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Tuesday Update on Mom

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Got a call from the hospital early Monday morning saying that Mom was being discharged Tuesday and what facility did I want her to go for rehab. Well, I was completely at a loss.....we only moved here in December and you know I wouldn't have even thought of checking out any rehab centers.....didn't even consider needing one. The case manager suggested a few and then I called my neighbor to see if she knew anything about any of those. She said one of them was the best rehab around here and it is very nice, clean, well-managed and a very good reputation. We immediately got in the car and went there. I was amazed how nice it was and very happy that we had that one as a choice. The facility has a craft room, aviary, tv room, porch areas for patients to sit. I hurried over to the hospital and told the person in charge, which one we had chosen. She got on the computer and said she had sent a request to 3 places and the one we chose had answered yes. We right away sent a confirmation that we wanted Mom to go there. Today Mom will be moved so she will be able to start her rehabilitation which will probably last 6-8 weeks. All of the paper work was done for us and I had a great weight lifted from my shoulders. The good thing is, it is only 5 minutes away from our home. We can just run over there everyday or even several times a day so she will have some company. She came to stay with us in February after a fall she had. All of her friends are where she had lived all of her life which is 2 1/2 hrs away...That part is sad. She did make several friends here at the senior center but most of them have no transportation. My next-door neighbor really likes Mom and went to visit her in the hospital, so I am sure she will visit her in rehab too. I know it will be lonely for her, but I at least can go really often to visit. Please keep her in your prayers that she will have a speedy recovery.

Picture taken exactly one week before Mom's fall. In the picture is Mom (great-great Grandma), Aaron (Daddy) and 5th gneration-Levi

  
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UNSTOPPABLE_ 9/21/2011 5:51PM

    Nancy,
Beautiful picture. Is Aaron Carla's son?

I am glad that y'all found a Rehab that seemed nice & that it is close to you. Still praying for a speedy recovery.

Hugs,
Teresa>

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 9/21/2011 8:55AM

    Great picture!

And what a blessing that you were able to get her into the BEST place, and that its so close to your home!

I am keeping your mother in my prayers...and you too!

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KAMAPERRY 9/20/2011 10:49PM

    So happy it went well. I remember this with my mom. Praying for you all. emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 9/20/2011 8:38PM

    This is a beautiful picture. I am so glad we made it work last week to get the picture!

It sounds like the rehab place is nice from all you've said. I will see it this weekend since I'm 99% sure we are coming up. Well, me anyway. Not sure about Meghan with her new job. She won't get her schedule for Sunday until Saturday afternoon :-(

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4MRSDAND123 9/20/2011 7:43PM

    Sounds like your mom is in a good place and she'll get the help she needs to recover. Can your mom have a phone in her room? Glad she is so close by. Keeping her in prayer. Very nice picture.

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HOWLERMOM 9/20/2011 11:43AM

    I'm so glad you were so lucky with locating a rehab facility so quickly and it sounds like a good one - I know how stressful that is (went through that with my Mom about a year ago).

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/20/2011 11:28AM

    Nancy, I am so happy that everything worked out great with the rehab facility. I know that's a load off your shoulders. I continue to keep you and your mom in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and have a great day!!!

Hugs,

Lainie

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 9/20/2011 11:13AM

    I am so glad your mama will be close to you. Praying she loves the staff at the rehab and that her time there won't be bad at all. That she will heal and get stronger daily. emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 9/20/2011 10:22AM

    Whew, yep a big weight lifted off your shoulder, thanks for update, and mom will do good nancy. continued prayers for her and yours.

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JANET552 9/20/2011 7:49AM

    I didn't see the picture the first time. It is wonderful! Your mom looks beautiful -- and very happy. Daddy looks very proud and the baby is, of course, fabulous. He was a big one, wasn't he?

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JANET552 9/20/2011 6:45AM

    Getting her into the rehab place certainly seemed to go smoothly. I hope the same for your mom's recovery. How wonderful that it too is close (just like the hospital was) and I am sure your mom will make many friends there.

