Sunday, November 18, 2012
I am so hurt, devastated, broken hearted and empty. We had to send our Spot baby over Rainbow Bridge tonight, (put to sleep) he had end stage renal failure and liver failure and would never be the same. The vet was so shook up as well, she was so loving and caring, she even cried with us. He is buried in the back yard with our two other babies.
On the good side, my sister is home from the hospital.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Today marks my 5 years SMOKE FREE anniversary and I am damn proud! I quit on one of the Great American Smokeout days and used that Chantix pill. Then I gained 20 pounds, got thyroid problems, diabetes, gout and high blood pressure. Go figure, but my sense of smell is great!
I've had a great update on my sister from my niece and my Cousin who took my mother to see my sister. ( My sister is in a hospital that is an hour drive from the family so it is difficult for my relatives to get up to see her).
This is from my niece
Just received some wonderful news .... mom had her feeding tube removed and has been given jell-o and broth, she is clearer and is feeling more like herself! Docs are now discussing when to send her home!!!!! THANK YOU EVERYONE for your continued prayers and positive thoughts!!! (Anyone wondering ... yes my shower is still happening on Sunday Nov 18).
And from my cousin Janet Adams "Priscilla was doing so much better today. Aunt Doris was so happy to see her doing better. She said she felt like a new person. Got the feeding tube out and was able to eat some jello and drink some juice. Had a bit of gas but kept it down. She said the fog had lifted. They are lowering her pain meds and talking about removing more IVs and taking pain meds orally. I'm so glad to see her doing better."
We DID find a turkey for what it's worth, it's the size of a large chicken, only about 5 lbs and it's from France, not the USA. It's better than experimenting with a duck for the first time.
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!@
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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