Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Carlton Gang is so appreciative for all the kindness that has been shown to us. Especially since last Friday, our family and friends have been so gracious. In these past weeks we’ve seen our prayers answered, and in general it seems as though a “blue bird has been on my shoulder”.

For instance, last Friday we got the idea to attempt a family Road Trip to Starkville, MS. We had read in the paper that State was playing Ole Miss so we made some phone calls to see if it was something we could pull off. We are so thankful to Peggy’s cousin Scott, because without his graciousness, none of it would have been possible. It was also great to see family we don't see very often.
The team lost the game but, we were able to console ourselves by going to the BullDog Deli. We ordered up some sandwiches from the establishment where Peggy and I first met. Saturday brought back so many fond memories for Peggy and I and it was fun to show the kids where we used to hang out.

Treatment wise, I’ve been pretty low maintenance. We went in for labs on Monday and to our surprise (and in answer to prayer) my platelets were sitting at 35. (fresh from a different machine). The rest of my lab values were in line as well, so I got to go home without any additional treatment. Man it sure is good to be “healthy”. It takes some of the stress out of our busy schedule. I am still getting the IV antibiotics at home which Peggy can administer. I'm also so thankful that is being done without being an impatient, or needing a home health nurse.

We are praying Mr. Blue Bird will find Peggy's daddy as fast as he found me. God is good, and he is now out of ICU, and on a step down unit, but still needs your prayers. The pneumonia is getting better, but all the medicine has put stress on the kidneys. Please keep he and Sandy in your prayers.



Anonymous said...

What else can we do for the Carlton Family to keep Mr. Blue Bird around? :) We're waiting for our "Honey-do" list. :) Love ya! Colleen, Brad, Cole & McKennah

pat coe said...

Hi, Guys, So glad to hear you had such a neat weekend. We are keeping in touch with Bill, et al and Ron hopes to visit tomorrow. Wow, platelets at 35---- about time you all had a little down time, I say. Love! Pat

Anonymous said...

so glad I saw yall from a distance at the game on saturday! Hotty toddy! I love yall so much and constantly praying. God is so wonderful and definately knows what he is doing! Love ya, jane howell

Anonymous said...

Sweet Sweet picture, beautiful family- love the Blue Bird! Continued prayers..Vicki

Julie Ann & Cannon said...

Go DAWGS!!!! How about that maroon and white so well represented at the Bulldog Deli.
The Carltons wear it well!
Love, Julie Ann
BullDawg Class of '80
and Cannon---Bulldog of another
color (Georgia)

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you!---- Thrilled to hear Bill is home. Hope this weekend is a good one. You will be in our hearts tomorrow at small group. You are all so special and are a continuing inspiration to so, so many. Love you, Pat C

Anonymous said...

Frank and Peggy,
It was so good to see you both today! We continue to pray, and hope that you have a good week ahead of you, with Mr. Blue Bird staying close! We pray for your dad, also. Take care,
Dave and Karen

Sandra said...

Hi Frank, Peggy and the kids. I'm glad your plans worked out for your trip. Enjoy each other and love you all. You are a wonderful family. Keeping you all in my prayers. Including your mom and dad Peggy.
Sandra (UAMS)

Anonymous said...

Frank & Peggy! Just showing my Mom
your page! We love you & send prayers. Hope you're having a great day. Love, Sherry & Barbara

Chief Walls-Upchurch said...

Happy Valentine's Day Carlton family:

Frank, I wanted to let you and your family know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

I have come to understand Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.

Mary B. Askew said...

To the Carlton Family,

May God be with you today and eveyday.

Frank just wanted to let you know you all are in my thoughts and prayers daily.

God Bless