Sorry all, I miscommunicated with Mom and was slow about putting up this great photo by Christine Bennett! Here's the news:
Amy's youngest, Hannah, was baptised on Saturday, February 6th. It was a great day for Amy. She felt great and was happy to have a bunch of family and friends around. She was still taking it easy on the solid foods as a result of another bowel obstruction surgery earlier in the week, but she had a little pudding as a treat! Yesterday, she had the last of the staples out but an hour later she felt very ill again. Fritz took her back to the emergency room (she's got to be racking up frequent flyer miles by now, don't you think?) and they admitted her over night. Amy really loathes having an NG tube to help her eat. It makes it impossible to speak clearly. She would like to see any friends that can make it over though. It's hard to be back on the merry-go-round when you were just there a week previous.
The doctors are not sure why this is happening. She had invasive abdominal surgery a few weeks ago to correct the scar tissue that was binding up her intestines, so there shouldn't be any remaining adhesions. The only think Fritz can think of is that the bowel is hurt from the previous surgeries and has twisted again out of a lack of muscle tension. He can fix that with a probe--no more surgery we hope.
Regular Grandma (Virginia Sargent) is the resident angel in the house (although I'm sure she's anxious about her home in Salt Lake as well) and we are all so grateful for her willingness to serve! Her help allows Fritz to bounce between doctoring, stake president work, taking Hannah and Anthon for treats, and being with Amy.
The older kids wish they could be around to help. Chris is on a mission in Kiev Ukraine (write to him by commenting at http://chrisinkiev.blogspot.com), Hans is working on a chemical engineering degree in Provo, and Laurel is on the wrong side of snowy mountains with a sick toddler while her husband prepares for medical school.