Thursday, February 27, 2014

Its been 5 years and we love u just as much today

Can't believe it is already 5 years since you left us. Someday it feels like yesterday and other days it feels like an eternity. I hope you are having fun riding horses all day.

Our cute little princess. When she was 2 on our way back from Panorama after a Giesbrecht reunion in 1994.

Brent & Katie @  Yoho National Park on our way to Abbotsford in the summer of 2003. 

Katie @ Waskesiu on Thanksgiving 2007.

We miss you & love you today & everyday.

Keep hoping. Keep loving. Keep praying.

Monday, October 7, 2013

It's good to be HOME Again

It's good to have Brent HOME, they got home on September 27th. Brent is enjoying seeing all his friends and family. But most of all Brent was happy to see his Dad and cat. Brent has gone to church the last 2 Sundays and to Jr. youth last week. 
Brent still has some pain but each day it gets better. He will have to go back to WinterPeg for a follow up visit November 20th and every 3 months for the next year. Dr. Buchel was very happy with the way everything looked at the last visit before we came home. 
Brent, Carolyn and I would like to sincerely thank Grandpa and Grandma Peterson for all their help while Brent was in Winnipeg. 
We also had a lot of love, support and visits from Carolyn's family and some great friends.
Thank you to all of you for your many prayers. We are so blessed by the support we received.

Brent and his Sis Kiersten

Brent and his Bro Kyle

Brent and his other Moms

Brent and his Minions Thing 1 and Thing 2

Brent, Grandpa, Grandma and Aunt Lydia

Keep hoping. Keep loving. Keep praying.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Exciting Days

Well its been some exciting last few days. On Sunday the Doctors told Brent that on Monday they would have a "game plan" as to what would be the next move. 
     Monday morning came and went and nothing much was said. Monday afternoon came and one of the Doctors peeked around the curtain and said Brent could be discharged to the hotel that afternoon. Brent was very excited! Brent got all his papers in order and was hotel bound, but by the time he got there he felt like he might have rushed it a bit. Brent and Carolyn had a fair night considering the evening had been so stressful.
     Tuesday he had a very good day. Brent sat up most of the day in the very nice hotel comfy chairs. He also had a pretty good night.  

 Brent with his set of "new wheels".

 Brent with his Si T-shirt.


     Wednesday came and Brent was sore and a little worried what the Doctor would say about how Brent was doing.  At  3:30 Brent saw Doctor Bushel and he was very pleased on how well everything was progressing. Dr. Bushel said that some of the staples could come out and 2 out of the 3 drains could also come out.  So that sums it up for the last few days. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Brent Has his stride back

   In the last 3 days Brent has accomplished standing up, taking steps, and walking as far as the nurses station, and walking to the T.V. sitting area. He is still having a fair amount of pain and nausea. We Praise God for the steps in healing that have been accomplished. On Monday the doctors are going to give us an update on what the game plan is for the rest of the week.

Brent sitting in the chair in the T.V. sitting area

Keep hoping. Keep loving. Keep praying

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hump Wednesday a Good Day

Today was a good day for Brent. He was told that tomorrow he can sit up. He no longer has his PCA (self-induced morphine) he has his pain medication through IV. He is now on a clear fluid diet. He had a good day playing Phase 10 with Grandma Peterson and had a visit with Auntie Eva while we went for supper.

Brent with his new stuffed dog & red headphones (not to mention ALL his electronics).

Keep hoping. Keep loving. Keep praying.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Better Monday & Tuesday

Brent had a better Monday and Tuesday. He is still having trouble with nausea, but hasn't thrown up for 2 days now. PTL!!!! He is still on his back (can only have his bed raised to 15 degrees). He will hopefully be able to get off his back and sit up in the next 2 days . Thanks for your prayers and thoughts.

Keep hoping. Keep loving. Keep praying. 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Not a good Rider Sunday - yet

Brent had a rough night. He threw up 3x this morning. Now they have to put an NG tube in (Brent hates these). Please pray for strength and ability to cope with the NG tube. He has pain in his chest. The pain is because he has to do breathing exercises to keep his lungs from getting fluid on them. 

Keep hoping. Keep loving. Keep praying.