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Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife

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Subject: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: frogprince
Date: 09 Jun 12 - 10:47 PM

Last Tuesday morning, just after midnight, my wife Judy suffered a severe heart attack. Her heart and breathing stopped. Fortunately we are only about three miles from a hospital. The ambulance crew arrived and started resusitation in very few minutes. But they worked quite some time, at our home and then in the ambulance, before she reponded. She is now in intensive care at a hospital 20 miles away, stable but still very critical. She was put through cooling and rewarming, and awoke about 40 hours after the onset able to nod or shake her head appropriately to simple questions. She has since been able to move her hands and feet as requested, but not quite consistently. She is at least aware of those around her when awake. She has a ventilator tube, so there is no way for her to try to speak; she hasn't made an apparent effort to make any sound. So far she has given no indication of recognizing me.

I hadn't really cried again, the last day or so, until I typed this.
                            Dean


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: frogprince
Date: 09 Jun 12 - 10:48 PM

I can only be expected online early mornings or late evenings for now.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Jeri
Date: 09 Jun 12 - 11:17 PM

My thoughts are with you and Judy. The doctors and nurses will care for her, make sure you take care of you!


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Bobert
Date: 09 Jun 12 - 11:18 PM

Man, this is some seriously bad news...

Some big prayers coming your wife's and your way...

B~


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Janie
Date: 09 Jun 12 - 11:24 PM

Oh Dean, how terrifying this must be for you. Holding Judy and you in my heart, my thoughts and my meditations.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Don Firth
Date: 09 Jun 12 - 11:31 PM

I'm with you, frogprince. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Princess.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Ebbie
Date: 09 Jun 12 - 11:37 PM

Oh, Dean. Holding the both of you in my heart...


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: JennieG
Date: 09 Jun 12 - 11:44 PM

Dean, sending you and Judy both all the good wishes I can muster.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Jun 12 - 11:58 PM

I'm with Bobert.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 04:22 AM

Sounds like you at least had some good emergency help right away, As an emergency room nurse I appreciate this. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

My best wishes, BlueJay


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Megan L
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 04:24 AM

Dean Dont worry about what happened yesterday, dont worry about what will happen tomorrow, Just work the way through today it helps keep you sane. Remember to sleep and eat I know both seem hard but believe me on a long haul you need both so you can give her your strength. will keep you and yours in my prayers.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: alanabit
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 04:35 AM

Here's one more on your side Frogprince. Hope you are back again soon with good news.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 04:35 AM

A terrible shock for you frogprince. But she came through the first dangerous moments and as you say, seems aware and can nod. These are hopeful signs surely? Will pray for your wife (and you) in church this morning. Eliza.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 05:22 AM

Dean, our hearts go out to you. I nearly lost my beloved Ann to cancer twice, so I have a fair idea of what you're going through. May her Doctors serve her well & the power of her own healing processes do what they do best,
                                                             With Love,
                                                             Nigel & Ann Paterson xxx


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: banjoman
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 07:10 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I have added her to our Church prayer list if thats ok.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: fat B****rd
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 07:15 AM

My very best regards and thoughts.
Charlie in Scotland


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: kendall
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 08:09 AM

You have my best wishes, Dean.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: frogprince
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 08:25 AM

The first thing at the hospital, they heart-cathetered her and got out a big clot from near her heart. When the doctor came out from that, he said that, if she made it through the next couple of days, there would be hope. We're on the fifth day, and they say she has gained little by little. But it's still a long way just to get to the edge of the woods. Thank you all so much for the support so far.

Sounds like we had an "interesting" troll post come and gone while I slept; I can't remember how to spell "kay sara, sara" right. : )

                               Dean


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 08:47 AM

Thinking of you both Dean, having met y'all at Ormstown a couple of years back, it seems so much more personal to send you good thoughts.
So remember there's someone in Scotland pulling for you.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Maryrrf
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 09:09 AM

Sending my best wishes as well for her recovery.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 09:16 AM

I have prayed for you both
Ian1943


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Rapparee
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 10:06 AM

Don't worry about trolls; take care of yourself and Judy. Trolls can be are replaceable.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: wysiwyg
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 10:33 AM

Dean, of course you have our prayers as she rests and gains strength in the loving arms of her Savior. May you also know the comfort and love of the Holy Spirit.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 10:47 AM

Our thoughts are with you, I'm sure your wife is in very capable hands.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 11:24 AM

Adding our thoughts and prayers to those of the rest of our Mudcat community.

Linn and Tom (Curmudgeon)


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 11:49 AM

Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.
SINS


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Ebbie
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 11:55 AM

The start of another day- with the hope that it brings a continuation of ever-increasing good news...


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Hawker
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 01:34 PM

Thoughts and prayersto you both x


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Monique
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 01:37 PM

My best wishes and thoughts.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: GUEST,Lizzie Cornish
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 02:18 PM

Much love to you both, Dean.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: bobad
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 04:01 PM

As John said, having met you and Judy at Ormstown makes this a bit more personal and puts a person to the name on a computer screen. I send you and Judy my sincerest wishes for a complete and speedy recovery.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: katlaughing
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 04:40 PM

Dean,

My best thoughts and thanks givings for you both. I give thanks for a beautiful image of you taking her home, safe and sound, full of smiles and gratitude for Life. May there be much prosperity in all ways for you both, This or something better for the highest good of all concerned. So mote it be!

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: gnu
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 06:42 PM

Haven't read any posts to this thread yet other than yours, froggy.

My sincerest Ts&Ps. And, reading your posts, tears as well. I wish I had words... all I have is hope that things go well.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Bert
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 06:51 PM

Love, kind thoughts and lots of songs are on their way.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 07:16 PM

I'll echo that, Dean.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: ranger1
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 07:22 PM

Keeping you and Judy in my thoughts, Dean.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: GUEST,olddude
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 08:36 PM

Dean
I am praying right now, anything I can do for you ... holler loud

OMG

praying right now

Dan


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: frogprince
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 09:04 PM

Judy was "with us" today more than anytime since this started, despite the staff saying they intended twilight sedation to help keep her restful. She gives a good firm hand squeeze, or lifts a foot right up, when asked. Two long-time co-workers of hers came in together, and she gave them a good big smile; that was the best moment to see so far. When the doctor asked her to hold up two fingers, she more-or-less raised her finger; couldn't really tell if she tried to separate two of them.

So: encouraging regarding the condition of her brain, but hard to tell how long before we will know if she will really be fully "herself". And she has severe heart damage, some possible other organ damage, and has to have crud siphoned from her lungs periodically. She is still very much at risk.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Elmore
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 09:11 PM

I pray that your wife makes a full and speedy recovery. Take care of yourself.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: gnu
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 09:17 PM

Ahhhh froggy... I pray for the best. Hang in there good buddy. Hang tough. Hang tough.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Janie
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 09:19 PM

Still here, Dean. May not post often in the coming days, but know that like many others, the good thoughts and energy are a constant.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: ragdall
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 09:27 PM

Dean,
Sending good thoughts and prayers your way for Judy's recovery and your strength through all of this.
It sounds as if Judy is in very capable hands.

rags


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: maeve
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 09:42 PM

Thoughts and prayer tonight, Dean and Judy. Tomorrow holds hope and progress.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: gnu
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 10:17 PM

On my way to Oggieland... youse are in my thoughts and prayers.

gnightgnu

Dhie dhuit. (God be with you.)


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: olddude
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 11:04 PM

You are not alone my brother, we are all here for you
and I am praying ...

tell her we are all thinking of her

love you buddie

hang in there


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 11 Jun 12 - 10:41 AM

sending good wishes to join the throng already heading her (& your) way

sandra


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: jacqui.c
Date: 11 Jun 12 - 04:38 PM

Good thoughts coming from Maine to you, Dean and to Judy. Here's hoping for continuing recovery as the days go by.

Make sure you take good care of yourself please. Judy will need you to be fit and well.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Rog Peek
Date: 11 Jun 12 - 06:37 PM

Best wishes and good thoughts for a continued recovery.

Rog & family


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 11 Jun 12 - 11:38 PM

I am so sorry this happened. I'll be adding my prayers. I have been away and came home exhausted, so I just saw this thread tonight, so I'll pray extra long and hard to make up for lost time!


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Ebbie
Date: 12 Jun 12 - 12:19 AM

Still sending everything I have in me.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: frogprince
Date: 12 Jun 12 - 12:55 AM

Judy mostly napped peacefully through visiting hours today. I did get a little more chance to talk to doctors. I'm getting from them that they see enough positives now to make a good long-term recovery plausible. She had a brain scan since visiting hours yesterday, with no real visible problems. She has needed some degree of sedation regularly to help her rest peacefully, so they can't really get further meaningful eeg results yet. For now they just keep checking her ability to respond when she's awake, and her progress is at least encouraging. But they're watching heart, lung, and kidney functions carefully; things are still very risky.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Ebbie
Date: 12 Jun 12 - 02:22 AM

The only good thing about this, Dean, is that Judy is not as tense and worried as you. Take care of yourself.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 Jun 12 - 07:34 PM

First Dean, please forgive me for not seeing this thread any sooner. I can only say I am sorry but now that I know, you have all the best from both Karen and I. Karen knows a lot about the waiting game. We both send you our love and best thoughts to you both. Keep yourself well and expect the best.......still too early to do anything else!