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Update on Mom

Monday, September 19, 2011

First, I want to thank everyone for all of the well wishes, prayers, spark goodies and comforting words to me and my family regarding Mom. Yesterday, when we went to visit, she was complaining of shoulder pain and they did come and take an x-ray. I didn't hear anything so I am guessing nothing was broken there. I will check when I go visit this morning. When hubby and I got there yesterday she was eating breakfast and seemed in good spirits. Hubby is so good with Mom and can almost always make her laugh. The physical therapist came in and decided since she was having the shoulder pain, she would not give any therapy until that issue was addressed. The therapist just talked with her. Mom's appetite is healthy so hopefully this will strengthen her. As of right now, I don't know the whole game plan......but I should be talking with the doctor today. Not much happens in hospitals on weekends. Later in the afternoon, my neighbor and I both went to visit Mom and again she was doing pretty well . Her favorite thing for food is a strawberry milkshake so we stopped on the way to get one for her and she was really happy about that. Mom is 86 years old and I know we have a long road ahead of us with the broken pelvis trying to heal. She did not have to have surgery (thank goodness). If anything is good in all of this, the hospital is only 5 minutes from my home, so I can just pop in there very easily. Again, thanks for all of the support you have extended to me and my family because it is greatly appreciated. emoticon to everyone....

  
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BETHGILLIGAN 9/20/2011 8:02AM

    Sounds like things are going fairly well. All of you continue to be in my prayers.

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 9/20/2011 12:49AM

    Nancy,
I was coming back to your page to check on your mom & saw this blog. Thank you so much for keeping us updated. I'm glad there won't have to be surgery for her. I will continue praying for a speedy recovery.

Hugs,
Teresa>


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HOWLERMOM 9/19/2011 11:57PM

    Really good news about the surgery - I'm glad she is close by. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family! emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 9/19/2011 11:54PM

    I have been praying. So happy for the good news! emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 9/19/2011 9:17PM

    Glad things are looking up!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 9/19/2011 7:09PM

    emoticon So glad your mama didn't have to have surgery. Praying she heals quickly.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/19/2011 11:55AM

    Nancy, thanks for the update. Glad to hear that she's on the mend and didn't have to have surgery. That is definitely a plus in her favor. I continue to pray for you and your mom. You need to take care of yourself too. Have a great day!

Hugs,

Lainie

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SPARTAN40 9/19/2011 10:52AM

    I hope things continue to progress well. It is wonderful for everyone to have the hospital that close to you. Praying for you and your family.

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KITT52 9/19/2011 9:38AM

    thanks for the up date seems to be going pretty good for a 86 year old.....lol

now you can relax a bit and take care of you too

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4MRSDAND123 9/19/2011 8:57AM

    Glad to read your mom is in good spirits and she has a healthy appetite. Keeping your mom, you and your family in my prayers.

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JANET552 9/19/2011 7:50AM

    I am so sorry to hear the news of your mom but glad that she seems to be doing fairly well. Lucky you to have her close as she heals.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 9/19/2011 7:47AM

    Thank you for the update! It is a blessing that the hospital is so close to you! I am praying for your mother and for you and your family too.
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Gift for Our 5 Generations

Thursday, September 15, 2011

My really good friend in North Carolina sent me a photo frame with a picture of our 5 generations. I had no clue she was sending anything. The frame is very unique to me as I have never seen anything like it before . I haven't had a chance to talk to her since he was born (he will be 2 weeks tomorrow). We have dialed each other to talk on several occasions, but we keep missing each other. emoticon Char for such a wonderful gift.

  
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KAMAPERRY 9/18/2011 12:26AM

    Love this

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PINKNFITCARLA 9/17/2011 7:10PM

    Love it!


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WVROSE1 9/15/2011 10:55PM

    That's emoticon What a wonderful gift!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/15/2011 4:43PM

    I love it. That was very thoughtful of your friend. Definitely something to cherish forever!

Have a great evening!

Hugs,

Lainie

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BARBARAROSE54 9/15/2011 4:31PM

    How beautiful and what a thoughtful gesture.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 9/15/2011 3:21PM

    Too cool, what a precious gift. emoticon

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Levi makes our 5 generations

Sunday, September 11, 2011

We finally got to see our 8-day old-- 1st great grandson yesterday and got a few pictures. We have 5 generations. This truly was a special moment.


Pictured:
Grandma (PINKNFITCARLA), Daddy (Aaron), Great Grammie (nanfacemire1), Great, Great Grandma, and of course Levi.




  
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LEAH57 9/14/2011 9:42AM

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PINKNFITCARLA 9/14/2011 7:07AM

    I love this pic. I'm posting one today too :-)

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MISTYRIVER64 9/12/2011 2:12PM

    Absolutely beautiful family. Congratulations

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    Wow! That's emoticon emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 9/11/2011 9:24PM

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KAMAPERRY 9/11/2011 5:52PM

    How awesome!!

