Updates 8/22/13 – 3 On Tripp Halstead

 

Tripp Halstead Updates
Stacy: This might be the longest, ramblest (that’s not a real word) most boring post ever cause I have to waste two hours of time while waiting for a hitch to be attached to my van. I actually laughed out loud when the guy told me it would take at least 2 hours to attach it. (He didn’t laugh)I had no idea, so I am sitting in the waiting room with my greasy hair and starving. Glad I didn’t bring Tripp, he is at home with Nurse Leslye. So Tripp had a really good night and slept all the way till 7:30 this morning. We put him in his new chair with the tray and he seemed so happy. We got him some switch activated toys, so he can see a cause and effect. He did great. They work on that a lot in therapy with him. So, as I was driving to the dealership jamming out to some Florida and William, oh sorry, Flo-Ride-a and Will-I- Am (I totally crack myself up) I was thinking how in the world do these moms do it. Working, taking care of their special needs kids, keeping up with house work, errands, having any kind of social or love life. I feel like I am running all the time and I have the best support system anyone could ever ask for. I am in awe of you moms (and dads too) I try to never take for granted how blessed I am in this situation. I am living every parents nightmare. To have a perfect child and in an blink of an eye, the world as you know it is gone. Now your days are spent caring for a (almost) 3 year old that has digressed to a disabled infant who can’t speak, walk, eat or even hold their head up and who weighs almost 40 pounds and is over 3 feet long. But he is my world and I wouldn’t give up one second of his life. And the fact that he is getting better everyday!!! He is shocking all those Drs.! Go Trippadoodle! Bill and I have also been given the chance to spread TBI awareness. We are speaking to a group tonight about Tripp. We had never given much thought to the little boxes on the drive thru windows at McDs. But now we talk about the Ronald McDonald house charity on a regular basis. We send them money every month so they can keep helping families like ours. We are invited to their Gala this year, so we are so excited to help spread awareness about the houses. And this accident has given us a opportunity to get involved with The non profit Sunshine On A Ranney Day. They are also having a Gala this year so we get to help them raise money for more projects. (So if you have an amazing size 12 formal dress you want to sell or let me borrow, send a picture to our email, ha ha) and of course we are involved with Ride to Give. They are amazing too. I would of just stayed in my little bubble of a life if this hadn’t happened to Tripp so we are trying to make the best of what happened. If you follow Sunshine on a Ranney day, you would see that they would love to have some special guests at the Gala. So if you guys have any connections to Christian Slater, let me know. (Big smiley face) Everyone has their celebrity Crush and I have crushed on him since I was like 10 yrs old. Just thought I would throw that out there, honestly don’t know much about him, but I love the way he looks. I even dated a guy only cause he looked like him. Obviously didn’t work out. Ha ha I warned you at the beginning of the post, this post would just ramble on and on. My other dreamboat (besides my handsome hubby) is The Rock. Who can’t think he is awesome?? Well, I have wasted a good 45 minutes on this post. Thank you if you made it to the end. I think I am going to look for a snack machine. I had started my “healthy eating diet” today but might have a little set back with the vending machine. Tripp and I are starting to look too much alike with our chunky monkey faces. Ha ha gotta stay healthy to be able to take care of him like he needs. As always thank you guys so very much for all your prayers, I know that is why Tripp is getting better and thank you for all your positive thoughts and comments. They really do help when I am having a bad day or Tripp is struggling. I am still thinking of writing a book, (if life ever slows down) but no editor would want it, I would write a billion pages trying to get everything in. I have stories you guys wouldn’t believe. Ha ha. There are some crazy people in this world and they are not afraid to unleash their craziness on me or Tripp’s page. Hope everyone has a great day and Tripp is doing good today. Love you all. And thank you for the prayers for my family with the passing of my great aunt. Her services are going to be held on Saturday so we will be there this weekend.
  • Bonnie Jean HernHope getting the hitch on the van went OK. I look forward to your posts everyday, so I can follow Tripp’s progress. He is really doing great!! As always my prayers and love are headed your way.
  • Patty Hurt ManningDid anyone ever tell you just how AWESOME you are?? And FUNNY? And what laughter and tears you bring us to each day? And the JOY of your posts and pictures?? Well, you are!!! WE ALL LOVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!! THANKS FOR SHARING IT ALL!!
