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Re: now update on my dad

No more exercise equipment in the house Kitty. I've made that vow. Somehow,
I never use it and it's just in my way. The house is too small. Besides, I
have free access to the gym at work so I go there during my lunch hour M-F. 

Theresa, I'm glad you were able to wade through all of that paperwork
without having a meltdown. I bet it was hard to sign the no CPR order. I
agree with Bonnie though, that's what he wants so good for you for honoring
his wishes. The place he'll be living sounds nice. I hope he's happy there. 

The puppy sounds great. The owner of the kitchen shop I went to this
morning had his 10 week old GR puppy with him. ALso so cute and fluffy, and
going to be enormous. His paws were huge. He started chewing on my fingers
immediately with his sharp little teeth.  Someday, I may have to get
another puppy, but right now I'm content with my circus. 

Let us know how the blackberry picking turns out. Too hot here! I'm making
lots of trips to a local roadside market for fresh fruit and veggies.
Tomorrow is homemade creamed corn day. I do it once a year. Yum! Not all
mushy like the canned and it tastes so good. My Grandmother taught me and
it's always been one of my very favorite dishes.

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC 

> [Original Message]
> From: Theresa <tchessie@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 7/2/2005 7:42:12 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] now update on my dad
> too hot to walk here now too- that was part of why I walked at soon as I 
> got home this aM.  Then went over to a friends to see her new golden 
> retriever puppy.  He is soooo cute and fluffy.  My dad will be going to 
> a full nursing facility- and will likely be there for the remainder of 
> his life.  At least the place he is going doesn't look like a hospital.  
> It has lots of windows, cheerful decor, and staff and patients seem 
> happy.  It is also right near his house, so I can stay in his home when 
> I go up to visit him.  Fortunately, before any of this happened we had 
> his advanced health care directive (he has a DNR on file and specified 
> no life-prolonging activities if he is permanently unconsious/brain 
> dead/non responsive) and the power of attorney stuff.  I have signed 
> tons of papers- the hardest was the form to specify "NO CPR" or 
> intubation should anything else happen to him. Yuck- but that is what he 
> wants.  Just weird to sign something like that.
> Not as hot today as yesterday- so will likely walk later too.  Also 
> going to check with another gardening friend and see if she wants to 
> pick wild blackberries tonight or tomorrow AM.
> Thanks for your friendship-
> Theresa
> A A HODGES wrote:
> >Walking always helps me feel better too Theresa. I hope that he will get
> >better soon. I can't imagine how stressful this must be. This sounds
> >but I'm glad my Dad has married a woman 12 years younger than he is so he
> >has someone close by to help when he needs it. I would gladly make the
> >trip, but I confess I have wondered in the past how to be helpful when my
> >parents get older as I'm not there and now neither is my sister. My
> >has repeatedly said " if I have to go into any kind of nursing home just
> >shoot me in the head, I'm serious!"  I told her she'd have to shoot
> >as I was not going to jail for her............Aren't we such a loving
> >family? 
> >
> >It's too hot here to go for a walk. Still close to 90% humidity and it's
> >probably 93 or so outside. It's awful. Feels like hot soup. I've got the
> >air set on 78 and it feels wonderful in here compared to outside, but the
> >dogs are panting like they're about to keel over. ;-)
> >
> >Andrea H
> >Beaufort, SC 
> >
> >
> >  
> >
> >>[Original Message]
> >>From: Theresa -yhoo <tchessie@yahoo.com>
> >>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >>Date: 7/2/2005 1:18:23 PM
> >>Subject: RE: [CHAT] now update on my dad
> >>
> >>He's about the same it seems.  They are working with
> >>him, so we'll see.  Hopefully they are going to remove
> >>the NGtube and place a PEG.  That should at least make
> >>him more comfortable.  I did manage to get a million
> >>more papers signed, got everything done for financial
> >>and medical trustee (at least for local places),
> >>forwarded his mail, made arrangements for rent payment
> >>from his renter, etc.  So- lots accomplished.  Kind of
> >>depressing though not seeing really any change since
> >>Tuesday.  Not that I should have expected it, but was
> >>hoping.
> >>
> >>I'm just got back home again and went immediately for
> >>a walk.  Good to be outside and moving.
> >>
> >>Theresa
> >>
> >>--- Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >>>How's your dad doing?
> >>>
> >>>Donna
> >>>
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>>>I'm back in Oroville again today- feels like I'm
> >>>>        
> >>>>
> >>>on
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>>>the sun.  It was too hot today!  And of course I
> >>>>        
> >>>>
> >>>was
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>>>in and out of my car a dozen times between the
> >>>>hospital, the bank, the post office, my dad's
> >>>>        
> >>>>
> >>>house,
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>>>back to the bank, etc. etc.  Roasting!  Hope
> >>>>        
> >>>>
> >>>tomorrow
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>>>is cooler.  I watered his trees this evening, and
> >>>>        
> >>>>
> >>>all
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>>>the little bird came flocking to the puddles to
> >>>>        
> >>>>
> >>>drink
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>>>and get wet.  Poor things- they must have been
> >>>>roasting too!
> >>>>
> >>>>Theresa
> >>>>        
> >>>>
> >>>      
> >>>
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