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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 18th, 2012 12:56pm (Mar 18th 2012)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Aw TM I am so sorry to hear that :(

    You will know what is best for Thomas; here's hoping he can pull through :heart:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 18th, 2012 4:49pm (Mar 18th 2012)
     
    :heart: Thinking of you all, Julie. Lots of love.:heart:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 19th, 2012 6:42am (Mar 19th 2012)
     
    :heart:Julie, I hope Thomas pulls through again..remembering how tough he is..sending love to you and Thomas:heart::bighug:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 19th, 2012 11:15pm (Mar 19th 2012)
     
    Likewise - I hope he can surprise you again and keep going. I'm so glad you have what seems to be a wonderful vet who is happy to do what he can, but will help you to decide the best outcome for Thomas. Will be thinking of you both. Please keep us informed. :heart:
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd, 2012 1:45am (Jul 23rd 2012)
     
    Great news for son Trevor. He is off to Germany for 2/3 weeks in August. He works for Ford Australia at the proving ground (lots of secret fun stuff) and has to go over to teach/trial a new componenet he has worked on, somehting to do with electrial circuits in cars I think. Meanwhle his wife Anna will travel to China to visit her family who are scattered around here and there as she will be gone for over a month.
    I asked Trevor was he going to visit the UK and hencam as he was in UK 3 and a half years ago and popped in to meet Neil, he got to meet Milly hen and had a cuddle and the local paper sent a reporter and they did a story, it was all very exciting as I was actually viewing hencam live while he was in the coop meeting the girls. He then travelled on to meet Red at Uni and to visit CC and her managerie.
    It was Trevor who told me about hencam in the first place and I was hooked.
    I doubt he will manage a trip over this time as work will be all consuming.
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    here he is with dear Milly hen.

    Koko the Burmese kitten is keeping us busy, he is 5 months old and as crazy as ever, we have had him 5 weeks, what a whilrwind I forgot how busy a kitty can be. I am exhausted some days as he is so active, I have to watch out I don't trip over the little scally wag.

    I am still knitting scarves and selling them they have been very popular here. I must post a pic as they are a bit unusual and very quick to make.

    I have been thinking too how I miss Nanny North,Shobhna and Diane haven't heard from them in ages and Lee has vanished too.
    I know people get busy or move on to other things but it would just be nice to know they are okay.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd, 2012 3:49pm (Jul 23rd 2012)
     
    I know - it's horrible when they just vanish, you can't help wondering if they're all right.
    If Trev fancies a trip to England, we can collect him from Heathrow in half an hour! :D
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 24th, 2012 12:12am (Jul 24th 2012)
     
    That will be lovely for Trev and Anna - must be hard to be away from family. Are they going to spend any time together in Europe while he's there?

    I can't believe it was that long ago that Trev was in the UK - it was very exciting! I can't remember the last time I saw a post from NN - it has been very quiet on here of late.

    How about a photo of Koko?!!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeSep 6th, 2012 5:25am (Sep 6th 2012) edited
     
    HI folks
    I haven't vanished but unfortuantely injured my back again same. lots of pain , been back and forward to doc and doing all the right things just very woozy from drugs so havent been on here much can't sit at computer for long.

    Trevor will be home this saturday Brian collects him from airport 7am, he has a few days in Hong Kong on way home spent 3 weeks with the German car company doing whatever it was he does.!!!

    Thanks CC he would have loved a trip over to hen land but just could not fit it in.

    I think he and Anna will have to both travel over to Europe together next time and do the rounds.


    Recently Koko met his sister Aria for the first time in 2 months since we collected him, her owner one of the vet nurses brought her over for a 'play date'. She is in carrier and he is waiting for her to pop out.

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    Koko is in foreground here in both pics and she is inspecting his toy.

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    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeSep 6th, 2012 5:31am (Sep 6th 2012) edited
     
    These two pics are a funny sequence, playing hide and seek. The back end of the carrier has see thru mesh.



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    He was quite keen to play but she kept her distance and hissed at him a few times,we thought it was quite funny and plan to get them together again soon. It was lovely to see them together. She was quite cheeky though and explored the room and then hopped up on our bed and also tested out Koko's favourite blanket on the couch.
    By the time it was time to leave Koko has plopped himself into her carrier and made himself quite comfy, we joked about getting them mixed up but he's quite a bit bigger and more solid.