Pat and Karen


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Jun 12 - 07:50 PM

Prayers still a'comin for Judy, F-prince...

B~


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: frogprince
Date: 12 Jun 12 - 08:56 PM

Judy was awake most of the visiting hours today, and at least as responsive. Just after I arrived she appeared to mouth something to me; I asked if she wanted to talk to me, and she nodded. But it's necessary to restrain her arms with short straps to keep her from pulling out her tubing, and she still got a tube out of her nose. She keeps twisting and sliding around in the bed and tugging at her restraints incessantly, so they have to reposition her frequently to keep her lying so she can breath well. She has breathed some with just cpap (sp?) but has mostly still been on the respirator; heart very weak, and lots of fluid in her lungs. They don't want to keep the respirator in longer than the rest of this week; they may have to consider a tracheotomy.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: maeve
Date: 12 Jun 12 - 09:04 PM

Good, Dean. I hope you are keeping some notes for Judy. She'll want to understand what has happened during the time she's been in the hospital. The two of you seem to be such a strong team- that's certainly in her favor!

Pretty soon you'll figure out a way to help her communicate without risking her pulling out vital equipment. For now she may need reassurance and to hear your voice talking to her. Can you work out a yes/no signal she could try? Eye blinks, finger taps, big toe wiggles...anything to give her a way to communicate and reduce her frustration.

Prayers and thoughts continue, and confidence that healing is progressing,

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: frogprince
Date: 12 Jun 12 - 09:11 PM

She has nodded or shook her head ok for simple yes or no things since early on, but doesn't really seem to process anything at all subtle yet.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: maeve
Date: 12 Jun 12 - 09:40 PM

Small steps will add up, Dean. You'll both be amazed at her progress; it's early days still.

Sweet dreams,

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Janie
Date: 12 Jun 12 - 09:48 PM

Inch by inch Dean. The best way to measure progress.

Surrounding you both with light and love in my thoughts.


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Jun 12 - 10:41 PM

What Janie and maeve both said. Sound is the last faculty remaining when we get to the edge. It is very important that people be careful what they say around her and that she hear familiar voices, esp. yours, Dean, and music. We played Mozart on a cassette for my mom when she was in a coma and they didn't think she'd make it. She did for another 24+ years!

Much Love, Light, and Life,

kat


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Bugsy
Date: 12 Jun 12 - 10:55 PM

I posted on this thread early on but it must have got lost ine the ether.

Positive thoughts and love from across the world from me and Mrs Bugsy.

Hang in there.

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 01:24 AM

Thoughts, prayers and all possible best wishes are coming to you from Brooklyn.

I've been this route. Every day is a small, but hopeful step.

Jay


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 07:15 AM

Thinking of you both, wishing I weren't so helpless. Love and light...


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Subject: RE: Thoughts and prayers for my wife, please
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 08:07 AM

Dear Dean, Ann & I will stay with you in this thread, but we are also so pleased that you have found time to join us in ours. We have both been overwhelmed by, or have succumbed to Life's nastier 'surprises' over the years, so we have some insight & understanding of your situation. However, our empathy & understanding can only get us so far...we will never know the true depths of your concern for your Beloved Wife, or the complexities of the medical problems that have so beset her. It leaves us feeling powerless & unable to help in any meaningful way. What we can do, along with the many wise & good people of Mudcat, is send Love, Positive Thoughts & Words of Comfort...all of which come from our Life Experience. Kat's suggestion about playing Music to your wife, I have to endorse 100%. Pieces that she particularly likes, combined with pieces that have some sort of special significance...you will know what's best to choose.
                                           With Love to You Both,
                                                                            Nigel & Ann
                                                                            xxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: kendall
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 08:35 AM

Let's keep up the positive energy; it does heal.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: SINSULL
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 10:22 AM

One day at a time.

Take care of yourself Dean. You can't afford to be ill right now.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Ebbie
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 11:50 AM

May this be a very good day.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 12:49 PM

Thinking of you.

al


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Beer
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 12:55 PM

Oh My!!
I've been on Mudcat these last few days but for some reason never seen this thread. I apologize for my lateness.

Dean, knowing you and Judy and spending some time at our home taking all those pictures of my bird houses, I sure can picture both of you as if it were yesterday. When the time is right please offer my get well wishes. Someone above said not to forget to eat and sleep. Very good advice.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Spot
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 05:15 PM

FP

God knows how I'd cope with what you guys must be
going through... You both have my sincerest best wishes...

Regards... Spot


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 06:20 PM

Yo froggy... youse are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep on hoppin, eh?


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 10:29 PM

Today was a wild ride, and my head is still spinning some.
Critical unit visiting hours are noon to seven. I arrived to find out that Judy had yanked out her respirator tube about 8:30AM. She was getting along without it so far, and they just left her to breath on her own for a while longer, then gave her a "bipap", which is an oxygen mask variation I had never heard of. Between breathing hookups
she said a few words; hard to understand because of what she did to her throat pulling the tube, but entirely rational. I got down to try to hear her, and she gave me the best kiss of my life on my cheek.
Her father and his lady friend came up a little later, and she was smiling ear to ear a lot while they were there.

She had a little incidental coughing during the day. Then, just before I would have left, she started prolonged severe coughing. They gave her lydocane (sp?) to soothe her throat, but still had to give her sedation. They were reluctant about further sedation, for fear of depressing her breathing to where she would need the respirator again.

So much that is so good, followed by a reminder of how delicate her condition still is.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 10:36 PM

Gonna have to be careful about that throat for quite a while. It's bad enough when they take the tube out, so I can only imagine what it's like after she yanked it out.

There's still lots of good stuff coming from Idaho.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 10:52 PM

Dean, I use a bipap every night to treat pulmonary hypertension. It's easy to use and makes sure one empties their breath as well as inspires, so there is no build-up of CO2. It helps one to deep breath which is a good way to prevent pneumonia from being in bed and sedated.

Remember for every one thing they do for her, it is meant to help, to make a safe environment for her heart and other organs involved and to reassure her. Sounds like that kiss meant she got the message! Don't look too far ahead, except to visualise the two of you waltzing out of there.:-) Remember for the moment: "Right Here, Right Now, All is Well, and We are Safe and Sound.

luvyakat

P.S. Do you have family/friends with you to help you through this?


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Janie
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 11:04 PM

Look down at your hands every now and again to see if the knuckles are white. If so, open the hands and gently stretch the fingers, breathing naturally paced, naturally deep breaths.

No forcing or artificial pacing of the breath.

As you breathe, note the tension in the head, neck and shoulders. Allow those muscles to relax. Lean over and kiss her cheek like she kissed yours.

Smile.

It won't hurt, and it may help.

Still here.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 11:18 PM

Yes, Kat; Her father, at 94, is still a real moral support for me. The next relative in distance is a brother-in-law (widower) who has already driven some hours to share time at the hospital. Other family members will support by phone, may make a 7 hour drive depending. Many folks, nearby and some at some distance, proving themselves real friends.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: catspaw49
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 12:42 AM

Dean, I know there is no way you can really relax, but try. Do you like the Docs and the nurses? Do you trust them okay? Sometimes they can be hard to understand and things that seem quite awful to you they see as a step towards a positive outcome. Sometimes it is almost impossible to see how, but those folks believe in what they do and most of them, if not all, are convinced they can heal anything.

Let me give you an example. Talk of a trach was bothersome I know but if that would be what it would take to keep her breathing and healing, its alright. Worst case is that when she improves there is an added time to wean from the respirator and the trach......but if it got her through a tough spot that's a good trade-off. As she heals there are going to be a lot of trade-offs but if they are all directed at bringing her back into some real sense of still having a great life......Hey.....Hang in and just keep this group pumping the good thoughts as well.

Don't know how to say this one but......Her life and yours are going to be forever changed by this event. That's changed, not wrecked. For all the world of things I have lost or lost the ability to do, for both Karen and I, these are great days and we're enjoying every moment we have. Some things I used to believe actually mattered I now find are really pretty silly or damn near meaningless.

Go back up a bit and read Janie's advice again, especially the "smile" part. The big part now is all about time. Time to be treated. Time to heal. Time to rehab. Time to get back into a sort of normal life. Time to be together......and that's the best time there is.

All good thoughts your way!!!!


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Ebbie
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 03:57 AM

"For all the world of things I have lost or lost the ability to do, for both Karen and I, these are great days and we're enjoying every moment we have."

