Thursday, August 14, 2008

Each day is improvement!

Hey everyone!  Happy Thursday to you.  Life at the Camping home is smoothing out each day and getting better.  Heathers pain is nearly gone, although there is still some swelling we are dealing with.  She is continuing to find more mobility each day and she is also able to move the leg (lifting, sliding it etc) without having to be so delicate.  That makes things much easier when getting ready to shower, getting into the car, up and down out of her chair (another perk to this...she got a very nice Lazy Boy recliner:)) 

As of yesterday, she had her classroom finished and ready for the kiddos.  It looks amazing!  So lucky those kids are.  A good lookin, handicapped teacher?  Why not?  My mom is still in town helping out and has just been the biggest blessing to us.  She is a work horse.  She just goes from sun up to sun down helping with laundry, cooking, cleaning, classroom, driving, errands, etc.  It's a HUGE help.  Thanks Ma!  
We took Heathers dressing off her knee this weekend to examine the incision and let air out.  It actually looks better than what we thought it would.  It didn't have staples like we thought it would.  Take a look below.  

We have our follow up appointment with Dr. Baer tomorrow.  We have lots of questions for him and will probably be given some useful info as we move forward with rehab, etc.  As for now, Heather has full intentions of teaching this year and I am confident she can not only pull it off, but do well in doing so.  Today was her first meeting at the new location with the staff and also a "Meet and Greet" time this afternoon with her kids-to-be.  It is apparent that there are many parents and kids that are going to be stepping up to assist Heather this year to pull this off.  The community support is amazing.  I'll give you an update after our appointment tommorow!

On a side note, I have decided to (with careful coordination and planning and conversation with Heather) accept the invite I got to compete at the United States Triathlon Association National Championship, and will be heading to Portland, OR on September 18th and will be racing on September 20th.  I am really looking forward to this opportunity and hope to do well for my girl:)  

See ya, 



1 comment:

Ryan and Erin said...

Thanks so much for the update. So glad Heather is healing more and more everyday.
Also, congrats and hope you do well on the 20th!