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Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12

04 Oct 12 - 10:39 PM (#3414591)
Subject: BS: Catspaw in hospital
From: katlaughing

Folks, Wayne just called. He and his wife, Connie, are best friends with Pat & Karen.

He said Spaw has been in hospital for a few days. They aren't sure of what all may be going on, but he has had two transfusions and is kind of out of it due to painkillers, plus there have been issues with breathing.

I will try to reach him and/or Karen, tomorrow and post an update as I find out more.

Please keep him in your thoughts and thanks.

kat


04 Oct 12 - 10:44 PM (#3414594)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Little Hawk

Uh-oh. I wondered why he wasn't responding to some pretty obvious bait here and there on the threads.


04 Oct 12 - 10:45 PM (#3414596)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Bill D

arrrghhhh... not what we wanted to hear!

*Thinking all the good thoughts and waiting for better news*


04 Oct 12 - 10:47 PM (#3414599)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: katlaughing

I know...I was waiting for his take on the debate. Now it seems trivial.


04 Oct 12 - 10:47 PM (#3414600)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Bobert

This news sucks...

Prayers a'comin'...

B~


04 Oct 12 - 11:06 PM (#3414608)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: rumanci

All the positive thoughts in the world coming from this direction too.


04 Oct 12 - 11:21 PM (#3414610)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Jeri

Positive thoughts from me, too.


05 Oct 12 - 12:03 AM (#3414614)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: CapriUni

Oh, for crying out loud! Get yourself sorted, you old fart! We need you back here, rootin'-tootin'!


05 Oct 12 - 12:06 AM (#3414616)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage

Oh, dear! Let's hope for a quick turnaround this time and have him back online very soon.

SRS


05 Oct 12 - 12:12 AM (#3414618)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Rapparee

Look, Spaw. You can't keep doing this. Just admit your at your Secret Arctic Fortress of Solitude and we'll understand. We, too, visit it at least once a day and most of use more often. Don't try to fool us by calling it a "hospital." Damn it, man, it's an OUTHOUSE!!


05 Oct 12 - 12:33 AM (#3414621)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Janie

Went out just now to have a bit of a talk with the moon, the same moon shining down on you, Spaw, Karen and family. That ol' reflective orb is reflecting more than sunlight just now. Love, care and concern to and for all of you.

Janie


05 Oct 12 - 12:55 AM (#3414627)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: maeve

Listening in Maine, 'Spaw and Karen. What Janie said.

Maeve


05 Oct 12 - 02:28 AM (#3414636)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Nigel Paterson

Sending Spaw all the Love & Healing Thoughts we can muster. He has been a regular visitor to our 'Healing Thoughts' thread from it's inception, dispensing his unique brand of wisdom & humour. Need you back, Spaw! Wish there was something tangible Ann & I could do.
             With Love,
                            Nigel & Ann.
                            xxxxxxxxx


05 Oct 12 - 03:26 AM (#3414648)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: My guru always said

Very sorry to hear Spaw's in the wars. Sending positive thoughts from Old Keepers, candle lit!


05 Oct 12 - 04:42 AM (#3414666)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: BlueJay

Pullin' for youu, Spaw. Think Guild 12 strings! BlueJay


05 Oct 12 - 04:52 AM (#3414674)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Sandra in Sydney

best wishes from me, too


05 Oct 12 - 05:17 AM (#3414688)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: John MacKenzie

Sad news indeed. Wishing you all the best fella.


05 Oct 12 - 05:38 AM (#3414698)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: MMario

Dammit, 'spaw - you gotta stop this.

Cranking the good thoughts up to the max.


05 Oct 12 - 06:20 AM (#3414711)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Amergin

Been wondering if he was all right....haven't seen him around....even baited him on the Mudcat facebook...

Hey, you old fart, quit doing this and get your gaseous ass out of that place! Only sick people go there...


05 Oct 12 - 06:47 AM (#3414720)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: GUEST,999

Hang tough, Pat.


05 Oct 12 - 06:54 AM (#3414723)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: gnu

I knew for sure he was away from his desk when he didn't tear Chongo a new asshole on the monkey thread. Just hoped he and family were off on a lark. Sad news indeed!

I'm pullin fer ya, buddy.


05 Oct 12 - 07:16 AM (#3414741)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Morticia

Hoping for a short and uncomplicated stay this time xx


05 Oct 12 - 07:30 AM (#3414746)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: ranger1

Sending good thoughts from here, too.


05 Oct 12 - 07:41 AM (#3414751)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: JennieG

Oh dear.......sending all the good thoughts I can muster.

Cheers
JennieG


05 Oct 12 - 08:03 AM (#3414766)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: GUEST,.gargoyle

Yeah                Yeah               Yeah

          Same O          Same O          Same O

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

you ever going to post some good news Kat?


05 Oct 12 - 08:48 AM (#3414786)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: GUEST,VaTam on her Tab

Good thoughts coming from other side of the big pond.


05 Oct 12 - 08:53 AM (#3414790)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Becca72

WTF, Spaw?? Enough of this shit, man. Get outta that hospital pronto! This place isn't the same without you.


05 Oct 12 - 08:57 AM (#3414792)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Pete Jennings

Get well soon, Spaw. Best wishes from sunny (only joking...) Staffordshire. Pete.


05 Oct 12 - 09:16 AM (#3414803)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: KT

Spaw, you scare us when you do this. You do realize how important you are to all of us, don't you? Be well, okay?
kt


05 Oct 12 - 09:26 AM (#3414809)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: nutty

Spaw's the only Mudact poster who could send me into helpless giggles with his sparkling repartee and cryptic comments.

Get well soon Spaw - We need you

I'm sure that Heaven isn't ready for him yet and I'm sure that he isn't ready for heaven.

As for the other place - well, I have this image of the devil crapping himself at the thought that Spaw might get anywhere close.


05 Oct 12 - 09:53 AM (#3414823)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Amos

This is just Possum Revenge raising its ugly head, so to speak. Mister Spaw, just confess your sins and all will be well. Do it soon, as we need more of them out here.


Hugs, bro,


A


05 Oct 12 - 09:57 AM (#3414826)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: SINSULL

Damn!
Here for you and Karen and the boys, Spaw.
Save some of those drugs for when we finally meet.
SINS


05 Oct 12 - 10:05 AM (#3414832)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Elmore

Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.


05 Oct 12 - 10:06 AM (#3414833)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: frogprince

Man. if I could only begin to say anything as thoughtful and helpful as some of what Pat has shared with me during some of the recent rough stretch. Spaw, just pullin' for you all we can.

