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My Sunday + sister update

Friday, November 09, 2012

Today is Friday in the real world but here it is Sunday, my day to go grocery shopping, doing laundry and catching up on a little cleaning. I"m also trying to put together a menu plan for Thanksgiving without turkey. Don't know why there aren't any frozen turkeys in this country either, so DH said duck, the rest will be on the healthy side, no stuffing, baked sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli, fruit salad, home made cranberry sauce, green salad, crustless pumpkin pie and the sinful pecan pie. I did find small Indian corn in the store today, $1.60 each for the 4 tiny pieces, with the stalks attached so they will make cute decorations.
I did push a heavy cart that wouldn't steer properly and went up and down stairs a few times today, in and out, bend over and reach in the wash machine, fold clothes, wash dishes and tomorrow will be back on the treadmill!

Another update from my niece on my sister:
Update on Priscilla, we went to visit her last night, she was awake and talking but is sort of confused. The nurses informed us that it is normal based on the amount of pain meds, length of sedation and surgery. As her head clears so will her mind. Her pain is under control and vitals are doing very well. I thank you for keeping us all in your prayers and sending cards and positive thoughts! She is getting there! :)
So she is getting there slowly!

Have a great weekend!@

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NORASPAT 11/15/2012 9:46AM

    I am glad your sisiter is doing better, that will be a lot off your mind.
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It appears I missed your Birthday, emoticon So sorry, I missed this too, I have been trying to catch up with DH pre-op blood work but the Mayop Clinic is very busy so it will take 3 weeks.
Even the Cancer Center never anticipated that happening HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JSTETSER 11/10/2012 4:20AM

    I'm glad to hear that you sister is doing better. Your Thanksgiving dinner being healthy is a real motivator!

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Yet another sister update

Thursday, November 08, 2012

I got another update this morning from my Niece:
Latest update on mom, She is AWAKE but goggy. She is off the respirator and is breathing on her own. She can talk but she is very hoarse. They had to give her some insulin to bring her blood sugar down. She is doing well. She will still have to stay for a bit longer.

Had to take one of my kitties to the vet today, he is losing weight and he just doesn't act like himself. The "vet" gave him an anitbotic shot and an pain killer because his gums are swollen, he also felt his thyroid. He is not sure what it is at this point. He did say Spots tooth looks cracked so that could be a problem. He also mentioned diabetes and thyroid problems, I hope that isn't what it is.
This is Spot with one of Tiny's Ties

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NBARNES 11/8/2012 11:16AM

    Cute pic - sorry to hear about your sister but again, sounds like things are going the right direction. Keeping good thoughts in humans and feline alike.

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BRENDAGAIL9 11/8/2012 11:13AM

    That's very good news about your sister. I hope she heals fast and gets back to normal.

Sorry to hear about your kitty.

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-COURT- 11/8/2012 7:36AM

    Your poor sister has been through a lot lately, so sorry, but glad she is doing better and pray that she continues to heal.

Love the pic of our cat. Hope your Kitty recovers fully soon, sounds like he has a lot gong on too.

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MACMOM57 11/8/2012 7:34AM

    Glad to hear your sister is doing better. Hope Kitty is well soon too.

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    Your cat is so adorable! Glad to hear good news about your mom! Hope she continues to improve!

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Day 5 & My sister update

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Beginning note: I don't discuss politics what so ever.

I'm on day 5 with my exercise again, I must do a minimum of 15 minutes which I do plus some. 15 minute minimum on the treadmill and strength training, I will get there if not all they way, I will make it the best trip I can!

Here is an update on my sister from Monday night and Today

Tuesday night:
Yesterday evening they gave her a unit of blood cause her count was a little low. They are replacing electrolites as well. Today she wakes on her own and will answer simple questions (her name, your in hospital, squeeze our hand, move your feet, are you in pain). She was in quite a bit of pain earlier but they have leveled that off with pain meds. Right now they are just looking for the right combination of meds to keep her comfortable. They should be removing the ventilator a bit more tomorrow. They did remove her epidural port early this morning. Keep those prayers coming!! On behalf of our family, THANK YOU ALL!!!!

Today's update:
A. was able to visit her last night. She was resting peacefully. Her color is getting better, the swelling is going down in her hands and arms. She did wake up a little when I was getting ready to leave and she knew who we were, and responded to I love you, you are doing well. The staff at University Hospital are wonderful and keep her comfortable and well taken care of!

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NBARNES 11/7/2012 9:29PM

    Glad to hear she's moving the right direction. Here's to hoping she'll be on a faster road to recovery soon.

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MRSAGAIN2 11/7/2012 1:54PM

    Adding thoughts for your sister's continued improvement.

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STEPHANIE1273 11/7/2012 12:50PM

    Thoughts are with you and your family.

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Day 3 - again

Monday, November 05, 2012

Third day in a row I'm on the treadmill and doing exercises, it feels good too! I can also tell it's getting cooler in the mornings so I will have to keep checking to see if it's cool enough to walk before 9AM. I'm going to do this!

My sister is getting a little bit better, she is looking better and they were supposed to ween her off the sedation today so I will have to wait until Tuesday to find out. My niece asked the nurses if she was doing good and they said yes, everything looks fine and she should heal well but it will be a very long, slow process. She really NEEDS to get better because I found a really neat crochet pattern that i could use her help with, LOLOL.

Anyway, today is a good day!

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CAROL- 11/7/2012 6:03AM

    Way to stay motivated --- prayers for continued good health for your sister.

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MRSAGAIN2 11/7/2012 5:23AM

    Continued thoughts and prayers for you sister.

Good for you getting on the treadmill 3 days in a row.


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SEWINGMAMACDS 11/6/2012 11:29AM

    Glad your sister is doing better. Keep on exercising and before you know it you will be on a long streak!

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NBARNES 11/5/2012 8:41PM

    Well, keep up the exercise - it'll make you feel better. I spent some time visiting my son in the UAE so I understand about the heat in that part of the world - stay cool.

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Asking for prayers

Saturday, November 03, 2012

I don't normally ask for prayers but my family could really use all the support, positive thoughts and whatever magic will work. My sister had surgery the other day to fix her hiatal hernia and it was way more extensive than the dr.s originally thought. They had to more most of her organs around to remove the hernia and she is kept sedated most of the time to relive her pain and speed her recovery. I can't get home right now to be with my family but they are all in my prayers and thoughts.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers

I did start back with the treadmill today and more cleaning.

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QUEENMOXIE 11/4/2012 8:09AM

    I will pray for a speedy recovery for her! emoticon

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NORASPAT 11/3/2012 11:32PM

    Thinking of you and thinking of her, Hiatal hernias are often complicated. Inguinals are so much easier to heal,

HUGS, I can feel you anxiety in you words, HUGS Pat in maine. Please keep us posted. Keep up with you treadmill it will help relax you Take care. emoticon emoticon Pat in Maine.

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HJFOGARTY 11/3/2012 9:50PM

    know she and your whole family are in our prayers - you come from good stock my friend - she will recover and be fine! just know to continue to take care of you as well! stay strong and good for you getting back on the tread again!

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NBARNES 11/3/2012 6:44PM

    She's in my thoughts for a comfortable and speedy recovery. emoticon

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