    Well that's it, must go take some more meds.
    cheers for now. Julie
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeSep 6th, 2012 6:25am (Sep 6th 2012)
     
    Julie, I'm so sorry to hear you hurt your back again. I've been having a bit of trouble with mine lately also. I hope you get to feeling better very soon..I love the pictures of Koko and his sister playing..they are darling.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeSep 6th, 2012 10:07am (Sep 6th 2012)
     
    What a lovely day you had with the two kittens, they are so beautiful and have lovely markings.

    Two together are far more than twice the fun.
    When we bred Burmese we would make a generous reduction if two went together, one customer even came back for a third!

    What an amzing vet you have there to bring Aria on a visit. I hope he will repeat that often.

    Take care Julie, think of yourself and be very selfish, backs are very important to us. Hopefully with more family around you life will be easier and with lots of nurturing.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 6th, 2012 5:12pm (Sep 6th 2012)
     
    Lovely to see the two siblings, even if they didn't really get on!
    So sorry to hear about your poor back; get Brian to wait on you! What have you actually done to it? Hope you are feeling better soon...:heart:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 6th, 2012 10:15pm (Sep 6th 2012)
     
    I repeat the earlier comments - take care of your yourself and let everyone run around after you! The siblings are so beautiful, the gloss on their coats shows just how healthy they are.

    My strays are all doing OK - Kitten is getting more used to us and I've been able to close the front door twice while she was inside the house! Meow Meow is very patient with the visiting feline population - or so I thought. A black cat wandered into the hall tonight (the front door was open for Kitten) and MM chased him on sight! No love lost there. Emmett isn't doing quite as well - her legs are getting worse as is her toileting (bought a new deep covered tray but still she gets it on the floor!) and she's deaf as the proverbial post. But she is still plodding on and I love her to bits.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeSep 8th, 2012 12:32pm (Sep 8th 2012)
     
    Thanks all, being looked after and trying to be a patient patient, Trev is coming tomorrow with lots of photos for us to see of his trip.

    I ruptured a disc lower left lumbar 4/5 in January and pain is back again across lower back and now down right leg (it was left side last time) seeing doc monday instead of wednesday as cant wait that long, off to bed with heat pack and drugs, may end up haing surgery this time, I was lucky to escape last time will have an MRI first though and exhaust my otpions. Must go cuddle my kitty then Brian!:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeSep 9th, 2012 3:46am (Sep 9th 2012)
     
    Wow, Julie that doesn't sound good at all. I hope you will get better without them having to do the surgery. Give your cute kitty a hug for me..he's so darling!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 9th, 2012 4:34pm (Sep 9th 2012)
     
    Have you got a good osteopath, Julie? I have twice seen docs who said I'd need that op within a year. One was 16 years ago, the other 13 - and no op yet, fingers crossed, touch wood. I see a good osteopath every 6 -8 weeks and that keeps it controlled. However, there was little he could do while it was all inflamed, I had to wait for it to calm down. I do hope you're feeling better soon - I remember it was a miserable bloody thing, and I ended up sobbing into a Pot Noodle ("My back hurts like hell and now I'm having to eat rubber bands...").
    :flowers: (The real things would not survive a trip to Oz!) :flowers:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 9th, 2012 11:40pm (Sep 9th 2012)
     
    I know as many people that have had bad osteopath experiences as ones that have had good, so I would urge caution especially if you happen to see a bad one - they can make it worse. A friend swore by her osteopath - went every other month. Had manipulation and then a load of allergy tests. She was told she was allergic to a couple of random things and to exclude them from her diet. Time went on, she kept going - then came out in a huge rash. Turns out she has a very serious condition (has been off work for 10 months now) that would've been found sooner if she'd gone to the doc instead of the osteopath. That's the problem with having a doc you don't like but an osteopath you do!

    The NHS have investigated the possibility of funding osteopath care many times, but the results don't warrant the cost. Physio is preferred. However, there are people that swear by it and if it works for them then that's fantastic. If you are going to try it please either ask for a referral from your doc or someone you know who uses the service. Don't choose someone at random!

