Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Update on Ryan

He is home from the hospital!  The girls are home to take care of him.  Michelle is staying at a cousin's house helping out with their kids while the parents are on vacation.  I know Ryan has been in some pain and has even taken pain medication.  This is quite different from the time of the accident as he didn't take any pain medication after the accident. 

~ Angie Peterson

Monday, February 27, 2012

Ryan's Out Of Surgery

I just got a call from Michelle and this is what we know.
~ Ryan was done at 5pm and he is doing well.
~ He lost a lot of blood.  That was expected and common for the area they were working on.
~ The doctor removed A LOT of the bone, about 90% of it with no damage done to the nerve, praise the Lord!!  The doctor thinks this is the most he's ever been able to remove. 
~ The doctor was able to get Ryan to bend at the hip 90 degrees!  He was able to get him to lay flat almost 100%.  Hip rotation does not seem to have as much success.  We were not given a percentage, the doctor just said he did not get what he hoped for.
~While in surgery Ryan's hip bone cracked so they had to put in another plate and screw.
~ He should be moved to a recovery room around 6pm and into a regular room later.
~ The radiologist will decide when and how much radiation to do.  It's usually 24-48 hours after the surgery.  It will either be one dose or broken to 2 small doses.  They will do radiation to kill bone growth and keep it from growing back. 

We praise God for giving the surgeon the ability to do his job.  We are thankful for the friends and family who have been praying for Ryan, the family and doctors today.  We continue to lift Ryan's healing before the Great Physician and trust His plan. 

ECARDS:  From what I am seeing, Hurley may no longer do ECards.  It could just be my laptop.  Here is the link to what I was able to find
When I click on a card, it takes me to a search page.  If you would like to try it for yourself, please do so.  It could also be a glich and it could be fixed by the time some of you try it.

~ Angie Peterson

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ryan is scheduled for surgery tomorrow in Flint at 1pm.
We have some friends there warming the place up for him!
Some dear friends of ours have had an emergency medical situation with one of their daughters and they were sent to Hurley last night. We are praising God that this sweet little girl is still with us! She is stable now but has some recovering to do. Please pray for them! I talked to my friend today and she said they just had to go get the place ready for warm it up for him! I think next time we'll just let Ryan tough it out in the cold!

Tomorrow they will be removing the abnormal bone growth in the hip area. He will be there for a few days.
We had a special time of prayer with our church family this morning, which was a great encouragement to us.
I will do my best to let you know how it goes as soon as I can!
Thank you for your prayers!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Week 20

This week we added Israel's first king, Saul, to our timeline.
As we read in 1 Samuel about the Israelites asking for a king, God makes it clear why they want a king.
It's because they have rejected Him as king over them.

"The Lord said to Samuel, 'Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you,
for they have not rejected you,
but they have rejected Me from being king over them." 1 Samuel 8:7

Samuel then warned the people what a king would do.
He would take their sons and daugthers to serve him.
He would take the best of their fields and vineyards.
He would take their male and female servants.
He would take a tenth of their vineyards, their seed and their flocks, and they themselves would become servants of the king.

Samuel went on to warn them saying, "Then you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the Lord will not answer you in that day." 1 Samuel 8:18

Nevertheless, the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel, and they said, "No, but there shall be a king over us." 1 Samuel 8:19

People today are still rejecting Him from being king over them. It's so easy to set up our own "government" and make ourselves the king. The thing is we aren't as good as being king as we think we are! I've learned that from personal experience! May I be careful to keep from rejecting Him as king over me again! 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Weeks 18 and 19--Highlights

We covered a lot during these 2 weeks of study including:
The Hittites
The Minoan Civilization of Crete and
The Myceneans of Greece

I found a book at our library, In Search of Knossos, which describes the discovery and recreation of the Minoan city of Knossos. We read this book together in addition to our regularly reading. The girls really enjoyed this book and it's illustrations.

We also read about the legend of Theseus and the Minotaur. This has sparked an interest in Greek mythology and the girls have been reading many more myths in their free read time. Usborne has a children's book of Greek myths and I found it at our local library.

We've also been reading about cells this week and one of their projects was to try to remove the shell of a raw egg by soaking it in vinegar. After soaking the egg for at least 24hrs the girls used a scrubby to gently remove the shell. The egg then serves as a model of a cell. We only soaked 1 egg per child, and I wish we would have done a few extras. They are really fragile! We had one break, but thankfully one made it through and for some reason, they kept it in a bowl in the fridge for a few days. For some reason they kinda liked that little egg!

Here's Moriah gently scrubbing at her egg, moments before it broke!

And here's Emma's, the one egg that survived! I don't think it was as clear as it was supposed to be. Perhaps we should have soaked it longer.