We started the week knowing of one event on our schedule, our annual wellness visits with our doctor. Once those were out of the way, everything else was a surprise.
Our oldest granddaughter, Jordan, is about 26 weeks pregnant with our first great-granddaughter and she started having high blood pressure problems mid-week. The doctor put her in the hospital to monitor that, which has seemed to resolve itself, but subsequent monitoring of baby showed dips in her heart rate that were a concern. Jordan finally got to come home last evening. They have determined that the problem seems to be with the placenta and they will be doing sonograms twice a week throughout the rest of the pregnancy to be sure BC (Baby Compton) is doing all right. The hospital is no place to rest, so they are trying to rest up this weekend for another work week.
We’ve also spent some time this week helping a former neighbor and school mate of our kids make a cross-town move. Thankfully, we did not have to do the actual move and we were glad we could help. We had a steady rain all day yesterday, so they were moving things in and out while trying not to drown.
Speaking of rain, Kansas and Oklahoma have had such extreme drought conditions that the rain is a godsend. Oklahoma really needed the rain to help contain the wildfires that were spreading across thousands of acres. There has been far too much devastation already.
Our youngest granddaughter, Jadelyn, played a flute solo in music contest this weekend and was awarded a I rating! The judge thought she was an eighth grader and judged her accordingly, although she is just a seventh grader. She did a great job. She also plays the bassoon and is about to start playing oboe, the instrument her mom played in high school. Tomorrow night will be the 6th-8th grade music program at the Sedgwick school and after the program we plan to celebrate Heidi’s ?? birthday with cake and ice cream. Happy birthday, Heidi!
Other than meals with friends and family, the major event on this week’s calendar is my sinus surgery on Friday. It is an outpatient procedure and we won’t know until Thursday what time of day the surgery will occur, but it doesn’t really matter. We have the day blocked off anyway. When I was talking to my primary care doctor, I mentioned the surgery and he said that although he hadn’t had sinus surgery, he had been hit in the face with a basketball and he thought it would feel about the same! Wish me luck!