Sunday, August 25, 2013


I have been blessed to have such an amazing, supportive, loving, caring, do anything for you no matter what kind of family. Today my mom came over and did laundry, cooked for Dalton and I and cleaned up everything from our yard sale we had on Saturday. Every time our yard needs mowed my grandpa does it for us, my dads side of the family goes above and beyond when it comes to doing anything for us. I just honestly couldn't be happier with living here among people who truly show they care. Nobody talks about one another behind their backs, we all just love each other and cherish every moment we get to spend together. I love all of my family so much and am so blessed to be able to go to sleep tonight feeling so loved. -Katie

Friday, August 23, 2013


I've been spending a lot of time with my puppies before I have to go back to Pittsburgh. I'm hoping we're allowed to come back home after next weeks appointment but in case we aren't I will have plenty of puppy time beforehand! Also, we are having a yard sale here at the house this Saturday. A bunch of family is bringing stuff over so hopefully we can get rid of some things. It has been extremely hot the past few days! I hate going outside because its so hot and humid but I hate staying here in the house too. Not much going on here. Like always. Have a good weekend! -Katie

Monday, August 19, 2013

A Lesson Learned

I have learned a valuable lesson after the influence of recent months. A lesson a lot of people learn a little too late, if at all. I do not claim to know the secret to happiness, not by a long shot. I have, however, discovered that if you wish to be happy, there is one skill that is absolutely vital for you to obtain: the ability to let that which does not matter truly slide. Someone insults you? Be amused. Your kids are bothering you? Give them ten minutes of fun attention. Hate the way you look today? Accept yourself, because anyone who cares already has.
Save your worries, because believe you me, your life can go from boring or inconvenient to the scariest horror show you've never yet seen. I know, it's difficult to learn life lessons through word of mouth. I always have to learn the hard way. I guess it's from being so hard headed all the time. Hopefully there are some wise people out there who can glean a little something from this. -Dalton

Saturday, August 17, 2013


Nothing has been going on lately. Just wanted to update everyone and let you know we're still here! Our next dr appointment is on August 28! Make sure you follow us on Facebook. 


Friday, August 9, 2013

Wanna Update?

Okay so sorry to keep everyone hanging here and not updating more often, life gets in the way of my internet time! I do have quite a few things to update everyone about and so here it goes..
1. Dalton got out of the hospital last Saturday, August 3rd. He is doing good. His stomach is healing up just fine and we are just working on staying healthy out of the hospital. We have actually been feeling pretty decent here lately and have gotten to enjoy each other and family.. Which leads to my next update...
2. We got to come home last Monday. We are in Kentucky for a couple of weeks. Dalton is not currently on the transplant list so we don't have to worry about him getting the call. I am on the transplant list and if I get the call before we are back in Pittsburgh there is the option to drive back for now. We are really enjoying spending time with family, our little puppies, we are going to get to go to church on Sunday and we are just really happy and comfortable here, so that is why they let us come home for a bit.
3. We have appointments coming up here in the next couple of weeks which is when Dalton will hopefully be put back on the transplant waiting list. He is not currently on there right now because of his stomach but hopefully by then all will be healed.
I know I say this a lot but I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who prays, calls, texts, and supports us.. We honestly couldn't do this without you! <3 I will try to update at least two times a week until one of us gets 'the call'.. -Katie

Thursday, August 1, 2013

7 South Tower

So, Dalton is back on the floor today and it is a good day! He is looking great in here and he is feeling that way too. The only thing we are waiting on is to see when he will get his drain from his surgery out (either tomorrow or the next day). As soon as that happens we are outta here! This hospitalization is coming close to an end, finally, and we couldn't be happier. When I walked back up on the floor today (after not being here since Friday) everyone was so friendly. It was so nice seeing everyone after a few days. So today I am just hanging out with Dalton. We brought him lunch from Popeyes so he was happy!
Today a home dietician came by the place we were staying for me to check on how the feeding was going. I think they are going to be changing my formula around.
Just also wanted to give a special thank you to Daltons grandma Prager for staying with us for the past week. She has been very helpful during these past few days. It really is great to have such a good support system.
Keep the prayers coming!