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End of a Long Week
Friday, May 18, 2012      7 comments

Still nothing to report. My niece says that all the therapists get together on Tuesday to compare notes on the individual cases. We hope to have some idea as to what the plan is then. It's been a long week and I am tired and very cranky. ... Read more
Excited and Nervous
Thursday, May 17, 2012      13 comments

No news on Merrill - they are still doing assessments. I got a phone call last night from UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center). Many years ago I took part in a study on depression. As part of the study, I had a health exam and t... Read more
Better
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      11 comments

Thanks so much for your support last night! I knew I could count on my SparkFriends. I keep going back and reading your comments today to keep myself going. First, Merrill and his mom are all settled in at the Children's Institute tonight... Read more
Stream of Consciousness
Monday, May 14, 2012      15 comments

I have been trying to compose this in my head for several days now and I can't seem to come up with a coherent post. So here is my stream instead...just going to talk until I am done... My DH went to Atlanta a week ago Sunday and stayed un... Read more
Another Update
Tuesday, May 08, 2012      13 comments

It is kind of strange to watch. Merrill is not opening his eyes (except one about half-way every so often without focusing). He is not talking. But he is responding to voice commands. The physical therapy team came in before my visit today a... Read more
Update on Merrill
Monday, May 07, 2012      19 comments

I saw my nephew, Merrill, this afternoon. My niece's sister (who is also my goddaughter) flew in today and I drove my SIL out to the airport to pick her up. Then I drove them to the hospital and decided to visit instead of going back to the of... Read more
Positive Signs
Sunday, May 06, 2012      17 comments

Merrill has started to respond a bit. He moved his foot when they scraped it and try to move away when they flashed the light in his eyes. The doctors want him to rest as much as possible so they are not actively trying to wake him. They ... Read more
Update
Sunday, May 06, 2012      11 comments

The 3rd hand news was incorrect. Merrill was not conscious last night - he has not been since the accident. He is not responding to voice or pain stimuli. They are doing an MRI in a bit. Please keep good thoughts.... Read more
Prayers Please
Saturday, May 05, 2012      30 comments

My great-nephew, Merrill, had a bike accident this evening. I don't have all the details but apparently his brakes failed on a hill and he went off the road, through a hedge and over an embankment (a few feet high) headfirst into a parked car. ... Read more
Rock n Roll Pittsburgh Half Marathon August 4, 2013
Friday, May 04, 2012      23 comments

OK, I am putting out there so I can't chicken out. I have just registered for the Rock n Roll Pittsburgh Half Marathon just about 15 months from now. runrocknroll.competitor.
com/pittsburgh-splash From their web... Read more
Awesome Momma Moment
Thursday, May 03, 2012      16 comments

I stopped in the neighborhood grocery store tonight and I encountered a young girl and her mom in one of the aisles. The girl was telling her mom about an author who was coming to visit their school soon. He wrote a book about a girl and her d... Read more
May 2nd Date Night
Thursday, May 03, 2012      11 comments

We don't go out all that often, but I always get tickets when Straight No Chaser is in town. They are a 10-man a cappella group that my son, Vinnie, introduced us to several years ago. He was in a music fraternity that also sang a cappel... Read more
Giving Myself Credit
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      23 comments

I have been having a difficult time at work lately. I can't seem to get out from under. I am running from one deadline to another and I don't seem to be making anyone happy, least of all myself. It will be 17 years with this company on the 15... Read more
Help Me Give My Son a Birthday Gift
Friday, April 20, 2012      8 comments

Today is my oldest son's 29th birthday. Michael (BUCKUNSTOPPABLE) writes children's books and his book "Builda the Re-bicycler" has been released as an iPad app today. Just for today, it is FREE. His family and friends are trying to get enoug... Read more
Paraskevidekatriaphobia
Friday, April 13, 2012      18 comments

This is from an article I found online by Ben Sherwood at msnbc.msn.com. It starts with: "Its called paraskevidekatriaphobia: a morbid or irrational fear of Friday the 13th. It's believed that as many as 25 million Americans will change ... Read more

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