Sunday, August 23, 2009

Quick update

Sophie is coming home tomorrow (Monday Aug 24th) She will be starting 6th grade at Silver Mesa Elementary on the 26th and because her teacher from last year moved up a grade, she will actually have the same teacher for this year. She has learned a lot in her time out in Roosevelt and we are excited to have her home once more.

Sharon gained a lot of help from her Mayo Clinic trip. We just got back from a trip to St. George to see a Mayo Clinic trained doctor there that is helping out with continued treatment for her neck and head pain. With some of the improvement she has felt, she has had a surge in creativity, plans and ideas for the present and future. And we have a plan of how to get her back to full health. It will take some time (months) but having a direction is very good.

Stephen and Anne start school on the 26th also as a senior and a sophmore at Alta High School.

Adam's visa to India runs out on April 15th, 2010. So we now know his official "has to be out of the country" date.

I have been asked to speak at the American Behcet's Disease Association meeting as the dentist authority on the disease. I hope give out some information that will help a lot of people. (And while I am at it, I want rock the boat a bit and try to get physicians and dentists to communicate better about this disease.) It will be April 22-25, 2010. So April will be a busy month. It will be in Orlando Florida.

Daniel is making wedding plans, starting school and missing Cassandra. It was hard for him to come back from Texas.

Kathy is excited to be pregnant, even in the face of the challenges that accompany that. (she did make a comment about wondering how the world is so populated.) She and Christopher will make such great parents.

And one last note, referring to the blog about our snail problem. We did try out Christopher's solution. We now have several little bowls full of dead or drunken snails that met their demise in a bowl full of beer. (It really works!) So as to not meet up with some ward member at the store as I am buying beer for my snails, I had a guy who has been working for us in our yard bring the beer. It was very strange to see empty beer cans in my trash can.


Mark, Holly and Boys said...

We're so glad that Sharon has an improved game plan and hope that things just continue to improve! It's good to hear that Dave will be presenting in Orlando too, what a great way to make something good/constructive come out of this awful struggle - I'm sure you'll be able to indirectly help many other people out there searching for diagnosis & treatment.

Christopher said...

I told you, snails are boozers.

I'm actually surprised that it worked.