Monday, January 25, 2016

New Wheelchair Time!

We finally got Dennis's new wheelchair after 5 months of red tape and putting together the chair.  Keith, from Tulsa came over and delivered the chair on Wednesday.  It takes a lot of patience and tinkering to get the chair where you want it. 

 
After many hours of tweeking we got it somewhat to where we wanted it, or so we thought.  Keith left and the next day was a little sketchy getting him in and out of the chair.  We don't have an attendee driving stick anymore because Medicare doesn't care if they pass out and you need to take over!  They assume you will be staying home and never go anywhere.  So we do have a kill switch to stop him from plowing into something.  We also don't have any front hooks to bolt him down in the van.  Medicare (the government) wants you to please stay home, why do you need to go anywhere??  The little black box where we can plug his vent into his chair batteries was also out of pocket ( I won't even tell you how much this little black box cost cause you wouldn't believe it.)
So the days after they came we have been working on getting the chair to where we want it.  We had a rough day at church Sunday but our friend Max (Mr. Wizard) and Dennis's dad Larry worked on it some more.
 
 We had a little mishap evolving my coffee table and some things on top!
Hopefully, things will get better!  We still have our old chair because now insurance (the government) will no longer let them sell reconditioned chairs, so it justs sits there.  Ugh!  I could go on and on but we are blessed with this chair and I am praising God that we have it.  Many blessings, Cheri
 
 
Deacon was not impressed with any of it!
 
 
 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Post Christmas

Dennis and I had a great Christmas.  Everyone was in good health and all my family was here, except for one of my nephew and a great nephew and niece.  One of my other nephews is going to have a baby, so great news!   Last Christmas we had a similar annoucement so this is becoming a tradition!  Lots of fun and games and laughter.  I had this picture taken of my family before the chaos started!


 
 
 
This is a photo of my mom and my siblings!  Love them all.
these are the grandchildren that were there.  I am not quite sure why I didn't get a great grandchildren photo, but I will next year!

I felt so blessed the Christmas, last Christmas I was sick and then Dennis got so sick.  God kept us under His wing this Christmas and I am very grateful.  His grace and mercy is something we worship at Christmas and every other day.  The fact that He sent His son so that we could live eternally with Him is something we should celebrate every day of the year.  Much love, Cheri
 
P.S.  This is my favorite picture of my daughter Whitney and her husband Nick.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Many Blessings!

                                                    Much love, Cheri

Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmastime!

I have seriously been neglecting my blog and I apologize.  I feel we are so blessed because right now everyone is pretty healthy (a far cry from last year).  I have all decorations up and all present bought and I am really enjoying the season.  Last night my place of employment went to see Mannheim Steamroller for our Christmas partym and we all had a great time.
Dennis is doing very well and they had their FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Christmas pizza party on thursday.
We had an ice storm in the last week of November.  For those who do not have someone who is disabled this is an inconvience, for us it's major!  To get ready for an icestorm you have to make sure there is plenty of gas for the generator.  We have an outlet in our bedroom for Dennis's bed and suction machine and cough assist machine and oxygen.  I have to go and run cords in for the fridge and T.V.  We have a fire place for warmth.  We were blessed this year because some were out for weeks but we were only out for hours.  My poor tree was not so fortunate.

Right now it is in th 70's, very unusual for Oklahoma in the winter.  I believe we broke some records, and I am not complaining.  We are praying for continued health and praise God for looking after us.  Much love, Cheri
 


 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Homecoming in a Small Town

We have had the best weather and a very busy week and weekend.  This week was Homecoming and our niece Karley is was up for Homecoming queen.  She was a gorgeous candidate and although she didn't win Homecoming queen, she is a winner!!

 
Small town Homecoming parades are fun and everyone gathers for the festivities!  We had some very cute cheerleaders by us!

The weather was so nice even Dennis got to get out and enjoy.

 
Love our small town!  Much love, Cheri
 
 
 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Quad wife tip #398

If you are a quad wife, you know the evils of "the bag".  Our backpack consists of literally everything you can think of and more.  So when your husband needs gum you go through 6 zippers of stuff until you find gum.  If you need tools same thing.  So I decided to take inventory and name what is inside each hidden pocket. It may not be pretty, but it is going to save me lots of frustration!  It's the little things.... Much love, Cheri
 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

New Chair??

We are excited!  This week Dennis got mapped for a new Wheel Chair.  Getting mapped means that they are making sure the place that there is pressure is adequately padded and that his weight and hieght is right for the chair he is getting.  Pressure sores are the evil of being a spinal cord injury patient and we do everything we can to prevent them.  See this blog post if you are not faint of heart! 
http://cheri-scicaregiving.blogspot.com/2011/11/pressure-sores.html

So we had our favorite PT helping us with the mapping.  Her name is Dawn and she just so happens to be one of my best friends!  Keith is from Tulsa and he brought 2 kinds of chairs that he thought would suit Dennis the best and they decided together what all perks he needed.  Last time Dennis got fitted for a chair he weighed 220 and this time he weighs around 145 to 150. 


Now we just have to get it approved (please pray) and they will start building Dennis's chair.  Much love, Cheri

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