                                 Dean


05 Oct 12 - 10:10 AM (#3414836)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: GUEST,olddude

I wondered what was going on, I text him and got no response, thank you Kat for letting us know. Praying now - get better bro you scare me


05 Oct 12 - 10:43 AM (#3414859)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Charley Noble

As I've said on Facebook, if the doctors listen to Spaw they'll know just what to do. Here's hoping for the best.

Charley Noble


05 Oct 12 - 11:39 AM (#3414903)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: McGrath of Harlow

Thanks for posting this, kat. Keep us in the picture.


05 Oct 12 - 11:58 AM (#3414913)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: greg stephens

No farting at the nurses now, and get out of there soon


05 Oct 12 - 12:21 PM (#3414923)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: ClaireBear

Would Spaw prefer that I send healing thoughts from far-off California or would he be more comfortable with a noxious miasma? Hmmmm...sending both, just in case -- and a lot of love.

Claire


05 Oct 12 - 12:35 PM (#3414926)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Ebbie

{{{{{hugs to Spaw, Karen and the kids}}}}}


05 Oct 12 - 12:41 PM (#3414929)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Crowhugger

Out, damned Spaw! out, I say!
Great blood and medix there shall save your life.
But neither dwell nor tarry, lest the strife
And vacuum in this cafe break our hearts;
We, too, need cure: Thy true and verbal farts.


05 Oct 12 - 01:00 PM (#3414938)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: scouse

Hi Spaw always read your posts.. please,please come back to us soon.. Big pleasant thoughts coming your way from over here in dear "Cloggieland."

As Aye,

Phil.


05 Oct 12 - 01:33 PM (#3414955)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - more info
From: katlaughing

Well done, CH!

This will be brief as my right hand is out of commission. I spoke to Spaw this morning. He sounded pretty good at first, but soon sounded very tired out. His cell phone and mine do not agree with one another; I have a difficult time catching all that he says, but after talking to him and Connie, here is what I know:

Things have been going wonky for the past month or so. His INR is up this week and his blood pressure was low yesterday. They are working at stabilizing him before they do a colonoscopy and/or upper GI to see if they can figure out why he needed transfusions.

I will post more as I hear from Connie and/or Karen. Just my opinion, but this is one time I think I'd soft-peddle the scatological stuff. I know it's one way we all deal with our concerns, but I think I can say on behalf of Pat that it kind of wears thin, sometimes. I mean no offence to anyone. As I said, just my opinion.

Thanks for all your good thoughts and energies and hugs. I know they are greatly appreciated by Pat, Karen, and the boys.

luvyakat


05 Oct 12 - 01:58 PM (#3414970)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: fat B****rd

Best regards and wishes from sunny Dunfermline. Thank you for the update, Kat.


05 Oct 12 - 02:04 PM (#3414974)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: kendall

Do you want to get on your feet? You must get off your ass!

Know that we have your back my friend. On second thought, we have your ...forget it.


05 Oct 12 - 02:15 PM (#3414983)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Sending light and love and clarity and good health! We need you, dear friend!


05 Oct 12 - 02:17 PM (#3414986)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: saulgoldie

Sending my best thoughts and prayers.

Saul


05 Oct 12 - 02:34 PM (#3414994)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Waddon Pete

.....and mine!

Best wishes,

Peter


05 Oct 12 - 02:49 PM (#3414999)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: gnu

No scat fer Pat? That's the shits. Okay, I'm done.


05 Oct 12 - 04:41 PM (#3415047)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Mrrzy

Hang in there, Karen!


05 Oct 12 - 05:12 PM (#3415060)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: bobad

Keep fighting Spaw.


05 Oct 12 - 07:20 PM (#3415123)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Jack Campin

Sheesh. I thought we'd seen enough of that.

Here's hoping this thread is as short as possible. Get out of there, pal.


05 Oct 12 - 07:20 PM (#3415124)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: kendall

Seriously, my warmest best wishes to both of you.


05 Oct 12 - 08:45 PM (#3415164)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Janie

Pat, a beautiful and powerful harmonious chant written by one of the women in a wonderful local group you never heard of (Pomegranate Rose - disbanded a long time ago) is running through my head tonight as I think of you as well as of your family.

If you have ever been to an Episcopal service, hear something like the quiet harmony that conveys that sense of holiness within each of us when the congregation chants the psalm.

We have all that we need. Full blessed children of space.
Light shines full on our faces, bringing love, illumination, peace.


05 Oct 12 - 10:18 PM (#3415204)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Tinker

Sending blessings, love and light to you all through the night...


05 Oct 12 - 10:33 PM (#3415213)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: katlaughing

Janie, thanks for that. Perfect for this night.


05 Oct 12 - 11:13 PM (#3415228)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Sandy Mc Lean

Get well quick! This place is sadly missing your wisdom!
All the best wishes!


05 Oct 12 - 11:33 PM (#3415235)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: katlaughing

The following is one of my fav. calming videos on youtube. I post it here wth Pat and Karen in mind and anyone else who may find it helpful:

Medicine Buddha Mantra.


05 Oct 12 - 11:58 PM (#3415241)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Neil D

I would reiterate what frogprince said. Spaw has been there for so many of us in tough times and I don't know what I can add - just, please get well.


06 Oct 12 - 12:29 AM (#3415243)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Bert

... and is kind of out of it...

So what is new?

And he's going for a colonoscopy, He's gonna love that.

I remember when I had one. The nurse took my blood pressure before and after. I asked if there was any diffence, she said "it has gone up a little but that is normal" I replied "I'm not surprised".

Get well soon y'ol bugger we are all pulling for ya. (And NO! that is NOT what we are pulling)


06 Oct 12 - 03:09 AM (#3415272)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Megan L

Thoughts and prayers with the whole family


06 Oct 12 - 10:58 AM (#3415372)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Janie

It's brunchtime, Spaw. Hope you are resting and healing.


06 Oct 12 - 11:10 AM (#3415376)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Amos

And I hope you are practicing your erections for the nurses...


06 Oct 12 - 11:16 AM (#3415383)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: GUEST,999

Two days in hospital and he took a turn for the nurse.


06 Oct 12 - 12:07 PM (#3415423)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Rapparee

I was going to post something but it's too scurrilous even for Spaw.


