Alex and Maddy

Alex and Maddy

Monday, July 2, 2012

A Mixed Bag

We have been home from the hospital for a week and Alex is doing really well! He recovered with no setbacks from his heart surgery. As of yet, we have not noticed any difference, but it can take up to 6 months for the hole to completely close.

The morning after arriving home, I realized that Alex's ipod was missing. Alex worked hard for two years to be top salesman in his pack for popcorn and his prize was a gift card that he used to buy his ipod. I was extremely upset that it was lost. After many phone calls and emails, I learned that the cleaning crew had found it in our room when we left. We were excited it was found. Unfortunately, it was not secured right away and was stolen. Definitely not the start to last week that I wanted.

Alex and I had a really quiet week as I tried to keep him from doing too much so bhis little body could recover. Not an easy task! As a reward we are heading off for a fun day at the waterpark today as it is needle change day and he can get wet.

It appears as if Bruce is in his final few weeks of employment at Bank of America. He has worked extremely hard to make this position work, unfortunately it is not a good match for his skills and he has struggled for many months with very strict requirements. The fear of facing unemployment again is crushing for all of us. It is definitely affecting our home life as we try and stay positive and believe that things will be okay. As always our greatest fear is the loss of health insurance. Alex has secondary medicaid, but many of his most important treatments are not covered by medicaid. We ask that you fervently pray for our situation and that Bruce will find the perfect job. I am trying to stay streadfast in my belief that God has a plan for our lives and it will be ok. Also, if any of you know of any positions in the sales or geology fields, please let me know.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Ali - I mentioned what happened to the iPod to my son and he would like to send Alex a new iPod. Could you email me at
    You are all so amazing it would be an honor to help buggy out.