Monday, August 3, 2009

Get better soon Scott

Heart shaped flower

Hi everyone,
Ian here. Christie and I have not been kidnapped, so don’t worry, we are okay! Phewwwww, now that that is over with, I can tell you that Christie and I have had our hands so overwhelmingly full it’s unbelievable. Since graduating, Christie has been hustling every day from morning till night working on writing and sending out resume(s) for various jobs in her field. As you can all imagine, she is fairly upset that she hasn’t had the time to post anything, but she needs to prioritize and find a job first, which is exactly why it has been my responsibility as of late to keep the blog up to date, which of course you can see I have failed miserably at.

On to the bad news, a little over a week ago, I had received a phone call that my brother had fallen ill during a camping trip, but I didn’t take it too seriously as I was told that it was just a bug or something of the sort. Since then, I have found out that it is more serious than a simple cold, and that a problem has been discovered with my brother’s heart. He has developed a type of infection on a valve, as well as a problem with the valve itself, and it may very well require some sort of heart surgery. I really hope the problem can be solved with a medication/antibiotic, but we won’t know anything until the result of some tests he had come in this week.

He had a pretty bad string of luck with injuries and the like over the past few years, recently been doing so much better, and things had begun to brighten up for him until this. I am not really a church going, prayer kind of guy, but he is in my thoughts, and I feel that if I hope hard enough, maybe everything will be alright for him. If anyone reading this is inclined to do so, any little thought, any little prayer, or any little shared hope or whispered word that he will be okay would be much appreciated.


Junglefrog said...

O no... So sorry to hear of your brother's heart condition, Ian! I will keep my fingers crossed that he will be allright. It's hard when someone close to you has that misfortune... Tom all of a sudden developed a heart condition last year as well, which thankfully ended ok but still... it's a terrible thing.
My thoughts are with you and Christie! And for Christie, good luck with getting a job too!

Sweet Kitchen said...

I am so sorry to hear about your brother. I know how difficult it is when a loved one is seriously ill and my thoughts are with you.

Valérie said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your brother's heart problem, Ian. I will certainly keep him (and you) in my thoughts and prayers. I really hope the problem can be resolved with as little intervention as possible.

Also, best of luck to Christie on her job hunting.

TKW said...

Sending white light your way...please keep us updated.

A.D said...

Positive vibs, I think I might have some tucktape somewhere around here should you need help with the valve problem. Please don't be shy and let me know if there is anything I can do to help. Seriously, good vibs your way.

Hilary said...

Oh Ian, I'm so sorry to hear this. You guys will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers.

And sending lots of good job vibes Christie's way, too!

Aimée said...

We'll keep Scott in our thoughts and prayers. Take care during this difficult time.

Ian said...

Thank you everyone, you guys are amazing.

Sweet as Coco said...

Oh so sorry to hear about your brother! I hope he gets well soon!

Tell Christie good luck on the job front. I was in the same field...and ended up going on a completely different spectrum due to lack of a 'bio' job!