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HAPPYSOUL91 9/11/2011 3:32PM

    Oh my, you are just to young to be a great grandma! What a great picture you have there.

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YAFENELRA 9/11/2011 3:21PM

    That is so great. Before my mom passed away ten years ago we had some pictures taken of the five generations with two of my grandkids and their little ones. If I hang in there another 6 to 8 years, I may have that again with me being in the 'oldest' spot.
Levi is a sweetie and I am so glad you got to see him finally.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/11/2011 3:09PM

    emoticon Not very often you see a family that has 5 generations living. I love the picture and little Levi is just adorable. I looked at his pictures on Facebook.

Hope you're having a great day! Take care!

Hugs,

Lainie

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Brewster RIP 9-6-11

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Today is a really sad day.......... we lost our beautiful 11 year old chocolate lab...
Brewster RIP





  
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HICKOK-HALEY 9/12/2011 4:25PM

    Awww, I know how you feel. You have so many memories to treasure!
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10TOES 9/9/2011 12:44PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. emoticon emoticon

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REACHING4HOME 9/7/2011 12:26PM

    For me, losing a pet was like losing a member of the family. My heart hurts for you. If you believe in The Rainbow Bridge, you will be reunited with Boo Boo one day.
Erin

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DENRNAJ 9/7/2011 5:12AM

    I am thinking of you. J

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WVROSE1 9/6/2011 11:31PM

    Sending hugs to you and your family. I'm sorry to hear of your loss of Brewster.. I hope you find comfort in remembering all the fun times you shared.

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NADINEL 9/6/2011 10:43PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you. emoticon

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JANE1216 9/6/2011 10:11PM

    Nancy --- I am so very sorry to read about Brewster. We are a doggie family and I fully understand how you feel --- it is so hard. I am sending you my heartfelt thoughts and prayers.

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SASSYTHING52 9/6/2011 9:37PM

    nancy im so sorry to hear about brewster you are in my thoughts and prayers i know they are just like family it was a beautiful dog emoticon

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LAURIEANNIE1 9/6/2011 7:35PM

    I am so very sorry for the loss of Brewster. We have lost beloved pets and it is hard as they are your family too. Several years ago we lost our Katie, a black lab, and we mourned for a week. Take care and may God bless you and your family.
Laurie

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HOPE2011 9/6/2011 5:15PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon

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MONIBELLY 9/6/2011 3:23PM

    Nancy,

I am soooo sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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LENKA763 9/6/2011 2:45PM

    Our Loyal friends will always be with us.They come to our lives and leave their pawprints on our hearts forever.

I'm very sorry for your loss...your sweet pup is with my Dany now.


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LITTLE_QUEEN 9/6/2011 1:28PM

    I am so sorry for your loss Nancy emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 9/6/2011 1:24PM

    Hugs, I am so very sorry emoticon emoticon

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YAFENELRA 9/6/2011 1:19PM

    Beautiful dog and you know he had a very loving life.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/6/2011 11:30AM

    Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about Brewster. Our pets are part of the family and it's so hard to lose one. My heart goes out to day. Take care!

Hugs,

Lainie

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/6/2011 11:30AM

    Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about Brewster. Our pets are part of the family and it's so hard to lose one. My heart goes out to day. Take care!

Hugs,

Lainie

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SUKIE40 9/6/2011 11:25AM

    So sorry to hear of your loss...our pets become a huge part of our family and its hard to let them go. Prayers to you and your family.

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HEALTHY-GG 9/6/2011 10:39AM

    (((Hugs))) Sorry to hear of the loss of your fur baby. I am praying for comfort for you.


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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 9/6/2011 10:15AM

    I am so very sorry. emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 9/6/2011 9:45AM

    So sorry for your loss. emoticon

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4MRSDAND123 9/6/2011 9:38AM

    Oh Nancy, I am so sorry about Brewster. emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 9/6/2011 9:38AM

    Beautiful dog! So sorry for your loss!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 9/6/2011 9:31AM

    Nancy, I'm so sorry that your furbaby is gone. He was so pretty! I will pray that God will comfort your grieving heart.
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REDRANGER4 9/6/2011 9:19AM

  So sorry to hear about your loss!

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