Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

The Quiet Before the Storm

Tomorrow at 2 PM there will be more sound in my world than there is now. My new hearing instruments are in and I’m taking them on a two-week trial. I wonder what I’ll hear that’ll seem strange, unfamiliar or finally sensible? It’s been a long time since I’ve worn aids – nearly 7 years! The trial pair […]


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Lucy’s Last Fire

The call was made, the decision reached. Lucy’s health took a turn that wasn’t sustainable. We all didn’t want to remember Lucy that way and I’m quite sure Lucy didn’t enjoy the state she was in. As a family we made the decision to have Lucy put to sleep on June 9th 2010. There was […]


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Lucy’s Short Time

I called the vet this AM about putting Lucy down. Lucy’s diabetes has really emaciated her, she’s weak, eats in spurts and while she hasn’t totally lost control of her bodily functions it’s apparent that she can’t wait much beyond feeling the urge. When we last chatted with vet she said we would know when it was time. […]


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Lucy’s Star

It’s hard for me to believe that the little Boston Terrier pup with the “white star” behind her head that I held in my hand is now old, gray and running out of time. She’s been a great dog – everything we could have asked for and more. She was great with the kids while […]


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Patting Parody

I certainly don’t know who in my circle of friends gets gags like this but I figured I throw this one out there: This parody of the children’s classic Pat the Bunny is perfect for the babies in your life who are interested in physics. It’s called Pat Schrodinger’s Kitty and if you’re into physics […]


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Dad: Gone

It’ll be my last entry on this particular thread because Dad passed away on December 15th while I was in transit to Johnson City, TN. Mom called to say that he had taken a bad turn and that although it was unclear what his prognosis was, it probably wasn’t long. I made reservations Sunday evening […]


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Dad: Could Be Better

This past week has been a really down cycle for Dad. A side effect of the liver treatment is loss of appetite and he has it in full bloom. They are tube feeding him now, but that has its own problems as the nutrition is not going where it’s needed and he’s ballooning with fluid. […]


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Dad: Better Signs

Perhaps a ray of sunshine in an otherwise gloomy week of reports on Dad’s condition. After yet another night for Dad of restless sleep, low blood pressure and a racing heart, it appears his vital signs are headed in the right direction. Mom called to say that he was sleeping, that his pressure was up […]


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Dad: Treatment 2

The Dr put off Dad’s second treatment for a week to allow Dad’s body a bit more recovery time. During that interval we made the trip south to be with him, Mom and my brother for Thanksgiving. I’m glad we had that week with him now, since Tuesday’s treatment is taking its toll. He’s not […]


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Dad: Treatment 1

Dad had his 1st liver cancer treatment on Monday (11/10). Perhaps due to the expectations set by the Dr, the aftermath was a bit more complicated than anticipated. Mom certainly was a bit taken aback by Dad’s resulting nausa/sickness and pain. He stayed in the hospital over night through the 11th, which was a day […]


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