06 Oct 12 - 12:29 PM (#3415437)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: CupOfTea

Yikes! This is unwelcome news... His part of the state needs Spaw out there and voting and commenting on the weird position of Ohio in this election year. I'm praying for his health and energy to be restored so he can add his voice to the sensible & snarky political commentary. He's such a BIG personality & there aren't too many Mudcatters in Ohio - he's necessary, dagnabbit.

Get well ya Buckeyecritter, please.

Joanne in Cleveland


06 Oct 12 - 12:36 PM (#3415445)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: gnu

And don't you be frettin about yer Buckeyes today, Spaw. Them lads'll be shuckin corn big time in jig time.


06 Oct 12 - 06:59 PM (#3415628)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Janie

Refresh.


07 Oct 12 - 04:48 AM (#3415760)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: John MacKenzie

Up until a few days ago, Spaw was posting lots of political comment on his Facebook page. I'm sure he has plenty more vinegar to spare for them there pollytushuns.


07 Oct 12 - 08:05 AM (#3415801)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: wysiwyg

Prayers...

~S~


07 Oct 12 - 10:58 AM (#3415844)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Bill D

*Sending strength and calming for Karen & the boys*

pic from when I met them a few years ago


07 Oct 12 - 11:31 AM (#3415867)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: KT

Those are wonderful photos, Bill. Thanks for sharing them. Thinking of Spaw and Karen as this day begins...


07 Oct 12 - 11:37 AM (#3415870)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Bobert

Thanks for the pics, Bill... The only one I have ever seen is the one that used to be in the now-defunct pics page...

Here's hoping for a quick recovery...

B~


07 Oct 12 - 12:31 PM (#3415887)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Uncle Phil

All best wishes for a speedy recovery.
- Phil


07 Oct 12 - 02:36 PM (#3415938)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: jacqui.c

Just found this thread. Good thoughts coming to Spaw, Karen and the boys. Wish we could do more.


07 Oct 12 - 03:23 PM (#3415960)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: KathWestra

My first time back on Mudcat in many, many months, and it's to find this news. Pat, you've been there for me and so many others. Please know we're all thinking of you now, and hoping for your speedy recovery, and for strength, and for freedom from fear--for you, Karen & your sons. Know you're surrounded by much love. Kathy


07 Oct 12 - 04:51 PM (#3415997)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: katlaughing

thanks, folks. I haven't been posting much I don't have much news and my right hand is still out of commission.

Anyway I have received two or three text messages from Karen. She sends her love and thanks to all of you and promises to update me as soon as she knows something. Right now, they are still having trouble figuring out why his platelets are so low. He may have another transfusion tomorrow. The haematologist thought it might be the heparin. They did a CAT scan and there may be an infection but he is NOT running a fever and his white blood cell count is improving.

thanks again to you all,

luvyakat


07 Oct 12 - 04:56 PM (#3416000)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: GUEST,.gargoyle

Cripes dude...has it been this long?

They say laughter is the best medicine. This should have you chuckling.

mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=11635

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Just don't bust into a pile of stitches.


07 Oct 12 - 05:59 PM (#3416024)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Dave Swan

Get well, pard and get out of there soon.


07 Oct 12 - 06:04 PM (#3416029)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: gnu

Thanks for the update, kat.


07 Oct 12 - 09:09 PM (#3416092)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: GUEST,hg

Get well soon,pat. love, harpy


07 Oct 12 - 09:42 PM (#3416101)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: katlaughing

Just rec'd a text from Spaw in response to a message i passed on from LtS: "I miss her too...no news...doesn't seem too good though"


07 Oct 12 - 10:19 PM (#3416111)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: gnu

Now... don't interpret that... or???

It's bad both ways... Liz? Spaw?

I hope and pray for you both... is that the case???

Now I am doubley concerned.


07 Oct 12 - 10:49 PM (#3416121)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: katlaughing

sorry gnu, i passed on a message from liz about missing spaw on fb and that was his reply re' his ownself


07 Oct 12 - 11:10 PM (#3416125)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: GUEST,Jimmy D

Tell Bruce...ya need more juice.

Tell Allen ... ya need a gallon.

Sincerely,
Nervous Novus
¢ome on dude...crack a $mile...it will make your platulates rise. Do you need donations to a blood bank? Platulates are unversal.


08 Oct 12 - 12:44 AM (#3416141)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Nigel Paterson

Be grateful for any Spaw news just as soon as. Need you back Spaw, the 'Crew' just isn't the same without you. Sending Loving & Healing Thoughts,
                            Nigel & Ann in N.C.
                            xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


08 Oct 12 - 01:33 AM (#3416148)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Big Al Whittle

Thinking about you and wishing you the best

XXXX


08 Oct 12 - 01:50 AM (#3416150)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Henry Krinkle

(:-( O)=


08 Oct 12 - 03:18 AM (#3416163)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: alanabit

Let's have you back here again soon mate. Thinking of you.


08 Oct 12 - 11:24 AM (#3416379)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: GUEST,olddude

He just called me on my cell. He sounds sick but he was still chuckling about the TV show duck dynasty that we both like so much. He sounds weak but in good spirits.


08 Oct 12 - 11:46 AM (#3416394)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage

Thanks, Dan!


08 Oct 12 - 11:46 AM (#3416395)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: katlaughing

Thanks, Dan.


08 Oct 12 - 01:03 PM (#3416426)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Charley Noble

Good to hear that Spaw is feeling feisty enough to be communicating with folks again. That's encouraging.

Charley Noble


08 Oct 12 - 02:49 PM (#3416487)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Rapparee

I'll never forget the last thing he said to me, but I won't repeat because I don't want to shock the ladies.


08 Oct 12 - 05:58 PM (#3416611)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: katlaughing

I received the following text from Karen today:

"I think he is a little better today. They laid off the lasix because it was doing a number on his kidneys so his blood pressure has come up and they are watching the blood work and it seems to be stabilizing no longer going down. Making dinner for Tris and I, then sleep and off to work. luv to all"


08 Oct 12 - 06:17 PM (#3416622)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: gnu

Thanks, kat.

Oh, Spaw. Ya gotta beat this one too. This place wouldn't be the same without you. Now, just stop bein sick ya big dick.


08 Oct 12 - 06:41 PM (#3416646)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: SINSULL

His name is Pat not Disck. What's wrong with you, gnu?

