Thursday, November 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Fred!!

On November 11 Fred celebrated his birthday! Now more than ever we are grateful for the gift of Fred! He is recovering nicely from his very serious illness in September. Fred 's kindness, courage, and gratitude are a daily inspiration to me. I'm glad we get to spend so much time together. It's been cozy and we've had some great sports entertainment, of course the Phillies, and sometimes the Eagles. Now the Villanova basketball season is upon us. Since Fred returned home from the hospital we've taken it easy, and have had just a couple of outings, including a trip to Longwood Gardens during the height of fall color. Fred visited the urologist on Monday 11-10, and had a bladder catheter and a stent in his kidney removed. He feels good, and has done well in home therapy. In a few weeks Fred will start some outpatient therapy at Bryn Mawr Rehab.
Of course, our grandchildren are always the best medicine! We had a wonderful visit with the Brown family last week. Carolyn brought the kids up on Wed afternoon, after Fred's trip to Paoli Hospital Radiology to have his kidney catheter removed. Carolyn, John Paul, Gabe, and Monica were lots of fun! Luis joined us on Friday, for some delicious meals and good conversation.
Monica enjoyed herself, and displayed great trust in her brother's driving!!

Fortunately, Uncle Greg kept a watchful eye on the children.

3 comments:

Jaye said...

oh my gosh! i love those pictures! Monica in that tractor is too funny! She adores her brothers obviously....and Uncle Greg just always seems to be in the right place doesn't he?
Happy Birthday Uncle Fred! i'm sorry i missed it!!! we all love you!!

Jacks3607 said...

Those are the greatest pictures of the kids in the tractor! Thanks for the update - I hope you got my card :)
Love Jacks

Catherine Berg said...

Thanks for the pictures and post Mom! YOu are so good about keeping up with your blog! Please give Dad a big kiss from us. WE love you!