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Heaven

Thursday, July 31, 2014

My dad passed away at 8 pm tonight. Dad stopped breathing for a few minutes, my sister called all of us to tell us that he had passed away, called a nurse to call time of death and then suddenly Dad started to breathe again. As strange as it sounds, God worked that out for the best because it allowed the rest of us to bring mom back to say a final good-bye before he stopped breathing for a final time. My son, my two sisters, my mom and I were all with Dad when he died. My husband and daughter were able to join us shortly afterward.

The tears are done (for now). I am at peace knowing that Dad is at peace.

  
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RASPBERRY56 8/1/2014 6:55AM

    So sorry about your dad's passing.......

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COMPCHIC52 8/1/2014 3:15AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. its been a year and half since my dads passing and I still wish I could walk in his house and say hey dad. My our Lord send comfort to all during this time. emoticon

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JENNEINAZ 8/1/2014 12:36AM

  I am so sorry for your loss.

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FRAN0426 7/31/2014 11:44PM

    So sorry for the loss of your father, thoughts and prayers for all of you.

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1MORNINGWALKER 7/31/2014 10:26PM

    emoticon emoticon He is at peace. I do know how hard this is.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/31/2014 10:04PM

    I am so very sorry for your loss. It's very tough.

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Monday

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Just a few short notes here.

I'm leaving in a few short hours to go see my family. My dad is still alive at this moment. We don't know how long he will hang on - he could surprise us or not. But we know his fate is in God's hands who knows the best time to bring him home.

I may or may not be checking in here. It may be a nice distraction or it may be a distraction that I don't need. We'll see how it goes.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 7/29/2014 6:06PM

    Many hugs and prayers. travel safely.

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JENNEINAZ 7/29/2014 9:36AM

  Safe trip!

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1MORNINGWALKER 7/29/2014 8:36AM

    Take good care emoticon emoticon

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PICKIE98 7/29/2014 5:23AM

    Hugs and prayer sto you,, one moment at a time for now,,,

just started the hospice process for my mother..

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ALIHIKES 7/29/2014 3:07AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family emoticon

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COMPCHIC52 7/29/2014 2:33AM

    safe travels spend as much time with your loved ones as you can. emoticon

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CETANISTAWI 7/29/2014 1:32AM

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My Dad

Friday, July 25, 2014

Just got a call from my mom. My 92 year old dad was found unconscious this morning. He's got a bad UTI. His heart has stopped twice now today. He has a do not resuscitate order. We're scheduled to go see them next week.

  
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COMPCHIC52 8/1/2014 3:17AM

    I did not even see this earlier in the week so I did not know I am so sorry for your loss as of Thursday.

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ALIHIKES 7/29/2014 3:08AM

    So sorry to hear of this health crisis for your dad. emoticon

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JAMER123 7/28/2014 12:09AM

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Hoping he is improving. Sending healing prayers to him and you as well as all your family. God bless!

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JENNEINAZ 7/26/2014 11:08AM

  I am so sorry. Is there any way you can get there earlier?

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1CRAZYDOG 7/26/2014 10:46AM

    emoticon and prayers.

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1MORNINGWALKER 7/25/2014 11:01PM

    Same here, sending hugs and prayers emoticon

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FRAN0426 7/25/2014 10:42PM

    emoticon and prayers sent your way Jean.

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What Went - Thursday

Friday, July 25, 2014

Another busy day, but isn't it always with kids?

First, I drove into the big city before 7 am for adrenal and liver testing that had to be completed before 8 am. At least the adrenal had to be done that early and it's not like I was going to go in later for the liver test. I got to talk another phlebotomist through how to get blood from a turnip. After a couple of tries he was successful. Honestly, don't they teach these guys how to do a hot pack any more?

