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Tall Tales / Re: Coffee and Tea hotter than a June Bride
« Last post by Delmonico on June 28, 2022, 10:46:35 AM »
I'm up, a good chance of not doing much today, got a pan and a few dishes that need done, will do them while wife is gone, maybe will get a gold star.  Some laundry needs done am forbidden by the powers to do it or at least do it when no one is home, something about basement stairs, probably would be fine but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,   There is a stack of papers about 4 inches tall on the chair by my desk I need to go through and decide what is what, most likely not needed, several giving them permission to take pictures of things like bruises, rashes and such.   Was a lot of bruising and such when I arrived at rehab hospital from blood draws and moving IV's around because with antibiotics they don't last long, inside the arms was looking like one big bruise from wrist to elbows.  Day I left they finally put in a pict line above the elbow in the right side.  That developed a rash all around it, was not sure if it was tape, antibiotic allergy or what, also had one on the back of the top of my butt, in the plumber crack region and then on my shoulders.   They changed the bedding and put a notice about only using sheets washed in Ivory, guess they was some in house as well as patients laundry if they want, no charge, of course I did. ;D

Sheets took care of that one, shoulders they removed the pain patches and went back to tablets and all heal.  Pict line area never went away till after it was pulled when I was going home.   I think it was the tape stuff but have to deal with it because there is very specific dressing that comes with it you have to use, can add other over if needed but have to leave the clear window so you can see it, and to have to change places require loading me up and hauling back to hospital. They are picky about who puts those in and out.  So they pumped me full of IV Benadryl through the line. Helped keep it under control and from previous experience I knew everything you see is not real ::)  Glad I didn't like watching TV, dang lizards (small ones)  kept coming out the back and going down the wall and into my closet. ::)  Other strange things, one day Riley was hiding in the closet and would peak out at me once in a while.  Talked to the people standing by the bed that weren't there, Rita saw that when she was there, guess my eyes were open.  Also if I watched something on the tablet if I looked up it was sometimes projected on the wall for a short time.  As they were able to back the pain meds and the Benadryl off it got better. 

The time from when I got to the ER at the hospital was a big blur for the most part I got there and right away the checked vitals and asked a few questions and put in a line and gave me  mix of 3 pain meds ad a muscle relaxer and got me some what under pain control and took either an X-Ray, MRI or something similar maybe more than that, by then I was not real sure of what was going on or really cared.  They finally decided to keep my over night at least, not sure what else they would have done.  Sometime the next day they came and the culture they took said staph so they moved me to another room and proceeded to give me stuff through the IV, and I don't remember much of that, they were always calling Rita telling her what was up, probably me to but no idea.

I do remember calling my Mom at 2:30am thinking it was 2:30pm and scaring the hell out of her. ::)  Also developed hic-ups that ended up lasting 2 weeks and nothing help but cold tonic water or mineral water cold on ice, and that for just a short time.  Beyond that I remember very little at the regular hospital.  When I left there after 9 days I still could not walk, was only able to make five steps on day 8.

They did have the white count to normal, fever also and decided it was at least mostly out of my system and shipped me up the road.   They kept the antibiotics going till the day I left, 44 from the day they hauled me away till I got home and day 35 in Tabatha. Getting better by the day, still not worth a crap. But getting better.   
Tall Tales / Re: Coffee and Tea hotter than a June Bride
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on June 28, 2022, 07:05:27 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

'Tis 59 and sunny. "Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent."

Tall Tales / Re: Coffee and Tea hotter than a June Bride
« Last post by DeaconKC on June 27, 2022, 04:34:27 PM »
Wow, temps dropped some today, thank you Lord. Hit 84 and light breeze. Lady C gave me a haircut this morning, she does a really nice job. Ballgame for our g'niece tonight. You guys have a good one.
Tall Tales / Re: Coffee and Tea hotter than a June Bride
« Last post by Major 2 on June 27, 2022, 03:41:40 PM »
Looking forward to seeing the photos & videos. :)
Tall Tales / Re: Coffee and Tea hotter than a June Bride
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on June 27, 2022, 12:52:28 PM »
Afternoon y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

Got home from Newbrasskey 'bout 0030. A good time was had by all.
Slept 11 hours, today.

