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Saturday, August 13, 2016

About Roger....how quickly life can change...

The above photo was taken July 25th.

Today Roger is spending his 11th day in Neuro-critical care unit at a hospital in Indianapolis.  He had a mini-stroke on the night of July 28th.  He was in the hospital here over-night and till the next evening.  They did a cat scan, EKG, did scans of his carotid artery and seen nothing else.  They gave him an additional blood pressure medicine and Plavix.

August 2nd he had mowed the yard and did a few things around here, had a bite of supper, laid back in his recliner to snooze, I thought.  Then got up and went in the other room.  When he did not come back, I went to check on him and he was laying in bed and said his eyes hurt.  I am skipping parts, but ended up taking him to the emergency room within a few minutes.  I had them help me get him in and they told me to go to the ER waiting room till they called me back.

I no more than got the car parked and got inside and set down and they called me back to sign stuff, said it was serious and they were life-lining him to Indianapolis.  They would explain to me in the ER room...she just needed my signature to get things started.  He had a brain bleed/hemorrhage.  They intubated him in case he needed it on the way there.  They said it was easier to do there than in the helicopter.

It is soo long to go into details  but will give a few...it took two or three days to get the bleeding stopped. During that time he remained intubated.  He has had the breathing tube out for a few days now, and the feeding tube has been out a couple days.  He could move his left arm and leg all along, though for a day or so, not on command.  His right arm/hand and leg/foot did nothing for the first several days.  But he is moving his right arm more and more, and will squeeze my hand with that hand.  And he moved his right foot/leg on command yesterday during therapy.

If they can get his blood pressure under control with oral meds, he will be moved to his own room.  And from there should only be a few days till he goes somewhere for rehab.  But they have been working on the blood pressure for days.  He does not sleep in the ICU room...has went for at least 3 days with only a short nap here and there.  

I may not respond to comments, but please keep him in your prayers.  I am so thankful for family, faithful friends, and blog buddies.  People he worked with and 'played' with have stood by him/us in this time of need, also.  I have no words to express my gratitude.


Monday, July 18, 2016

a barn for your viewing pleasure

Earlier, Roger and I went to the heron viewing station that is north of Danville, IL without Lorelei.  While there we got to talking to this guy and his daughter and he told us to check out this Kickapoo State Park.  Well, on the way there we found this barn at another park, but for the life of me I cannot remember the name of the park.

I would love to have a studio in the barn...
anyway, had a minute and thought I would do a post to let people know I am still alive and kicking.  And going to join the Barn Collective...I don't think I have visited but maybe one or two blogs once or twice since my last post.

Lorelei wants to go spend the afternoon at the creek at least once a week...and seems like I just don't have the time to visit right now.  But think of everyone often.  Hope all is well in your world.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

From a hot summer day in 2007


This photo was taken 2 or 3 hours south of us, but still in Indiana.  For some reason I have always loved this barn.  I feel like I have posted it recently but cannot find it if I have.  So maybe it only crossed my mind to post it.  Along with it, I am going to post a few scenes that includes barns that was taken down in that area...


We were at Jackson-Washington State Forest...and there is a drive that goes to the top of the ridge.  We sure enjoyed the view.


These are not the greatest shots, but I thought you might enjoy the views anyway.


I am not sure if I am ready to rejoin the blogging world.  We are have Lorelei 3 and 4 days a week....she just stays here rather than us take her back and forth, or her mom coming and getting her. 

I am going to link this with The Barn Collective...

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