Ds17 impulsively invited himself along on a 7 mile bike ride this morning with his younger sister and her friend. (About a month ago he impulsively entered a 5k race). I told dh that at least his impulsivity is targeting healthy things. The bike ride was on trails and sidewalks that gave them some distance from the road so I felt comfortable about it. My 12 year old daughter, the jock, left my son and her friend in the dust. I had to talk to her about going with the pace of the slowest member when in a group like that or at least moderating her pace somewhat for their benefit when she knows the route and they don't. They had a lot of fun though. I picked them up at the mall where they ended up and ferried them and their bikes home after a couple of hours. I was a tiny bit ticked when the friend told her mom that I had made her late by not picking her up on time. I spent a total of 4 hours ferrying those kids around in traffic today including taking that girl to and from her house. The reason I was late was because they were not ready when they should have been. Humph!

Phew! The kids and I did a 1 hour cleaning round robin.

1st 20 minutes: Dd's choice of music - OneRepublic, Maroon 5, etc.
2nd 20 minutes: Ds's choice of music - Pink Floyd, the Boss (aka Springsteen) etc.
3rd 20 minutes: my choice of music - Weird Al Yankovic!

Oh, you want to know what we actually did? One big shelf in the kitchen pantry was gone through, tons of expired stuff thrown out, the shelf washed and then restocked. Three kitchen drawers emptied, gone through (some stuff tossed and some put in the Goodwill pile and others sorted to put back), all washed (I found actual mold in a corner of one drawer Ack! ) and disinfected, and then restocked. Laundry folded and put away, washed and dried. I actually should have stopped after the 2nd 20 minutes but we were on a roll and I had happy kids (or at least resigned kids) helping me so I finished out the hour. Now I'm in mucho pain but hey, we got a lot done!


  
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HILLSLUG98239 7/25/2014 2:31PM

    You just reminded me how desperately I need to tidy up my kitchen!

You had a very productive day. I hope you got lots of sleep last night!

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YVETTEB57 7/25/2014 1:27PM

    Busy, busy, busy. I'm worn out just from reading what all you did! LOL!
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JENNEINAZ 7/25/2014 11:28AM

  You did a great job! I hope the blood tests do well.

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1MORNINGWALKER 7/25/2014 1:50AM

    Really an adventure, love seeing the different music choices Lo.
Hope you get lots of rest and feel better. emoticon

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COASTAL6 7/25/2014 12:30AM

    What a big day you had, I just stayed home, boring! emoticon

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What Went - Wednesday

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I rediscovered why I had such a good pain day yesterday. Or at least I have a theory. I woke up with a bit of a sore throat today and that reminded me that right before I get even a minor illness I have a good day when I suspect that my immune system has kicked in full force. Then it fails and I get sick and go right back to my normal pain and fatigue. I hadn't remembered because it's been months and months since that's happened.

My daughter survived her babysitting. She was so glad to be done this evening! The mother was hinting broadly that she could use her again tomorrow but we stuck to our guns. My daughter does have plans for tomorrow and the next day anyway.

You could have knocked me over with a feather this morning. My 17 year old son asked if we could go exercise! Unfortunately the Y is closed for renovations so we walked at a local mall. Then we ate out at Chipotle's and went to a music store. It was really nice to spend some time with him. Sometimes he gets lost since his little sister is very much the squeaky wheel of the family.

My daughter, Rocky and I walked around the neighborhood this evening. I got over 6000 steps today. It had been raining most of the day but it was very nice and even sunny on our walk. We kept hearing music and I thought it was a very loud garage band before it hit me that tonight was a local concert in the park! I'm a bit slow sometimes. . .!

  
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YVETTEB57 7/24/2014 1:24PM

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JENNEINAZ 7/24/2014 11:44AM

  Congratulations on the steps! I am sorry you might be getting sick. Hopefully you will feel better soon.

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COMPCHIC52 7/24/2014 12:41AM

    time with the kids is a wonderful thing emoticon emoticon

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FRAN0426 7/24/2014 12:17AM

    Good for you and your daughter for not caving in for her to do more babysitting.
Nice that you got some mom and son time in today. I'm sure Rocky was thrilled that the rain dried up and he and mom got there walk in tonight. Hope you feel better tomorrow.

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UKNOWITNOW 7/23/2014 11:11PM

  Congratulations. The more steps you take the more you want to take. emoticon

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