Love it. Love you.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 05:19 AM

Dear Dean, Ann & I have made it over from 'The Rainbow' & will be around for just as long as you need us. Can't add much to what has been said already, so eloquently & profoundly. The Mudcat Elders doing what they do best. It's been said elsewhere, but eating & resting...'keeping body & soul together' as we used to say, is one thing you can do for yourself. Trust your Wife's Doctors & Nurses & try not to forget that the body's natural defences can still function, no matter how dire the situation appears. The healing process still remains one of Life's great enigmas.
                                                       With Love,
                                                                      Nigel & Ann
                                                                      xxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: GUEST,Dharmabum
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 06:16 AM

As I have found myself playing the role of caregiver these past few years,I cannot stress enough,the importance of taking care of yourself.
To Quote Jeri "The doctors and nurses will care for her, make sure you take care of you!"

Sending best thoughts ;
DB.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: GUEST,Lizzie Cornish
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 07:15 AM

Love to you both, Dean.. xx


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 11:41 AM

Great posts and good advice.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 11:52 AM

Sounds like a kiss a day is in order.
Keeping you in my prayers.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 12:14 PM

Ditto, Dean. Say hello to J for me.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 07:54 PM

My thoughts and prayers continue.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Bobert
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 08:27 PM

One day at a time...

Prayers and healing thoughts comin' your way...

B~


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Beer
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 10:03 PM

My wife Judy is passing her get well wishes to your Judy.
ad.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: ranger1
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 10:35 PM

Still sending good thoughts and warm fuzzies your way.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Neil D
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 10:48 PM

Hang in there frogprince. We're all pulling for her.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 11:02 PM

Mostly another very "up" day. I came in to find Judy sitting in a regular chair, with just a simple non-pressurized oxygen mask. One friend to visit early, one of our bridesmaids with her husband to visit toward the end of the day; the way Judy talked and laughed with them, you would never have suspected what she's just been through.
We had rounded up a pad and pen, and been meaning to try her with it. I got it for her once when I couldn't quite make out what she wanted to say (throat still rough, and mask on). It took her a few moments to sort out how to grip the pen, but then she wrote "water" clearly.

Between visitors she got frustrated some, and asked "Can't we go check ourselves out of here?" and "Can't we go out and get something to drink?". She can't really keep a grip on some of the realities yet.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 11:08 PM

Things seem to really be improving! Must be the Mudcat Mojo workin'!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: wysiwyg
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 11:10 PM

Just tell her she's at the spa! :~)

~S~


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 02:09 AM

Dean, that's much more positive news & so good to hear,
                   With Love,
                                  Nigel & Ann
                                  xxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 05:04 AM

my wife's been in hospital this week. I've been thinking of you wishing you all the very best.

al


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 05:06 AM

lots of good news & good advice

keep up the good work, Judy!

sandra


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 06:10 AM

froggy... "...the way Judy talked and laughed with them, you would never have suspected what she's just been through."

Now, THAT'S the way I like to start my day... great news!

Al... Ts&Ps for your wife and you as well.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 06:27 AM

Very pleased that things are looking so much better, frogprince. Big Al Whittle, hope your wife, who has been in hospital, is recovering well too. Good wishes to all! Eliza


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: catspaw49
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 11:33 AM

Lots of good news and may it continue!


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: olddude
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 03:47 PM

keep up the good news bro and give her my love
in my prayers
Dan


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 05:56 PM

Frogprince, still sending hugs and prayers.

Big Al, the same on their way for you and your wife, too.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Janie
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 07:07 PM

What Chantylass said!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Bobert
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 07:59 PM

We like "up" days, f-prince... Now lets string a bunch of them together and get her the heck back home cookin', doing the laundry, washing clothes and bringing the cold beer... You know, wife duties... Oh yeah, and that, too...

B;~)


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 08:17 PM

Al, we cross-posted, so now I'm sending good wishes to your wife

sandra


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Jeri
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 08:38 PM

Moving from scared to annoyed is GOOD! Make me happy to hear she's doing so well and YOU sound happy.

...and, what ChanteyLass said!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 09:10 PM

Judy again spent all afternoon sitting up, now with just a nose clip for oxygen; still a jungle of wires to stick-on sensors. Calmer today, and with only very incidental coughing. Her mental state is still a mixed bag. She knows everyone fine, and socializes as normally as possible with the conditon of her throat. But she can't be trusted alone, except in bed with a bed alarm, for fear she will try to get up and walk, which is still out of the question for multiple reasons.
Her swallowing is "iffy", and it's impossible to get a through exam of her throat without anesthesia, so all she can take by mouth for now is fine ice chips, a very few at a time. They're trying to determine by Monday whether they will have to put a direct feeding tube into her stomach for a while.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 09:24 PM

Seems like all is under control as much as the situation will allow.

Dean... my heart is yours buddy. Keep the faith.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Ebbie
Date: 16 Jun 12 - 03:05 AM

I echo gnu.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: billybob
Date: 16 Jun 12 - 06:00 AM

Sending healing thoughts and love to you both.
Wendy


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: maeve
Date: 16 Jun 12 - 07:13 AM

Good morning, Dean and Judy.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jun 12 - 09:07 AM

Hey, Judy, I asked Dean to say hello. I may have confused him because I said 'Say hello to J for me'. Strikes me he may have thought Juanita, Joan, Jingles from the strip club . . . .

Glad you're feeling better. I think you scared Dean. The rest of us, too.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: GUEST,999
Date: 16 Jun 12 - 09:41 AM

That post was me.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 16 Jun 12 - 09:55 AM

our thoughts are with you


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 16 Jun 12 - 10:03 AM

Whut's a "strip club"?

Monin' all. I'm just messing around here, sending out a little advertising for our art association's next show, before I can go back up to squeeze my sweety.
                         Dean


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 Jun 12 - 11:15 AM

strip club - place where men, usually, go to hoot and holler at women on stage who dance and *strip* their clothes off


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jun 12 - 02:40 PM

Oh. I thought it was a place to go and discuss removing paint from things.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: fat B****rd
Date: 16 Jun 12 - 04:21 PM

Still thinking of you both and sending good wishes, Frogprince.
Big Al, all the very best to you. Keep us posted.
Charlie.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 16 Jun 12 - 05:40 PM

kat... "...hoot and holler at women on stage..." How rude. Applaud, smile, nod approval perhaps. Oh, yeah, the ladies like it when you wave money. I never cared for such but whenever my boss and I were in Halifax or St. John's or some othe big city, it was required. I would have rather spent the cover charge and expensive beer money at the street sausage vendor carts, just like froggy. Ain't that RIGHT, froggy?


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 17 Jun 12 - 12:10 AM

Somehow just not in a mood for fibbing right now: I've been in my share of strip bars in the past. Some of them were pits that I never considered going into a second time. In other instances, enjoying the sight of attractive female people helped ease me through some lonely bachelor years.

I came home sadder than I hve been for several days. A woman ran through more testing of mental function than I had seen done so far.
A fair number of simple questions, and a few simple tasks.

Spell "world"..."w-o-r-l-d"

Repeat for me: "pen, key, airplane"..."pen, airplane"
Let's try again: "pen, key, airplane"..."pen, airplane"

Asked to copy a simple pattern of two overlapping squares, she just made a jumble of lines.

Asked to draw a clock face with the numbers, she twice drew a circle approx the size of a nickle. The woman then gave her a good size circle and asked her to put in the numbers. She did put the numbers down clockwise in order, but all along half the circumference.

She named the right hospital chain, and state, but the wrong city.

Judy has been so impressive in her socializing with friends, and responses to routine procedures, that I just wasn't braced for the limitations. The staff, and other folks, have already been assuring me that, with the way she has progressed already, she may make it back much closer to her previous level. But at the same time the staff are being honest about the possibility that she could plateau without getting too much further. Judy took an extreme hit, with a combination of extreme low blood sugar and signicant time before resusitation from the heart attack.

I made it over to a good friend's place this evening (he was widowed about a year ago) and spent the best time talking about numerous things with him that we've had in far too long. I'm leveled out a lot better than when I left the hospital, and hoping for some decent sleep.

I so appreciate the backup from all of you so far.
   
                      Dean


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: GUEST,tadpole
Date: 17 Jun 12 - 12:56 AM

Mudcat works most and best well when each knows their correct place.

(Well done clone)

Glad to read your old lady is doing better.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Jun 12 - 02:33 AM

Hi Dean......The whole testing thing they did does not represent anything except the current situation. Remember that.....and they did say as much. What they are saying too is....."too early to tell." In the past 12 or 13 years I have had 6 "near death" situations and in at least two of them I was answering those same questions and others in pretty much the same way. I had no idea who the President was and the only one I could think of was Nixon. I couldn't recall the three objects, couldn't write legibly...............Now you can argue that I am still fucked up but I do know Ted Kennedy is President.............no?.........uh........Millard Fillmore?

All kidding aside, you're right to prepare for the worst but don't expect it. Believe in the best possible outcome.....may not happen but right now its too early to tell.


