Monday, July 11, 2011

This n That

Puffy foot update: after reading the MRI, Doc says that the foot is simply filled with fluid, probably lymphatic.  There are no tumors, growths, or other weirdness.  All blood vessels look good.  They are confident that it's not going to hinder the development of the foot.  They are happy to "wait and see" if it resolves on its own before taking action.  Great news!

Grandma Joyce and Grandpa Mike were visiting this long weekend and one activity we did was to drive to the top of Mt. Evans.  Travis hopped out at Summit Lake (around 12,800') for a short hike to bag Mt. Spalding and then walk the ridge to Mt. Evans.  I got nervous about my stamina and the windy conditions and being away from Andrew, so I bailed on the hike.  I'm now even more motivated to get in shape and get some confidence back.

On top of Mt. Spalding

At the summit of Mt. Evans, we all climbed up the summit pile to the top.  I'm so proud of my parents for getting out there and braving the altitude.  Andrew came too, in the Ergo, for his first excursion above 14,000 ft.
Mt. Evans Summit: 14,264'

All bundled up for the windy weather

On Sunday evening, Grandma and Grandpa babysat Andrew so Mom and Dad could go on a date (putt-putt and BBQ).  Grandpa worked hard to give a fussy Andrew his bottle.  He didn't like it too much, but they got it done:

On the one hand, I'm glad that he prefers nursing to the bottle.  On the other hand, we definitely need to practice more with the bottle in preparation for going back to work.

1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear the results of the MRI - now you can all breathe a little easier. I'm glad your folks were able to be there. And Andrew's already a little mountain climber!!! Looks like you all had a great time!