[elky] Re: Wed through Sunday with Mom

Got your text. 68-72 here. A little misty one day in the city on vacation,
but for the most part very nice. had to wear a sweat shirt most of the time.


Here is a pic with out reflection in the Bean at Grant Park. We were on the
way to the Chicago Blues festival. Fun time.

JC


On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 8:38 PM, Robert Adams <elcam84@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>               Thanks guys. She was 8 and we did what we could and she just
> wasn't comfortable anymore.
>
>                 Looks like we are going to end up with another kitten as
> well. A calico. Will take pics tomorrow. She gets along with the other cats
> so should be Ok. Gotta give everyone flea baths tomorrow night again too.
>
>                We're doing better now except for the weather now. Been in
> the 100s every day for over a week and the last two days has been 104 as the
> other day it was 106. The grass is crunching under foot and no relief in
> sight till fall unless we are lucky and a hurricane comes our way.
>
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>                          Robert Adams
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> On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 11:41 PM, <faithcubsmc2691@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> Robert and John ... thoughts/prayers en route....
>>
>>
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: John Christensen <johncgg@xxxxxxxxx>
>> To: elky <elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:53 pm
>> Subject: [elky] Re: Wed through Sunday with Mom
>>
>>  Sorry to hear about that Robert. Axel, our Tonkinese, is about 16 or 18
>> now. His days are numbered, but he seems OK for now.
>>
>> Just talked to brother Dave, and Mom is resting at home now. Probably will
>> have to do something for Sleep Apnea though. She just doesn't breathe well
>> when sleeping. At least she is still here!
>> JC
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 5:57 PM, Robert Adams <elcam84@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>>>                    Rough. Hope she stabilizes and recovers. As for the
>>> helicopter ride. They have a deal here you can join for $50 a year and you
>>> get a free flight if you need it.
>>>
>>>
>>>                            Been rough here too. Had to put Piglet to
>>> sleep the other day. She had a cancer lump on her shoulder that was getting
>>> really nasty and she wasn't herself anymore and it wouldn';t have helped to
>>> take her in when it first started as it would still been 5K+ to do anything
>>> about it including radiation. So not the same with her gone. I buried her in
>>> the middle of a group of 4 trees that we are going to hang hammocs from. She
>>> will be right there with us where she would want to be.
>>>
>>>                   Oh and the current temp here is 106.2
>>> http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KTXAZLE5
>>>                 Been working outside the last few weeks and getting heat
>>> exhaustion every day. Nothing you can do about it. Can't drink enough water
>>> etc.
>>>
>>>                           Robert Adams
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 4:47 AM, John Christensen <johncgg@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>>>
>>>> I went to Waterloo, IA to be with Mom for her surgery on the Corroded
>>>> artery Wednesday afternoon. Her surgery was about noon Thursday.
>>>>
>>>> Mom came home for a few hours on Friday after her surgery, only to head
>>>> back to Allen in Waterloo, because she was fading very fast, and we knew
>>>> something was wrong (She shouldn't have been discharged IMHO). They got her
>>>> back to the hospital, and knew they were over their heads with it, so they
>>>> sent her to Iowa City right away.
>>>>
>>>> Mom was surprised to find out where she was when she woke up, and that
>>>> she had gotten a helicopter ride from Waterloo. Steady improvement all day
>>>> Saturday. I can't say enough about how great this hospital is. (Iowa City
>>>> University Hospital) MRI shows only mini strokes from an earlier time. They
>>>> don't think from this event. With her corroded blockage at 95%, the new
>>>> found blood rushing in to her brain was temporarily profuse, and it created
>>>> a lot of pressure that her brain was just not used to. The doctor said it
>>>> like this .... If you jog the same path all the time, and you come to a
>>>> fountain for a drink, and it just barely bubbles up, you know you have to
>>>> get real close to it. One day, someone fixes it, but doesn't tell you, you
>>>> go for a drink and get sprayed all over.  That's what happened to her brain
>>>> for a short time, and caused trouble. Again, she shouldn't have been at
>>>> home, in my opinion, when this happened.
>>>>
>>>> Mom was much better Saturday evening. Sitting up, Getting herself in
>>>> position in bed. Conversation in general was much improved. She was able to
>>>> get herself to the bathroom with the walker quite easily. They will be
>>>> evaluating her with the Physical Therapists tomorrow to see if she is able
>>>> to go home, but that will probably be Monday  I left for for Saint Charles
>>>> on Sunday afternoon, once I knew she was stable. Brother Dave was able to
>>>> take her back up to Waterloo, and has taken some time off. Big thanks 
>>>> there.
>>>>
>>>> So I have been out of the loop. Great pics Ray. I am back to work though
>>>> Thursday and have a get away in the city planned with Cindy for 4 days, but
>>>> we'll see what plays out. I am just hoping Mom stabilizes at home. Brother
>>>> Dave is a Doctor of Pharmacy, and she could not be in better hands. The
>>>> biggest problem is that Mom is pretty much the care giver for Dick, who is
>>>> diabetic, and now legally blind. So the two of them may be forced to leave
>>>> home without having home health care of some kind. Jim Dos and I tried to
>>>> make connections, but never met in person. We talked a few times though.
>>>> Thanks for the support Jim & Barb.
>>>>
>>>> Sorry for all the Drama, but I know most on the list have helped with
>>>> prayer in the past, and I thank you all for that. Plus ..... we need it!
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> JC
>>>> ---
>>>>  John Christensen
>>>> 1984 El Camino "Elkenstein" 350 TBI
>>>> NECOA #042 http://www.myelcamino.net
>>>> Saint Charles, IL
>>>>  ---
>>>>  John Christensen
>>>> 1984 El Camino "Elkenstein" 350 TBI
>>>> NECOA #042 http://www.myelcamino.net
>>>> Saint Charles, IL
>>>>
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