Monday, February 25, 2008

The Good And The Not So Good

I manged to have a pretty good stitching weekend for me. I worked on Egyptian Sampler and finished the border on page 2.


I also worked on Harvest Witch last night. :) I made some good progress on her blue/purple part of her cape.

I am not sure what I will get to work on tonight. I am going to join Dani and stitch Tour des Marques on Monday nights but I still have to pick up the Anchor floss. Silly me forgot that my regular LNS doesn't carry Anchor and so I had to to go the other LNS but there were closed today. :( It didn't surprise me they way my luck runs!

This morning we had our appointment to see Dr. L this morning about Mac's surgery. We got some good news and some not so good news. The good news is Mac's recovery time after the surgery will only be about a week. Whew...I was worried about him missing too much of school and not passing. He is having a tough enough time right now! Also, he looks like a good candidate for outpatient surgery so he can come home that evening. :)

Now for the not so good news, after looking at the bones inside his ear Dr. L discovered that his Stapes bone is completely eaten away from the infection. Great....that is another surgery! (We are up to 3 surgeries now!) While looking at the other ear (the good ear!) he says he see the signs of one starting in the other ear. For now, he is just going to watch it closely but surgery might be needed on that ear later on down the road.

Our next step is for Mac to have a CT scan and then Dr. L can set a surgery date (hopefully). We have spoken with Mac about his upcoming surgery and it doesn't seem to be bothering him at all. He just keeps asking if we will buy him some new XBox games while he has to be at home getting better. That's my boy! LOL
I don't want to leave this post on a down beat so here is a cute picture I found of my girls that Mike must have taken over the weekend.

Happy Stitching!

14 comments:

Dee said...

Awwww...what a sweet pictures of your girls.

Best wishes to Mac. I'm sure sorry he has to go through all this.

Vonna said...

What cutie fur babies...
Sorry Mac is going to have to go through the wringer with his ears and surgery....
AND your stitching DAWN is DIVINE :)

stitcherw said...

Loved the picture, they are so cute snuggled up together. Your projects look great too. ES with its border in looks so stunning, and HW is so pretty, love the blues. I'm glad that Mac's recovery time will be less than expected, but so sorry that he'll have to have another surgery. I hope his other ear clears up and doesn't create more problems for him.
Sue

Sharon said...

Great progress on ES and HW! They look great. My goodness poor Mac seems to be adding a surgery every week at this rate. I hope you all get a date soon.

Karin said...

Fantastic progress on ES - you're making great progress!

Sally said...

I'm sorry Mac is going to have to go through three operations. I hope it all goes well.

Your WIPs are coming along beautifully.

Mylene said...

Both progress are looking Great!

I hope everything goes well with Mac's surgery. Best wishes to all.

Cathy said...

Is Mac having any hearing loss? I hope that his recovery is quick.

Itching To Stitch said...

Wow, you've made terrific progress on ES, it looks wonderful. Harvest Witch is still just adorable, she must be fun to stitch.

Sorry Mac will have to have several surgeries.

The pic of your dogs is just too cute ;)

Jenna said...

Oh, poor Mac! I hope he flies through the surgeries with no complications. And what a sweet photo of your girls. :)

Kim said...

The stitching looks great, you're making incredible progress with it. Your dogs are so cute!
I'm sorry to hear about Mac's ear troubles, and hope they can resolve them quickly and painlessly.

Chiasmata said...

Your poor Mac and his ears! At least he has his priorities right, asking for xbox games. :)

Great progress on ES, and it looks like your girls are really getting along.

Michelle said...

So sorry to hear about Mac's ears. Big hugs! Both your WIPs are looking gorgeous. Can't wait to see your new start.

tkdchick said...

I'm glad you're going to SAL with me. I'll give you a little time to catch up while I'm getting some models done!