Thanks for the update, Dude.
A little bit of good news is welsmoe,
SINS


08 Oct 12 - 08:29 PM (#3416718)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Beer

Colonoscopy eh!! Hope that went well. Here is a little something to make you smile if you haven't already seen it.

http://youtu.be/PUTrqvjYjGI

Get well soon.
Adrien


08 Oct 12 - 08:46 PM (#3416726)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: gnu

Then... who's Disck?


08 Oct 12 - 08:54 PM (#3416731)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Janie

Karen, Pat and kids,

Sleep well tonight and awake feeling more rested in the morning.


08 Oct 12 - 10:36 PM (#3416743)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: katlaughing

OMG, Beer, thanks for the comic relief! I don't think Spaw is stable enough to have had one, yet, but know he will enjoy this when he is better. Thanks, again.

g'night and love to all,

kat


08 Oct 12 - 11:15 PM (#3416754)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage

My sides hurt I was laughing so hard - whew! Spaw isn't ready for that yet, it might injure him!

SRS


08 Oct 12 - 11:22 PM (#3416756)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Beer

I sent this video to my sister the day before she had one. It wasn't appreciated. Scared the be Jesus out of her.
I hope you appreciate it Spaw.
ad.


08 Oct 12 - 11:23 PM (#3416757)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Sandra in Sydney

thanks for all the progress reports

sandra


09 Oct 12 - 02:01 PM (#3417032)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: VirginiaTam

Sending more good energy to you Pat and to all your family.


09 Oct 12 - 02:21 PM (#3417036)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Becca72

Bahahaha! I do love Billy Connolly and that was great!


09 Oct 12 - 10:44 PM (#3417292)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Janie

Nite Spaw. Rest well.


10 Oct 12 - 01:56 AM (#3417333)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Nigel Paterson

Hoping all is progressing well with Spaw. Hoping his Doctors are getting things sorted. Hoping he's getting the rest he needs for his body to recover...just hoping.
                   With Love,
                                  Nigel (At home) & Ann (In Charlotte NC on Grandchild-sitting duties!)
                                  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


10 Oct 12 - 03:39 AM (#3417354)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Ebbie

Echoing exactly what Nigel said...


10 Oct 12 - 09:57 AM (#3417491)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: SINSULL

My fingers are dyslexic, gnu.
Thinking about you, Spaw.
SINS


10 Oct 12 - 12:10 PM (#3417557)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: olddude

he just texted me, he said he gotta get better cause, new season of "duck dynasty is on tonight" Me and Spaw compare notes while we laugh out ass off. Insane show but funny


10 Oct 12 - 01:40 PM (#3417601)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Mrrzy

Yay


10 Oct 12 - 04:58 PM (#3417702)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: Kim C

Get well, you cranky bastid.

Love,

Fiddlebum


10 Oct 12 - 05:06 PM (#3417707)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital
From: GUEST,olddude

He just called me, we were laughing about duck dynasty. He is feeling much better, hope to spring him within the week .. we hope. Sounds like our Spaw again ... I am feeling much better after that conversation. Horray ... Gosh he scares us huh


10 Oct 12 - 05:29 PM (#3417717)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - UPDATE
From: katlaughing

He sure does, Dan! I just got a text from Karen. She was just getting up, said Pat iss ready to come home NOW, but the docs aren't quite ready to turn him loose. She and Tris are having a pizza night and Tris ordered a pizza, by phone, all by himself.

Thanks to you all. Looks like he/we pulled him through, again. How many lives does this cat have anyway?**BG**


10 Oct 12 - 05:50 PM (#3417730)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: Tinker

YEAH !!! I love it when the sun sets on good news.


10 Oct 12 - 05:55 PM (#3417731)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: Abdul The Bul Bul

Phew!! G'nite all, sweet dreams.
Al


10 Oct 12 - 06:12 PM (#3417740)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: Bill D

Good thing he is getting better... we need his vote in Ohio!@!!







and his inimitable 'humor & wisdom' here...


10 Oct 12 - 06:13 PM (#3417743)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: gnu

Great news. Lives? 99+, I hope.

Now... Dan. You prick! Why didn't you tell me about the ducks? I checked it out on the net and it was on the tube. I turned it on and caught the last 40 minutes of a show just now. I LOVE it! Contrived somewhat perhaps but real life enough to be very entertaining. Two new episodes tonight.


10 Oct 12 - 06:14 PM (#3417744)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: My guru always said

Love the good news!


10 Oct 12 - 07:36 PM (#3417786)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: Jeri

I figured he's find a way to get out today so he could watch DD, but they probably have TVs in "the joint". I figure he needs the attention. (No, not really.) I think he's had so much work done, that if he gets a hangnail, it's a serious matter. Of course, I don't think they have home colonoscopy kits yet.

I'm glad ol' uncle Pat's doing better.


10 Oct 12 - 07:40 PM (#3417790)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: SINSULL

I am thrilled that Tris can order himself a pizza. Let's get that young man a credit card and set him loose!
Auntie SINS


10 Oct 12 - 07:54 PM (#3417805)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: Frug

Only just caught up with this. Back at ya Spaw with all the best wishes for a really strong and quick recovery.

Frank, Sarah and boys.


10 Oct 12 - 08:41 PM (#3417838)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: Janie

Happiness!


10 Oct 12 - 08:46 PM (#3417843)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: Bobert

Free Spawz Now!!!

Feee Spawz Now!!!

Free Spawz Now!!!

B~


10 Oct 12 - 08:49 PM (#3417849)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: Crowhugger

Glad to hear it!


10 Oct 12 - 09:47 PM (#3417882)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Glad to hear Spaw's on the mend, mainly because if he were to kick the bucket there'd be so much boo-hooin', sub-zubbin', and catterwallin' around here it'd make a typical day at The Wailing Wall look like a Justin Bieber concert.

In fact, I think Spaw should be prohibited from croaking until all the other regulars around here have cashed in their chips on account of none of us want to have to put up with the huge outpouring of sniffly shit that would be associated with his takin' an early dirt nap.

So, get well and stay there, fucker!


10 Oct 12 - 09:51 PM (#3417885)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: Stilly River Sage

I just read up about "duck dynasty." I think I'd have to pass - Monroe and West Monroe, LA were two of the most depressing towns that I had the poor fortune to work in back in 1980. But maybe if you didn't have to live there maybe you can laugh about it!

SRS


10 Oct 12 - 10:35 PM (#3417903)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: GUEST,olddude

forget the location, Duck Dynasty is the funnies show on TV. Spaw and I bust a gut at the crap those guys get into. Sad thing is they are real people.   LMAO especially when they creeped into the golf course at night to catch frogs ...


