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Friday, November 12, 2010

A Lot Happening

 

Just wanted to post a small note to let everyone know what is going on.  I had to put Uncle Boone back in the hospital on Monday.  They knew he had a lot of fluid build-up, but were also worried about pneumonia.  They decided on Tuesday that he didn’t have pneumonia, but that the fluid build-up in his lungs was severe, so they have been giving him large doses of Lasix to try to eliminate the fluids.  They also have been running other tests and have discovered that the right side of his heart is not working properly.  This perplexes the Doctors because the left side of the heart is the side that handles fluid build-up.  We, his family, and his Doctors have decided when they get him feeling better that he will go back to the Nursing Home.  Since he doesn’t live with me, and is getting somewhat confused from all the medicines he is on, I feel that is best for now.  If he can get built back up in a few weeks, then he may be able to go back to my cousin, Charlotte’s house, where he has an above average place to live.  I will just have to try to be more aware of what he is eating and what he is drinking.  This is why I haven’t been writing on the blog, and may not be able to while we have all of this going on.  Our sister, Dotty has come up from Paducah to give me a hand with some of this and she is a big help to me.

 

Before I close I want to welcome my newest follower, The Coast To Coast Trips.  Thanks for following my site and I will be checking yours out as soon as I can.

 

I will also not have time to read all the wonderful blogs that I love, and won’t be able to leave comments like I love doing.  I will get back on and get caught up as soon as I can.  Thank you all so much for your prayers.  My whole family appreciates it.

19 comments:

Gail Durham said...

I pray that Uncle Boone gets better real soon.

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Pidge know what it's like to have a loved one that needs care, Bless you for filling in, we all have our duties in life, I hope your Uncle Boone improves soon. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

Me and My Dog said...

I think you're wonderful to be so involved in Uncle Boone's care. I hope it goes well for him, and you take care, too.

~~Mike~~ said...

I am so sorry to hear Uncle Boone is back in the Hospital! Hopefully they can figure out the mystery quickly and get it dealt with. As for the blogging, it will still be here along with all your readers who appreciate and support everything you are doing!

-Mike
97 Roadtrek 170P "Taj Ma Trek"
HTTP://WWW.VanTramps.Com

CeiPui said...

Thank you for giving us an update... oh I hope your Uncle will be fine soon... it's very nice of you to give your cousin a helping hand, it must be very stressfull to take care of a sick parent... wishing all the best to you all, and don't forget to take care of yourselves while you're taking care of them!

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

Hard stuff, Hang in there. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Ali said...

Thanks for the update but don't worry about us. You have a lot on your plate right now. Hope Uncle Boone gets better real soon.

Carol K said...

Pidge, you are doing a wonderful job advocating for and caring for Boone. Take care of yourself. I'll be praying for all of you!

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Sorry to hear about you Uncle. You and Uncle Boone will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Sue and Doug said...

sorry to hear about Uncle Boone..take care of him..that is all that matters now!

meowmomma said...

sending hugs...

take care!

Margie and Roger said...

So sorry to read that Uncle Boone is not doing well. Hopefully the doctor's will be able to figure out what is going on. Your blog followers will be here waiting on your return to blog land. Take care.

Eldy and Jeannie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Uncle Boone...you have so many people praying and hoping for him to get better.

Randy and Terry said...

Very sorry to hear about your uncle. I hope that he is on the mend soon. Take care of yourself, too!

Kathy Allen said...

So sorry to hear that Boone is going through a rough spot. I put him on our prayer list at church. Glad Dottie can come help you. Your family is a great example of what families should be. God be with you and your family.

ezrablu said...

pidge...you're all in my prayers ♥

Cruzin2some said...

We hope Uncle Boone is on his way to a quick recovery.

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www.travelwithkevinandruth.com said...

Our thoughts are with you, Uncle Boone and your family. Hope everything goes well.

Kevin and Ruth
www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

DearMissMermaid said...

You have a really nice blog! I too travel off the beaten track, avoiding the tourist traps, looking for affordable funky campgrounds in my little old Class C, which I live in fulltime.

I used to be on Lasix and HATED it. So I read all about organic apple cider vinegar (with the mother, that cloudy stuff), then began drinking water with a splash of it throughout the day. With all that water, I needed sea salt on my food, to balance things out. Food sure tasted better too.

24 hours after starting the water and vinegar, my fluid retention just vanished. I've been using the apple cider vinegar with water for over a year now. When I run out and skip a day, fluids sneak up on me again so I buy it by the gallon now. It sure was nice to throw the Lasix out with the garbage. My doctor refuses to believe me, but guess what, I don't need her or the Lasix anymore.