    Good luck with whatever you choose to do - I hope the scan will give you the information you need to make your choice. :heart:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 10th, 2012 5:10pm (Sep 10th 2012)
     
    My friend's son is an osteopath who works in tandem with an NHS doctor's practice; you MUST make sure they have been in practice for a good while, have a good reputation and, of course, are completely qualified. Hope you feel better soon. :heart:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 12th, 2012 11:38pm (Sep 12th 2012)
     
    How are you feeling TM? Are the painkillers helping at all? :heart:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 7th, 2012 3:03pm (Nov 7th 2012)
     
    I've sent Trev's Mum an emu to ask if she's all right; she's v. rough at the moment. I sent her our love.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeNov 7th, 2012 9:54pm (Nov 7th 2012)
     
    Oh dear poor Julie I do hope she feels well soon thanks for sending love from us all CC xxxx
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 7th, 2012 10:14pm (Nov 7th 2012)
     
    Thanks CC, let us know how she is. :heart:
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 6th, 2013 8:46am (Mar 6th 2013)
     
    Preparations are well under way for my 60th birthday party on Saturday March 23rd.
    Last year I did not think I would be interested or up to it as I had such a rough time health wise but feeling considerably stronger so with the help of Brian our two sons and their partners we have lift off.

    The invitations are out and only had a couple of folk who cant attend. About 56 coming. You are all welcome so if you have nothing on that night drop on in.:face-smile:

    Have some 'old' friends coming from 2hrs away and another couple 1 & 1/4 hrs away (the cottage directory owners we have used for years). Having friends from both my old work places, local theatre group, school friend, writers group, book group, both local cafe owners who sell my scarves for me, our much loved vet and his wife, so quite a cross section.

    Photos from babyhood to now have been spirited away by the MC and turned into a 'slide show' done on computer to be shown on a screen (my god what am I in for) including a narration by MC and son Shane is presenting a game called 'How well do you know my mum?' with prizes.

    Brian has organised several people to relate some anecdotes. (HELP)!!!
    The only one I know about is my grandaughter Isabelle who is 10. :face-smile:

    I should perhaps mention this will all take place at our Geelong Repertory Theatre company's Woodbin theatre which seats 80 people. We are life members so thought it fitting to have it there.

    We will also have a round of 'celebrity heads' again with prizes and an interval of sorts with about an hour for supper.

    Isabelle will judge the best dressed couple and separate male & female, did I say the theme is wear something PURPLE AND/OR RED!!!!!!!
    and of course there is a cake, apparently to be wheeled on stage for me to cut.

    It could be interesting as many years back I wheeled a birthday cake on stage at the big 800 seat Geelong performing arts centre theatre just as my dress caught alight from the sparklers and the stage manager was waving his hands around trying to decide whether to pat my ample bosom or not to 'put me out'!!! Luckily the front of dress melted rather then blew into flames and I continued onstage and the audience were non the wiser but backstage were horrifed in case I was burnt. Can laugh now:face-devil-grin:

    Other son Trevor will organise a 'door prize' literally, he will walk onstage when cued carrying a door.:face-devil-grin:

    Well that's enough of my nonsense. Will no doubt have some photos to share after the event. Trevor will also film evening if he can.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 6th, 2013 11:05am (Mar 6th 2013)
     
    Oh wow Julie I would love to come it sounds like a splendid night with much love merriment and tons of fun. How wonderful for you and the family for such a special get together. Yes please we will need loads of photos and to hear about all the events of the evening of course you know we dont like to miss anything.
    I did have to laugh about your little story about setting you boobs afire, I adore family stories and can hear them over and over and still laugh as much as when I first heard them.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 6th, 2013 11:08am (Mar 6th 2013)
     
    :_party::woohoo::aparty2:
    What a fantastic piece of organising!
    I've noted the date, a bunch of Hencam folk will be there by virtual Cruise Ship on the day, just setting off now....
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 6th, 2013 4:11pm (Mar 6th 2013)
     
    ...but we need a lot of pics in case The Good Ship Hencam (Captained by Ollie) doesn't get there on time!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 6th, 2013 6:47pm (Mar 6th 2013)
     
    Save me a place on the cruise ship too Ollie!! Are we picking Lynn up on the way?!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 6th, 2013 8:44pm (Mar 6th 2013)
     
    Yes, Good idea, let's go that way round.

    Plays havock with time line crossing calculations but who cares about that? We have the magic of the internet that can solve all sorts of stuff with just a click.

