Thursday, September 09, 2010

checking in again

I can't possibly thank you all enough for the kind words and good thoughts you've taken time to send my way. It makes the day much lighter to come home and be able to take a few moments to read your comments. Thank you all.

I wish that I had some wonderful, exciting news to offer you all but while some things are improving for Roger, other things are not so good. They can't seem to wean him off the breathing tube. It has to come out since it will erode the esophagus over too much time so the next thing is putting in a tracheotomy tube. That means he can heal and in the near future go to a re-hab center but if he has any other breathing issues they can get oxygen to him through that tube immediately. The Dr. says it was very difficult to get the tube in and having to do it again would be even harder. Meanwhile, his Gastroenterologist tells me he is healing well from the gall bladder removal and pancreas infection problems.

I haven't had a minute to get photos from anyone and organize anything so here are a few more of the ones from my camera-sorry for the poor quality. The lighting was just very dark and in order to lighten then they got grainy. No matter-there are hundreds more out there and I hear that the video will be available to us sooner than we thought.

Above is BILBob, good friend Geri and our friends daughter Erika. Bob rented a stretch limo. It was great fun for all and gave me the opportunity to have a few delicious glasses of Cabernet. The food ws delicious at Il Mulino and never stopped coming. Little plates of fabulous Reggio Parmigiana and Sopressata. I had the veal Marsala and could have licked the plate. If you are ever in a city where they have an Il Mulino restaurant...go. The dinner was in the wine cellar and could not have been more lovely.

Bride, Bridesmaids and Deer in the headlights

Dani's Mom Cheryl, Me BIL Bob,Bride and Groom

Inside the chapel for rehearsal
This lovely chapel looks old but was, in reality, built not so many years ago by the husband of a patient at St. Johnland where Dani's Mom is a nurse. They have restored and re-painted the inside recently and are currently re finishing the pews. They were not finished in time for the wedding which is why you see the folding chairs.

Rev. Garret Johnson-Groom with best man
Chris and BIL Chris in foreground

Back with more when I can.


Melody Johnson said...

What a gorgeous group of girls, you included!

Gerrie said...

You look mahvelous. Keeping Roger in my prayers and you too, of course. Sending mega hugs.

Terry said...

Love the photos. Your dress looks perfect--gorgeous color, style. You look beautiful. I am looking forward to reading good news about Roger...

judy from northport said...

Looks like a beautiful and delightful affair. My best wishes for the bride and the groom, and, of course, prayers for Roger's quick recovery.

Del said...

Still sending good thoughts your way. Love the image of the bride and her attendents.

Libby said...

No need to rush back here - we'll be waiting, keeping up the good thoughts for Roger's recovery. Remember to take time for yourself - you need it and deserve it, too *s*

Del said...

Hoping everything is going well with Roger. Still sending good thoughts your way.