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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Trouble

It hasn't been a very good year for us so far. As I write this, Al is in Philadelphia waiting for the second leg of his flight home to Homosassa. Sunday, we received a call that no-one wants to get, that his Mom, Anne had taken a fall and was being taken to the hospital. She was in a lot of pain, and tests revealed that she had cracked her hip. Being that she is on blood thinners, they were extra cautious and had her transferred to Bayonet Point Hospital in Hudson, a Level 1 Trauma Center. Fortunately, her CAT scans looked fine (they were worried about a bleed in her brain from the fall), and they were able to do surgery on Monday to repair the hip. We were grateful that the hip didn't need replacing.

She seemed to be progressing ok, until yesterday afternoon when her breathing and vital signs started deteriorating very quickly...within a half hour we received a call that they needed to place her on a ventilator. That's when plans swung into full tilt, and we got Al on a 6AM flight out of Bangor this morning. I'm here with the dogs for now, and God willing won't be needed back there as well.

We just know there will be plenty of good wishes going out, and thanks to all our friendly readers. I'll be back when I can.

20 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about Al's Mom. Prayers for sure.

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  2. Oh Karen, I am so sorry to hear this. Sending positive thoughts your way. Keep us posted. Safe travels to Al.

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  3. Sorry to hear. We are sending our positive thoughts as well.

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  4. So sorry ... sending positive thoughts from Texas.

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  5. We'll be thinking of you guys, and hope your "mom" can recover. A fall resulted in a broken hip for my mom; it was a painful, difficult time.
    Box Canyon Mark

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  6. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!

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  7. Sending prayers and hope for a full recovery. We have had our share of troubles in the family this year. Lets hope things will get better soon. We will keep in touch. Lucia

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  8. It's never easy...sending hugs your way!

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  9. Sending all of you positive energy and thoughts.

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  10. Oh no. Please let us know if we can do anything to help. We'll be here until the 31st. Hugs and prayers to you both.

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  11. You all are in our thoughts wishing for the very best outcome. You have my number. Call me if there is any way I can help you.

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  12. So sorry to hear this Karen! Ma is in our thoughts and prayers. <3

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  13. Oh my...so sorry to hear about Al's mother. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Hoping for a swift and full recover.

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  14. What a year you have had. So sorry to hear about Al's mom.
    Those blood thinners are so scary. Art's sub feel when he was still at the post office and hit her head and she died from a brain bleed. I sure hope all turns out well and that she gets well quickly.

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  15. So sorry to hear this news. Keeping you all in our prayers.

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  16. I am sorry to hear about Al's mom. I will keep both of you in my prayers

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  17. So sorry to hear about Al's mom. Remember we were staying at Chassa Oaks and after our get together my mom fell and broke her hip. It took a long time and alot of up and downs but she is doing great now. We will keep all of you in our prayers.
    Richard & Bonnie

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