    All aboard!!!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 7th, 2013 11:38am (Mar 7th 2013)
     
    Trevor is sending over the 'Hencam special' a laser powered space shifter which will beam you up and over to this part of the globe. It only takes 12 minutes and you wont feel a thing apparently, just a tingling in the fingers and numb lips (sounds like me after a glass of gin).:face-smile:
    It will arrive in the UK on the 22nd to make sure you arrive here on time.

    Brian will organise the pop up caravans and some tents for you all. Koko will supervise the sleeping arrangemnts acording to who has the comfiest legs to sprawl over and Brian will cook a BBQ breakfast for all. What fun we will all have.

    I do like a nice party!!:aparty2:
    :drinkparty:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 7th, 2013 5:09pm (Mar 7th 2013)
     
    I hope you're in training, Julie...:):hurray::cheers2::drool5::drunk:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2013 4:38am (Mar 8th 2013)
     
    Don't forget to come pick me up too, Julie..I'll be standing out on the driveway with a picnic lunch for the trip. :aparty1::_party:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2013 2:24pm (Mar 9th 2013)
     
    Sounds like just the time to get that bottle of cherry brandy out !!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2013 4:22am (Mar 14th 2013)
     
    OOh I am getting excited now, only 6 sleeps to my birthday then 3 more after that until the party, did not think I would be excited about turning
    six O.:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2013 3:15pm (Mar 14th 2013)
     
    Yippeee it is so good to have something to look forward to. I got some good news today and feel a lot better as well so spring must be almost here I might even have a bit of a skip about........ um maybe thats not such a good idea I'd probably fall over or wet myself knowing what I am like :face-devil-grin:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2013 5:53pm (Mar 14th 2013)
     
    Doesn't matter if there's nobody there to see you, NN - skip away!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2013 7:56pm (Mar 14th 2013)
     
    It's amazing how much good news can lift us. I'm so pleased you are feeling so much better! xx
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 15th, 2013 2:24am (Mar 15th 2013)
     
    I'm so glad that things are looking up for you, NN.:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 16th, 2013 2:05pm (Mar 16th 2013)
     
    Thank you Lynn, Kate and CC.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 18th, 2013 5:59am (Mar 18th 2013) edited
     
    I wish things were looking up for me. Friday morning we went down to pick up our 2 horses from the trainer's place and on the way home on the freeway, we were hit by a Semi truck in the back of the horse trailer, that jack knifed our truck and the Semi truck then T-boned the driver's side of our truck (he was going 60mph)They took Don by chopper to the emergency hospital in Seattle and me to the local hospital in the town we were by( my injuries are not life threatening). Don is in intensive care fighting for his life. Every rib in the front and back is fractured in 2 to 4 places and one went through his lung, his neck is fractured and both of his shoulders are broken and he has a head injury. They have to keep trying to drain the fluid off of his lungs, so it won't go into pneumonia. Don is a tough old bird, so I'm praying he can pull through all of this. Oh, the little horses made it through all this without a scratch even though the trailer went 100 yards farther down the freeway than we did in the truck.

    Here is what is left of my truck, we ended up facing the wrong way around and on top of the Jersey Barrier. It's in 2 pieces.
      LW-Truck-3-15-13.jpg
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 18th, 2013 10:37am (Mar 18th 2013)
     
    Oh Lynn I am so sorry I have not the words to convey the shock and horror of all of this and the heart ache of what you are going through. I will be praying and thinking of you both and especially for your Don through this very tough time. Please keep us updated if and when you can. I send you both all my love and every best wishes there is. xxxxx :heart::bighug:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 18th, 2013 4:15pm (Mar 18th 2013)
     
    Dear God, Lynn, looks as though you're lucky to still be here...send our love to Don and tell him he's in our thoughts and prayers. :heart:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 18th, 2013 7:03pm (Mar 18th 2013)
     
    Oh Lynn how terrible. Like NN and CC, Don and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. I'm glad your injuries are not as severe and that your little horses have survived. Are you able to get to Seattle to see him? Take care of yourself, and know that we are all thinking of you. xx :heart:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 18th, 2013 9:43pm (Mar 18th 2013)
     