'Tis 70 and sunny. High of 75.

Books & Movies / 5 Card Stud
« Last post by Abilene on June 26, 2022, 11:23:59 PM »
Five Car Stud is on TV, haven't seen it in ages.  When Dean Martin and Robert Mitchum are showing off target shooting in the middle of the movie, they each have swing-out cylinder (which they do to reload) revolvers with fake ejector housings.  Then later during a big gunfight in the town, they each are reloading regular SAA's through the loading gate.  Hehe.  Later when Mitchum shoots Yaphet Kotto it is back to double action.
Tall Tales / Re: Coffee and Tea hotter than a June Bride
« Last post by litl rooster on June 26, 2022, 07:27:59 PM »
A  very good friends grandson is in need of help. I got this note from her.

"He just turned 18. He was born with half a heart. Has had 3 open heart surgeries. He was told about 2 weeks ago that he was going to need a pace maker, but he doesn't have the part of the chamber that you normally connect it to, so they were assembling a team in Birmingham to figure it out. Yesterday the heat got to him so they took him to the ER where they found he was in A fib and low Oxygen so they transferred him to Mobile.

He was airlifted to Birmingham this afternoon. Johnathon arrived safely to Birmingham.Doctor's called and requested to do a cardiac conversion ASAP, they are going to incubate him."


Update From my friend...


Johnathon is in Room 830 at The Children's Hospital of Birmingham 1600 5th Avenue South Birmingham, Al 35242. Drs are attempting to keep his oxygen saturation level. This weekend the plan is to keep him resting since the cardioversion to bring him out of A fib. On Monday, they will determine if he is strong enough for the open heart surgery that week to install a pacemaker. If successful, he will need to stay another week or so. Best case scenario. Please get the word out to anyone who believes in the power of prayer and healing. Thank you.

If I was to have any Heart surgery there is only two hospitals I would go to UAB  of course and Cleveland Clinic.

Prayers for your friend

And sending additional prayers to the Coosie.

Another one of the original coffee group told me today, getting old isn’t for wussies
Tall Tales / Re: Coffee and Tea hotter than a June Bride
« Last post by The Trinity Kid on June 26, 2022, 06:10:47 PM »
Evening all.

85 and muggy at 0200 in Africa today.

Del, glad to see you’re still on the plucking side of the daisy patch,  ::)

In other news, I’ve taken on a new project in my journey as an author. I’ve begun work on a new book about the 2018 Carr Fire in Redding, CA. I was very involved in that incident, as a resident, first responder, and knowing many people that lost homes and businesses. I want to create a critical record of it all, covering all facets of the fire. I especially am wanting to touch on the fatalities that occurred, as pre-research they all appear to be preventable. In any case, that’s what I’m getting started on. I hope to get in contact with John N MacLean, who has written several books about fires (his father Norman also wrote several books, including A River Runs Through It), as well as being a fellow Missoulian.

Tall Tales / Re: Coffee and Tea hotter than a June Bride
« Last post by Major 2 on June 26, 2022, 02:19:49 PM »
Card is in the drop box are the PO  :) :) :) :)

Tall Tales / Re: Coffee and Tea hotter than a June Bride
« Last post by Major 2 on June 25, 2022, 07:47:48 PM »
Prolly find them everywhere in Branson... :-\

I suppose text messaging, emails, and social media was the death nell for Post cards as we knew them  :-\

I addressed my card and will take it to the PO this morn.

  Johnathon- Room 830
  The Children's Hospital of Birmingham
   1600 5th Avenue
    South Birmingham, Al 35242.   
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