Second Sunday home; medical misadventures

Me at Nubble Light
Me at Nubble Light

One week later.

Well I’m not exactly on vacation at the beach. This pic was taken before I went in for the bypass operation, but I am finally starting to feel a little better.

I’ve been able to stand taking my pain meds 6 hours apart instead of every four hours with Ibuprofin in between.

So today I’m going to church for Joanna Joy’s dedication and a fellowship meal afterwards at the parsonage. This is a really big deal, last week I didn’t even think about leaving the house. Now i’m going to church.

A few minor hiccups along the way. One of my incisions on my leg looks like it may be getting infected, have to show it to the doctor tomorrow. One of the holes where my chest tubes were started to bleed this morning and got blood on my dress shirt but a bandage fixed that. It was the deepest of the holes in my belly so I guess that is normal even though it is a pain.

I’ll have some more Pics of Joanna to post this afternoon, and if I can find an mp3 sharing site for free I’ll start posting Bro. Groders sermons too.

Well got to go get ready.

Love to all my friends and enemies.



Fathers Day present; I finally got to meet Joanna


Well I finally got to meet Joanna. Josh and Crystal came down to church Sunday for Fathers Day. Joanna is a little doll (of course I might be prejudiced a little). She Looks like Abby did at the same age.

It’s amazing how small newborns are, but that’s how we all started out. We are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Crystal told me she inherited Josh’s work schedule (sleeps during the day and is wide awake at night). They are trying to get her off of the night shift so mamma can get some sleep (good luck kids).

Here are a few pictures with her eyes open.


Joanna commenting

Hey it’s a tough job being a baby, takes a lot of work you know!

OK I\'m in this stupid car seat, but I don\'t have to like it.

OK, I’m in this stupid car seat, but I don’t have to like it.

daddy with his hands full

Daddy’s got his hands full.

Mama and the sisters

Mamma and the sisters.

Gramma and Joanna, heat to heart

Gramma and the princess; heart to heart talk.It\'s nice to have a sister

It’s really nice to finally have a sister.the Little engine that could, according to Gramma

The Little Engine that could, the world according to Gramma.

What do you mean dinner won\'t be for a while?

What do you mean dinner isn’t for a while?

That’s all for now, the rest of the pics are going to be on snapfish.

I’ve got to get ready to visit the my Electrophysioligist this afternoon.

Joyanna Pics – 1 Day old

The official Hospital pictures of our new little princess:

The Princess herself:
The princess herself

Crystal and Joanna Joy
Mama and Joyanna
Here are some pictures Eleanor brought home from the Hospital on the Tuesday the 10th of June.

Joanna Joy
Joanna Joy

Crystal with Joanna:

Joanna with big brother and big sister
The Maine Withe Kids

The New Maine Withe family:
The new Maine Withes

Grandma and Joanna
Grandma and Joanna

Here is one of me with Nicky and Abby in my hospital room before Grandma went to meet Joanna:
Grandpa w Nicky and Abby

Abby and Nicky before Grandma brought back to daddy (Grandma took the shortest shower on record while they were visiting, very acitive kids you know)
Abby and Nicky

An in the interests of equal time, here are my New York grandkids on Memorial day

Levi & Noah (Levi was camera shy on this visit)

My NY grandkids 2

The NY Grandkids