10 Oct 12 - 10:45 PM (#3417911)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: Rapparee

Crept. Not "creeped." Please use the correct terminology. It's also "hanged" for someone who dangled from a rope, not "hung" (although a he may have been hung as well as hanged).


10 Oct 12 - 11:02 PM (#3417914)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: katlaughing

BDL, LMAO...thanks for that!

I want one of them free spas Bobert's talking about!


10 Oct 12 - 11:20 PM (#3417922)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: olddude

he really was sounding great, we talked for quite a long time. It was as if he was at home and we were talking. I feel much better. He will be home soon. I don't know if they figured anything out but whatever they are doing worked really good. I love ya Spaw ... be lost without you making me laugh.


10 Oct 12 - 11:40 PM (#3417925)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: GUEST,olddude

Hey Spaw remember this one "Were are the duck decoys? Well they are up on the roof. Why are they up there. Well we got to arguing about how often they update that google satellite thing"

Then they tried to suck the honey out of the bees nest with a vacuum cleaner LMAO


11 Oct 12 - 12:27 AM (#3417928)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: ClaireBear

So good to hear Spaw is on the mend. Yay!


11 Oct 12 - 02:29 AM (#3417936)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: KT

Great news! I bet the reason the docs are not quite ready to release him yet is that they're all having too much fun with Spaw around! Ah, well, ya done good, Spaw, now git on home, y'hear?
KT


11 Oct 12 - 03:04 AM (#3417945)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: Sandra in Sydney

olddude that sounds like a very funny show!

keep getting better spaw, & welcome back asap

sandra


11 Oct 12 - 07:23 AM (#3418007)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: Pete Jennings

Good news!


11 Oct 12 - 07:28 AM (#3418011)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: gnu

warning: not for the squeamish

Sandra


11 Oct 12 - 08:50 AM (#3418046)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: Sandra in Sydney

many thankyous, gun, I can see why it is so popular.

sandra


11 Oct 12 - 08:59 AM (#3418052)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: Charley Noble

It's a new brighter day!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, back on the road to Maine!


11 Oct 12 - 12:07 PM (#3418132)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: Mrrzy

Double yay


11 Oct 12 - 02:45 PM (#3418204)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: GUEST,leeneia

Hello, kat. Thank you for all the updates. I've been keeping track, and I'm glad to hear Spaw is improving.

Best wishes, Spaw.


11 Oct 12 - 02:52 PM (#3418209)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: fat B****rd

Yesyesyes. Best wishes, Spaw.


11 Oct 12 - 03:48 PM (#3418237)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: open mike

hey! sorry i missed this thread...wish i had posted at !0:11:12 on 10-11-12...to say keep getting better SPAW! Looking forward to the time you can post the good news here yourself, along with some of your wild and crazy comments!


11 Oct 12 - 04:31 PM (#3418254)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: katlaughing

Hi, leeneia, nice to *see* you!

gnu, a word of warning, please?:-)(I wouldn't have clicked!) Those kind of shows turn my stomach and offend my sensitivities. I don't see how anyone could find that humorous, but then Spaw was always the "evil twin" and I've had to clean up the litter for years from his shenanigans!**bg**

luvya'llanywaykat


11 Oct 12 - 04:51 PM (#3418260)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: gnu

kat... sincerest apologies. I was gonna put a "not for the sqeamish" warning but the phone rang and I had a construction job emerg and I just hit submit. I made an error. My bad. I just don't think like I used to.

The clip of the young fellahs hittin golf balls and the old fellahs shootin em with shotguns like skeet woulda been better but I couldn't find it.

Sorry kat... and everyone else.


11 Oct 12 - 05:03 PM (#3418263)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-10-12
From: GUEST,999

Good news, Spaw. Thanks for keeping us all in the loop all those of you who have.


11 Oct 12 - 05:11 PM (#3418266)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: katlaughing

Thanks for understanding, gnu. I'll add the "not for the squeamish." :-)


11 Oct 12 - 08:31 PM (#3418328)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: gnu

Gee... I never thought of that. Thanks, kat. Excellent.

Like I said... I ain't thinkin too straight lately.


11 Oct 12 - 10:17 PM (#3418379)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: Little Hawk

He really needs something encouraging to come home to...like a Dachshund!


11 Oct 12 - 10:51 PM (#3418388)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: gnu

The hospital keeps them to make patients wanna go home?


11 Oct 12 - 11:03 PM (#3418390)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: katlaughing

(((((gnu)))))



just 'cause


11 Oct 12 - 11:09 PM (#3418392)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: Little Hawk

Hey, man...this is what it's like coming home to Dachshunds:

Happy Dogs!!!!!!!!!!


12 Oct 12 - 07:16 AM (#3418524)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: gnu

I stand corrected, LH. That brings a tear to my eye.


12 Oct 12 - 04:29 PM (#3418785)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: katlaughing

Ahhhh...cute.

had a txt chat with Spaw this morning. He said maybe go home on Sunday. They still don't know what is going on, though.


12 Oct 12 - 05:05 PM (#3418802)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: gnu

Well, I say, keep Spaw in the hop to find out what is wrong so that Pat gets CURED and not just sent home. WTF? Youse got Canuck health care now? Sure... our's is free but they send ya home when they can't figure shit out. If ya calve out at home it ain't their problem. Good for the government's bottom line but kinda sucks fer our bottoms.

Stay in hop, Pat, until they fix ya up good like. We need ya.


12 Oct 12 - 05:29 PM (#3418814)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: katlaughing

gnudarlin'...don't forget, Spaw flies in the face of medical convention. He really does *sound* good. I know what ya mean, though.:-)


12 Oct 12 - 05:40 PM (#3418823)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: Bill D

Homecoming to dachshunds is cute... a few months away from a couple Great Danes could be deadly!


12 Oct 12 - 05:49 PM (#3418829)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: Little Hawk

Yeah. That's why I've always much preferred relatively small dogs. Not tiny dogs. Just fairly small dogs. They had on online test to determine which kind of dog would suit one best. I took the test and guess what came up? Dachshund! ;-) I'm also fond of Jack Russels, providing they're not the hysterical kind.


12 Oct 12 - 10:05 PM (#3418931)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: Ebbie

I know what you mean about Great Danes. The last few months I've been 'pee-breaking' one and she is one monster. Sweet but huge. When she puts her front paws on my shoulders I have to brace myself. My little Chinese Crested dog won't even attempt to play with her, much as she begs him to.