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 17 Jun 12 - 02:54 AM

Dear Dean, from what I've learned over the years, particularly when the brain is involved following trauma, it has to 're-make' many 'connections' as part of the healing process & this can take a while. Speech & Recognition can 're-connect' quicker than the fine motor skills required to draw & write. Short-term memory can be a bit of a slacker too! Reading back through your Thread, your beloved Judy does demonstrate progress being made. Having said that, I must emphasise again that I'm not a trained medic, just a Lover of Life & perpetual student of all that entails.
       Ann & I hope, with all our Hearts, that Judy continues to heal & it won't be too long before you can hold her in your arms once again.
                                          With Love,
                                                         Nigel & Ann.
                                                         xxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 17 Jun 12 - 05:55 AM

so much experience & strength in this thread.

love to all

sandra


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Janie
Date: 17 Jun 12 - 07:47 AM

Spaw is right on the money, Dean. It is very early in the recovery process. I am continually amazed at the resiliency of the human brain.

Keep taking care of yourself so you can keep taking such good, loving care of Judy.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Jun 12 - 10:58 AM

Knowing you have confidence in her and are there to encourage and support her will be very important to her recovery, Dean.

I know I've posted it before,, but can't find it. Briefly, a woman who was in a coma, then ltd. abilities, spent all day in bed or in a chair. Her husband bought a special vhicle to take her for rides and put her driver's license on a bulletin board right by her bed, He visited with her every weekend and after work. A year later, with hard work, his support and encouargement, she walked out of there. Her prognosis at the beginning was a short-lived time in a nursing home, then death. Medically, she should never have progressed the way she did. Even the docs believed it had a LOT to do with how her husband demonstrated his faith in her.

Contrast that to another woman whom I took care of in the same nursing home: she was all alone, Had a stroke in a remote cabin, froze to the floor before found. She had all of her faculties, slight impairment in one arm and trouble speaking, but her medicall prognosis was good with a goal to return home. Six months later she passed away one night, Most of us thought it was due to loneliness and no one to cheer her along the way in Life.

So, don't give up on Judy getting better just yet. It IS early days!**bg**

G'mornin', too.:-)

kat


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: topical tom
Date: 17 Jun 12 - 11:04 AM

I am so sorry to hear this news. All my good wishes and prayers go out to your wife and you. God bless you both.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Ebbie
Date: 17 Jun 12 - 11:48 AM

A {{{{{hug}}}} to Dean to transfer and merge our strengths to yours and Judy's.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 17 Jun 12 - 01:39 PM

I am all there with Spaw even if he isn't all there.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 17 Jun 12 - 02:54 PM

It must be hard to watch your wife struggle to do "simple" tasks. However, now the staff knows more about what she needs help with. One step at a time. Let us know how she improves. More love, hugs, and prayers from me, too.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jun 12 - 06:16 PM

Good thoughts....


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: olddude
Date: 17 Jun 12 - 06:34 PM

Dean
my friend Garry didn't even know me after his bad bad heart attack. He was confused and out of it and we have been brothers for 30 years. He is absolutely fine, fishing, all the stories. It was a huge trauma on her my friend. No doubt in my heart that she will recover fully. She is a young girl with great support and getting lots of prayers. Right now it is baby steps my brother. Even after I had the pulmonary embolism I didn't even know what hospital or city I was in .. kept asking over and over.

Trauma is hard and it takes a little time.

Love ya bro
Dan


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 17 Jun 12 - 09:12 PM

JUDY SPENT ALL AFTERNOON SITTING UP WITH NO OXYGEN TUBE, WITH HER BLOOD OXYGEN RUNNING 97 TO 99, THEN 100% FOR A BIT. THEY GOT HER UP TO WALK A FEW FEET OUT INTO THE HALL AND BACK.

She was much more relaxed, with none of the stuff about checking out to go home, and just that bit more naturally vocal and expressive.

What more could I say right now? : )

                   Deansmilin'


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: bobad
Date: 17 Jun 12 - 09:59 PM

FANTASTIC!!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Bobert
Date: 17 Jun 12 - 10:05 PM

Great news, f-prince...

B~


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Janie
Date: 17 Jun 12 - 10:05 PM

Big Smile!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Jun 12 - 10:18 PM

I can see the shine of that smile all the way here in Colorado!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Jun 12 - 12:07 AM

GREAT NEWS to take with us to Californy, Dean!!!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 18 Jun 12 - 08:08 AM

excellent news

sandra


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 18 Jun 12 - 08:19 AM

Dean, I have no idea just how happy that made you feel, but I can imagine. Keep smiling.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: jacqui.c
Date: 18 Jun 12 - 09:40 AM

Good news! I'm keeping the good thoughts coming.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Megan L
Date: 18 Jun 12 - 01:29 PM

Jings I thought it wis a solar flare that beam of light weel done that lass. Hope the news from now on is good.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 18 Jun 12 - 01:38 PM

froggy! GREAT NEWS!!!!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 18 Jun 12 - 07:01 PM

Deep sigh of relief...but we'll keep the white light and prayers coming.

And I know everybody says it, but, really, DO try to take care of yourself, too. Steal seconds or minutes to relax, refresh. Sleep. Eat. You have to be there for her and this is just the beginning of her recovery. Even just standing in a daze and taking a deep breath helps.

I know. I've been there.

Holding you both close in my thoughts.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 18 Jun 12 - 10:10 PM

See? One step at a time! Yes!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: ranger1
Date: 18 Jun 12 - 10:58 PM

:)


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 18 Jun 12 - 11:59 PM

No big news today, just some nice moments with friends who visited. The social worker caught me today and gave me a list of possible locations for rehab time in the area, just suggesting to be thinking about it before the time gets tight. I'm hoping she can get into the "transitory care unit" just a couple of miles from home.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 19 Jun 12 - 12:14 AM

Hang in there frogprince, and all my best thoughts for you and your lady.

Ernie


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 19 Jun 12 - 10:35 AM

One thing I didn't mention; Judy walked quite a few yards down the hall and back. (They handed me a monitor to carry along that felt like it weighed about 80 lbs)

We got a package in yesterday's mail from a lady in Maine. I'm dying to see it, but making myself wait to open it with Judy.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 19 Jun 12 - 08:34 PM

Dear Frog Prince,

Haven't been checking in to Mudcat the past few weeks, so just saw this today. So sorry to hear what you and your family have been going through, but encouraged by the improvements that you have reported.

Sounds to me like you are just the kind of wonderfully loving and supportive hubbie I would want if something like this happened to me. Well done to you, as well as to Judy, who sounds like she's a strong, determined woman who's not letting this get her down. Both of you have my admiration -- and very best wishes that she continues to improve.

Big hugs to you both.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 19 Jun 12 - 09:37 PM

JUDY IS OUT OF THE CRITICAL CARE UNIT!

They finally decided she could eat safely, and she promptly skarfed a substantial plate of pasta. They do need to clear some fluid from her lungs, and she will need to regain some strength and stability to walk alone safely. She will get at least enough physical therapy at this stage to help determine what type of care they release her to.

Judy loves the shawl Jacqui made for her; with good reason, it's beautiful.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: rumanci
Date: 19 Jun 12 - 09:56 PM

That's wonderful news for you both and for us all. Love,hugs and prayers.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Janie
Date: 19 Jun 12 - 10:10 PM

Oh, those Mudcat shawls from Jacqui!

The one for my dad still wraps my mom with comfort on lonely nights, and meant so much to my Dad, knowing perfect strangers were praying, meditating, or holding both Mom and Dad in intentional good thoughts.

Jacqui is so generous to channel all of Mudcat into those wonderful embraces of shawls.

So wonderful, Dean, to see bright light shining from the end of the tunnel.

Peace, love and so much positive love and energy beaming at Judy, you and all who know and love each or all of you, from all points of the compass!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: maeve
Date: 19 Jun 12 - 10:11 PM

Congratulations, Judy and Dean...and of course you both like the Jacqui-Mudcat-hug-Shawl!

Sweet dreams for you tonight!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Bobert
Date: 19 Jun 12 - 10:14 PM

Onward and upward, F-prince...

B~


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 19 Jun 12 - 10:35 PM

Such good news about Judy's progress--and her new shawl!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 20 Jun 12 - 12:26 PM

Hey there Dean and Judy!

"When you think how depressingly slowly you climb, it's best to remember that Things Take Time." Grooks I by Piet Hein A very important book!

We now realize that it took Robin near a year to come back to himself after a simple concussion and subdural hematoma. He appeared to be functional but it was not as his optimal level. I laughed at the cognitive testing. "Oh, he's fine." Sure he was fine - for someone average but not for someone with a Mensa IQ who has quick mind.

Judy's "testing" will only show progress. It is a measure of where she is right now, now where she will be next month or next year. Now that we know how well the brain can heal, and rewire itself, we can live with tons of hope for the future.

I have read two excellent books: My Stroke of Luck by Kirk Douglas and My Stroke of Insight by (internet quit). Another one by two doctors/brothers about their father's recovery was full of good stuff but the name escapes my at the moment. These guys used amazing strategies to help father regain his abilities.

