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  • Pip, bless you. You have been through it for sure. Kirby will be ok. He’s like that country song. He loves you. He just has to be mad for a while. I have no idea if my driver’s license is enhanced. I guess I should check into it. I’m sitting with my father tonight. He gave my mother fits last night. Dismantled his oxygen…
  • Welcome to all the newbies! I know you can’t tell from my lack of recent posts, but I am a somewhat regular in this thread. Hugs to all who need them. Debbie, I totally understand family drama and disfunction. Double hugs for you. My father’s COPD continues to hold steady, his dementia is getting worse, and the family…
  • Rebecca, I love that Wild Planet tuna, bean, corn salad. I ate it a lot when my father was in the rehab facility. It is expensive around here, though. Well over $4 per can. Katla, prayers for you and your DH.
  • Lisa, LMAO at the hotsy-totsy, gold-digging trophy wife comment, even more so when my autocorrect kept changing hotsy to horsy.
  • Barbara, I’m sorry Gino did not work out. (((Rita))) A very close neighbor posted on Nextdoor today that their six-month old kitten had been missing for a week. There was another Nextdoor post about both bobcat and coyote sightings. I’m afraid the neighbor’s cat and our Pip were both victims of the coyote. Speaking of…
  • Welcome to all the newbies. Ninja and Irene, I am also from Georgia. I live Northeast of Atlanta off the I-85 corridor.
  • I am caught up with reading. Still busy with my father but trying to get caught up on some of the stuff i’ve been neglecting. The Army chaplain is coming to see my father tomorrow to present him with a flag. That should be interesting. We are all going to try to be there for that. I got our taxes done. It was pretty simple…
  • Betsy, I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear husband. Debbie, I’m sorry about your cat as well. Our newly adopted kitten disappeared on Ash Wednesday. We just got her right before Thanksgiving. Not knowing what happened to her makes it doubly sad. Welcome to all the newbies. I pop in fairly regularly then will go…
  • I didn’t get one. Beth and I ran into this problem once. I’m not sure what the issues is. I will try to send you a message so that you can maybe reply to it and it will come through. Look for a message from me.
  • I’ve been on MFP for over 10 years and just got my first *kitten*. I don’t know whether to be annoyed of proud. Lol.
  • Barbie, that cartoon reminds me of a mystery I read - no clue what or when, maybe just a small snippet of a police procedural about many different things - man found shot on his front porch with pants down. Turned out the wife caught him peeing off the front porch and snapped. Yesterday was a day when I gave in to total…
  • Carol, thanks for the link to Joyce's obit. I remember her well. Pip, holy moly! Who took the pictures? I'm glad that is out of you. Prayers for complete healing. I spent the night with my father last night so that Mama could sleep. I stayed until the Hospice nurse came today. He said we could try the over the counter…
  • Three people. Amber and Faetta are not the same person either. Faetta popped in a few weeks ago, I think. Thanks for the post link. There was also a post from Gloworm on that page, who has also passed away. Such a sweet memory of two lovely ladies.
  • I remember a Joyce who used to be a frequent poster. Didn’t she have MS maybe? And live in the mid-west somewhere? I don’t remember her screen name. I also remember JR’s mom, but I don’t remember her name being Joyce. I’m remembering two different people. Either way, I am sorry that she passed away. If it’s the Joyce I…
  • The IDAD app can be downloaded for free from BarbRaveling.com. The 40 Day Sugar Fast is a book by Wendy Speake. I think there is a website, too, but I haven’t been there. I just got the book from Amazon.
  • Pip, prayers for successful surgery. For Lent, I am recommitting to my project of logging my food faithfully everyday and adding an afternoon time of reflection and journal writing. I am going to use the I Deserve a Donut app for questions plus I am going to read the 40-day Sugar Fast. My plan is to give up sugar (or at…
  • Tina, I actually bought my father a bottle of Night Time Sleep Aid pills at Dollar General. Active ingredient same as Benadryl. Then I googled and it said don’t use without consulting your doctor if you have COPD. So we were afraid to give it to him, too. I think part if the problem is Mama giving him meds at night he…
  • MIA for a few days and goodness gracious! A lot has happened. Pip, I’m so glad you decided to go tomorrow. It sounds urgent. Prayers for complete healing. Rita, hugs, hugs, and more hugs. Beth, prayers as you navigate all with your parents and the anniversary of Ian’s passing, it will be easier on your parents once they…
  • My grocery store was totally out of soft cream cheese in all flavors, so I bought plant-based cream cheese alternative, I’m not a fan. Maybe with some strawberry jam.
  • Carla, so funny about your mom blocking you with her flip phone. My fancy new iPhone has this "focus" feature that silences everybody and sends them straight to voice mail. It is apparently super easy to turn on without knowing you've done it. The first time it happened, I had no idea why I wasn't getting my calls. The…
  • Beth, hugs. You and I are in the same stage of life right now. Hopefully your Mom’s break will heal completely. My father seems to have healed from his broken hip six weeks ago, but he developed blood clots (probably from inactivity due to the broken hip and from stopping the Eliquis when he developed a huge hematoma. He…
  • Kim, my local pharmacy will take my blood pressure for me if I ask. Maybe try that on a day when you are calm and rested.
  • Michele, I’m so sorry about Clyde. Allie, condolences on your friend’s loss as well. That is extremely young. Pip, our cat, finally learned to use the litter box. She was about 9 months old when we rescued her from being dumped at our church and she had always been an outside cat (we assume). Although most of the time that…
  • @minicooper452 , I feel for you with your mom struggles, especially the dementia. I spent yesterday with my dad. He had a really good day, model patient, got dressed, we played cards, then night set in. He got mad at me because I wouldn’t bring him a file to sharpen his chainsaw, said he took his catheter apart and threw…
  • Catching up on reading while sitting with Daddy. He is much improved (a relative statement at almost 93). Machka, congrats on the NSV. My absolute favorite pjs are red flannel with little black dogs on them. My husband bought them along with a matching robe back when I was much heavier. They were too small. I actually need…
  • Wow! This had to be super scary for both of you. As you may or may not know, I am dealing with my 92-year old father who fell and broke his hip. It is a roller coaster ride for sure dealing with aging parents, and falls are perhaps one of the worst. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
  • Michele, has Vince been evaluated by a pulmonary specialist? He may need to use some kind of nebulizer or inhaler. I’m spending the night with my dad tonight. He is much improved and making some progress with the PT. He still spends a lot of time sleeping, but he did that before he fell. This place makes him get dressed…
  • Today is the first day since Dec 30 that I have not been to the hospital. They transferred my father to a rehab facility yesterday. My sister spent the night and my mother drove herself there today to spend the day and night with him. I took Pip (our cat) to the vet this morning and left her to be spayed. Tomorrow we will…
  • Machka, sitters? Now, wouldn’t that be nice? All of the sitters that I know do it at the patient’s home. In non-Covid times people would hire someone to sit with a patient but we can’t do it now because it we would still only be allowed to name two people. And it’s all private pay. The hospital doesn’t provide them. Now I…
  • They have a pretty strict visiting policy because of Covid. He is only allowed two visitors and they must be the same two visitors throughout his stay. So Mama and I are the designated visitors. That means my sister, who is here from New Orleans, can't even come up to visit. As for letting one of us stay 24/7, they like…
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