Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Moving Along, Moving On

I'm trying hard not to let my nephew be the center of this blog. This is the last update for awhile, mostly because my mom has returned home so it will be harder to get concrete info from my brother. The baby is back on a respirator. The doctor said it was normal for someone who has similar issues to go back and forth a few times before being off the air all together. Doctors are now looking at the baby as a whole, instead of just worrying about the fluid and brain issues. His liver is not working. At all. There are issues with his kidneys. He's never going to be a normal, healthy, lively boy. Just because the fluid is draining, doesn't mean there isn't 100 other issues waiting to be dealt with. My brother is still believing that the baby will be home in a few days, still thinks the baby will be fine. He has no idea how to take care of this poor thing and in my heart I know he's unable to do so. Luckily, my mom agrees and spoke up about her fears to the hospital staff and distant family in the area. We'll see what happens.

Moving on...

So, I've been knitting.

I started the green rayon Deep Breath sweater and put it down in favor of Kona Bay Cotton. I can't stop touching this stuff. I wear the red sweater daily so I decided I needed a black sweater, too.

I've been eyeing Tomato since it was sent out in Knitting Daily. The black is perfect- I have exactly enough to finish this sweater. Since it's top down I've been able to try it on as I go along. It's easy to sit on the bike at the gym and knit, knit, knit.

I haven't decided if I want to do the stripes in red or if I want something sparkly instead.

I've got to get moving on this Humanities course I'm taking too. Only 7 more days and I'm done. This is proving to be the fastest 3 credits ever.


Blogger Carole Knits said...

I bet your knitting is a great comfort to you right now.

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Woolybuns said...

Knitting while bicycling at the gym sounds like a good combination for you right now. The sweater is coming along beautifully.

4:30 PM  
Anonymous kim said...

God, I hope your nephew stabilizes and can be taken home soon :( I'm thinking about you!

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Beth said...

I've never knit with Kona Bay Cotton. It looks lovely in the sweater you're knitting.

I'm sorry to hear that your nephew isn't doing better and that your brother is struggling, too.

9:08 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Tomato. I have some Cotton EAse that would be good for that. I might want this to be the year of the sweater.

Stay strong for your family!

9:11 PM  

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