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Title: Pawpaw Ok??
Post by: Lewill2 on December 17, 2020, 09:46:10 AM
Pawpaw has been missing and no new daily quotes for several days, I hope everything is ok with him.
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Post by: oldgoaly on December 17, 2020, 01:01:56 PM
Now that you mentioned it.
Take care Pawpaw!
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Post by: Northwoods on December 17, 2020, 01:06:09 PM
This doesn't look good.  We hope it isn't anything serious.
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Post by: Papaw on December 18, 2020, 09:36:26 AM
More explanation will soon come. In hospital but should go home today. I just don't post well on the phone.
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Post by: oldgoaly on December 18, 2020, 10:01:19 AM
Good to hear from you!
How is the food? my week in the hospital they had really good food. My wife came to visit at suppertime and ate with me.
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Post by: papadan on December 18, 2020, 11:40:34 AM
You're a sick man oldgoaly, Glad to hear you're gettin out Pawpaw.
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Post by: Papaw on December 18, 2020, 11:54:45 AM
Here at Jeanie Sealy UTMB in Galveston , the food is good with lots of choices.
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Post by: Bill Houghton on December 18, 2020, 02:09:30 PM
Food is all very well.  How are the nurses?
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Post by: amecks on December 18, 2020, 03:06:10 PM
Hospital food's not always good.  Glad you're OK Papaw.
Al
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Post by: lptools on December 18, 2020, 04:41:57 PM
Hello, Papaw. Good to hear from you!! I hear you about posting from the phone!! Take care, Lou
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Post by: p_toad on December 18, 2020, 05:23:08 PM
Happy to hear that you can still post.   The alternative is worrisome.   :tongue:
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Post by: Papaw on December 18, 2020, 08:00:43 PM
I am home now and have a few things to take care of here. Tomorrow I will explain. Heart trouble is no joke.
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Post by: mikeswrenches on December 19, 2020, 05:41:54 AM
Hi Noel, glad to hear you’re home! Stay Safe.

Mike
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Post by: coolford on December 19, 2020, 07:00:33 AM
Glad you are back home, even if the food is good it is always good to get out of the hospital.
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Post by: Lewill2 on December 19, 2020, 07:35:46 AM
Glad you are home, hope you can recover and get back to normal again. We missed you!
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Post by: gibsontool on December 19, 2020, 09:36:09 AM
Good to hear your back home.
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Post by: Papaw on December 19, 2020, 09:51:53 AM
It is good to be home for my birthday, even if it is after a bad week. Last Thursday at about 330 AM I blacked out in the bathroom and went to UTMB  Emergency, Root cause was excess fluid on the heart  causing very poor circulation and lack of oxygen. Took a week to get the fluid levels down to halfway acceptable. I also have a very painful left hip, but no breaks  or cracks.
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Post by: papadan on December 19, 2020, 10:27:53 AM
Hang in there buddy, heart trouble's a bitch!
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Post by: Yadda on December 19, 2020, 10:58:50 AM
Good to see you back home! Get some rest! Take care.
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Post by: Northwoods on December 19, 2020, 03:49:56 PM
Good to hear from you, Papaw.
Those first responders take good care of you at the house?
From personal experience, they are the best.  Those folks sure know their onions.
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Post by: p_toad on December 19, 2020, 05:34:25 PM
"Heart trouble is no joke."

After 3 heart attacks i can vouch for that.   :undecided:

Take care of yourself.   Glad it sounds like your local EMT and doctors did a good job for you.
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Post by: bill300d on December 19, 2020, 05:47:05 PM
Glad your home and on the mend Papaw.
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Post by: lptools on December 20, 2020, 04:54:32 AM
Hello, Papaw. Glad you are home!! Take care , Lou
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Post by: gibsontool on December 20, 2020, 07:56:23 AM
Good to hear from you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY
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Post by: wvtools on December 20, 2020, 05:31:50 PM
Hope you recover quickly!
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Post by: Nasutushenri on December 21, 2020, 06:48:59 AM
Papaw, get well soon!

Henri
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Post by: Papaw on December 23, 2020, 03:28:42 PM
A little report on my condition-

Things are looking up a bit and I feel lots better. Slow moving and have a real sore hip. Heart condition seems to be improving. Had a follow up appointment with the cardiologist yesterday and he says to continue on the meds from the hospital.

