Sunday, April 5, 2009

ANOTHER CONFERENCE WEEKEND AT AN IHC FACILITY......doing conference "Stephenson Style!"

The past 3 -4 years we have started a conference tradition. It all started with my grandma (who Kaidence is named after). Years ago we noticed that whenever conference rolled around we were watching it from the surgery waiting room at LDS hospital. We did that twice with my grandma. We have also done that With Kaidence. She was admitted back into the PICU at PCMC for her long stay in between Saturday morning sessions of conference in October 2007. We have also spent a couple of conferences up there as well since being transplanted.

Spring Conference = LDS Hospital
Fall Conference = Primary Children's.

Last night was no different. Maybe the Lord thinks that we listen better when we are in a medical facility, I don't know. We spent yesterday at LDS hospital as Mike became ill and had his appendix removed. We were blessed that it did not rupture with how bad it was and how long he had been ill. We saw the Lord bless us once again not only with his appendix but on the way to the hospital we were in an intersection turning left up onto Victory Road (at the arrow) when someone raced around all the stopped cars and ran a red light on Beck Street going insanely fast. I am not sure if they were running from someone. I will just say that it should have involved three cars and with how fast the guy was going I am not sure that anyone in our car or the others would have survived. We would have been broadsided between a car and an SUV. It was a very close call, the closest I have ever had. And for Mike with an appendix ready to burst being in a accident like that would have been disastrous. They wouldn't even let him walk around to go to the bathroom because they were afraid it was going to burst before it could be removed. I am so grateful for the prayers that were offered before we left for the hospital and for the neighbors that left Priesthood last night to come and give Mike a Priesthood blessing before going to the hospital. Thank You!

So I guess this means the I will likely have 2 tickets to give away for tomorrows concert for Paul. What a bummer, I was looking forward to it but that is not the purpose for the concert and so I am happy that we were still able to contribute to Paul's Heart Fund. The concert is sold out. I have 7 other family members going tomorrow but like I said I don't think that we will be able to make it so please let me know if you want 2 tickets. Let me know how the concert is and have fun.

9 comments:

Kim said...

Shauntelle,
You don't know me...I'm a friend of Michele Gledhill's and have been following your blog for a while! Kaidence's story as captured my heart! I would love to pay you for the concert tickets tomorrow night! We've been planning to go and for some reason I thought I could buy tickets at the door! :( Will you e-mail me if that's a possibility I'm Kim at lambertfamily6@q.com. Thank you and I'm glad to hear your family is doing well!
Thanks, Kim

Miles Family said...

Shauntelle! You must start a new family tradition! Maybe you should run away to a hotel. That is what we have done the past couple times. Hotel room service is much better than hospital room service! We miss you all. Give your kids, sisters and parents a big hug from us. Love you all! Corey, Michelle, Angie, Mari and Rob----ps, I should Email you a picture of the kids, you would never recognize them. Rob is almost 6'1" and he is a freshman!

paula said...

Man girlie!1 I'm glad Mike is OK. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help. Is he still in the hospital?

Staci said...

You don't know me, but I am another heart mom from Primary's. My sister-in-law follows your blog and sent it to me so that I could. Our blog is bridger-smith.blogspot.com and my email is brasko_loki_smith@hotmail.com Anyway I am writing to tell you if you didn't already know, that Dr. Hawkins has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has been given 3 months to live. I am not sure if he did your daughter's surgeries or not, but I am sure you know him. Another heart mom and I are trying to compile pictures and letters to put in a book for him if you would like to contribute. Just email or post on our blog, I would love to keep in touch.
Staci ( Bridger's mom)

angie said...

me me me pick me! ok really, so glad mike is doing better, wow! Someone is definitely watching over your little family.

Hilary said...

Oh dear, seriously! I am so sorry. I am glad that everything went well with the surgery. Hopefully he will be home soon. I'm glad it isn't Kaidance(sorrymike)in the hospital. Let me know if you need anything, help with the kids, etc. Hang in there. Man Heavenly Father sure does love your family lots!!

Heart Mommy said...

Holy cow you made it... It was good seeing you at the concert and saying hi to Kaidence girlie...

The G Fam said...

Wow! Shauntelle, your family needs a nice normal Conference weekend!!! (And our family needs an uneventful Christmas, heck let's just say fall!!!) I am soo glad Mike is okay and that you were blessed with safety!

Jackie said...

That is so Funny that our girls had the same dress Just diffrent colors LOL Great minds think alike, I hope you know that Ryan and I are always thinking of you and your family, We need to get together sometime so Just we can catch up:) I hope are Little Kaidence is doing well and staying Healthy.
Love, Jackie Powell