Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Long Story Short

Asher in the hospital

Things have been a little crazy here lately. Not long after the New Year, Asher started throwing up. A lot. All the time. The doctors were just keeping an eye on him for over a week until he lost a full pound. At that point it was time to take action. It turns out he had pyloric stenosis – basically a tightening of the opening from the stomach to small intestine. Long story short he went in for surgery. That’s nerve wracking stuff for a five week old to go through. Surgery went well and Asher is back to his normal self. We are so thankful.

 Asher back to himself

Sample molding for looking glass

To pass time at the hospital I did some writing. I spent time on an article that will be published this summer. It details the making of a period looking glass that I made for Julia for Christmas. Today I finished the photography for the article and this evening I put the finishing touches on the manuscript. It’s rare these days to have something done so far ahead of schedule.

Working on the manuscript

 Rather nice veneer, no?

I am thankful that things in the studio are in full swing. Having a decent backlog after time off is a good thing. I have been privileged to book some nice pieces for this winter and I look forward to getting to them.


  1. Hello Joshua

    Glad to hear that Asher is OK.

    Lots of thoughts

  2. It seems that the kids bounce back quicker from this then the parents. I felt better after reading he was ok.

  3. Glad he is doing well, I hope the rest of your family doing great also, My thoughts and prayers are with y'all.

  4. Such good news on several fronts (but more so that Asher is eating well).

  5. My prayers to your little boy and family. I'm so glad to hear that he is back on the mend.

  6. Blessings. So happy to here Asher is ok. Also grateful for your prosperous business. I am so happy when craftsmen are rewarded for their work.

  7. Wish your Asher my best. I also had pyloric stenosis when I was 3 weeks old. I don't remember it but if was a very frightening time for my folk. I sure did but on a lot of weight afterwards though.

  8. Thanks for your kind words, all. It's great to hear from readers anyways but especially when it's support in times of stress.