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Re: Windy, rainy/ now trip and cat issues


Poor George.  Glad he's feeling some better now.  And yes, Alzheimers is a
most insidious and blatantly unkind disease.
The folks all stay on my list and the families.  Very hard to watch someone
you care for fall apart in small pieces.


On 11/11/06, Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
> I also bought one of those chairs for my mom.... makes her life so much
> better! She actually has 2 now, one in the front room and one in her
> florida
> room. ( second was one given to us long story)
>
> Theresa- sorry to hear about
> your cat- but the meds should help. Went thru this with my dog and gave
> her a
> nice life for a few more years.
>
> Donna
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From:
> Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent:
> Saturday, November 11, 2006 6:47:36 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Windy, rainy/ now
> trip and cat issues
>
>
> Glad he's doing better, Theresa!  And I'm glad you are
> getting your house
> taken care of.  I am sorry about you momma's decline,
> though.  Misery
> doesn't necessarily love company, but I fully understand.
>
> I
> got one of those tip out chairs for my mother last week.  I couldn't be
> there
> when they delivered it to the nursing home.  She didn't even know it
> was in
> her room.  When I showed her and put her in it, she really liked it.
> At least
> now she sits in it regularly.  She is having trouble remembering
> that she can
> use the remote to recline or to have the chair help her get out
> of it.
> Alzheimer's is an insidious disease.
>
> Blessings,
> Bonnie
> -----Original
> Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
> Of Theresa W.
> Sent: Friday,
> November 10, 2006 10:35 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Windy,
> rainy/ now trip and cat issues
>
> It was good.  Nice to see family, but my mom's
> Alzheimers is worse and
> worse. : ( Weather was gorgeous there.  We bought a
> pecan tree and I helped
> my mom plant it in her yard.  She was so excited! (I
> get my gardening
> addiction from her!) Today I actually had a day off!  I
> cleaned up all of
> the front gardens.
> My hands, wrists, legs etc are SORE!
> Been way to long since I've been
> outside.  I didn't get anything planted-
> still have plants and bulbs that
> need to get in the ground.  Maybe Sunday- as
> tomorrow it's supposed to rain.
> The stucco guys got all of the weather-proof
> paper and lathing on the house
> today.  So-  if it manages not to rain for part
> of next week, that can get
> started.  Yeah!
>
> I've been doing cat care all week.
> I took my grey (George) back to the vet
> again Monday, as he's licked even more
> fur off of his belly and legs.  They
> still thought it was an allergy, but I
> asked them to do whatever they needed
> to, to rule out other possibility.  So,
> bloodwork (normal), and Xray.  Turns
> out he has severe arthritis, with several
> calcified discs in his back,
> closest to his tail.  SO, poor thing has been in
> pain, and in particular
> hasn't be going #2 regularly- likely because it really
> hurts his back to.
> So, now I'm giving him lactulose (basically the cat
> equivalent to miralax)
> to make things "easier" for him.  Also, he's getting
> cat version of
> glucosamine/chondrotin, and also an NSAID (Metalax) that is
> made for dogs,
> but they use it for cats too.
> He seems to be feeling more
> comfortable, but still definitely tender if he
> gets too playful (at least he
> is playing some again!)  So, we're working on
> this with him.  He hates the
> meds (lactulose and Metacam are both liquids-
> so syringe makes if fairly easy
> to administer).  The gluc/chond is a capsule
> that I open and sprinkle over a
> small amount of canned cat food (which he
> loves!).  I'm also leaving the heat
> on higher, as he clearly is less
> comfortable when it is chillier in the house
> (this was part of how I figured
> out that something was definitely wrong and it
> wasn't an allergy.  Well,
> that and the fact that he never seemed itchy).
>
> So-
> that's my cat saga.
>
> Theresa
>
> Pam Evans wrote:
> > how was your trip to Texas?
> >
> > On 11/9/06, Theresa W. <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >
> >> Fall has
> arrived here also- has rained off and on since last week.
> >> Of course, at
> the beginning of this week, we got the last window put
> >> into the house, and
> today was gorgeous out and they got 2/3 of the
> >> house weather-proofed and
> lathed in anticipation of the stucco.  They
> >> are finishing the lathe work
> tomorrow, but it is supposed to rain
> >> Saturday and Sunday.  Hopefully the
> forecast for sun on Monday will
> >> hold and the first layer of stucco can get
> put on!
> >> My garden is just a mess right now-  needs fall cleanup badly.  I
> >> have managed to kill off nearly all of the grass in the back yard
> >>
> though- and with only one application of round-up.  I want back an
> >>
> resprayed the few remaining greenish spots at the beginning of this
> >> week,
> so hopefully that will finish it off.  After the house is all
> >> done, then
> resodding the back yard in next on the big to-do list.
> >>
> >> Theresa
> >>
> >>
> Judy Browning wrote:
> >>
> >>> Has been windy rain & warm here too. 65F,
> thanks to the "pineapple
> >>> express". Don't you love the names they give
> these weather systems?
> >>> Most of my porch pots froze in the cold snap 2
> weeks ago. Looks like
> >>> a couple of the geraniums might live.
> >>> We voted
> about 10 am, but the calls keep coming.
> >>> Will look forward to pics of the
> orchid when things calm down.
> >>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "james
> singer"
> >>> <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> >>> To: "Garden Chat"
> <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >>> Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2006 8:44 AM
> >>>
> Subject: [CHAT] Windy, rainy
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> It's a windy, rainy
> day--gloomy, but not cold [74 degrees]. Began
> >>>> picking "kirmizi aci"
> peppers yesterday, so I'm drying them today.
> >>>> Picked 11 yesterday, mostly
> from the inside of the plant, where
> >>>> they don't show. I want to let those
> on the outside stay put until
> >>>> most are ripe and I can take a picture of
> it to send to the young
> >>>> lady who sent the seeds. Looks like this plant
> will produce two to
> >>>> three dozen peppers this season. That's a lot of
> hot!
> >>>>
> >>>> Got another orchid blooming, but it's bobbing around in the
> wind
> >>>> too much to photograph.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Island Jim
> >>>> Southwest
> Florida
> >>>> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> >>>> Hardiness Zone 10
> >>>> Heat Zone 10
> >>>>
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> >>>> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> >>>>
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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