Friday, February 1, 2008

Mak'in a Paddle :->


While getting his MRI Charlie had the crew (2 rn's, 1 rt, 1tech and 1 doc) stop by the Home Depot and pick him up a plank of wood because he's fix'en to make a paddle. My little boy is sick and tired of this creek he's up and he's fighting like hell. MRI results were no different than yesterday. Thank the Man above. Nothing on the scan to suggest that there are any pockets of missed infection and his fever is down... almost normal. Another thought I just had is that he might be making his paddle because he felt like he needed to contribute to the monumental carpentry effort that is going on at our house and build something himself. [Authors note: Rob is not a humble man by nature. Some would say arrogant and few things in this world shake him to the point of humility. It takes things like a Yergeson Field goal to beat the Coogs, Alex Smith being born, Urban never loosing or everybody he knows putting their lives on hold to come to the aid of a pompas undeserving ignoramus and finish building his house.] I've told him to give up carpentry now, go to school, get a real job so that you don't have to work for a living. Nevertheless, the Extreme Home Makeover that is going on right now has me floored. I can't believe how generous and selfless all of you are to help us out. I was crapping bullets when Charlie first got sick worrying about how I was going to be ready for cabinets that are coming on the 11th. You folks have saved me and Angel and I will never be able to thank you enough. Once we move in the work you have done for us will be a daily reminder of how great all of Charlie's friends and family are. In the style of the eminent Thomas S. Monson. A prideful man has been humbled and hearts were touched, spirits were felt and tears were shed.

From what I understand I wasn't the only one that learned a lesson in humilty tonight. Rodney, I hear we had a little woops tonight. Thats why the handrail is alder, it's cheap, I chose it because I thought it was going to be me and I am a giant woops waiting to happen. Secondly, "NEWSFLASH", tonight Landon Clark came in to visit Charlie and bring us dinner (thanks pooky) and he was wearing a BYU COUGARS t-shirt. The Lord smiled. Anything to help and honestly Landon I needed that. It gave me something to smile about. Photographic evidence will follow.

Everyone, you are unbelievable and as for now your prayers are working. I am typing this right by Charlie's side and he is nice and calm, sleeping. Lets keep hoping, praying and believing.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

So happy and relieved to get this update! Thank you!!!

seanteyatroy said...

Landon in a Coog shirt?!?!?wow....should we define what a miracle is? Glad to hear things are going well, Go Charlie!!

Meghan said...

rob, i was also humbled tonight. as i stood there in your beautiful house, surrounded by family, friends, and people i don't even know i felt overwhelmed. i have been overwhelemed with love this entire past week, but tonight was something special. as your sister, who i have recently learned actually does have a heart, thanked everyone for being there, and rodney prayed, blessed your family, your house, the many people in it, and the food, i was overcome with emotion... you, we, have an incredible support. i needed to compose myself, so i went to charlies room, because it was one of the few empty (yet not quiet) spaces. and i stared at the with the barn door wall and i just know we are going to have a lot of fun times playing with char in that room. i wish you could have been there and felt what i did tonight... but i have a pretty good idea that you know exactly what i am talking about.

Aunt Trishie said...

This is when it really stinks being far away from the family. I missed being there and helping out in whatever way I could. I even tried to order the food for lunch or dinner and the organization of my siblings bit me in the rear again. Bummer. Next time I'll be more proactive and beat Suz et al to it!! I love you guys and can't believe how fortunate I am to be part of such an amazing family.

Jay said...

Charlie build that paddle srong and keep on fighting I have seen tonight the people here who would do anything for you love you little buddy

Jared

Merianne said...

I hope you guys know that I would have been there to help out if I could. I hate being across the country during times like this because I feel so helpless. Please know that I have been praying my guts out for Charlie, and I plan on fasting for him tomorrow as well. Hang in there and keep your chins up!

Charlie Cooper said...

landon, thanks for "taking one for THE team". it meant a lot to robbie.
-meghan

Anonymous said...

like they say "thank the man above."