Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Big Family

Big families cause you to crawl up on the top of a motorhome and take pictures just to get everyone in the frame. Or maybe I just thought it would be cool.... This is only about 1/2 of my family, we can't all seem to get in the same place at the same time. There were campers and tents all over Dad and Joanne's yard and every bed and couch in the house was full. We are used to sleeping 3 or 4 in a bed while growing up so we can squish in just about anywhere.

My brother Randy (back row with arms up) got very, very sick Saturday night and scared DiAnn, Starla and I terribly, we were unsure of what to do for him and he was in a lot of pain. He went to the emergency room Sunday afternoon, they tested him for Lyme's and it was positive so they gave him meds...... Monday night Sandy took him back into the ER b/c his face was swollen and his pain level was a 10 with no relief. He had more testing and has a 2nd type of Lyme's that is very dangerous causing kidney failure, coma and seizers if not treated in time. He got some more meds and is recovering at Sandy's house. He needs to do nothing but rest and that is hard for anyone in my family to do. This is Randy's second case of Lyme's which is not a good thing. This kid has had nothing but bad luck as far as his health.... back surgery at 19 years old, minutes from dead after a bee sting, constant back pain, flipping a race car many, many times. It's time for some good news for him so let's pray the meds they gave him are correct and he's on the road to recovery real soon.

Here's about half the family.... just envision this crowd eating lunch and the amount of food we go through.... gotta love big families.


Jules said...

Hope Randy is doing better at this time. Sounds like Tim in our family. Seems like one person gets most of the health issues.

Looks like you had a good time. I am trying to pick everyone out of the picture but their heads are too small.

Emmerichs Events said...

Our prayers are with Randy. He sure gets hit too often. Looks like all of you had a good time up at the lake. I love the picture - I too have stood in the oddest places to get just the right shot.