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Started 8/23/15 by ModDee; 1569736 views.
Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

May-15

Good morning Kitty.  Glad you are doing well.  Hope Susan is healing well.  Think

she said she is healing quickly. 

We aren't planting anything yet, this is our first night out of the 30s.  My daughter

has lots of seeds started and bought some dirt so must be transferring them to

the ground.

Happy for your son, grandkids are great.

Got my Monte Carlo registered but still haven't worked on the dents and shattered

window from the collapsed tent in the blizzard.  It's inspected until the end of June

so have a little time.

Have a good day.

Ernie

Brandy has an appointment with the oncologist Monday.  She's in pain tonight.  I will

call them later in the morning to see what I can do.

Kittyarnold

From: Kittyarnold

May-15

Keep us posted on Brandy.....todays project?  Brian is removing the tile from the tub/shower  we are replacing the tub with a shower stall....and they come early in the week, so Brian said it would have the area ready for them....he intends to hang plastic so we can still shower....a beautiful sunny day...supposed to get into the 70's today....will let you know if that happens....

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

May-16

Good morning Kitty.  Bathroom remodeling is a lot of work.  I almost

did it once.  smile  I did replace the toilet. 

Is getting warm.  Supposed to get up to 80 by the end of the week.

I stayed back here and worked on property.  Takes both

of us to monitor Brandy sometimes.  Brandy is on pain pill every

6 hours now instead of 12.  She doesn't put any weight on that leg

anymore.  Has appt with Oncologist tomorrow.  Cornell is booked up

until November so going to Colonial next to it.

I'm working on the trees, yard, and pool areas.

Have a good day.

Ernie

Kittyarnold

From: Kittyarnold

May-17

sink and toliet are staying....it is just remove the tub for a shower stall...which is still a big job  Brian is getting the area ready....needs some more 2x4 and some "nailers"   I am just doing ordinary stuff....planning dinner etc....have a good day...

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

May-18

Good morning Kitty.  Really warm this week, not like Sanibel though.

Don't you need a tub sometimes for aches and pains? 

I opened the pool but it might have a leak to fix and the salt isn't up

to 3200 ppm yet.  Shock is very expensive.  I ran out in the Fall and

didn't realize there would be a chlorine shortage.  DE for our filter

has doubled in price, also, for some reason.  I have enough DE for

the filter for this first run.  Getting the chlorinator generating chlorine

quickly and we can skip the expensive shock.

Brandy not doing so well.  Won't do any good to amputate her leg.  She

would only live about 10 months and be in pain anyway.  So with intervenous

pain killer at the hospital and pain pills here she can live normally for 6 to 10

weeks.  So I woke up and knew my wife would be trying to stay up until 3 AM

to give her pills, so I got up at 2.  Will get some more sleep after med time.

When our first daughter was born I was in Army basic training.  When the second

daughter was born I was in college full time and working full time.

I think Brandy will be able to go on short walks with the pain killers while we say

goodbye to her.

Enjoy your warm weather.

Ernie

  • Edited May 18, 2021 2:37 am  by  Cocoa60
Kittyarnold

From: Kittyarnold

May-18

we don't live in Sanibel anymore...permanently in Conn.  and so we are happy with sunshine and 65 degrees  PT went well just wish the pain would disappear   maybe if I do the exercises more....it is hard to be motivated when it hurts when you move.....oldest daughter and our son are both in Iowa visited our new great grandson....they text with live visit with him  and I got to sing a lullaby to him....what a bright eyed baby he is....I wish Brandy well  

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

May-18

I am so sorry to read Brandy is not doing well.

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

May-19

Good morning Kitty.  Sounds like fun, talking with your great grandson in Iowa.  I

think that's the last place I slept a night when I rode a bike back from California.

Didn't make it back for my high school reunion but I did make it for the afterwards

party.  Was very tired though.  Think I stayed near North Platte, Iowa.

Brandy is doing well on her pain meds for now but like all of us she will get worse

with time.  We have this short time with her.

Pool has a leak, adjusted the valve so the water can drop below the skimmer and

take all it's water from the main drain in the bottom.  Then have to fix it when the

leak stops at the leaking level. 

Have a good day.

Ernie

My bike at Yosmite National Park, Calif.

  • Edited May 19, 2021 6:48 am  by  Cocoa60
Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

May-19

Thanks, she's one of my very best friends.

  • Edited May 19, 2021 6:46 am  by  Cocoa60
Susan1206

From: Susan1206

May-19

Dear Ernie,

I am so sorry to hear of the news about Brandy.  That's a tough one.   I didn't quite read when you have an appointment with the oncologist.

We bought a ramp for Finn to get up into the car.  He was petrified of it.  A neighbor loaned us a large harness with two handles to lift him up into the back seat if necessary.  It's hard for me with my cane to do so now.   Last night, we went and looked at a set of steps.  He did go up them and into the back seat.  Wouldn't come out of the car for about thirty minutes and then we had to lift him up with the harness.   It's all an act of love.......   He is healing.  The Vet said "all healed" just not to let him get rambunctious.

I'm in PT, two days a week.  Left the walker and onto the cane.  Here in the house I don't use the cane.  Can't say I'm totally pain free yet (about 3 Ibuprofen a day).   Knee stiff upon rising.  Not bad for entering five weeks.

Keep the Faith.

Susan

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