Friday, January 25, 2008


I am so sorry that I have not posted in a while. Anthony is home and doing really well. He came home on Saturday, January 20th. We thought at one point while he was still in the hospital that he would have to have another surgery, but thank god he didn't need it. They still have no idea what happened to him. The surgeon said it was a very aggressive infection and they were just happy that they caught it before it turned fatal.
The kids were so happy to have him home. I was happy too because I didn't have to drive to the hospital 2 times a day. lol Also because my Christmas Lights were finally taken down. That was one of the last things I said to Anthony before he went into surgery. "You better hurry up home, because the Christmas stuff is still on the outside of the house and it's embarrassing". The Dr. was cracking up.
The hole in his neck is closing nicely and the Dr. said he can go back to work on Monday. I told him I wasn't happy with him going into NYC especially since the hole is still open and his immune system is not that strong right now. Thank God his boss said he can go to a job that is starting on Wednesday right here in Long Island. He can drive there and it's not hard labor. So he will go back to work on Wednesday. We are in a little trouble here as he has not gotten paid in 4 weeks. Our adoption is on hold because of it. I need to take care of here first before we can proceed with the adoption. It breaks my heart that Jack knows we are coming and now it will take us so much longer to get him home, but I have to thank some people for donating. We got 3 Chip In donations and a few checks to the PO Box. So hold on Jack, were coming!!!!
Well, Wednesday I turned 43. I can't believe I am that old. I was looking in the mirror that day and I almost fell over. Damn, I look 43. So SCARY!!!!!! But it was a nice day. My husband was home and my kids were here, my niece's were here and some of my family even came over. I really didn't want anything, but my mother insisted that we have to have cake and coffee. My brother called from Iraq and I felt so bad because he was really sick and it was 4:45am there when he called. He said that he set his alarm so that he wouldn't miss calling me. I have an awesome family.
I would like to thank each and everyone of you that left a comment for my husband. It meant so very much to us.


Jenni said...

So glad you're home Anthony and on the mend!
Happy Belated Birthday Lisa!! (and you look fabulous!! :) )
I have to say that I laughed out loud about the Christmas decorations!!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

So glad that DH is doing better...
Happy Birthday..
Have a Great Weekend..
Things will all work out ..
You will have your son home soon..
Hugs to you..

Anonymous said...

heyy lisa,
happy birthday!! hopefully you had a good one! glad to hear that Anthony is doing much better and is home. havent seen or talked to you guys in awhile! hopefully we'll see you soon!


lara said...

Fantastic news that Antony is recovering well. Happy birthday for wednesday and there is no way you look 43 !!!Hope its not too long before your back on track bringing Jack home.Your family sound great my brothers could do with some tips from Ralph they would never do that.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am so glad Anthony is home and better. He scared the heck out of me and everyone. Happy Birthday Lisa. You look great and I also laughed about the Christmas Decorations. Love to you all and say hi to Lillian. Love, Michele

Annie said...

I hadn't checked your blog for awhile and didn't realize your husband was so sick. I'm glad he is doing better.

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday!! I am 43 too but I have to turn 44 in April! I was 42 when I started this adoption and now i feel like an even oldermom. Yikes. I am so glad that your husband is better!!!

Marilyn, Paul, PJ, Chris & Lauren said...

So nice to hear Anthony is doing better. And happy belated birthday, Lisa. I will pray for you to get to your son as soon as possible. He knows you are coming!

Take care,