Thursday, November 24, 2005

November 24th

 

This is from mom. They may go home in a few days. Dad is doing better now and is eating and sitting up.

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>   Dad was surprised when he tried to get up.  He was going to go to the

>bathroom and I could steady him!!  But when he sat up he found out how

>awful that thing is.  And he's still drowsing off a bit any time he stops

>talking.  I think the pain pills are making him drowsy.  He hasn't seen the

>therapist, but I don't think he's going to be ready to.

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>   I think we'll be here until tomorow.  I can't see him being well enough

>to travel today.  He will have to be able to walk pretty much by himself,

>get up and down from a chair and a bed without me having to lift him.

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>   He's had a 'bath' and is feeling fresher, but he still looks pretty

>'sick' - and is sounding clogged up again.

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>   Love you!

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FW: dad update

November 23

 I just talked to mom.

The axis is broken in 3 places and the next one down is cracked in 2 paces and out of alignment.

Surgery won’t work because they can’t screw it in to the one that is cracked. They would have to fuse the top 3 together,

 They are putting a hallow brace on him for 6-12 weeks at least. It will be screwed on to his head.

The VA is paying the hospital stay and everything. Thank god for the army.  

He may qualify for unemployment as he will be off of work for a long time.

 

They may be able to go home today or tomorrow if all goes well.

 

News about dad

 

November 22-05

Dad fell yesterday and broke a bone in his neck.

 He is at the hospital in Sioux Falls.

They may be operating tonight.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005


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Wednesday, November 02, 2005


most of the billboards are gone  Posted by Picasa

putting up shutters  Posted by Picasa