"I dwell in possibilities..." Emily Dickinson

I know you have faith. Be HOPE also.
We will be thinking of you - Friday nights at the Cafe, at Apple Hollow and other times also!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 20 Jun 12 - 12:29 PM

oops---Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. Wonderful book.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Jun 12 - 12:32 PM

Good news!
Pasta is the ultimate cure-all.
SINS


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: fat B****rd
Date: 20 Jun 12 - 12:41 PM

Best wishes as usual,Frogprince.
Keep us posted.
Charlie in Dunfermline


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 20 Jun 12 - 02:20 PM

froggy... EXCELLENT NEWS! I just may make spaghetti for supper in celebration.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 Jun 12 - 08:47 PM

All sounds very good Dean......My best to you both as you start the trip back.


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 20 Jun 12 - 09:15 PM

She may get transferred to a rehab setting as soon as within the next couple of days. Still can't quite read time from the clock. Today was at least the third time someone asked her who is president. Previously she struggled a little and went to a blank look; today she said "Doctor Obama" : )


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Janie
Date: 20 Jun 12 - 09:48 PM

Step by step!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Bobert
Date: 20 Jun 12 - 10:02 PM

Heck, I have clock issues...

Just great to hear that she's moving forward...

B~


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 20 Jun 12 - 10:27 PM

She's coming along!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 Jun 12 - 10:50 PM

Some people pay no attention to time eschewing wristwatches, etc. It's called Living in the Now and it's all we need.:-)

Now, for a little fun, next time they ask her the time, tell her to tell them Tulsa Time!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 21 Jun 12 - 10:34 PM

Big curve ball: all along, through yesterday, they were talking in terms of deciding what rehab facility to send Judy to. Just after I arrived at noon for visiting hours today, everyone started talking in terms of releasing her TODAY, to Home!.

Their primary thought as to rehab had been a facility with neurological emphasis; they had communicated with that facility since I was there, and were told that they don't take anyone who is functioning as well as she is.

At least one doctor squelched the home-today part because of concerns over fluid retention and blood glucose stability (Judy has been type 1 diabetic, totally insulin dependent, since about three). But she may be home very soon. I've just been on the phone with her brother, and I probably should take his advice to line up some backup home care, at least until we see how things go. But Judy is "herself" to the degree that I don't really have serious misgivings.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: GUEST,999
Date: 21 Jun 12 - 10:40 PM

Dean, that is wonderful news. Wonderful.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Janie
Date: 21 Jun 12 - 10:50 PM

Oh! My!

That is amazing, Dean. Definitely line up some help, but what amazingly good news.

Sending love and thanking you allowing all of us to share in this.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 01:38 AM

That's what happened me and I was so much happier, being home, and had a lot less anxiety, etc. once I was home. That's good news, as long as you feel okay about it, too. Yes, if you can line up extra help, do.

katbigsmile


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 04:32 AM

I would be talking to my insurance about home care backup, Dean.
Judy's still 'in recovery' really, she's coming out the other side of a big episode.
Be great to get her home, be greater still to have some qualified backup to go with it.
Great news whatever, and I wish her a swift return to rude health.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: billybob
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 05:09 AM

Such good news! Back up care is so very important , not just for Judy but also for YOU!! I know, looking after my mother who at 88 has dementia and has lived with us since daddy died. I know I couldnt cope without the wonderful carers who come and help with mum, now I have Billy about to have chemo I am very aware that I cannot crack up and the carers make sure I dont. So take great care of yourself and enjoy all the good times with your lovely Judy and let others take some of the strain. Holding you both in my prayers.
Wendy x


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: kendall
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 06:00 AM

BRAVO!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Jeri
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 08:10 AM

Sounds like great news!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: jacqui.c
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 10:22 AM

Wonderful news! Do make sure to get back up help and LOOK AFTER YOURSELF otherwise you can't take care of Judy.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 10:41 AM

Very good news.
And definitely line up some back up. Wearing yourself out is not an option.
SINS


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 10:52 AM

Great news! Good on yas both!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: wysiwyg
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 05:38 PM

GREAT NEWS to come back to from Californy, Dean!!!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Don Firth
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 06:30 PM

Good-oh!

Allow me to shout a mighty "Huzzah!!"

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 11:33 PM

My fingers and other body parts crossed!

As others have written, I hope back=up care will be available. I imagine Judy still has some hurdles, and you shouldn't be the only one helping her cross them.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 11:05 AM

A couple of days ago the lady walked pretty-decently-considering. Yesterday we went "around the block" of ward hallways a couple of times, and she was, no lie, setting a brisk pace. I don't think home care for physical reasons will even be an issue. But it's questionable if she will be able to do anything very complex, at least for a while. Her short-term memory, and store of general facts, are still pretty ragged. I'm thinking housekeeping assistance/respite companionship level stuff.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: alanabit
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 11:07 AM

Onwards and upwards. Keep us posted Frogprince. This is good news!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 11:14 AM

The therapists at the hospital are thinking in terms of lining us up so I would be taking Judy to therapy sessions some days; nothing very specific yet. Sounds fine by me.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Megan L
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 11:19 AM

Aye lad even if she doesnt think medical assistance is needed someone giving a wee help with housework and some company is a great benefit.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: jacqui.c
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 07:25 PM

Definitely try and get someone to give you some respite. I guess that in her present state it wouldn't be a good idea for Judy to be left alone in the house and both of you will probably benefit from a little time apart.

My daughter's mother-in-law is in a serious way with cancer which has spread and has left her fairly immobile. Both she and her husband have been feeling the strain of her being housebound but he won't leave her, even with someone else there.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Jack Campin
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 07:42 PM

Could some of the memory problems be due to medication? - benzodiazepines are notorious for messing it up. In which case the problem should go away when she either gets used to it or they reduce the dosage.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 09:34 PM

Jack, while the meds may be a part of the picture, there is bound to be damage there from the time it took before resusitation took hold. She has bounced back so far, and is so much her usual self, that she may get back to very little limitation. Even as is now, there will be no need at all to keep her home in a flower pot. : )
















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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 24 Jun 12 - 07:15 PM

keep us informed - we are thinking of you

al


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Bobert
Date: 24 Jun 12 - 08:09 PM

Moving forward at a "brisk" pace sounds good... Real good...

B~


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 24 Jun 12 - 10:41 PM

Water that flower well, froggy. Water that flower well.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 26 Jun 12 - 11:33 PM

Judy's home; and this house feels like home again. Now to wear out the telephone scheduling follow-up appointments, set up a schedule of rehab sessions,

and snuggle up to her every chance I get.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 03:50 AM

Be happy, be well.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Megan L
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 03:59 AM

Congratulations to both of you things will be a bit manic for a while so remember and time out for rest.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Wolfhound person
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 04:18 AM

Excellent news. What Megan sid

Paws


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 04:34 AM

Home is always the better place ....take care, you two.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: alanabit
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 05:08 AM

Good for you. Glad to hear things are on the mend.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: maeve
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 06:10 AM

Happy for you, Judy and Dean!

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 10:21 AM

I admire you Dean, and I give thanks for you. May be this be a sweetly blessed time for you both.

Much love,

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 11:57 AM

Great to hear, froggy!!

Good advice above.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 12:58 PM

Dear Dean, Ann & I are thrilled that you are both together again, 'back on the ranch'. Going home, after a stay in hospital always feels like such a positive step.
                      Much Love to you & Judy,
                                                            Nigel & Ann.
                                                            xxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 01:14 PM

Dear Dean & Judy,
                           I wrote this short poem for Ann & Jane. It was posted sometime ago, but I think it may have some meaning for the two of you, so......

"Walk beside me, hold my hand.
We're using time that wasn't planned.
Don't walk behind & force my pace,
There is no need for us to race.
And if in front your feet should stray,
Hold back, slow down, don't run away.
So walk beside me, touch my face
And feel the warmth of my embrace
As walking side by side forever
Binds so tight that none can sever".

                                                    With Love,
                                                                   Nigel & Ann
                                                                   xxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 02:16 PM

Great news!
And let Judy know she has received the ultimate tribute from Mudcat - no one claimed 200!
Best
Mary


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: fat B****rd
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 03:08 PM

What everybody else said. I'm very happy for you. Take good care.
Best wishes from Charlie.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: jacqui.c
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 04:04 PM

what good news. I'm sure that her recovery will go so much faster now that she's home in familiar surroundings.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 07:22 PM

There's a lady sitting her with me who just read the thread, and would like to thank you all so much. I think she can sign this okay.

       Thanks everybody,                  

             JUDY


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Bobert
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 07:25 PM

Sniff...

Glad you're home...

Do your exercises!!!

B~


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 07:58 PM

Hi Judy. Welcome home. No assignments: just stay close to that man and continue to follow his lead.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Jeri
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 08:06 PM

Welcome home, Judy. Enjoy everything!


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From: ChanteyLass
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 08:35 PM

I'm so happy she's home!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 10:50 PM

Thanks for letting us come along for the ride. So glad to hear you are home and recovering. Welcome home!

kat


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 11:06 PM

Now don't go back to that hospital! Hospitals are for sick people -- sick, sick, sick people. Like that guy you live with.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: maeve
Date: 28 Jun 12 - 07:13 AM

Good morning, Judy and Dean. It's a mighty fine day!