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  • Kellie BaricevicMy family ownes a Bridal store in Buford. We would like to give a dress. Please private message me so I can give you our information and set up a time to meet with you.
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  • Jerri Lynn Stewart WarburtonI don’t know if you will actually see this comment, but I would like to give you some experience I have with traumatic brain injuries. 10 days after my Dad’s 50th birthday he suffered a major heart attack due to fibrillations. He was dead for 10 minuteSee More
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  • Nancy Beal CarpenterStacy, I am glad for you, but I want to see if you could get your people to pray for Tristen Wilson. He had a tree accident last week similar to Tripp’s and is not very well at all. His little sister’s leg was broken along with his back and a bunch of See More
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  • Heather OwenStacy.. My brother can kind of relate. My nephew is 5 now when he was 5 months old he had a spinal cord stroke which left him paralyzed from the neck down the doctors said he would never be able to move or feed his self or anything. Last week he starteSee More
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  • Maggie PaceYou inspire me everyday.
  • Jennifer KantYou are so funny and random!! I think you should just turn in your posts as a book!! There are ups n downs, fruits n nuts, and hugs n kisses… What else does a book need??? Oh… I know… A HAPPY ENDING. Lets go, Trippadoodle!!!!
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  • Judith Kinney GilliamOh, and I bet you The Ellen Show could pull off a meeting of you and Christian Slater…JUST SAYING.
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  • Robyn Puggini CarlsonI love to read your ramblings!!! I don’t know you personally, but I follow up on Tripp everyday. You are an inspiration and even when you are having a bad day…you are still are amazing! I know God has BIG plans for your little guy. He is very special indeed! May God bless him on his road to recovery. And do NOT for one second read any negative comments…they are worthless.
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  • Sheena CherryI think your a great writer and a book would be awesome y’all have an amazing story
  • Margaret SachtYour German buddies think all you’d have to do would be collect your Posts and turn them into a book. It would be a Bestseller. I’d translate it for you into German
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  • Robin Gallegly Schillso a couple things I have to say, & I really hope by some slim chance you read this comment… but first, I have to say I agree with you about Christian Slater! He is so sexy! He has been my crush since the movie “Heathers”! that said, when you mentiSee More
  • Ginger Fowler WardThe Rock will be in Atlanta specifically Gwinnett County area in September for filming. Maybe Adam Sandler’s friend can get you the hook up!
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  • John Eric KingsburyIf you still want to write yr book letme know i have connections with Nicholas Sparks would not hesitate to use them for you and the Tripster
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  • Kelley Davis GodwinWhen I first starting following Tripps page I would read it and look at the pictures with such sadness for you guys and pray that change would come for you. I would sometimes come away from the post a little down, but determined to pray and believe. See More
  • Lizzi NeutensI tweeted your link to The Rock I don’t know him and he has a zillion followers, but maybe he’ll read it and respond!!
  • Amy Burkhart-Smith“If life ever slows down” That would be a perfect title for your book.
  • Jean Bryan LackeyIts a shame the shop couldnt drop you off to get your hair done and a pedicure and manicure during your down time. You should write a book. You are such an inspiration and so honest in sharing your life with us. The Tripp of a Lifetime would be a best See More
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  • Diane MilliganI love your ‘rambling’ and the fact that you still went on and on after you were saying ‘the end…’ I would buy your book in a heartbeat. You are such an inspiration!
  • Darlene Baileyyou need to put all of your daily posts in a book. That would tell of how you have handled what has happened. I bet it would be a best seller!
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  • Judith Kinney GilliamLOVE LOVE LOVE. I love that you wrote “crushed on Slater” ha ha ha 2 hours in a lobby w/ nothing to do, as a busy mother is like heaven. I admire you and your diligence. Stay strong and be well. Kiss those little cheeks for me. I cry every time I look at his little face and just want to cuddle him. xoxo
  • Tracie Smith ArchuletaWe just participated in the “ride for life” in Utah (fundraiser for Ronald McDonald house here in our state) and I would have never have given it a second thought if not for your story…so thank you for the lesson in awareness and sharing your story
  • Sandy MullinsGod Bless you Stacy You ramble any time you want ~~~~
  • Jodi VannesteA book from you is what the world needs! You inspire, teach, and show us what love really is!!! Please write a book! God bless you and your family! Huge hugs, lots of prayers, and all the positive vibes I can send to you and Tripp! Thank you for these updates!