    I saw Don on Friday, after they let me out of the hospital and we had to drive 4 hours to get there. I saw him Saturday for a while in the late afternoon, but I felt too bad yesterday to go up there. My daughter and her husband drive me up there, but they had to work today so I couldn't go to see him. I did talk with him a little on the phone, but his voice didn't sound as strong as it had. He is still in Intensive Care, but I'm hoping he will be able to go to just a regular room in the next few days. Please keep praying that he makes it through all this.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 18th, 2013 10:18pm (Mar 18th 2013)
     
    So so worried for you both Lynn and what an shame you are so far away from each other. I was just showing Grandad North your posting and he sends his love and says he will also be adding his prayers to ours. I hope you are feeling a lot better now, sometimes the shock of what happened hits you bad a few days after. Thank you for managing to give us an update. We certainly will keep praying and thinking of you both with much love xxxxxxxx:heart: :bighug:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 19th, 2013 7:46pm (Mar 19th 2013)
     
    You will have been running on adrenaline for the past few days, but the bruising, aches and pains will all be coming out now so you need to take care of yourself. If he's transferred out of intensive care will they look to move him closer to home? It's good to hear he can talk to you. The prayers will continue for you both. xx
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 20th, 2013 1:47am (Mar 20th 2013)
     
    Oh God Lynn this is just awful news, I pray you and Don come through this ok. It's amazing you survived such a crash, someone was looking after you I believe and I do hope Don rallies quickly. I am glad your horses are ok too. love and prayers to you both:bighug::heart:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 21st, 2013 3:13pm (Mar 21st 2013)
     
    I hope all is as well as can be Lynn xxxx :heart::bighug:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd, 2013 7:32pm (Mar 22nd 2013)
     
    How's he doing today. Lynn?
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd, 2013 3:41pm (Mar 23rd 2013)
     
    They let me bring Don home late yesterday afternoon, he's one tough old bird. So now starts the hard part, taking care of him and all the farm stuff..with one arm.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd, 2013 4:58pm (Mar 23rd 2013)
     
    Wow Lynn that's fantastic! I thought he'd be in hospital for much longer than that. Have you got a broken arm? I hope you have some friends and family that can come and lend a hand until you're both back on your feet.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 24th, 2013 2:44am (Mar 24th 2013)
     
    No, Kate my arm isn't broken, it's my right shoulder that is fractured and sprained. I've got the fractured ribs on the lower left side. I have a lot of bruises. It's mostly my shoulder that is bothering me. I haven't been able to wash my hair for a week and THAT is really bugging me.:face-plain:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 24th, 2013 1:44pm (Mar 24th 2013)
     
    Oh dear, I didn't realise you had such serious injuries. They may not have meant a stay in hospital, but they are no doubt causing you much pain and many problems. Is there a local hairdresser that could wash it for you? How are you coping with Don? xx
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 26th, 2013 6:39am (Mar 26th 2013)
     
    I feel like the proverbial "one armed paper hanger", it's hard to do things with my left arm when I'm right handed and there is a lot to do to take care of Don. I thank God for my next door neighbors who come and help me at chore time feeding and watering all our critters. I don't think I could have kept up without them. Don can't even get out of bed by himself, dress himself,or bath himself. He does manage to feed himself and he can walk pretty well unaided, but I have to stay beside him to make sure he doesn't fall, and he likes to go for long walks up and down the driveway several times a day...but all in all I'd rather be doing this than to be facing life without him, and someday he will be alright again..and he's alive. The only really awful thing I have to do is change the compression bandage over the 3/4 inch hole in his left side that they left open to drain..it almost gives me chuck up spells.:_puke:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 26th, 2013 7:50pm (Mar 26th 2013)
     
    Oh Lynn, its been such a terrible time for you and Don. I broke one rib at the back many years ago and the pain was awful for a long time - I can't begin to imagine how he must be feeling, and I am massively impressed at the determination and resilience of both of you, and admire you greatly.

    It is times like this I am very grateful for the NHS. Yes it has problems, but they wouldn't expect you to do his dressings, the district nurse would be coming out. Can't you get some help? I don't think I'd like to do that.