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Jun 12 - 08:14 AM

........What else can be sadi? Good job Judy!!! Don't do this again.............


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Jun 12 - 08:16 AM

Sadi? Obviously nothing can be sadi........Not much to be said about being sadi..............


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 28 Jun 12 - 11:03 AM

That's grand! Glad yer on the mend.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: SINSULL
Date: 28 Jun 12 - 10:45 PM

Well done. Now both rest and heal.
SINS


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 29 Jun 12 - 04:33 PM

Miss the daily updates, froggy. I trust all is well on the lily pad.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 29 Jun 12 - 06:38 PM

Doin' fine, folks. We had a home care aid here for the first time today; I think she will do fine, and give my head some welcome chance to stop spinning. A visiting nurse also came and fine-tuned the medication regime a bit. We've spent some time the last couple of mornings at the local Tim Horton's (Yes, they do exist in the U.S.)
drinking coffee and jawing with friends, just like in real life. We're driving there for now, instead of walking the mile and back. But we've been strolling a ways down our street.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 29 Jun 12 - 06:57 PM

Warms my heart, froggy. Thanks for the update.

But, Tim's coffee? Yech! Ya know... back when they had wooden stir sticks, Tim's actually paid pigeons to collect the stir sticks from the parking lot and streets nearby and bring em back so Tim's could make more coffee by boiling em eh? Tasted better the second time around if the winged rats shit on them.

Yeah, I know. >;-)


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Bobert
Date: 29 Jun 12 - 07:34 PM

Well, if Judy has yer head spinnin', that's a good thing, f-prince...

"Hey Jude"... Keep him guessin'... It's what women do...

B;~)


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Janie
Date: 29 Jun 12 - 09:08 PM

I'm out of town with family and haven't been checking in. So happy and grateful, Judy and Dean, to read such really good news from over the past several days.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jun 12 - 11:03 PM

Yay for good news! And I gotta agree with gnu about Tim's coffee.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: ranger1
Date: 29 Jun 12 - 11:06 PM

Guest above was me. I was just cleaning the crumbs out of the cookie jar...


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 30 Jun 12 - 01:40 PM

Tami... Think of the poor pigeons. Ya just know a lot of them didn't have the brains to pick up the stir sticks by the end not stained with coffee and Tim's paid them with stale donuts. I live about 200m from a Tim's. Pigeons were always flying into windows around here... mouldy donuts.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 01 Jul 12 - 04:23 AM

The progress that Judy is making is heartening reading on a sunny, Sunday morning, here in London. Returning to those 'personal normalities', the trips to the coffee shop, all the domestic routines, the day to day stuff to which we gave little thought (it wasn't necessary), now become markers on the road to recovery. Based on my own experiences, the (apparently) mundane actually forms a significant part of the bedrock to our relationships. It's only when we can't perform them, or they are taken away that we realise how much they mean to us. I'm waiting for your post where you tell us you WALKED to Tim Horton's.
          Wishing You Both the very best of Weekends,
                                     With Love,
                                                    Nigel & Ann.
                                                    xxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 01 Jul 12 - 07:50 AM

keep posting that good froggy news

sandra


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 04 Jul 12 - 02:20 AM

Dean & Judy, how are you both today?
                                                       With Love,
                                                                      Nigel & Ann.
                                                                      xxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 04 Jul 12 - 02:38 AM

HAPPY 4TH Dean & Judy. Wishing you both Health & Happiness for many years to come,
                                       With Love,
                                                      Nigel & Ann.
                                                      xxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 06 Jul 12 - 07:11 PM

H'lo all. It's almost hard to believe that life is this good again. On the 4th we picked up some KFC chicken & drove to a nearby lakeshore
recreation area to picnic and loaf in the shade and read, then came back into town for fireworks. Too hot to have Judy walking outside here today, so we drove to the big Meijers store a few minutes away and strolled the aisles. We walked by far the most that we have since she's been home, and she remained comfortable with it.
Two routine "follow-up" doctor's appointments yesterday. All good word except: we knew that her kidney function started to drop off a couple of days after the attack, then leveled. But I hadn't caught the actual reading of just 25% where she has been since. The doctor isn't really afraid for her unless she drops further, but we hope she gains back some more safe margin.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 06 Jul 12 - 07:54 PM

Great that she's doing so well and I sure hope that kidney business works out okay.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Bobert
Date: 06 Jul 12 - 08:04 PM

Great news... Like I said earlier, onward and upward...

I'm seein' an all night zesty session in ya'll's future...

B;~)


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 06 Jul 12 - 08:45 PM

Since it would probably be a very good thing for her kidney function to improve, I'll direct some prayers that way. I'm glad she is able to walk so much.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Janie
Date: 06 Jul 12 - 10:27 PM

Rejoicing in her recovery and continuing to hold Judy and you close in my thoughts and meditations, Dean.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Jul 12 - 10:47 PM

Brother DDean.:-) that is wonderful news! Kidneys are tricky but a good doc knows how to keep one on an even keel and even improve sometimes. Early days, yet, so maybe you'll get another "rapid response" and rejoice for even more healing. Giving thanks for this or something better for the highest good of all concerned.

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 03:54 AM

Dear Dean & Judy, Ann & I are so happy to hear about Judy's progress. She's come a long way since you first posted. I think our motto for the weekend has to be: "Drive when you need to...walk when you don't".
          Wishing Judy a continuing recovery & sending you both, much Love.
          With Love,
                         Nigel & Ann.
                         xxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 04:32 AM

definitely good news, keep it coming

sandra


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: alanabit
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 04:50 AM

Just glad to hear things are still moving upwards.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 05:42 AM

You know the old Kinks song - Thankyou for the Days - that's how me and Denise have lived for yesrs - since she got ill in her twenties. In England we are all held captive indoors by savage rainstorms at the moment. Its great just to be together and drive out to some cliff top cafe and enjoy a cup of coffee together, and enjoy the view.

Some people never have one day filled with such love. We have had many.

Hold these days close to your heart FP - they are some of the best.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 08 Jul 12 - 01:22 AM

Big Al, you should write a book entitled something like: "Life according to Al". It's all there, in miniature, beautifully expressed in your post above. If more people lived their lives like you & Denise, the World really would be a happier place.
                   With Love,
                                  Nigel & Ann.
                                  xxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 08 Jul 12 - 05:59 AM

Agreed, Nigel.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 09 Jul 12 - 02:34 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: GUEST,olddude
Date: 09 Jul 12 - 10:06 PM

in my thoughts , heart and prayers my brother


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 10 Jul 12 - 10:18 PM

We "upped" our walking distance another couple of blocks this evening. First cardiologist appointment since discharge tomorrow afternoon. We'll see if he wants her to do outpatient cardio rehab. I've been hoping to get lined up to start taking her for some cognitive therapy. Our quality of life is mostly so good again now that I barely give a hoot, but I'm sure she will be a bit happier if she can find it a little easier to manage details.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 10 Jul 12 - 10:35 PM

I hope it goes well, froggy.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Ebbie
Date: 11 Jul 12 - 12:21 PM

Dean, I am so happy for you both. A month ago things looked almighty bleak. Hope shines all the brighter.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 11 Jul 12 - 02:56 PM

I'm married to a genius! Twice this morning, she has looked at the clock and mentioned the correct time!. Not sure she is totally reliable on that yet, but this is the first that she has done better than "ten minutes to...something".

She has been so much herself for so long now that the time problem, and other little glitches, seem incongruous.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: fat B****rd
Date: 11 Jul 12 - 03:05 PM

Good to hear, Frogprince. Onward and upward.
Best from Charlie.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 11 Jul 12 - 09:47 PM

from me, too


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Bobert
Date: 11 Jul 12 - 09:51 PM

Like I've said before, f-prince... Onward and upward... Even better days a'comin'...

B~


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 12 Jul 12 - 07:49 PM

From now on, you will think of this whenever you look at a clock. I am glad to read that she has accomplished one more thing.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 Jul 12 - 09:37 PM

Lately, I've just been reading along but I gotsta tell ya......Y'all are doing just great and I couldn't be happier!


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 14 Jul 12 - 04:49 PM

We've been having a really nice afternoon, with one really odd moment. We just spent a couple of hours at a "garden party" - artists selling, artists painting, musicians, food concession - at the private gardens of some obviously very wealthy folk a few miles away. All sponsored by the art gallery in town and a number of local businesses. So, we were meeting a bunch of folks who hadn't seen how Judy is doing since the big blip; all cool. Then, Judy happened to mention the new great nephew we acquired a few days ago. The only thing was, she informed those present that he was born on an airplane. Strangest thing she has said since just after the attack.
No harm done, might as well laff I guess...


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 14 Jul 12 - 08:04 PM

It makes for a good story!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Bobert
Date: 14 Jul 12 - 08:08 PM

Hey, lotta stuff has happened in airplanes over the years...

