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   BirdsNest  Yesterday something happened with Hagar. He did not know what it was but it precipitated a dose of magnesium, then whatever was wrong corrected itself. He said the nurses were all over, he said he was tired and just went to sleep.My attempts to talk to his day nurse were futile. She was away with a patient, had charting to do before shift change, shift change and rounds, call back at 8:30pm. I did. Night nurse with another patient call back in an hour. I called. She was with another patient. Cannot call me back because its long distance. Hagar called me at 11pm. We talked an hour. No nurse came in while we were talking. He had nothing to drink. I said to call nurse. She popped in just as we were getting ready to hang up....cannot give you water til I check your temperature. 10 min went by and still no nurse. I had to hang up. I had the worst day ever trying to get a ride to see him, a ride that when she was finally able to leave was at 5pm. I was hot tired and beyond frustrated.She left me with I am not sure what I am doing Sunday.....at 1am I get a text, it's her daughter's birthday today. So I won't get to see him til likely Wed. The van goes to the shop Tuesday. I will get everything done that needs to be done and I will make myself drive over to Norfolk. I hate the traffic. But I cannot depend on anyone it seems. I am not happy about it but he needs me more than one day a week.
August 23 at 08:09 EST .

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   MeiDei  The fellow that works in Norfolk, was he only volunteering for one week? I'm so sorry to hear that hasn't worked out better for you.
August 23 at 10:55 EST .

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   BirdsNest  His work schedule is wacky for the next couple of weeks. He tests boats for the Navy. This past week was awful to try to get a ride, my usuals were either having company, on vacation, or recuperating from broken ribs. I did get to go Wed with a lady taking an emt test. Hagar was having a bad day and I was glad to be there. Sat I had hoped to go after the tracks, but my ride kept pushing the leaving here time each hour. Finally a call at 5:30, but I cancelled. Too late, Hagar was asleep, and I was too hot, tired and frustrated to even think about going.Wasted an entire afternoon. All the person would have had to say is I don't think I will have time. The van goes to the shop this week to get all the little issues corrected and I will just drive myself one day a week and catch a ride with my usual Thursday ride. My stress level yesterday was off the map. Hagar really needed me to be there.
August 23 at 17:47 EST .

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   MeiDei  I send an angel to both of you & for every set-back a prayer for a come-back. Find a cool place to be calm in & regain your strength - your peace.
August 23 at 19:28 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Thank you Mei. Yesterday was a meltdown for me. I slept til 7am, late for me, but I really needed the rest. I got a lot done today in the garden. Moved some ducks to another pen and took some of the older chicks and put them in a larger enclosure-together. I will be home tomorrow so I can keep an eye on them. I enjoyed the hard work today. I needed it. I will keep that angel close.
August 23 at 20:43 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Mei, your angel presented itself Monday evening via text message from the guy that works in Norfolk. My Tuesday ride had just cancelled on me and I needed to find a replacement. I contacted one friend but she could not because she had started homeschooling her children and did not want to upset the pattern of work. I agreed. From the time it took me to answer her text I was alerted about another text received. "Do you need a ride tomorrow?" Yay! He was generous enough to pick me up 2 days in a row and our friend that takes me on Thursday picked me up yesterday. 3 days in a row. Hagar is spoiled. I cannot go today because of an appt. and Saturday I have to be at the tracks. Maybe I can find a Sunday ride. I am not quite ready to go by myself, although Sunday would probably be a good day to try since there won't be as much traffic. I have chosen the downtown path. A lot of traffic but not like the Interstate. And familiar by now to me. Wish me luck. I will use 2 rides during the week and drive myself one or two days as needed. Taking our van is going to be more expensive gas wise, but the nurses say he is so much better when I am there. I know that. So Mei, thanks for your angel. Perfect timing.
August 28 at 06:45 EST .


   MeiDei  I sent one to Hagar too - our God is an awesome God, isn't He!
Thanks for the update! I'm praising Him for gas prices declining & asking for surprise ultimate fuel efficiency for your van (and parting of the traffic too ).
August 28 at 07:21 EST .


