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Praise God for another super-de-duper day...more great doctor news!!!


Friday, September 03, 2010

Ken had an appointment this afternoon with a kidney doctor...an appointment his family doctor had set up because his creatinine level was too high. Ken was confused about this because he has never had a problem with his kidneys. I took the results of Ken's blood tests taken since July with us to the appointment. His creatinine level in July was 1.1 which was in the normal range; August 10, 1.3; August 19, 1.4; and August 20, 1.3 coming back down. I thought maybe all the dyes and testing he had was causing some problems. How Dr. M said none of the dyes or radiation used for the tests he had would cause the creatinine levels to do that. However, since all the tests that were done had to be with "nothing to eat or drink after midnight and some of the test weren't done until 1:00 or 2:00 in the afternoon, the problem was probably due to dehydration. The doctor told Ken that this would be a natural reaction to dehydration especially with all the heat we've had. Ken always drinks plenty of water and was told to continue. After some discussion, the doctor said that they won't do anything at this time, but he wants a copy of Ken's blood work which will be done in the next couple of weeks. If his levels are back in the normal range, Dr. M doesn't want to see Ken again unless Ken needs him some day down the road. Praise God for another good doctor report!!! Ken will be keeping an eye on his creatinine levels and anything else pertaining to his kidneys.
By the time we got back to Waynesburg, Ken decided to hang out with McKenzie and I until her parents come home...didn't know at the time, they were both going to be later than usual.

McKenzie was so exited when she came home from school today and saw her "TA" (her name for Ken) was with me.

She changed her clothes right away as she had soccer practice tonight.

She said, "Nanny, who are your siblings?" I replied, "they are your brothers and sisters" to which she said, "I don't have any brothers or sisters." I proceeded to ask her what happened as this was a very weird conversation. She looked at me with a very strange expression and said, "They said on the bus that you're supposed to hate your siblings and I didn't know who they were, but you don't either, do you? I don't think you should hate anyone but the siblings don't even ride my bus." Believe me when I say it was all I could do to keep from laughing. We did have a conversation about liking and disliking (I thought that hate was a really strong word for dislike) things that people did and the things they said. She decided that some of the older kids needed to show some respect. It was all I could do to keep a straight face. Such a wise little girl. She doesn't miss anything that goes on around her.
After having a healthy snack of celery and peanut butter, she practiced her piano lesson and read 2 chapters of the "4 Chapter Book" she brought home from school. They aren't having any homework until next week, she said.
Even though it was very hot, the kids still had a great time at soccer practice,

taking breaks often, drinking water to stay hydrated as they needed or wanted, or just sitting for a few minutes.

While waiting for her dinner, she read the last two chapters of her book. She was so excited because it was a "hard" book and she was able to read it by herself. She just finished her bath when her daddy came home so she was able to spend the rest of her evening with daddy as mommy was working late. As I was leaving, I heard her reading from her Bible stories book.
God is definitely working in this young child's life as he does in mine and I thank him for this. Our children are never too young to learn about God and his love for all of us and to know that God does indeed answer our prayers. I praise God for the time we get to spend together no matter what we are doing.
May you have a wonderful weekend as you remember to thank God for all that is happening in your lives...
Blessings, love and hugs to all,
Helen

POSITIVES:
GOD
HOPE
Searching for the CURE
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Ken being cancer free and his kidneys ok
Wonderful news...whatever it is
A new day every 24 hours to try to get it right
Beautiful weather
McKenzie and her sunny and positive attitude
My family and friends both at home and on Spark People
Marla's Miracle and our weight losses
Miracles happening every day
Spark People which allows me to keep in touch with many friends
Water...excellent cooling aid

Thank you so much for reading my blogs. May God continue to be with you and bless you!!!


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EBLOOMING 9/5/2010 2:36AM

    Thanks for sharing about your McKenzie. She is a charming young lady indeed & thought. How she must bless you and put the sunlight in your day. Prayers for Ken and you continue. Elaine emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 9/4/2010 7:44PM

    Great all around!