B~


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: GUEST,olddude
Date: 15 Jul 12 - 11:29 AM

Well it takes a bit my brother, she went through a heck of a lot. You and Judy are always in my thoughts and prayers. When she gets better you come back out and see me. I will take you some cool places

love you both
Dan


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Ebbie
Date: 16 Jul 12 - 11:17 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: jacqui.c
Date: 16 Jul 12 - 04:52 PM

So glad to hear how well Judy is doing. Keeping you both in my thoughts.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 20 Jul 12 - 08:11 PM

We had been planning a trip east, to Judy's brother's summer place on Martha's Vineyard, then up to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island before turning back toward home. Until a few days ago, I wasn't figuring that any real travel was realistic for now. But Judy is doing great. We saw her cardiologist the other day, and he said he didn't see why she couldn't make a trip east. I'm working on an abridged version of the previous plan: Martha's Vineyard, then maybe just up into Maine, and a bit of Quebec on the way back. We'll do motels instead of tenting some as we would have.

First cardiac rehab session today; the light first workout they gave her barely blipped her pulse rate. We're thinking in terms of setting out after she finishes a rehab session about 2pm next wednesday, the 25th.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 20 Jul 12 - 08:17 PM

I hope the trip does you both some good.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Bobert
Date: 20 Jul 12 - 08:17 PM

Great... Onward and upward, f-prince and Judy...

B~


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 20 Jul 12 - 08:47 PM

So pleased to hear how much things have improved! VERY happy for you both. Have a wonderful holiday!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: rumanci
Date: 20 Jul 12 - 09:11 PM

Love and hugs to you both - so pleased to hear you're planning a trip and life and health both making huge strides forward. Just wonderful to read. rum xx xx


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 20 Jul 12 - 09:43 PM

rum said it... "Just wonderful to read."!!!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 21 Jul 12 - 10:11 AM

Your news has absolutely made my day/week/month. SO happy to read this. Going from strength to strength to strength.

B xxx


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: GUEST,999
Date: 21 Jul 12 - 10:49 AM

Ditto that!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 22 Jul 12 - 10:15 PM

Hey, 999; check for a pm!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Jul 12 - 10:49 PM

Where in Maine, Prince? There is a contingent here available for a lobster or a bed if you need it.
SINS


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 23 Jul 12 - 03:21 AM

Yaaay, go for it you two. Go visit Auntie Sins and Alice too, the hospitality is first class.
Did I mention the lobster? yum yum.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 23 Jul 12 - 04:53 AM

enjoy your holiday!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 23 Jul 12 - 01:55 PM

Sins, John, we just might be persuaded...: ) (Sins,pm)


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 23 Jul 12 - 06:32 PM

love


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 23 Jul 12 - 08:51 PM

YO! I was thinking of you guys at Apple Hollow on the weekend and remembering meeting you there in '09. And Judy's good performance at the open mike. So hoping you will make it back to Ormstown on this trip 'cause it would be great to see you again!

I know you were scared....... but your Judy is one tough chick! And you guys are lucky to have each other. But you know that.

So you will be a Namaste on Friday, august 3 or 10th? ...


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 11:34 AM

Won't get to plan on the open mike this time; we'll probably stay at Ormstown on the 5th and 6th, or 6th and 7th, depending on a detail to be sorted.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 02:48 AM

Wishing you & Judy the very best of holidays. This time around, your time spent together will be even more special. Make the most of every precious moment,
                                 With Love,
                                                Nigel & Ann.
                                                xxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Beer
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 08:26 AM

What a difference a month plus makes. Your thread started June 12th. Look how far your Judy has progressed. Pretty fantastic.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 27 Jul 12 - 07:27 PM

Update, from Red Hook New York. We spent Judy's birthday yesterday driving from home thru Ontario to Dansville, NY. Wound up in a motel that, while not actually nasty, was shoddy enough to be kinda disappointing for her birthday evening. Made up for it a little by watching the old Ernest Borgnine movie "Marty", which neither of us had seen.
Today's drive included some miles winding through the Catskills, discovering some fun stops. (What kind of cattle have horns as long as Texas longhorns, but curved a bit differently and much thicker close to the head? No, they were'nt water buffalo or bighorn sheep)


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 27 Jul 12 - 09:11 PM

I hope the rest of the accommodations on your trip are nicer but not much more expensive.

Can't help you with the cattle!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 27 Jul 12 - 09:19 PM

Sad to hear about the hotel being shoddy on the big day but ecstatic to hear that you two were there!

Happies atchya Judy!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Bobert
Date: 27 Jul 12 - 09:37 PM

I've been in that motel, f-prince...

Makes ya' wonder why you actually have to pay to stay there...

Ol' black 'n white movies kinda make 'um authentic...

B~


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Jul 12 - 11:04 PM

Maybe an English Longhorn? (Scroll down for a picture.)


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 27 Jul 12 - 11:07 PM

Bobert, in April of '11 we went to Death Valley. The route I laid out put us in Shoshone, CA., one night. Calling Shoshone a town is kind of a stretch. One motel. The bed was ok, it wasn't really dirty, and I didn't see any personal safety issues. But. It allegedly had a kitchinette: The outer shells of some cabinets were hanging there sagged out of shape, and I would never have considered trying to light that stove top. The bathroom floor looked like someone had spread black adhesive and dropped vinyl tiles on it; trust me, I have a photo. Bobert, that place made the motel last night look like the Ritz Carlton.

And maybe sometime I'll tell you about when a Navy buddy and I stayed at the Hotel Marion in Chicago 47 years ago.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 27 Jul 12 - 11:16 PM

Not quite, Kat. I was just thinking I would link a picture, but I'm shooting high res and don't have the software here to reduce to a believable file size to put online.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 28 Jul 12 - 04:33 AM

Stayed in a Super8 in Watertown, outside Boston once. It was crummy in spades.

What colour were the cows Dean?


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 28 Jul 12 - 07:29 PM

Cinnamin would be pretty close.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Bobert
Date: 28 Jul 12 - 07:50 PM

Hmmmmmm, f-prince... One of us is following the other around... I think I have been in that motel, too... lol...

My worst??? It's on Rt. 33 half way up the western side of the Blue Ridge Mountain... The TV *is* black and white... The bed sags half way to the floor... You really don't want to touch anything... Even the water seems dirty... But it's cheap...

B~


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 28 Jul 12 - 08:38 PM

I stayed in a motel near Fredericton, NB for an hour. I was not pleased to start with but when my foot went through the floor while I was firin up the shower, I packed my bags into the wagon and turned in my key. Slept in the wagon.

The *itch wanted me to pay half the nightly rate as I had the room for an hour! I told her about the hole in the floor and suggested she get it fixed before the next inspection... she got the idea.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 28 Jul 12 - 10:53 PM

gnu wins;I thought if I got around to the Hotel Marion story, no one could top it. I may still get to it, as it had it's points. But I can't hope for grand prize anymore.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Bobert
Date: 28 Jul 12 - 11:01 PM

Yeah, I am bowin' out, as well...

I mean, fallin' thru the bathroom floor is Olympic quality nasty...

B~


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: GUEST,999
Date: 29 Jul 12 - 11:23 AM

"I mean, fallin' thru the bathroom floor is Olympic quality nasty..."

Damned whiners: count your blessings it wasn't an outhouse!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 29 Jul 12 - 11:33 AM


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 29 Jul 12 - 11:34 AM

Never stayed in a hotel with an outhouse. Once had to crap in heavy duty plastic bags in a makeshift crapper (garbage can) but that was inside a house trailer on the coast of Labrador. Makkovik, labrador - look it up. It's ah, er, quaint. We were looking forward to a sewer hookup but the toilet cracked all to hell when they dynamited the bedrock next to/under the trailer to install the pipe. I was asleep in the bedroom next to the washroom when the blast went off (a simple misunderstanding)... near shit myself.

Say... this is kinda thread drift innit? Who started this thing about crappy hotels?


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Jul 12 - 01:00 PM

My worst experience was in Detroit. Flight cancelled due to an ice storm. Checked into a hotel half starved and exhausted after hours in the airport. Went to my room to find NO WATER. None. At the front desk they told me that a pipe had burst - they knew it when I checked in. Best of all, no kitchen. They had had a fire the previous week. The only food available was in a vending machine in the lobby and it was empty.
It was a big chain hotel - can't remember if it was Holiday Inn or not.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Jul 12 - 01:03 PM

On that note - there will be a bed available Sunday night if you'd like to stay. Micca will be in the other room. We are invited to Kendall and Jacqui's for an afternoon bar-b-que but you will have your lobster roll at some point.
I have running water, food, drink and fans - no AC. But it has been cool at night. Not luxury or even particularly elegant but good company.
SINS


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 29 Jul 12 - 02:53 PM

"Not luxury or even particularly elegant but good company."