   BirdsNest  You surely have all the bases covered. Thank you. God is awesome. I visited a friends' sister this afternoon. She has cancer, started as breast cancer then went to the brain and now is everywhere. She looks so bad I feel so sorry for her. Her family is draining every last bit of life out of her. I'm glad I got to see her, it is likely to be the last time. I told her I would pray for her, she also needs it.
August 28 at 21:27 EST .




   BirdsNest  Some improvement with the pressure sores. Small improvement. I can take that and hope for more. Respiratory issues pop up unexpected. Some days he is really alert and looks great. Today he was quiet and felt bad. In pain. Going tomorrow and I hope to find him feeling better. The nurses are great. Some are rock stars, absolute angels in scrubs. Today he called one Nurse Ratchet. I scolded him and told him how she and another nurse tended to him every 15 min for one full 12 hr shift on the day he nearly left this earth. He apologised to her. I watch them and am appreciative when the really good ones have him as their patient. They seem to be more approachable once they get to know me. I haven't been there a lot-the garden had my full attention. Now I am at the hospital regularly.
August 13 at 22:15 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Not as regularly as I like though. My rides this week craPPed out on me so I was only able to go on Wednesday. He was quiet all day, in pain and glum. I fussed around the room, he finally said he was glad I came, he says he draws strength from me. I left around 6pm because my ride was ready to head back. The day nurse updated me when I called her from home-he had spiked a fever. They know to spring into action when that happens. She said he was alright. I called the night nurse around 11:30pm to check up on him. She did not have a lot to say but his fever had gone down and he was resting comfortably. She told me "Don't worry, he is in good hands. We will take good care of him." She's right. They do take good care of him. And for that I am thankful.
August 21 at 07:11 EST .

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   MeiDei  Thanks for the update Bird; we're all praying for you both. Hoping next week your rides to the hospital resume.
August 21 at 08:59 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Hagar is still in the hospital and will be for some time. Pressure sores are healing, slowly and still have a long way to go. He has been refusing to eat the food. For today though, someone has sat with him while he eats. I don't know if he is being fed or if they are there to watch him eat and encourage him along. It's kind of hard to get answers from someone who is medicated much of the time. He told me on the phone he had eaten "lots" today. I thought that was the medication talking, but he has had help with eating. He has lost a lot of weight, not a bad thing but he needs food to rebuild his muscles. He has been in bed for 48 days. I saw him Friday, he was not himself and quite a bit of a grump. He couldn't wait for us to leave. When I talked to him Sat he was in a mood also. Much better today though.
July 12 at 21:04 EST .

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   NotaBene  BirdsNest so nice to hear from you. Hope Hagar gets better soon. He needs to eat to recover his strength.

Praying for his recovery.
July 13 at 00:32 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Thank you NotaBene. For the prayers and for recognizing that he needs food to nourish his body to regain strength. He needs to be able to get out of bed and walk before he can move on to the next facility. Rehab is next-as long as they don't call it a nursing home he will be alright. I am hoping they will see fit to place him in the best facility, hoping that place is here on the shore. I have a friend whose husband is in the one I don't want, the poor man has fallen numerous times and is in bad shape from neglect I should think. He went in because of a fall at home but is not showing much improvement.
July 13 at 06:39 EST .

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   MeiDei  Pain meds curb the appetite - ironic, yes? More than one open wound depletes the body of protein & gaining weight becomes a chore. Will he take a milk shake? Do they exercise his body, i.e., legs & arms to avoid atrophy? You're both in our constant prayers; nice to see you back posting.
July 13 at 12:10 EST .

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   Balogreene  I don't have any advice, altho we went through it with both my mother and her mother. Mom was younger, but sicker, but, after 3 or 4 months, made it home. Grandma just didn't make it. She was 95, and decided to die. With both, we tried to be there every day. With Grandma, I brought her special treats to try to get her to eat, she ate those, but nothing else.