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  • Ramona KimPrecious daughter of God! You’d better start that book now and do it in sequels–it will be a bestseller!
  • Sadie SawyerKeep writing, I myself enjoy hearing anything about Tripp and you and your husband..!!
  • Delois James OgleI love your humor and love your strength. If I were you I’d go ahead and plan on writing that book! Hugs to you, your family and most of all Tripp!
  • Emily Trexler KingWrite an e book it would sell like hot cakes! We would all buy it!
  • Elizabeth Wickersham GinnI would buy your book!
  • Rita WestbrooksYou so should write a book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would buy it!
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  • Christine A. HudgensMade it to the end.
  • Lynn Mernka VaughtOver these past few months your posts have made me laugh, cry, pray, wonder, feel humbled, feel proud, feel lucky, and feel loved. Thank you for who you are……a wonderful person, wife, mother and friend. PS – I would buy the book!
  • Cherry McCoyYou can’t write your book yet Stacy…..Tripp hasn’t provided the wonderful ending yet, but he will!!!
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  • Danny Charlotte HendersonI have a word for you to those post that like to “unleash” on you…BUMP THEM! LOL! It is so easy to do on face book! I so enjoy your post even if you think you are “rambling”. Praying for you and Bill along for and with Tripp. I was told to “abort” ouSee More
  • Siobhan DevlinLots of love to you all from Ireland xx
  • Natalie SydorenkoI never comment, I only hit like. But today I want to tell you how wonderful you are and how much I love your honest writing. I am a writer with a PhD in Rhetoric, taught in higher Ed for 18 yrs, have two young daughters and a great husband. Your postsSee More
  • Nicole Haeberlein PerrymanI know that the 2 hour wait for your hitch, probably feels like a huge inconvience, but you know what, maybe it is a much needed break or down time God felt you needed. That is what I think, anyway… You are this awesome light in so many of our livesSee More
  • Kristy RosonBy all means, write a book! Instead of checking it out at the library, I’d BUY it!
  • Wendy Beers RenfroeI think you just came up with a title for your new book! “If Life Ever Slows Down”!
  • Janet MarieA loved one lost can grieve the heart, and make us yearn for tomorrow, when Jehovah will keep the promise he made of no pain, no death, no sorrow. So sorry to hear about your aunt I know what you learned on the ministry school will come in handy when you have to give a public speech tonight
  • Marla Frangenberg RennerI do have a gorgeous size 12 that is black and you my dear would look stunning in it! Where do send the pic?
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  • Debbie Wartelle BrumitYou just do the best you can. I am the parent of 2 special needs children. We lost our oldest special needs child at age 16 in 1995. Our middle normal child was 10 and our youngest special needs daughter was 3. My husband was the one working until ourSee More
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  • Melissa AlexaYou need to write a book with your everyday posts from FB….in 10yrs from now, you will look back and this will all be a distant memory…you inspire me to be a better mom everyday! I work with medically fragile children and if I lived closer to you, I would come and love on Tripp…when your Tshirts are back for sale I will be purchasing one…and will wear it on my next 1/2 marathon
  • Lora KanzlerI, for one, enjoyed your ramble. Continuing to pray for you all.
  • Carol Parman Koskynsomeone, anyone….let’s get this gal Christian Slater or Dwyane Johnson at the gala!
  • Brenda Long JoslinStacy, my daughter tells me nobody ever reads my posts because I write a book. Lol I read yours all the way to the end. Glad Tripp is doing well and seems to be improving every day. Sorry to hear of the passing of your great aunt. I think I read that iSee More
  • Carol SullivanPersonally, I love rambling posts, makes me feel like we are “talking” and talking it out is good. Thank you for sharing – my prayers are with you all.
  • Tiffany Davislol oh goodness now I have The Rock on my mind lol
  • Mandy N Darryll BirkinYou should definitely think about the book idea, love to you all xxx
  • Pauline Adamson SavageLoved reading every single word. And yes, you should write a book, that’s what editors are for.
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