12 Oct 12 - 10:41 PM (#3418954)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: gnu

Ebbie... smart dog! >:-D


13 Oct 12 - 08:11 AM (#3419092)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: mayomick

Best wishes for a speedy recovery , Mr Catspaw .I must say that I thought the thread title a bit odd seeing that Catspaw seems to be well enough liked on this site .


13 Oct 12 - 11:48 AM (#3419213)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: Stilly River Sage

Didn't Spaw have Vizslas, or some other specific breed? Someone find his breed on YouTube and post it. That'll be a great greeting! Big pup and big kitten, for example.

SRS


13 Oct 12 - 12:27 PM (#3419230)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: ranger1

He used to have weimeraners, but I think he and Karen got a shelter mutt last time around.


13 Oct 12 - 08:47 PM (#3419428)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: Charley Noble

Love the dachshunds video!

Charley Noble


13 Oct 12 - 08:55 PM (#3419433)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: gnu

SRS.... that vid is priceless! Thanks!


13 Oct 12 - 09:59 PM (#3419455)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: Janie

Hey Spaw, home yet?


13 Oct 12 - 10:05 PM (#3419459)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: Beer

That video is wonderful SRS. Thanks for sharing.
Adrien


13 Oct 12 - 10:51 PM (#3419481)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: Celtaddict

Spaw, I sent a message on FB, but be well, we need you back for so many reasons!


14 Oct 12 - 07:06 AM (#3419563)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: Nigel Paterson

So pleased to read all the good & positive news about Spaw. I've been down in darkest Devon these past few days with some of my 60s Music buddies, completely out of touch with the big, wild world. Disappointing that his Docs. haven't fully identified the 'problem', but wonderful nonetheless that he could be home soon.
       The human body does stuff like this from time to time...propels us into a crisis; the Doctors are left scratching their heads; we recover & it never happens again. I sincerely hope that this is the case for Spaw.
       Very good news to come home to,
                                                            With Love,
                                                                           Nigel & Ann (Still in NC!)
                                                                           xxxxxxxxx


16 Oct 12 - 09:13 AM (#3420682)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: catspaw49

Nothing else to say but once again thanks to all. I'm home and that's about all I know at this point. Too many issues to be sure what happened or will happen. No apparent bleeding but low platelets and after 4 pints things look better. Scopes are too risky at this point and I really don't show any signs of intestinal bleeds.

Did liver and spleen scans and other tests yet still no sure reason. Could be valve related or perhaps we'll do a bone marrow check. Other options out there but too early to say what. We'll see what pans out on the hemoglobin level and go from there.

While that isn't definitive it is at least something and we know some things that aren't the problem. Hold good thoughts and wwe'll see what happens. I'd write more but I'm still a bit tired out.....LOL.......Thanks again for all the wishes, prayers, and good thoughts.


Spaw


16 Oct 12 - 09:26 AM (#3420688)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: maeve

Welcome home, Pat. It must feel very good to be there at last!


16 Oct 12 - 09:28 AM (#3420689)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: Charley Noble

Yes, welcome home from here as well.

Charley Noble


16 Oct 12 - 10:25 AM (#3420723)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: Beer

Were all behind you Spaw. Oh!!! that didn't sound good. I mean were all offering our best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Adrien


16 Oct 12 - 10:27 AM (#3420725)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: Pete Jennings

Welcome back, Spaw.


16 Oct 12 - 11:13 AM (#3420739)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: Bill D

What to say but... "Keep on keeping on!"

(Let Tris order you a pizza... or maybe a plain yoghurt)


16 Oct 12 - 11:18 AM (#3420741)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: SINSULL

Thanks for posting Spaw. Once again you had us worried.
Love,
SINS


16 Oct 12 - 11:37 AM (#3420750)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: John MacKenzie

Spaw, I knew it was only a glitch, as we haven't met up yet, and that's something I want to do.

Best regards

John


16 Oct 12 - 01:08 PM (#3420817)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: katlaughing

So glad you are home. Giving thanks for clarity and longevity!

luvyakat


16 Oct 12 - 01:34 PM (#3420831)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: gnu

Great news and I hope it keeps coming!

"... after 4 pints things look better." That works for me too.


16 Oct 12 - 02:03 PM (#3420843)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: Rapparee

You're home. Good. Stay that way.

BTW, Ohio State has a 0 and 6 season.


16 Oct 12 - 05:08 PM (#3420944)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital - Good news - 10-Oct-12
From: Abdul The Bul Bul

:-)
Al


16 Oct 12 - 05:22 PM (#3420952)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: My guru always said

So glad you're home, still sending positive thoughts from Old Keepers.


16 Oct 12 - 05:25 PM (#3420955)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: gnu

Boise State gonna be 2 fer 6 if they show up fer the next four games.


16 Oct 12 - 06:12 PM (#3420977)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: gnu

What's their mascot, Rap? A big spud in the pants?


16 Oct 12 - 06:18 PM (#3420979)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: gnu

Don't bother to look it up... it's Broncos. I think they are Nat TV again soon. Must be a good team. I don't follow college ball much anymore.

Too damn busy keepin track a SPAW!


16 Oct 12 - 06:30 PM (#3420987)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: gnu

TWO new episodes of Duck Dynasty tomorrow night. I hope you got one a them new Beta recordin machines, Spaw.


16 Oct 12 - 07:18 PM (#3421001)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Janie

Good you are home. Hope it all gets sorted out and you keep getting better!


16 Oct 12 - 08:01 PM (#3421031)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Crowhugger

So glad to know you're home.


16 Oct 12 - 08:16 PM (#3421034)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: GUEST,hg

great news! watch baseball!


16 Oct 12 - 08:49 PM (#3421045)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Genie

So relieved to know you're over the worst of this latest ordeal, home again, and apparently on the mend. I certainly hope that's the case, Spaw, and that your health will keep improving. We need your curmudgeonly self to hang around for a long time.

Genie


16 Oct 12 - 08:57 PM (#3421047)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Rapparee

Hey, our local team, the Idaho State University Bengals, are 1 and 5. Nebraska beat them 73 to 7, Portland State whumped 'em 77 to 10 -- not every school can have their football team lose by more than 65 points twice in a season.

Of course, last year the women's basketball team went to the NCCA finals...and the women's teams are doing extremely well this year.

So I ask: Why in the world does Idaho State University have any men's sports at all?