I didn't know what to do. You have to be there a lot, to guide their care, but, you have to live your life, so the rent/mortgage gets paid, the insurance, all that stuff. It's hard. Prayers and blessings to both of you.
July 13 at 23:29 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Yes, it's not like I can be at the hospital everyday and let the garden wait on me. This garden is waiting on no one! I am at a breakneck speed all day getting things done that have to get done. No waiting until tomorrow. Several folks have said I can take you on Monday. I have to wait to see what the garden is doing before I can jump in the car and leave for the day. Leaving for the day is a planned event and lots of thing have to be done just before I can go. So many last minutes things....checking the young ducks, will they have sufficient water to last during my absence, same for baby chicks, is the fish pond pump working properly and will it need to be cleaned before I go, will it storm while I am gone so I have to unplug the pump. Too many last minuted details. Then as I am ready to leave I realize I have left my coffee cup and water and wallet in the house. Everyone goes through these in their own way. Some days I get mine all right and the day is a good one.
July 14 at 07:28 EST .

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   MeiDei  The day will come Bird when you will look back & marvel at all you got done & how well you did. Some days you have enough to fill your plate, some days a platter - some days a serving cart! : )
July 14 at 14:50 EST .

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   Bettijo  My thoughts and prayers are with you, Bird. I cannot imagine how hard this is on you with your daily responsibilities and his being so far away that visits must be planned. Years ago my mother had to spend time in hospitals and nursing homes and the food was terrible in both places. So I would take her meals and snacks to try to get her to eat. I don't know how they expect patients to recover if the food is unpalatable! I had hip replacement surgery last year then went into a nursing home for 3-4 weeks because I live alone. Fortunately, in both places the food was good. So hopefully things have improved overall in the healthcare industry kitchens. The nursing home I was in was much nicer than the ones my mother was subjected to years ago. Anyway, God bless you and Hagar and give you both strength and courage along with healing.
July 18 at 21:54 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Thank you Bettijo. I am going to need both strength and courage. I saw the wounds yesterday, I needed to know what he is dealing with. I must say they are the most frightening things I have ever seen. I cannot imagine how long it will take for those to heal properly. I must admit, I am scared for him. Seriously.
July 18 at 23:06 EST .

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   Surfhut  You and Hagar are in my prayers. Strength, courage, wisdom are yours. The prayer for strength, courage, wisdom also being asked for Hagar's medical staff.
July 19 at 08:15 EST .

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   MeiDei  Some misunderstandings about cooking veggies in the microwave - this article should clear that up - microwaving is OK - but see the reference to water {save to put in soup].
https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/microwaves-and-nutritio
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July 4 at 12:35 EST .

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   Balogreene  Hey Bird, how goes it? Is Hagar okay?
June 26 at 18:55 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Hagar is now in Norfolk General Hospital in their extended recovery unit. The pressure sores are responding well to the wound VAC treatment. They are still very painful and he must have pain med before they take him for xrays or scans or if they have to turn him. Then he is out like a light for 4 hrs. I got to see him Thursday, we got there around 10:30. He was talkative and very much like himself for that time. Then they came to take him for a scan, dilaudid given, and they whisked him away. When we got back after having lunch at the cafeteria he was snoring, deeply asleep. Every now and then he would wake, say a few things like "We're going to have ripe tomatoes for the 4th of July" and go directly back to sleep. I did not want to leave so we stayed til almost 5. Said our goodbyes and left him sleeping. He has been eating more, the doctor has lifted the dietary restrictions. He has lost over 40 pounds. He just needs to eat some food every day. I have yet to speak with the attending doctor, he has only been at this hospital for 3 days. I will call the surgeons office Monday and see what his nurse can tell me about the scan and the reason for today's 2 units of blood. I am worried about his care, I know he is not their only patient but he is the only one I care about. His nurse on Thursday was a doll, very much on the side of the patient. She would not let xray move him from his bed to a gurney, they had to take HIS bed. It causes too much pain to constantly move him that way.

That's pretty much the update. No one has told me but I expect he will be there as long as they can keep him there. He has not been out of bed for 33 days.

I don't know what to expect. The nurses can't say much and the doctors are scarce as hens teeth. I will do my best to get some answers on Monday. Til then I will keep my head down and plug along.
June 27 at 19:10 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Today is day 25.

