Monday, October 24, 2011

fall, john wayne, goldfish...


{last weeks football game...we won!}

I have got to get my heart rate down! Ben took a fall this afternoon and it was the first time with me out of his sight and not able to catch him! We had just come home from Costco with my mom and I got Ben sitting on the couch and needed to get Diesel outside to go potty. When I was coming through the door I saw Ben finish his fall...and watching him crash to the ground. He saw me, looked up and said, "I needed to go to the bathroom!" He landed on his left bumm cheek and on his left arm. I got him sitting up and leaning back on the wall. He at least knew enough to use his walker! He stood by himself and took a few steps before going down! Oh, I failed to mention that he was within inches of smacking his head on the kitchen counter on his way down! Anyways, I told him not to move, called my brother and tried to calm my heart and my hands that were shaking. I could have helped Ben get up because he is pretty good at it but just in case something was hurt or not working right when he stood I wanted my brother there. Thankfully I caught my brother right before he was leaving the house! We got him up and to the bathroom. I asked Ben if it freaked him out and he said no. I asked him again and said you don't have to be strong in your answer but just tell me the truth. He said that he was not scared when he stood up and took a few steps but it is when he fell that he got scared.
All is well. I checked out his whole body when he walked, was in the shower and when he went to bed. Amazingly he doesn't have a scratch or bruise on him! After Ben was settled on his chair and Diesel was sittin on his lap he was talking to him and telling him how he needs to listen to his master just like he had to listen to his! Ha! I am thanking Jesus that is was not as worse as it could be!

Ok, on to John Wayne! Ever since I met Ben I have been well aware of his love for everything JW! I cannot count on my hands how many JW movies he has either! I like watching them once but over and over because there is nothing else to watch gets a lil dull! Ha, it is fun though, I must admit! Ben also has card board cut out of JW. I don't know how long he has had it but it's never really been on display anywhere.
Ben and his OT were working on some sitting the other day and shooting at the window. When I got home from the gym it was me that turned into the target until I had a bright idea...get the JW and use him for target practice. Since Ben was sitting down JW had to do the same thing! It was pretty fun to watch!






Ben and I watched one of nephews for a little bit yesterday and we had fun. T at one point said, "aunt kk, goldfish please!" Um, couldn't resist and of course he got a lil bowl full. Uncle Ben had to have some too since T was sitting right beside him! I love how my neices and nephs love on Ben. The see past his lack of speaking and ability to move less then others. They pray for him always and are always letting us know this. One prayer I will always remember came from L, "and Jesus, please heal the broken bones in Uncle Ben's head!" So sweet, love them!





Ben went back to the chiropractor this past week for more traction...


My sister and I at her boys soccer game...


I got to go hang with a few of my friends I hadn't seen in a long while...




and Ben got more sleep time in with Diesel...

...hopefully it will not be until next week until I post! Time just slips away from me and by the time I get to it, it's almost been a week! Man of man!

8 comments:

Lauren said...

Finally got to see a picture of your new hair! I love it short! Tell Ben he better stop scaring you :)

Anonymous said...

Is John Wayne able to stand after being targeted by Ranger Ben? Oh, man, aren't we glad for Father's hand on Ben during the fall. You know, I seem to remember you telling Amy you blog about once a week and that's okay with you. I trying to say it is OKAY. I am just grateful for the time you give us. Diesel looks pretty comfortable with Ben. :) Hugs, Marion

Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

Ooh, I'm sure that was quite the sight to see him go down, but so thankful he didn't get injured from it!

That's too funny you have that poster, what better way for him to practice!

Glad you had a good time with the girls. There's nothing better sometimes.

CareGiving Daughter said...

Thanking God that Ben's fall wasn't more serious. I love Ben's lesson to Diesel, knowing his fall was a teachable moment for him and passing on the knowledge to his pup (new BFF:)

The picture of them sleeping together is precious.

Katie, You look so beautiful in the pictures with your friends. Beautiful.

Blessings and prayers, Mari

Emily said...

Poor John Wayne just didn't have a chance! I think that is so funny that Ben has a cardboard cut out of him.

Bonnie said...

I saw Ben today in the mall. I didn't want to be rude and just walk up to him and say "Hi, I read your wife's blog." That would have been a little akward. ;)

The Southbay Newlyweds said...

Diesel is gettin big!!!! Dogs are so therapeutic!

Jamie said...

It is so scary when they fall. My Mom suffered from brain cancer and her balance/coordination were part of the struggle. It was always so scary when I would see her and not be able to catch her. Hugs to you guys.