Sunday, November 18, 2007


Just an update on what's been going on in our household lately.

Riley had his last soccer game on October 28. The very next day, Holden's basketball practice started. That's how it usually is around here, we just move from one sport to the next.

Holden has a degenerative disk in his back. Usually he does just fine with it. But, sometimes it flares up and causes him quite a bit of pain.

Starting basketball caused it to flair up. So, he only practiced the first few days of practice. Then, he took a week off. When he went back it hurt the worst it has ever hurt.

So, we went to the doctor the next day. He told him to rest it and take 800 mg Ibuprofen twice a day. He also gave him strict orders not to work or play basketball at least a week and maybe more.

Holden works at a local grocery store, so he had to take a few days off of work. He has sat out a week at basketball practice. What has bothered him most is that he also missed the first game of the season. You see, Holden LOVES basketball and it was all he could do sit on the bench and not jump out onto the court to help out him team.

He went back to work this weekend and so far, so good. But, we've decided he will sit out the next game on Tuesday too, just to be safe. Their next game after that is on November 29, so he'll have plenty of time to rest his back. He has an appointment with a back specialist on December 6. His biggest fear right now is that he will have to stop playing basketball.

Michael is the assistant coach for Holden's team and he loves that just as much as Holden enjoys playing.

Riley is still thoroughly enjoying school. I am amazed every day at the things he is learning.

Me, I'm in the midst of deciding if I want to stay at my job or move on to something else. There is a story behind it, but I really don't feel like going into it.

And, I'm turning 34 tomorrow.

Well, got to go take some pies out of the oven. We are having a thanksgiving supper and service at church tonight and it's almost time to go. Riley is going to sing at the service. It will probably make me cry. (big surprise)


Donna said...

I remember those days when my kids were in every extracurricular activity known to man (or at least it seemed like it). It makes for lots of organizing & running for mom, huh?

I'm sorry to hear about Holden's back problems - he's just too young for that! My son's favorite sport was Football & he had to sit out a few games one year when he broke his wrist. But after a few weeks (& it was a tough few weeks), the doctors gave him the okay to go back and play football if he wore a special cast (that was approved by the coaches, school, officials, the CIA, God, everybody). I guess it's a little more difficult to do such a thing with a person's back. So I hope Holden can be patient & do what the doctors say. Then hopefully, he'll be able to go back to basketball. I'll keep him in my prayers.

Happy Birthday!

It's so hard not to cry when your kids are singing or doing something you're so proud of them for doing. Good luck with the tears.

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday!!

Vivian said...

Happy Birthday Penny!!

I am sorry to hear about Holden's back. Poor guy, that is so tough to have to put life on hold when you are his age. Just not right.

You and your family are always in my thoughts and prayers. ALWAYS! Thank you for being who you are, you are amazing.