Hagar had another surgery on the pressure sores. That was on Tuesday. I got to see him Wednesday, he looked quite good considering what he had been through the previous day. We got kicked out of his room soon after we arrived, the wound care nurse came in with 2 student nurses to change the dressing on the sores and evaluate. She said she might recommend some other type of treatment. I asked if it was the V.A.C. system and she looked at me. You know about that? I said that I had been doing some asking around and someone had explained much of it to me(Thank you MeiDei )
. We were out of the room for 45 min A friend stopped by on his was back to the Shore and stopped in to see Hagar,he was having his Respiratory treatment and couldn't talk but the friend said a few words and off he went. We stayed awhile longer. Hagar had his pain meds so he was off to sleep. Yesterday in the garden, the phone rang. It was Hagar, "I have had a good day", he said. I sat down on a cinderblock and listened to him tell me about his good day. A nurse brought him a cooked to order cheeseburger. He ate every bite and declared it the best thing he has ever eaten. It had flavor and he could taste it. He chatted on for 30 minutes. When I go on Sunday I will take him a slice of pizza from the cafeteria and anything else he should want. He is on a diabetic diet, so everything is beyond bland. He was not diabetic going into the hospital, it is due to the meds.
The plan is to get him out of the hospital into a rehab center. But they will not be putting him here, he needs more skilled care than what he can get here. Our friend's husband is in one of them here, he has fallen 4 times there. It is a dismal atmosphere, I went in it once late winter to visit a friend who had been transferred from the hospital across the street. He died that morning. I could not believe the look of the place, it was awful. No way Hagar is going into that one!
June 19 at 06:30 EST .

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   Balogreene  You fight Bird! On 9/11 my grandmother was put in a Nursing Home, as the hospital made room for all the people from the Pentagon who would need a room! Her doctor told us it was not a good home, we did not like it, but, because of the attack, there was no room, anywhere (we tried ).

You and Hagar fight for his rights. When mom was in rehab we had to fight every day for her rights. Can we set up a rotating schedule, where all friends within a few hundred miles come down one day a week and fights for Hagar (food, exercise, sleep, care, etc. )?

Whatever you need, let us know, the least we can do is pray.
June 19 at 19:41 EST .

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   MeiDei  Here's to more "cooked to order cheeseburgers" & the start of an invigorated appetite ... what good news.
June 20 at 07:36 EST .

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   NotaBene  So wonderful you received a phone call from Hagar. That was very good news, and that he is tasting his food, it means he is getting better.

Blessings to you both.
June 20 at 13:01 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Day 18 Yesterday they did surgery on the pressure sore on his butt. It was a deep cavity, infected but the surgeon is confident they will be able to keep the area clean and it will start to heal. I sure hope so. I would have been at the hospital but no one informed me of the procedure. If they had been able to get Hagar to sign the consent form I feel sure I would not have known anything until I saw him again. He seems to have found a bit of an appetite, which is good. A friend stopped by today and brought him a container of ice cream. I am sure she is now on his list of favorite people. She called to tell me, and she offered to take me on Wed to see him. That was nice.
June 13 at 21:15 EST .

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   MeiDei  Thank you for keeping us informed. My son feels so badly for Hagar, he knows what it's like & they take a while to heal if immobile, faster if he can get up and move around. Guessing that the surgical procedure was a 'debridement' & he's either on a Dakins wet to dry protocol or a V.A.C. system now. Both work well & are interchangeable; our combined thoughts & prayers for Hagar (& you too ). Don't get discouraged, your angels are moving to the infield to meet you at home plate.
June 14 at 09:13 EST .

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   MeiDei  BTW - "faster" doesn't mean chasing the pretty nurses down the hallways : ) An hour a day up is usually what is allowed with additional time added gradually. Hopefully more nice people will escort you to the hospital.
June 14 at 09:20 EST .

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   NotaBene  BirdsNest, this has been a long journey for you and Hagar. So nice of your friend to drive you to see him. I pray to God that he keeps getting better, that he will recover and you will be together again. It takes time but hopefully things will improve. Love MeiDei's comment of chasing the pretty nurses down the hallway... So nice you keep us informed. All the best!!
June 15 at 01:46 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Mei and NotaBene, I would be thrilled if the nurses informed me he was chasing them. So far he has not been out of bed since he was admitted...May 26. I wanted to talk to him last night, but the phone was busy. Our friend M called him, M did all the talking and when I tried to call-busy. Tried calling the nurses station 3x, no answer. I finally called at 5:30 this morning. His nurse said he slept through most of her shift, he tolerated dressing change well and there wasn't much else to report. I asked about the progress on the sore and she said she heard the doctor mention wanting to debride it some more. That doesn't sound like progress to me. The nurses don't give out much information at all. Surely one of them knew he was due for surgery on Friday, he would have had to have been taken off of Cumadin several days before yet no one told me. So Friday when pre op called for permission to do surgery(Hagar was confused )I lit into the nurse. Of course I would have been there if I had known.