17 Oct 12 - 12:24 AM (#3421090)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Little Hawk

Good to hear you're home, man. The only thing I regret is that we didn't have a chorus of singing Dachshunds there ready and waiting to welcome you with their doggy serenade...

Owwww-OOOOOOooooooo!

And even better than that...


2 Part Dachsie Harmony!


17 Oct 12 - 04:56 AM (#3421135)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Will Fly

Spaw, I'm glad you're home - but you've been pulling our pissers, surely?

This is where you've been the last few days.

And why? Well... who'da thought it...

I'm glad you're getting better, you old bugger - you've been missed!


17 Oct 12 - 05:40 AM (#3421154)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Sandra in Sydney

good to see your post, Spaw - keep getting better

sandra


17 Oct 12 - 09:22 AM (#3421255)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: mayomick

ditto


17 Oct 12 - 04:15 PM (#3421530)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Mrrzy

Triple yay!


18 Oct 12 - 11:00 AM (#3422018)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: billybob

so glad you are home
Wendy x


18 Oct 12 - 11:29 AM (#3422042)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Nigel Paterson

'Home is where the heart is', but home is also where Spaw is...BRAVO!!
                               With Love,
                                              Nigel & Ann
                                              xxxxxxxxx


18 Oct 12 - 02:23 PM (#3422163)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: GUEST,999

Good news. Make that great news.


18 Oct 12 - 06:15 PM (#3422333)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: CapriUni

Yay!!


18 Oct 12 - 10:13 PM (#3422420)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Janie

Hope "it's" going ok for you Pat - that you are resting and restoring yourself.


19 Oct 12 - 07:26 PM (#3422871)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: kendall

Whatever you are doing, don't stop.


20 Oct 12 - 10:02 AM (#3423035)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Roger the Skiffler

Time for some R & R in the NYCFTTS methinks!
Welcome, back, 'Spaw.
RtS


20 Oct 12 - 10:28 PM (#3423315)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: ChanteyLass

Tonight is the first time I've been on Mudcat since Sept. 26, the night before I left for Ireland. I did see some of this info on Mudcat's thread on Facebook, though. I'm sorry you went through all this and hope you continue to improve. I'm sorry I wasn't able to wish you well sooner than this.


20 Oct 12 - 10:33 PM (#3423316)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: gnu

Right. Surely you've had enough RnR. Now, get back to work as a super hero... our champion. The best among us in total could not fill your bullshit... er, shoes. You know what I mean.


20 Oct 12 - 10:38 PM (#3423319)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Bobert

Am I sniffin' a new Reg Boyz story from the latest hospital stay??? Me thinks so...

B;~)


15 Nov 12 - 11:34 AM (#3436925)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Hollowfox

I didn't have a chance to post after I read the news a couple of weeks ago, but I told Amy the news (not knowing what the diagnosis was. My terrifying daughter calmly told me that if he snuck off like that again, she would fillet his punk ass. So now you're on a specific $#@!-reduction candle series, not the general one. Love to you, Karen, and the lads. (They're too tall to just be the Boys anymore).


16 Nov 12 - 04:31 PM (#3437530)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Kim C

Well, I'm a little late on the Welcome Back bandwagon, but Welcome Back! Hope you are doing well. :-)


21 Nov 12 - 10:55 PM (#3440215)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Bugsy

SHit Spaw! when I saw this thread resurface I thought you were back in AGAIN!

DON'T DO THAT!! You KNOW I've got a weak heart.

Now I'll have to have a little lie down.

Keep Healthy mate.

CHeers

Bugsy


30 Nov 12 - 12:21 PM (#3444861)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: catspaw49

I'd like to stay healthy Bugsy but I keep opening new vistas on the health front.

Regarding this thread and the anemia/breathing problem.................I had a bone marrow biopsy two weeks ago to see if there was a reason there for this anemia which is causing the breathing problem. As it turns out, there is!

I have some lazy-ass bone marrow which ain't keeping up with the needed supply. Mostly all the things we associate with Leukemia. At this point it ain't. The condition is called Myeloplastic Dysplasia Syndrome. The good news is that it is a pre-cancerous diagnosis and may or may not become Leukemia at some point in the future. The lesser news is that if it does it is a type that does not respond well to most of the known treatments.

We are starting weekly injections to stimulate the marrow which obviously needs a swift kick in the ass. We'll see how that goes first and move on from there. My hemoglobin and platelets are better than they were but still very low. I'm breathing better and doing better overall but I look forward to hopefully boost my red blood cell output with the shots. It will probably take awhile to see/feel the effect of those. Hopefully there will be some!!!

Biggest problem right now is the trip to Columbus (100 mile round trip) which will be weekly. My back has been bothering me since that 2 month stint in the hospital a couple of years back following the botched appendectomy. The trip gets uncomfortable for me plus it is another 100 miles on the car and the gas. So I need to get some more info then talk to the insurance folks about a closer location for the shots or home health care to do them.


Spaw


30 Nov 12 - 12:45 PM (#3444873)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: KT

Oh, Spaw, you are a courageous man. Hang in there, and know that you are being held in heart and mind way up north.


30 Nov 12 - 12:52 PM (#3444877)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: John MacKenzie

You do like to try on a new ailment for size, every so often Spaw. I think you do it just to keep us on our toes.
Gues ya need to eat things rich in iron fer yer red blood cells, but   an old hand at the hospital business like you, will know all about that.
Eat well, be well, and cut down on the foreplay, AND what comes after that, too. (No I can't remember either!)

Be well friend.


30 Nov 12 - 12:58 PM (#3444881)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: GUEST,olddude

Spaw
well if ya need mine you are welcome to it ... it is one of the few things that seem to work on me right lately

hang in there let me know if you need anything my brother

Dan


30 Nov 12 - 01:21 PM (#3444896)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Bill D

Jeez.. next it will be recalterant Plebney!... or maybe "fever of the fingernail"

If you write something beyond Reg boys stories, I smell a book about it all. You are the poster boy for the Irish curse.. "May you live in interesting times"


30 Nov 12 - 01:26 PM (#3444901)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: catspaw49

Hey KT....I love y'all up there (say Hi to Ebbie too) but there ain't nothin' courageous here. I've always sorta' lived from the advice of two guys that gave me some good advice:

"If I laugh at any mortal thing, t'is that I may not weep."
.......George Gordon, Poet, aka, Lord Byron

"There is only what is. What should be never existed."
.......Leonard A. Schneider, Stand-Up Philosopher, aka, Lenny Bruce


Spaw


30 Nov 12 - 02:36 PM (#3444944)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: John MacKenzie

Ya forgot to quote Portnoy's Complaint Spaw.


