A Little Less Broken Road

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Back in December, I posted This Road I’m On Is A Broken Road.  I have an update on one of the concerns mentioned in that post, specifically the “unholy union” part of that post.

While I do not question that my mother was horribly abused as a girl/young woman, I could do nothing but question whether I was a product of one of those horrible acts. In the midst of what I feel was a full on nervous breakdown, I couldn’t let it go. I had to keep trying to figure out if Grandpa was indeed my father.  I have the answer to that question.

I am extremely happy to report that the answer is: NO! Unequivocally, absolutely, without a single, solitary doubt, NO!

While I still do not know who my biological father is, I know who he *isn’t* and that has been a big relief for me.

Thank you all for putting up with my “crazy” over this matter over the last few months and for continuing to pray for our family.

Have a blessed day!

 

 

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Friendly Fill-Ins and Feline Friday

Friendly Fill-Ins is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Feline Friday is a funny kitty adventure hosted by Sandee over at Comedy Plus. Be sure to visit all of them and join in the fun!

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Thank you all for continued prayers for David. We appreciate them very much.

Please be sure to visit him over at Random Thoughts and Observations and give him a big welcome back to the Fill-Ins. He’s going to give it a try this week as far as posting. Reading posts and responding is still a ways down the road for him. He has to take this in small steps. He’ll get there! Before you know it, he will be back to 500+word hellos. 🙂

Thank you for continuing to respond to my posts in spite of me not being able to get to yours right now.  I appreciate it very much.

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Here are the fill-ins:

  1. I admire _____________________________.
  2. I can’t wait for _____________to bloom.
  3. I’m proud to say _____________________.
  4. ___________________ make(s) me nervous.

Here are my responses:

I admire those folks who can go through life not worrying about what other people think about them, those with self-confidence and a can-do attitude.

I can’t wait for more flowers to bloom. I also can’t wait for the right business for us to be discovered and bloom. Right now, no matter what we decide to do to try to stay afloat, something comes along to knock it down.

I’m proud to say that I survived my childhood and, most especially, this last year. I couldn’t have survived any of it without the good Lord’s help and prayers of friends.

Just about everything makes me nervous, especially if it involves “in real life” interaction with other people that I feel are in a position to judge me.

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You lookin’ at me?

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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Update

Today has certainly been an adventure!

David and I were napping this morning (as you all know, we’re night owls). About noon, Petra needed to be walked. Laynie and I went out with her. Since I was attacked back in September, one of us always goes out with Laynie and Petra.

We came back in and David was sitting in his recliner, eyes wide open, with that scary “nobody’s home” look. I asked him if he was okay. At first, he was non-responsive, just staring. I prompted him to answer me. He said something, but his mouth was closed and I couldn’t understand him. That happened a couple of times. I prompted him to open his mouth when he spoke. He opened his mouth, but didn’t speak.

I found his blood sugar meter and checked his sugar level. It was 50, which is incredibly low. He usually starts having adverse symptoms once he gets down to 80.

I know that a low blood sugar can mimic a stroke, but I also know that a low blood sugar doesn’t exclude the possibility of a stroke either. In a diabetic, the blood sugar is one of the first things to check in this situation.

I gave him candy and milk. He was unable to drink the milk. It kept falling out of his mouth. He did fine with eating the candy.

Laynie checked his blood pressure. It was 225/90 with a pulse of 60.

We called the ambulance. When they got here, we (me and Laynie) informed them of his diabetes and stroke history. His blood sugar level was 49 when they checked it, so it was still going down.

They called another crew to help lift him onto the stretcher. He could not assist them at all. Laynie and I were afraid of him falling, so we just let them work out how to get my big rag doll onto the stretcher without dropping him. It took some doing, but they finally were able to get him onto the stretcher.

They gave him glucagon(sp) to help bring the sugar level back up. They kept him in the ambulance on our street to see how he responded. His response to the glucagon would determine which hospital they would take him to.

Laynie rode in the front of the ambulance and I took our car. I am our only driver.

His sugar level started going back up, so they took him to our local hospital. They went lights and sirens the whole way.

It was up to 80 when they got him to the ER. He went for a CT scan and that was done by the time I arrived at the ER. He was responsive and able to talk fine at this point.

Then, one of the icky effects of a high blood sugar hit him. I had them check his sugar again and it was now at 300. I playfully told him he really needed to stop playing this yo-yo game. I guess this is one way to get a pass on physical therapy today!

They are apparently convinced it was just sugar related, as is Laynie. I’m not so sure, but we’re home now and he is back to his nap. He has no memory of most of what has happened today.

The stroke back in February has effectively destroyed his short term memory. He doesn’t remember things from one day to the next. Some days, he is doing good to remember from one minute to the next. I have that issue myself sometimes, but I don’t have strokes or diabetes as a reason.

Thank you all for continued prayers for my David.

Have a blessed day.

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Here we go again!

Please pray. David’s sugar level went way low. Maybe another stroke, too. We are at the ER. Will update as soon as I can. Thank you all.

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Friendly Fill-Ins and Feline Friday

Friendly Fill-Ins is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Feline Friday is a funny kitty adventure hosted by Sandee over at Comedy Plus. Be sure to visit all of them and join in the fun!

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Thank you all for continued prayers for David. We appreciate them very much. There are good days and there are not-so-good days in regards to his ability to communicate. Right now, he is feeling pretty poorly. We both are dealing with our yearly round of “epizoodis”…Translation: allergies and colds. ICK.

Thank you for continuing to respond to my posts in spite of me not being able to get to yours right now. I appreciate it very much.

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Here are the fill-ins:

  1. I could live on _______________________.
  2. I rarely _____, but when I do, ________.
  3. I would most like to be known for _____.
  4. If you want _____, you have to ________.

Here are my responses:

I could live on Diet Coke, Doritos, donuts, and peanut butter crackers if I had to, and I had to one of the times that David was in a nursing home.

I rarely go into Houston, but when I do, I get out as fast as I can!

I would most like to be known for faith in Jesus, and love of family and family history.

If you want to get anywhere in this life, you have to take the first step. Just START.  You won’t get anywhere if you don’t take that first step toward where you want to go.

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Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

 

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