I am getting more concerned about his mental health, he needs people that he knows around and I just cannot get there every day. They want to re hab him in Norfolk not here. I am calling the lady in charge of that to find out more details.

This is an acute care hospital. The nurses for the most part are efficient and pleasant. What I can't understand is why the doctors cannot keep me updated without me having to call or have nurses make the request to call me.

Thanks to everyone that is praying for Hagar.
June 15 at 06:29 EST .

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   MeiDei  Bird I just had a rather long post denied for some reason. It was meant to alleviate your fears - wish I had copied it before hitting comment. We're on wounds #5 & 6 (not exactly old hat ) I can identify with any current fear, doubt or discontent. You can email me at MeiDei@comcast.net & I'd be happy to recreate what I was trying to say to add peace to your hectic days. Today's opening prayers for you both have been offered.
June 15 at 08:37 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Mei, I sent you an email.
June 16 at 20:16 EST .

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   Bettijo  Bird, my prayers are with you and Hagar. After my hip replacement March a Year ago, I went into a nursing home for rehab and PT because I live alone and was afraid to go solo just yet. The social worker had trouble finding a nursing home who had room for me. She finally found one at LifeCare (I think that is a national chain ). It turned to be very nice, as nursing homes go. I hope you can find a suitable place for Hagar.
June 27 at 21:18 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Day 13 in hospital. He is not eating much says the food is awful. I did bring him Jello from home when I came Thursday, but it will be Tuesday or Wednesday this week before I can go again. They will transfer him to rehab, I have asked for a location here, I cannot keep making day trips to Va. Beach. His wound, where they opened him up, is really a big one but it has never been red or even pink. It is perfectly clean and healing beautifully. The pressure sore on his backside is an angry mess, but they are tending to that 2x a day. I am hoping the confusion he is showing is due to so many room changes and the dilaudid.
June 7 at 07:12 EST .

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   MeiDei  Bring him Ensure or some kind of a protein drink, wounds respond best with high protein intake - going through that now with son; I mix powdered whey protein w/water or milk 3 x a day. I really feel for Hagar, those sores can be very painful & it's hard for the patient to be cheery. Will pray that a close rehab place is available for him soon.
June 7 at 10:06 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Thanks Mei. They have Ensure juice drinks available for him but I don't think he bothers with them. I should be there more often, it is just not possible with the garden still needing to be planted. The nurse today informed me the sore is actually an ulcer that may require surgery. That sounds really bad. He asked for Dilaudid at Midnite but not since so they have him on an ask basis for that and schedule Tylenol regularly.
June 7 at 14:35 EST .

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   NotaBene  Players for your husband to get better and that he can be moved to a near rehab center so you can see him more often and do not have to drive so much.
June 7 at 20:47 EST .

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   NotaBene  Wanted to write "prayers". Did not give time to correct.
June 7 at 20:48 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Thanks NotaBene, I knew what you meant.

A nice long visit yesterday. He was foggy early but as he got used to me being there his head cleared up and he talked and joked with nurses and made comments about various things.He was disappointed that the friend who brought me over did not stay long, she had an appt in town plus needed to do some shopping. Her husband had 2 falls at home and has fallen twice at the rehab center where we live, so she needed to have a change of scenery. Later in the afternoon a friend and her husband stopped by to give me a ride home. So I got to spend a lot of time with Hagar. Medically they are doing all they can right now, he has a pressure sore that is painful and in need of surgery. Long term care is what they are alluding to now and as soon as I can today I will call the lady in charge of that. Not looking good for coming here, at least not right now.So he will have to endure more time away from friends and me.
June 11 at 06:37 EST .

