So sorry about your husband landing in the hospital Cat! Thanks for the well wishes. I sure hope your husband recovers quickly! We are still adjusting here to the changes, and marveling at how well our little boy behaves, and how far he has come along since we last saw him when he was almost 7 in spite of his disabilities. He is very much more like a normal 10 yr old boy now. Back then he spoke in short guarded sentences and not much at all. He has done well being in a foster home and is so much happier now. He was approved for free breakfast and lunch at school, but he still wants his Mommy to cook his breaksfast before school. He is loving being able to be with her every day, and being with Jon & I. We talk a lot together and I so much enjoy having a child in the house again to go places and do things with. I really missed doing all that with his sister when we moved away from NJ. Had never been able to have our grandson ask questions and really want to share things with me before like we did with his sister, he was so far behind and so immature back then. Now we are really enjoying each other! God is good!
Hi Cat! It is truly fall here too and so lovely. This is my favorite season, and I get so excited when it comes. Zen is so awesome. Actually am wondering if it is Suri come back as a cat! Sh is so calm and loving and not at all aloof. She is pasted to one of us all the time she is so receptive. Funny thing is that she listens well and if she is doing something and we say no she just looks at us and immediately listens, and she doesn't scratch the furniture. I can touch her froum head to toe and her tail and she doesn't mind so is real full of trust already. She loves to eat and it is so interesting that she takes a piece of dry cat food and places it in her water bowl and the delicately brings it to the rim of her bowl and then eats it. She is very smart! She is so pretty too, very petite. I picked her out at the shelter. There were so many beautiful cats to choose from that going into the cat display room and seeing all the different types of cats and all those beautiful colors and lovely eyes was awesome. The shelter takes good care of the cats and they all were well adjusted, loving and clean, and very healthy looking. They do a great job there with them. I chose a black and white cat first, but to antsy, then a lovley beige and white snowshoe cat with a really calm and loving personality but she was not spayed so an extra $100 and couldn't have her for a few day until the spay was done. Then I happened to see Zen and for some reason she was for me. I wish that I could send pictures but have only my droid cell for a camera and since she is almost all black all pictures so far just black blobs. I sure hope that you and Jim feel better soon. I am so sorry you took a fall and hurt your chest. Is it hard to breathe? I have been taking a lot of naps lately too. Sleeping so much. Must be my body needs more rest for healing. Hope as the week progresses you both feel better and better. I am so happy you feel up to being here on TU again. I missed you! Hugs Lots
Cat - glad to hear Jim is recovering, but that coumadin is nasty. I was on it for several months last year. Be sure he goes for his tests to check the levels as this need to be carefully monitored. So Linda falls on the sidewalk and you fall into a shelf - sheesh. I'm gonna be walking very carefully this next week as we have tons of wet leaves on the sidewalk. Take care.
Hi cat, so nice to talk to you on the chat yesterday. I am so sorry to hear that you feel and hurt yourself. Are you still in pain? I hope that you feel better soon. I care about you. Take care and know that Zen, my new kitty and I are sending you and your husband healing thoughts. Hope you feel better soon. We miss you a lot. How are your kitties doing. I hope they are a comfort to you. If I can help in any way please let me know. Lots, your friend.
Hi Cat, it seems like my grandson is doing ok in his new school. I don't know if he has been teased about being a "Yankee" or not yet, but did prepare him for it just in case. If he is picked on for anything, it will be because he stutters and stammers when he talks some times. He will be in speech classes which may help some. In his school,the white kids are the minority, but he won't have any problems with that. Here in Vicksburg, the community is half and half white and black. More finanically well of families (white and black) put their kids in the Catholic school because Mississisippi has the lowest ranking schools in the US. Then there are a lot of families that home school their children as well. Alex comes home from school happy, and even runs down the st to me when he gets off the bus, to throw his arms around me. Makes me feel great.
Hello Cat. Glad Jim home. On Coumadan..so is Russ it has toi be tested often. Right now he goes once a month. Had 2 rough nights with him severe pain in neck and head. They have him on Predisone for 7 daays. He is not fit to drive so I am skipping TOPS. Glad your eye appointment went well. Things have to look up HUGS,Reed
Hi Cat, I am so glad that Jim is home. That must mean he is doing well. I know you will probably be busy with caregving, hope you have some help form family or friends? I bet the cats missed him and are glad he is back home. I have a big surpise for you. I got a new cat! She is awesome, but we will talk later when things have settled down for you. You are in my thoughts and so is Jim, sending all the healing vibes I can muster. Hugs. Lots
cat, glad to hear Jim will be home soon. how stressful for you. I just got back from a visit to my mother. she fell and hit her head and there's just a trace of bleeding in her head. so she's on the nursing floor for several weeks. she's been making progress, it's slow and she's a very impatient person. I know she is well taken care of where she lives. her friends can easily visit. she's lived there 15 years, so all the staff know her too.
Hi Cat, I am so sorry that Jim is ill. About five years ago my partner Chris got a blood clot in his leg. He had a huge cramp in his calf that would not go away, very painful. He went to the ER and they found a clot in his leg and five in his heart. He was in the cardiac unit five day on coumadin. The clots melted and he came home totally fine. I am praying for you and your loved one. I am wishing you the best and hopeful that everything will reslove itself. Please take care of yourslf. It is stressful when people we love get sick. Hospital stays are stressful. Hugs to you my friend and hopes for a very speedy recovery for Jim. You will continue to be in my thougts and prayers.
Good Morning,Cat. Thinking of you and praying hard for Jim. He will be fine. It takes time. Do not answer this. You have enough on your mind. Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you and Jim. HUGS,Reed
Oh Cat - so sorry to hear about Jim, but, at a time like this the hospital is the best place for him to be. Good thing he went in before it got any worse. I will light my prayer candle for you tonight.
Sorry its taken me so long to get back to you Cat. Thanks for your consern and you aren't being a busy body. We have thought about Alex being teased about being a Yankee. He doesn't have a Boston accent. He has some speech problems though that he will be teased about. He stutters sometimes when he talks. He will be in speech therapy at school. He doesn't start school this week, but will visit it on Fr. and meet the teachers and staff and see his classroom. They are doing testing all week and wouldn't have anything they could do for him, school is even on lock down till 10:30 am Fri. He will start classes Mon. morn. He will be in a reg classroom with teaching assistance. I don't know how that is going to work out, but he was in "inclusion" in school in Mass. Looking at the school and dr info they gave us, he needed a whole lot of help in the classroom. I am sure Alex will be picked on and have some trouble with the other kids in the classroom. He is tall and skinny, doesn't talk to other kids much, and quiet.Hoping this school will be compassionate and caring as his other school was. He is smart, but immature for his age. He has some kinds of learning disabilities, one dr suggests ADHD but he is not hyperactive at all, and his most severe disability is communication. He behaves very very well here, and doesn't have to be reminded to do what we ask very often. He is introverted, and has been through neglect and abuse which is why he was put in foster care. We are hoping that with prayers and lots of love and understanding we can get him further out of his shell like his foster parents have done with some success.
Greetings Cat from Polka Dot Reed. The dermatologist really went to town. Red blotches on gace neck back. I won't get my usual kiss from my TOPS ladies when they see me. PTL none were cancerous. New trend. Great days rain at night. BG 102. I hope you are over your cold. I am doing laundry and getting the Agenda ready for TOPS. Give Jim my very best. Take good care. HUGS,Reed
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