1,262 Hours

Last weekend Bethany’s vest machine died on us. It was our third machine. She had clocked 1,262 hours on it since she had gotten it 15 months earlier. She seems to really go through machines. So, we made an emergency call on Saturday and luckily got them before 12:00 so a new machine could be sent out that day and she got it on Monday. I will say they are fast to deliver. When I think of how many hours she has sat on that vest it is hard to believe. She actually didn’t have as many hours on this one as she usually does as it died pretty fast. She has sat doing her vest therapy for thousands and thousands of hours over the years and she usually does it good naturedly, and I try to provide special things for her to do as she sits — games, art supplies, paper dolls, etc. It can be tedious for her, but it is so important for her lung health. 
Our daughter, Megan, is visiting from Louisiana with her two year old and her 10 week old twins. This picture is of Bethany holding the girl – Penny. Funny, their outfits almost exactly matched and we did not plan this — they both arrived at church wearing these. 
Joey found an abandoned baby fawn in his yard yesterday and it is adorable. They are now working hard on getting him taken care of. 


  1. Wow, that fawn picture is so ethereally beautiful. I can't believe it's really real.

    So glad you were able to get a new machine for Bethany so quickly. She does seem to have such a good attitude about all ahe has to do. I love that you. try to make it easier/more fun for her.
    I work in healthcare an always pray for you all when I work with a a patient who has CF.

  2. Thank you so much – prayers are always appreciated.

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