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My salvation - another gift from God
Monday, May 14, 2018      18 comments

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I lost the love of my life tonight. I'll be back in about a week.
Sunday, May 13, 2018      23 comments

Thank you. I lost the love of my life tonight - the only person to ever love me more than my Mom & Pop. I always said, "I won't marry until I find a man who treats me better than my mother," and I found him. He needed me and he needed to take... Read more
Ray is on Hospice, this will be his last rodeo.
Saturday, May 12, 2018      13 comments

Please, no need to send condolences as I have no extra time nor energy to be saying thank you. I know you care without you sending me a condolence goodie. Prayers always welcome! I am praying he passes easily. Monday he was not eligi... Read more
OMG! Ray is back on his Oxygen and doing lots better!! OMG! B^)
Tuesday, May 08, 2018      10 comments

I hope you're sitting down! Hospice Evaluation Nurse came yesterday and one of her questions was about Ray not using his Oxygen. I said, his oxygen averages 95-97 and I was told he didn't need it. She said, humor me, hook him up. About... Read more
Van passed away last night, Sat 5/5/2018 at 11:15pm. He went peacefully in his sleep.
Sunday, May 06, 2018      10 comments

Thank you for your prayers. My sister Sharon is going to need them now. And I can't even go sit with her as I cannot leave Ray alone. He panics if I am not here for him. Thankfully her son and his family are here with her now, in her... Read more
Van (BIL) not going to make it, but thanks for the prayers.
Saturday, May 05, 2018      7 comments

It was decided to place him in Hospice in the Hospital to try to keep him comfortable until his end is here. I believe the gangrene was his organs dying. But I'm not a doctor. Regardless, his end is near. Thank you all for your pray... Read more
It's been really rough for BIL, Van, and his family
Friday, May 04, 2018      7 comments

Monday's surgery was postponed until Tuesday and all went well. He had to be left on the Ventilator with plans to take him off on Wednesday. Well, Wednesday came and they took him off and he appeared to be stable but within hours was unabl... Read more
BIL came through 2nd Surgery and we're hopeful!
Tuesday, May 01, 2018      9 comments

He is still on the respirator and we won't know until they try to take him off tomorrow. Thank you for your continued prayers - I know they are helping. Huggers & Love, linda P.S. Ray got a wheelchair today and the ramp will be he... Read more
BIL critical - please say a prayer. Ray fell but "I got this!"
Sunday, April 29, 2018      14 comments

*sigh* - he fell as I was backing him into the bed to sit down last night. BUT, I didn't panic! I left him sitting against the bed and proceeded to get out the lift again - this time the portable potty is in the other room until needed! I... Read more
Ice Cream vs OIKOS Zero Greek
Friday, April 27, 2018      6 comments

OIKOS Zero Greek is $1.00 for 5.3 ounces/150 grams/2/3 cup Serving 2/3 cup(150 grams), 110 calories, 15 gram protein, 0 fat, 13 carbs Always Save Ice Cream is $2.09 for 1.66G = 1.75 quarts Serving 2/3 cup(85 grams) 120 calories, 1 gram ... Read more
Prayers are answered - Ray is stabilized! WooHoo!!
Wednesday, April 25, 2018      11 comments

Ray's heart-rate jumped up to 115 with a normal BP 128/58. Then I got the heart rate down to 79 but his BP dropped to 81/46 Today, without Lisinopril, his BP was 112/56 with pulse/heart-rate of 72, I cannot ask for better as this is o... Read more
Not eligible for Hospice, but we got the Hoyer Lift! WooHoo!!
Tuesday, April 24, 2018      6 comments

It's kind of funny - the doctor is thrilled that Ray is holding his weight - but that's one reason he isn't eligible for Hospice, lol. It also means I am doing my job as CareGiver - I am helping Ray to maintain his weight and keeping him am... Read more
I need prayers please. Ray needs to be accepted to Hospice Care.
Monday, April 23, 2018      13 comments

New Medicare guidelines now mandate who can be eligible for Hospice Care. Ray has reached the point of Need. So I am asking for prayers that he be accepted and eligible for the assistance we both are needing to care for him. This morn... Read more
Amazing Health Benefits of Nuts
Monday, April 16, 2018      6 comments

No, I don't believe everything in this chart ... Read more
70+ Amazing Uses for 6 Natural Products chart
Monday, April 16, 2018      5 comments

BUT, I wouldn't advise using the vinegar as an aftershave, lol, unless you really really like to feel the burn! SP limits the size and you cann... Read more

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