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   Gerty  Miss Birdie, I am a whole lot of late to learn about your situation. I am so sorry to hear about Hagar's illness and the hardship it presents for you both. Please be sure that I am praying for you.
June 11 at 07:47 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Hagar was much better today, talking and joking for our visit. Other friends stopped by, he was really glad to see them. They are moving him out of ICU to step down.
May 31 at 19:59 EST .

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   MeiDei  Good news indeed! I'm sure that made you feel better too.
June 1 at 07:19 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Thanks Mei. Today he is agitated and confused. Wonder why?? They have played musical rooms with him since last Tuesday. I cannot go see him today so I am in the garden, well not right this minute, there are 2 friends that said they would stop by after their appts. in Hampton. He seems genuinely pleased when someone stops by.
June 1 at 12:04 EST .

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   MeiDei  I think he's experiencing the highs and lows of medication & room changing can be maddening - not to mention confusing. Restore yourself today for any challenges ahead.
Prayerfully, Mei.
June 1 at 12:48 EST .

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   BirdsNest  You are right, he has been on a merry go round of room changes. No familiar faces. All you can press-the-button drugs. They clamped off the ng tube-if he doesn't get nauseous or vomit then it can come out. I am glad not to be there for that removal. I have been in the garden or outside all day. 84F and it is bloody hot. Had to move plants into the shade and water them again. Looks possible we could get a T-storm, I will have to gather up the little ducks from their outdoor playground to the inside playground. And make sure the baby chicks with mommas are in secure enough shelter for wind and rain.

Thanks, Mei for being a beacon of light, you have your own challenges.
June 1 at 15:42 EST .

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   MeiDei  I know you have the nurturing skills down pat, so that's a given for when Hagar comes home. Your challenge will be disposition - I know you enjoy a good laugh so find humor wherever you can & keep it close - a caregiver necessity. I'm laughing here just remembering all the times it broke the tension at our house. Faith & a sense of humor will conquer most things - believe it - live it. We're here for you both. Your journey at excelling beyond the garden & your animals is just beginning - you will succeed. Find peace for yourself Bird - being a caregiver isn't for sissies : )
June 2 at 10:39 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Hagar's surgery date is May 26. We have to be at the hospital at 5:30am, we live about 90 minutes from the hospital, guess I will stay up all night.
May 16 at 16:24 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I have had oodles of folks volunteering to drive across the Bay with me to visit Hagar in the hospital, but once they all found out we have to be there at 5:30 am no one has spoken up. I did not figure anyone would want to do it, not a problem, Hagar can drive us over and I can drive back by myself. I am a big girl. That's really early to start the day out, we will leave here around 3:30am just to be on the safe side. They sometimes have delays in the tunnels during the night-that's when they do major maintenance work. That way we won't be late. They have some blood work to do that morning. Fingers crossed everything goes well and he gets back on the road to a healthier person. Right now he is tired, worried,& has no appetite. And I am a crazy woman.
May 18 at 21:53 EST .

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   MeiDei  My prayers go with you.
May 19 at 00:16 EST .

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   NotaBene  Prayers for Hagar and for you BirdsNest. You both have been through a lot. Hope the surgery is successful. Please let us know. God bless.
May 25 at 11:36 EST .

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   BirdsNest  He survived surgery, but the tumor had advanced more than they had anticipated. Breached the wall of the colon to the liver and even small intestines. 4 hr surgery plus a 4+ hr recovery, I finally got to see him sometime after 5pm. cannot go today, have so much garden work to do and I am emotionally wiped out. The garden work will help me to wash out the stress from my body. He will have to have chemo, but somewhere in the chat with the surgeon I heard the word "terminal" and I just stopped listening.
May 27 at 10:00 EST .

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   MeiDei  You did the smart thing Bird, you're a strong woman and we're here for you to keep hope alive; our prayers for Hagar & you continue.
May 27 at 19:24 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Today he is in ICU with a blood clot in his lungs. I spent a couple of hours watching him sleep and speaking to him when he woke up briefly. He recognized me. That was nice.
May 30 at 22:13 EST .

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   MeiDei  I'm glad they caught the clot before he was sent home, that's a blessing.
May 31 at 10:16 EST .

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