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Precious Moments – Part Two

While we were in the St Louis area, about 7 pm, Laurel’s brother Eric called to let us know that their dad, Wayne Byrd, had been in a car accident, they suspected heart problems, he’d needed resuscitation, and was in … Continue reading

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Precious Moments – Part One

We took this past weekend intending to drive to St Louis for a wedding, then back to Kansas City for a doctor’s appointment for Katie.  Since we only had five kids going, we borrowed Dad’s minivan (wow! a small group.) … Continue reading

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Anniversary of the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

and I noticed something odd about Bing’s description:

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Easter Sabbath Reading

Luke 23:56b – On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

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So we went to the Reptile Expo

It was neat.  I think we all enjoyed it more than we enjoyed the Landscape and Outdoor Living Show. This guy is huge… at least four feet long.  He was not for sale, is nearly as long as he’ll get, … Continue reading

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Katie’s Numbers Improving

Her numbers are going up and that’s a good thing!  Her Neutrophil count is actually up into the normal range.  This is really good news, and we hope to cut back on the amount of times (at least) that she … Continue reading

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Some Progress!

We started Katie’s Neupogen treatment.  We are fairly sure that her fever was a side effect of the Neupogen working (also comes with bone pain) to increase her neutrophil production.  Happily, her neutrophil count did come up quite a bit… … Continue reading

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Back from Children’s Mercy

So, we made it back today! I did go up Sunday morning.  Took some things that I didn’t get packed for the girls in time on Saturday…  and since they rode in the ambulance to KC, they’d need a way … Continue reading

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First Ambulance Transport

This is a first… one of our children going by ambulance to a hospital. Katie is on her way, in this pic, from the Hutch Hospital to Children’s Mercy in KC.  At this point, we still don’t know what’s wrong, … Continue reading

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Eight Cardinal Virtues – According to George Washington Carver

Here’s a list of what he considered important behavior. Be clean both inside and out. Neither look up to the rich nor down on the poor. Lose, if need be, without squealing. Win without bragging. Always be considerate of women, … Continue reading

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