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STOP-IT-KNOW 9/4/2010 6:28AM

    Great new for Ken and McKenzie is so sweet your a luck lady peace be with you my friend. emoticon emoticon

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SJG1953 9/4/2010 3:00AM

    I praise God for the good news and the way McKenzie is so in tune with what is right and wrong. She is so blessed that she has you to talk to and discuss the things that she doesn't quite understand. Way to go, Nanny!!! Hugs and blessings, Shirley

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KNITTABLES 9/3/2010 11:21PM

    Great new for Ken and McKenzie is so sweet.

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RAGGEDY_ANN 9/3/2010 10:22PM

    Looks like you've had a GREAT day!!! YOU deserve it Helen!
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MISTYSMOM06 9/3/2010 9:03PM

    Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow!

Tammy (MISTYSMOM06)

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GATOR12 9/3/2010 7:33PM

    More great news. PTL!!!!!

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YATMAMA 9/3/2010 5:23PM

    What wonderful news for Ken. I rejoice with you!! McKenzie is just TOO precious. What a smart kid!! She is so blessed to have you pouring so many good things of life into her. Hurray for grandmothers!

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WENDYSPARKS 9/3/2010 3:25PM

    I will pray for Ken!! Kids are sooo cute when they are little!!

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KATHYJO56 9/3/2010 3:17PM

    What a wonderful blog! emoticon Such good news about Ken. I have been praying for him and you. What a dear girl McKenzie is! Sending you, Ken, and McKenzie a gret big emoticon

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SPARKLOVE 9/3/2010 2:33PM

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GLOMER 9/3/2010 1:55PM

    Love your blog today. Thank goodness that Ken is doing well and hope this will continue. Love to read about your little Grandchild. emoticon

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GHOSTFLAMES 9/3/2010 12:42PM

    HELEN GOOD NEWS FOR KEN THAT'S GREAT AND WHAT A GOOD AND FUNNY GRANDDAUGHTER YOU HAVE THERE.TAKE CARE AND THANKS FOR SHARING HUGS,CHAR

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 9/3/2010 12:32PM

    Helen, your blessings are overflowing, and WHO should be SURPRISED? You are a daughter and follower of the KING, and He loved to bless His children! emoticon

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SCORPION1352 9/3/2010 12:24PM

    I'm so excited about Kens doctor report. Your blog brought tears to my eyes today Helen. I think the happiness of everything from Ken to McKenzie was just so overwhelming. How wonderful your life must feel right now am so happy for you guys.

God Bless

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MAURIZIA 9/3/2010 11:03AM

    What blessings! Both the news from Ken's doctor...and that beautiful MacKenzie!!

I agree that people use the word "hate" a lot but really mean "dislike." I can't even imagine what a strong emotion "hate" could be...since we know how strong "love" is...and hate is the opposite. Yikes!!! Hope I never feel it towards anyone or anything.

More blessings!

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DOTTIEJANE1 9/3/2010 10:30AM

    Glad Ken is doing well a great blog. emoticon

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JILLWILSON2102 9/3/2010 10:28AM

    Great great news for Ken and hugs for Mackenzie!

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JBASKETT 9/3/2010 10:24AM

    Great news about Ken. Praying that he will continue to do well.

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BKWHITE3 9/3/2010 9:53AM

    emoticon news on Ken. emoticon for sharing about McKenize with us. emoticon please give her one from me.

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JOCALAT 9/3/2010 9:29AM

    Great news Helen..thanks for sharing!!

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JOYATLAST 9/3/2010 7:52AM

    Mine is 8yrs. She asked me why food wasn't free since you have to have it to live. She said she could understand why you had to pay for cars and beds, but not food.

So glad to hear the good news!



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MAMASALLYSOCKS 9/3/2010 7:25AM

    Awesome

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SUSIEPH1 9/3/2010 6:45AM

    Great blog Helen..
Glad every thing is going well .
Love Susie emoticon

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MUSIC66 9/3/2010 6:16AM

    what a great blog.

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