30 Nov 12 - 03:08 PM (#3444950)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Rapparee

Oh, crap. Maybe I could come there and stimulate yer bone marrow with a swift kick in the balls. Or I could send Cheech Wizard to do it.


30 Nov 12 - 03:15 PM (#3444956)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Will Fly

Jesus - is this thread still crawling along?

For heaven's sakes, Spaw, get your act together, will you? I can't keep seeing this thread creeping up to the top of the BS section and thinking, Oh no - what now?"

It's more than flesh and blood can stand - I think Rap should keep his promise of a swift kick in the nuts and sort you out once for and all.

I've recently threatened Dan with a Jello attack (in a private email), so don't think I can't threaten you... You have been warned.


30 Nov 12 - 04:14 PM (#3444982)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Bill D

♫"Oh that I was where I would be;
Then would I be where I am not.
Here am I where I must be..
Go where I would I can not."♫

    from "Katie Cruel"

Philosophy is as philosophy does, hmmm? *wry grin*


30 Nov 12 - 04:26 PM (#3444989)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: bobad

You need to massage your bone if you wanna stimulate your marrow.


30 Nov 12 - 04:37 PM (#3444993)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: gnu

boBAD! Hehehehee!


30 Nov 12 - 04:46 PM (#3444998)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: catspaw49

No, that's a triple boBAD with a twist.....LOL........   

And Bill......Too true.



Spaw


30 Nov 12 - 04:48 PM (#3445000)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: katlaughing

ya just had to do it, didn'tja...boldly go where no evil twin has gone before!

DON'T GO ANY FURTHER!!

luvyabuckets, Karen, too

kat


30 Nov 12 - 05:09 PM (#3445015)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Bobert

Eat More Possum, Spawzer... Good fir whatever ails ya...

But seriously, man... Hope the injections get you jump started and back to running marathons...

B~


30 Nov 12 - 05:17 PM (#3445024)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: gnu

"Eat More Possum."

Yeah... I thought a that, too. But, I spell it a bit different.


30 Nov 12 - 05:22 PM (#3445028)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Mrrzy

I said POSSE, Tonto!


30 Nov 12 - 08:46 PM (#3445138)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Janie

Damn! Damn! Damn!

You DO have courage 'Spaw.

Now Own it.

Love to you.

Janie


30 Nov 12 - 10:57 PM (#3445172)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: ChanteyLass

Oh, my! I hope you are able to get the treatments closer to home and that they are effective.


01 Dec 12 - 12:13 AM (#3445190)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: KT

Wise words from those guys, Spaw, and good for us all to consider. I hear you. I do. And I wish for you, in addition to your gifts of humor, wisdom and compassion, which have seen you through other hard times, continued strength and courage, which you possess perhaps more than you realize.


01 Dec 12 - 01:32 AM (#3445205)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Sandra in Sydney

beautifully said, KT, so I'll second it

sandra


01 Dec 12 - 09:53 AM (#3445233)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: catspaw49

Thanks to all of you for the kind words and support.   Not to worry yet. My Doc told me that when it was time to worry she'd write a prescription allowing me to worry for 10 minutes each week so I'll keep you posted when and if that happens.

And KT......That truly is beautiful and I thank you.........just have a hard time thinking that you're talking about me. So maybe you and Janie are right and I need to own it.......Okay.........

HEY!!! YO!!! ANYBODY OUT THERE!!!

Any of y'all see a dragon anywhere? Lemmee know where one is if you do so I can go out and slay that motherfucker!!!!!!!


Spaw


01 Dec 12 - 11:25 AM (#3445278)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: olddude

Next time we will hear he got the clap .... now stop this stuff. Don't make me come there with a bowl of green jello with the fruit all stuff up in it


01 Dec 12 - 12:02 PM (#3445295)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: CupOfTea

Ohmylord Green Jello Salad! are yez trying to scare AWAY marrowbeasties from reproduction? That stuff oughter be declared Toxic Waste. Pine Sol Jello. gaaahhh.

Spaw, have you tried sympathetic magic cooking of traditional edibles- marrow bones?
(they won't make you blind, will they?

Then there's blood sausage and black pudding... and all those other "nasty bits" Anthony Bourdain eats (And he IS talking food "nasty bits" -his hottie wife is a judo expert).

Eat well, be well, snark on

health wishes from Joanne in Cleveland (You KNOW I'm in CuyaDEMOCRAThoga county, right?)


01 Dec 12 - 04:02 PM (#3445371)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: catspaw49

And you folks did a fine job this time around as usual......Living down here in very red Bumpkinland I was glad to see my little village actually split pretty close on the top ticket but had a nice vote for Sherrod. That little nabob the GOP put up is an ass. I had a hard time believing anyone would support the twit.

Spaw


02 Dec 12 - 03:50 AM (#3445614)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: Joe Offer

Spaw, do you ever wonder why people here love you so much? Isn't it a wonderful thing?

I suppose I'm one of the few Mudcatters who has met you in person. I'm sure glad I went out of my way to meet you. You're a goddamn wonderful person.

-Joe-


02 Dec 12 - 04:11 AM (#3445620)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: GUEST,hg

((((((((((((((Dude))))))))))))))) I love you, Pat.


02 Dec 12 - 10:57 AM (#3445732)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: GUEST,Wysiguest Post-Op

Well hell Pat I'll just have to put you in That List. Fone anytime. Church office/Hardi have my fone #-- no use putting yours in my personal page. Damn nursing home lacks relaible 'net access-- and the lil ole fone doesn't always go where I direct its browser.

May I say tho that 11 weeks plus of ER, hospital, and nursing home care has really gibven me a window in on NURSES and the collegiality that forms the good ones. I salute Karen!

BE WELL.

~Susan


02 Dec 12 - 11:02 AM (#3445734)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: olddude

I got the spawster on speed dial with my rosary. I think he wore out the beads he did


02 Dec 12 - 11:09 AM (#3445738)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: olddude

Kendall put more than a few dents in it also ... stay well guys.


02 Dec 12 - 07:37 PM (#3445929)
Subject: RE: Catspaw/Spaw in hospital -Home Again - 16-Oct-12
From: ChanteyLass

Hey, Susan, sorry but I've lost track. What's up with you, or maybe I should ask what is keeping you down? You got a projected date of release from that nursing home?