Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Update on day 2

Thought I'd show off a picture of our princess with a princess. We took that picture this weekend at Kelley's Princess Luncheon at Ariel's Grotto.

First off, thank you guys for all your nice comments. It's nice to know that you are reading.
Today we layed low. Kelley got tired around Noon, and took a lengthy nap this afternoon. She had some pain in the late afternoon - enough to really slow her down post-nap. She hung out and watched Scooby Doo, then a little bit of Mary Poppins. We gave her some medicine and now she's back to her old self.

Her head bandage is starting to itch, so I'm sure it's going to be an interesting few days trying to keep her from itching too much. Other than that, she's doing quite well.

Tomorrow will be possibly tough - we are removing her marcaine drip and bandages from her graft donor site. Thankfully my Dad - Papa Gene - will be here to help with that. Say a little prayer if you think of it. It looks like it might be a little scary for her. (and us!)

So, a few comments about where we are staying - Beverly Hills. What a wierd place. So completely removed from any sort of anything looking like reality. When John and I walked to the pharmacy to pick up Kelley's antibiotic, we witnessed a car accident between a new truck and an extremely expensive Mercedes. John thought the car was worth about $80,000. It was crunched up but good, too. It was surreal.

We see a lot of extremely expensive cars, extremely skinny people with fake tans, and a surprisingly diverse population. I expected Beverly Hills to be lily-white. It's not.

I've had my second celebrity sighting - my parents and I went to pick up some dinner at this fast-food-ish place called Koo Koo Roo - really good, by the way - and we walked by some kind of premier or party at a store on Beverly Drive. I saw an E! News van, lots of the above mentioned skinny people with lots of make-up on and fake tans, and when we walked by with our food, I walked by Ian Ziering from 90210. He smelled pretty good. :)

More to follow. Thanks for reading!


Just my life said...

I'm glad thigns are going well for you guys. Kelley is such a trouper!

Stacy Kirklin said...

That comment was left by me!

Melany aka Supermom said...

What a strong little girl she is. I'm so glad to hear that she is coping so well and that the surgery went so well.

ahunter_1 said...

I hope the bandage removal goes smoothly and easily for all of you! Glad she is getting better every day. Still thinking of you all.

Ofenlochs said...

Hi Kelley,

I hope you had a good time at Disneyland! I am sorry that you hurt. It will go away soon.

I miss you.

Love Abby Ofenloch

JAMALLOY said...
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JAMALLOY said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys! Kelley looked fabulous with the princess and seems to really be hanging in there through all this surgery. Glad to see her up and around again. Hope to chat with you soon. Love, Jules, Steve, Abby and Sammy!!

julie said...

Ella's loyalty to Kelley runs deep: she told me this morning that she's not going to wear her Ariel undies until Kelley gets back.

I hope the bandage removal went well and that Kelley continues to do well. Take care, Princess Kelley!

Julie & family