    Have your horses settled back in now?
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 27th, 2013 12:42am (Mar 27th 2013)
     
    We don't have visiting nurses, unless you are at death's door. They gave me lessons on how to change the dressing and the pads on his neck brace and sent us home. The little horses have all settled in and are happy, Don tries to walk out an visit with them. The hens have started to lay eggs again, now that he's home.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 27th, 2013 9:24am (Mar 27th 2013)
     
    That's yet another side to hens we have now learnt about, they can be empathic.
    We henless folks are missing out on such a lot from these fascinating creatures.
    You really have your hands full Lynn, no that should be hand full. I do admire your courage. Don seems to be one special chap too.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 27th, 2013 6:27pm (Mar 27th 2013)
     
    Don must be very thankful both for his life and his wife! Maybe the hens think you need some extra protein to help with healing! Xx
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2013 7:19pm (Mar 29th 2013)
     
    Lynn I am glad to hear Don is home but sounds like you have a few challenges ahead for you both with healing. I wish you both a complete recovery very soon , glad you have some help as you have such a lot on your plate with the farm work too. Just know we are all here for you and thinking of you both.:face-smile::hugging::heart:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 30th, 2013 3:53pm (Mar 30th 2013)
     
    It must be better for Don to be home - a lot less stressful - but a lot more work for you, Lynn.I hope it's all going well. :heart:
    Blimey, Julie - a week long hangover???? Must have been a good one...:D
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 31st, 2013 6:02pm (Mar 31st 2013)
     
    Don has an appointment Wednesday back at the hospital, to check his progress, he's hoping they lift some of the restrictions they have put on his movements and he can help me do the chores ( I hate to disappoint him, because after just 2 weeks that's not going to happen, but I let him dream about it anyway. )I can't remember a time in my life when I've felt this tired, so I am hoping they will let him do just a little bit more for himself.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 31st, 2013 9:01pm (Mar 31st 2013)
     
    Most people would be glad of the rest! I'm sure if he can do a little bit more for himself it will ease the burden on you a little. You must take care of yourself too Lynn - take all the help on offer and let things slide a little. It won't hurt for a couple of weeks! xx
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2013 3:55pm (Apr 3rd 2013)
     
    Don's on his way to his appointment in Seattle this morning. It's just to see how much progress he has made since he got out of the hospital. I hope it's a good report so he won't feel as depressed as he has been feeling. We have had a few days where the weather has been sunny and all he can think about is all the things he was going to do this Spring. He hates to see me doing all the chores by myself. He said he has never felt so totally helpless in his whole life. I'm afraid he will do too much and hurt himself while my back is turned. I don't remember when I have been this tired in my entire life. :face-sad:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2013 5:48pm (Apr 3rd 2013)
     
    If he does too much he'll soon learn his lesson. You can't tell 'em, Lynn; why they call them patients I will never know. Look after yourself; have you family who will come and help? :flowers:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2013 9:02pm (Apr 3rd 2013)
     
    I hope he'll be better soon so that you can get some rest! It must be very frustrating for him. Are there any gentler jobs he could take control of? Collecting eggs, feeding, making cups of tea for you?!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 4th, 2013 3:32am (Apr 4th 2013) edited
     
    Don got home a while ago and the doctors are please with the way he is healing. They told him to just keeping doing what he's doing (which is nothing at all) and he'll make a complete recovery. He should be back to normal by this time next month..if he doesn't do anything stupid like pick up something heavy. I can't wait for him to be able to help again. Right now he can't even dress himself in the mornings. Gawd, I wish I had the full use of my right shoulder again, that would help so much. It takes me forever to get things done like this. *sigh*

    CC, all of my family are dead and gone, I only have my daughter and she works full time. The neighbor comes by to help, but he's 73 and in poor health (already had 3 heart attacks and 2 strokes and is diabetic.) All of my closest friends are long dead too. I'm what you'd call "Up the creek without a paddle." when it comes to help. :face-sad:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 4th, 2013 6:48pm (Apr 4th 2013)
     
    I wish we were there - or you here - we'd all be round to help. I wonder if there any voluntary organisations that could help? Does the Salvation Army exist over there, or do you have a local school/college where they help out the community and could do some of the heavier work. Are there care organisations that could help (though there'd probably an unjustifiable cost to that).

    Lets hope Don can behave a little longer so that he can get back to normal quickly rather than doing too soon and setting you further back. We are thinking of you. xx
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2013 12:07am (Apr 8th 2013)
     
    Thinking of you Lynn. It is difficult without some family or helpers. Makes us appreciate the mobility we do have. All I can do is send love and wishes for you to keep on healing and dont take it too fast.
    love Julie:heart: