Friday, March 07, 2008

Working for Harley!

I have spent the last two afternoons making phone calls and searching the Internet to see if I can find help for this little girl.

I think I have at least one answer so far. If the original treating hospital will release the information, in a timely manner, from the date we took her into the ER for treatment until the date they removed the sutures and the Doctor's recommendation on seeing a Plastic Surgeon and fax them to a Plastic Surgery Clinic I was able to locate at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids and we get an appointment, they can most likely help. And there is a financial aid number, in fact two of them, that we can contact if they will take the case.

I will keep searching until I know for sure that someone, somewhere, somehow will help this family and restore this little girls lip to its' normal state!

I did take a few hours off this afternoon to keep my eye exam appointment. I found out that my eyes are worse of course (they are getting older, I am NOT) and I have just the very beginning of a cataract in my right eye. Nothing need be done at the present time; just keep an eye (ha ha) on it and keep re-checking it. Besides, cataract surgery is no longer a long difficult thing and the results now days are fantastic afterwards!

Thank all of you for your prayers and concern and kind words you left in my comments!

Oh, I almost forgot. I am starting a job on Monday. I will be training on Monday and Tuesday from 8:30AM-5:00PM at the main facility and then I will be working part-time on Monday and Tuesday's from 12:30PM-5:00PM. And the's only 6 miles from my house! I applied for this postion last fall and they hired a younger gal and she isn't working out very well. It seems she doesn't want to work, just play games on the computer! There is something to be said about older workers, don't ya think?


Slick said...

Oh no...just caught up on the thing with Harley. Man, hope you guys can get that worked out!!

Hate it for her....sad.

Mom is gettin' a job?! You go girl!

Wait, with your older eyes, maybe I should've used larger font? :p

Hope you're doing well Martie.

Ame said...

"Older" is relative, don't ya think?! :)

Been prayin for Boo ... you're amazing to keep searching for her ... awesome MEMA!!!

martie said...

Slick (Drib) thanks for the kindd words......I'm sure with God's help everything will work for her and us!

Ame - You are so sweet, but I'm not any more awesome than you are with your ongoing stamina to help youngest. You would do the same and we both know it. And I would do the same for any of the's just who I am and how God made me!

Anonymous said...

I will continue to pray for Boo. So excited about your new job!

Many hugs!

Lori said...

Hoping all goes well with Boo. It's so difficult when our little ones have problems that we cannot fix with a hug and kiss. Things have a way of working out...I'll keep her in my prayers.

A job...good for you! And it's nice that it's only part time. They should've just hired you in the first place - what WERE they thinking?!

Smalltown RN said...

oh congrats on the job!!! That is awesome...

As for young grandduaghter that is also great news...I reall hope things do work out well for her...

You and your family are in my thoughts...take care my friend

Renee said...

Glad to hear that things seem to be progressing with Harley. You are such an awesome grandmother to help with that.
And congrats on your job!

Pearl said...

I have been away so long...I am finally feeling a little better.
Missed you.
I wish you all the best in your quest for Harley. You certainly will be in my prayers.

Can't wait to hear how you like your new job. Good luck.


Sarah said...

Checking in to see how the new job is going?

Spring is on the way.... I love Daylight savings time and the extra hour of sunlight~

Tracy said...

Checking in with you! You post and let us know about your job!!!
Are you thinking SPRING??? I sure am!!!!