Good company is a luxurious elegance.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 29 Jul 12 - 02:54 PM

... and vicey versey.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 10:11 AM

The sis-in-law just went to get a beach parking pass (we're at their summer place) so we should be off for some beach strolling, and maybe a little splushing, before long. Already strolled awhile after arrival yeaterday. Beautiful out today.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 10:24 AM

Don't leave it out, there's a draught.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 10:56 AM

sounds like a very relaxing place,


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 11:10 AM

Glad to hear you will be in Ormstown, Hope I get to see you since it is not a Friday night at the cafe occasion! also very glad you are having this terrific trip! May your future hotels be better.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Bettynh
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 01:03 PM

Frogprince, were the cattle shaggy ?


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Bettynh
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 01:07 PM

Well, that didn't work. Try this .


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 01:28 PM

Someplaces there are wheelchairs with huge air filled tyres that are dead easy to push on the sand.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: ranger1
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 01:48 PM

Betty beat me to it. I'm betting on Scottish Highland cattle. Cuillion raises them.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 02:28 PM

No, folks, not shaggy, not highlanders. These were built, more like Texas longhorns, maybe with a touch of brahma. I'm gonna google brahma and see if I can see if they get horns like that.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 02:44 PM

Not brahman, either. And Al, thanks for the thoughtful suggestion, but the lady is doing much to well to need a wheelchair; the walking is good for both of us.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 03:49 PM

Much too well... makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

Not the same kind as Spaw, thank goodness.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 09:58 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 09:17 PM

Pouring rain all afternoon into evening on Martha's Vineyard. But good times with family and friends. Earlier in the day we let Judy's bro and wife abandon us on the beach while they went to pick up our nephew and his family at the ferry. We got in a long walk on the beach, and the tradition on this beach being what it is, less strait-laced folks than us might have gone skinny dipping for a bit. ; )


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Bettynh
Date: 01 Aug 12 - 10:03 AM

I went to summer camp on Martha's Vineyard many years ago. One of my favorite memories was sleeping out on the dunes at Gay Head, specifically watching for meteors. They sky to the east is really dark. If we were at the clothing-optional beach, we opted to keep them on. ;-)


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 01 Aug 12 - 05:34 PM

The sister-in-law just picked up some books for our small great nephews. One is about naked mole rats. The last page says, "Some of the naked mole rata were naked. Some of the naked mole rata wore clothing. All of them had a great time.". That, folks, is a perfect
allegory for the beach at Gay Head. : )


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 01 Aug 12 - 08:47 PM

Great to hear youse are having a good time!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Beer
Date: 01 Aug 12 - 09:14 PM

Any idea when you are arriving in Ormstown? I'm working setting up for an auction next week and it would be good to know so i can get to see you and Judy. You probably don't know as yet but just in case you do.
ad.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 02 Aug 12 - 09:28 AM

PM, Adrien


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 02 Aug 12 - 09:45 PM

Afternoon or check PMs? I know he is not FROM La Belle Province but you might wanna clarify this anyway. >;-)


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Beer
Date: 02 Aug 12 - 10:08 PM

It's O.K. Gnu. I got it.
How's the "herring choker" doing?


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 03 Aug 12 - 06:03 AM

I'm cool, buddy. I have air condtioning.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 25 Mar 13 - 07:14 PM

Don't worry, guys; no new crisis at all. I was just showing my wife the latest on Nigel Patterson's thread for Jane, and then decided to run back through this thread. Judy's rememberer is working significantly better than when she saw this just after getting out of the hospital. In the next few days after this trailed out, we got to re-visit some 'catters live, and meet several more for the first time. Things have returned so near to pre-crash norms that any differences don't amount to beans. Judy's cardiologist has long since declared that her heart is working like nothing had happened, which I think astonished him. The kidneys have gained back to where they're nothing to worry about. Judy went through a stint of cardio rehab and a stint of cognitive rehab. We did the St.Martin trip, which was great. About 5 weeks ago we signed up at the local Rec center; we're both getting the best consistent exercise, every weekday morning, that we've had in years. I don't think I'll tell ya quite yet where we're planning to go in May.
Re-reading this drove home again how profoundly I appreciate all of you for seeing me through last summer. Bless you all big bunches.
       Dean


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: maeve
Date: 25 Mar 13 - 07:48 PM

Thanks for the wonderful update. I wish I had gotten to meet you and Judy when you were out my way.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: gnu
Date: 25 Mar 13 - 08:13 PM

"Don't worry..." is a great way to to start a thread that worried me so much I clicked the wrong one and saw a shitload of posts with today's date. I was freaked out by that until I realized I was on the wrong thread. Finally arriving here after WAITING so long... 20 seconds or so... it was comforting.

Glad to hear all the good news, froggy.

I am not the curious sort but as far as yer May away goes, I'll guess not Kent County, NB nor anywhere near Blind River.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Mar 13 - 08:45 PM

what wonderful news!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Janie
Date: 25 Mar 13 - 10:18 PM

*big smile*

being in the middle of watching star trek reruns reminds me of that excellent salutation: Live long and prosper!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 25 Mar 13 - 11:02 PM

I am very happy to read this update!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: ranger1
Date: 25 Mar 13 - 11:14 PM

I, for one, am glad to have been one of those 'catters added to your acquaintance. Come visit again soon.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Ebbie
Date: 26 Mar 13 - 01:25 AM

I too smiled when I read your first post, Dean. Life is sweet, isn't it!


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: billybob
Date: 26 Mar 13 - 04:52 AM

lovely to hear some good news, have fun in May where ever you go

wendy
xxx


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 26 Mar 13 - 05:41 AM

My Dear Dean, reading your good news fills my heart with joy. That you can continue to enjoy life together is a precious gift indeed. Savour every moment.
                           With Love,
                                          Nigel & Ann.
                                          xxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: kendall
Date: 26 Mar 13 - 06:04 AM

"I've not yet begun to fight." (John Paul Jones)


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 26 Mar 13 - 11:47 AM

From:kendall - PM
Date: 26 Mar 13 - 06:04 AM

"I've not yet begun to fight." (John Paul Jones)

I don't know when in my life that I've laughed so hard, while having so little idea of exactly why.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: fat B****rd
Date: 26 Mar 13 - 04:50 PM

Great news. Take good care.
Charlie


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: frogprince
Date: 18 Nov 17 - 02:38 PM

I'll put this here, and on another thread; it's taken me a few days to do it. For any here who wouldn't know, my wife suffered total heart blockage in June 2012. It was twenty minutes between total arrest and resucitation. She recovered with no real physical disability at all. She has been able to do her own personal care, other than keeping track of pills and insulin. It's been up to me to cook and keep track of any schedules, but, no big deal; we've traveled to interesting places and life has been good.

Life-long diabetics are very subject to dementia, and to early onset. Judy's neurologist confirmed probable alzheimer's a year or so ago. Her ability to do things for herself began slipping away. We arranged a care-giver for three days of the week, and with that respite, we've been doing okay. A couple of weeks ago, her condition dropped off abruptly, to where she would not allow me to give her necessary care safely at home. Our care-giver came in daily while I arranged placement in a nearby facility; even so, I had take her for emergency hospitalization for a couple of days before we got her situated.

In the hospital she was restless, but cooperative with nurses and doctors. We took her to the care home Friday morning, a week ago. Thursday they asked me to come in for a meeting. She has been refusing to take her meds, or get up for meals. We arranged hospice status. By their definitions for hospice, they will continue the same care she would have received, so far as remains possible without force or restraint. They will not send her for hospitalization. We had completed a DNR a couple of years ago.

I think she is in the hands of good people, who will do the best that can be done. But my heart is in pieces.
                            Dean.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: keberoxu
Date: 18 Nov 17 - 04:40 PM

No words suffice, froggy.
Opening space in my mind's embrace and my heart's core
in which to shelter you.
Keep asking for what you need, and stay well.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: fat B****rd
Date: 18 Nov 17 - 05:17 PM

Exactly, Keberoxu.
Sending best thoughts and regards from Dunfermline
Charlie


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 18 Nov 17 - 07:26 PM

Here's what I posted on the other thread:

Dean, you've made a wise but difficult decision. I'm sending love to you and your wife, and if I could find heart-mending glue, I would send it, too.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: bobad
Date: 18 Nov 17 - 07:32 PM

From someone who has met you and Judy in the past and knowing what good people you both are I wish all the best for you both in whatever life brings you in the future.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Nov 17 - 08:32 PM

I know what you're going through. I went through it with my sister about a year ago. You're in my thoughts and prayers.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: ranger1
Date: 18 Nov 17 - 11:00 PM

Oh, Dean, I am so sorry to hear this. Hugs, and warm thoughts from Maine.


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 19 Nov 17 - 02:57 AM

best wishes to you & your family & friends


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: maeve
Date: 20 Nov 17 - 05:46 PM

Friends, Dean has posted in Jane's Rainbow. Please take time to read his message there. Jane's Rainbow


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Subject: RE: Frog prince thoughts and prayers for my wife
From: Mrrzy
Date: 21 Nov 17 - 09:35 AM

I am thinking of you.


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