please call me today. I know there must be ways Mark and I can help out. Faithfully in prayer, Jennifer Griffin. 972-977-7954

  7. It was great to chat with you last night and know that Rick was starting to feel and look better. The boys were bouncing off the walls after singing "Happy Birthday" for Riley on Pooh's phone and then "Happy Anniversary" to you and Rick! I thought I would never get them settled down for the night!
    We love and miss you both!