I will have a home health care person come by next week to do an evaluation.
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Post by: lptools on December 23, 2020, 06:05:13 PM
Sounds like good news to me!! Stay safe, and have a great holiday, Lou
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Post by: Yadda on December 23, 2020, 07:18:13 PM
Great news! Happy to hear it.  Thanks for sharing!
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Post by: papadan on December 26, 2020, 01:33:17 PM
Yo Pawpaw, I'm keeping your bed warm for the next time you need it. I'm back in the hospital for the 4th time in 3 months. Got a couple kidney stones removed in late September and been sick ever since, back in this time with kidney failure. Lifes a bitch, and then you die! :angry: Almost forgot....Hope you all had a great Chistmas, and hopefully we will all have a better new year.
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Post by: lptools on December 26, 2020, 05:10:16 PM
Hello, Dan. I hope that you are home by the start of the New Year!! Take care, Lou
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Post by: EVILDR235 on December 28, 2020, 10:18:52 PM
Glad you are doing ok now. Hope you had a good Christmas. Back in 1967 I wound up in the hospital for 5 weeks with a eye injury. Got out on December 24th. You take care of yourself and hope 2021 is a better year.

EvilDr235
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Post by: p_toad on December 29, 2020, 10:12:31 AM
It may be early, but i'm hoping everyone has a better 2021.   I've had enough of 2020 and it's not even over yet.   :tongue:
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Post by: papadan on December 30, 2020, 02:50:29 PM
I'm home now, got tubes sticking out though. Feeling somewhat better, gotta go Friday for bloodwork to see if I can stay home or go back to the hospital.
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Post by: mikeswrenches on December 30, 2020, 03:05:06 PM
Hi Everyone, It seems like it would be hard for 2021 to be much worse,  I’m looking forward to it being better.

I’m also hoping that Papaw and Dan get better, nice old guys like we have on this forum are a scarce item.

Stay well everybody and have a Better New Year!!

Mike
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Post by: Papaw on January 13, 2021, 07:45:35 PM
Had a cardiologist appointment today to see if my progress since a recent hospitalization is good.

It is good !

Also had a Covid test and am negative. Wife was tested also and is also negative.
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Post by: d42jeep on January 13, 2021, 09:41:33 PM
Great news! Thanks for the update.
-Don
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Post by: Northwoods on January 14, 2021, 08:38:34 AM
Things are looking up!
Good news is better than gold.
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Post by: p_toad on January 14, 2021, 11:50:55 AM
That's always good news.    :smiley:
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Post by: Yadda on January 14, 2021, 05:37:38 PM
Fantastic news!
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Post by: amecks on January 15, 2021, 07:22:40 PM
Great!  And the quote of the day for 1/13 was ...
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    Nothing else matters so much as long as you can come home and be with your family.

Patrick Dempsey
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Post by: dowdstools2 on February 06, 2021, 07:59:23 PM
Just got a phone call from Papaw. He's in the hospital again. He said he's doing better than he was a few days ago. He called me to ask that update folks, as he can't post from the phone that he has with him, although he can read the posts. I'll try to keep tabs on him, and update folks as I get more info.

Lynn
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Post by: p_toad on February 06, 2021, 10:43:44 PM
Thanks for the update.   sure don't like hearing that "back in the hospital" bit.   

Get well Papaw. :undecided:
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Post by: Lewill2 on February 07, 2021, 07:05:09 AM
Ouch, hope they get you straightened out soon so you can be back at home. No fun being cooped up in a hospital.
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Post by: bonneyman on February 07, 2021, 08:23:16 AM
Thanks for the update. I hope he gets well soon.

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Post by: Bill Houghton on February 07, 2021, 10:27:15 AM
Papaw,

You have got to break this silly habit of yours, going into hospitals, and get home, where the food's better, and no one wakes you up in the middle of the night to make sure you're sleeping OK.  Hope this visit is short, and that you're back home soon.
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Post by: Yadda on February 07, 2021, 02:00:29 PM
Get well soon! 
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Post by: Northwoods on February 07, 2021, 08:24:28 PM
Hope you sleep well tonite and wake up feeling perky tomorrow.
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Post by: Papaw on February 09, 2021, 10:00:41 AM
 OK folks- I am out of the hospital again, but it looks like I am now going to have to see a kidney doc and perhaps begin Dialysis.
Not what I want, but it is what it is, I guess.
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Post by: oldgoaly on February 09, 2021, 10:28:21 AM
This growing is more like falling apart!  Take care of your self!!!
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Post by: p_toad on February 09, 2021, 05:56:28 PM
 :tongue: :undecided: :cry:
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Post by: papadan on February 12, 2021, 02:41:11 PM
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I just got out after 3 weeks in with kidney failure.  Saw a Dr. on my Birthday, Jan 27,  her and a Urologist called me on the 28th and informed me that they already had a room for me in University hospital and I had to go right away. Checked in at 10 pm and they were operating @ 4am. Put catheters in both kidneys out through my back because  the tubes from kidney to bladder were completely clogged. They told my wife that if I hadn't gone in that night I would have died that night. Gettin kinda tired of this old age crap!
That is tough to hear ! I am not that far gone.
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Post by: Bill Houghton on February 13, 2021, 11:44:22 AM
Sorry to hear this, Papaw, but glad the docs got on top of it in time to keep you around.

My last real boss at the university where I worked had friends, a couple of whom the husband was on dialysis.  It's wondrous, compared to the old days: there's a national network, and you can reserve a bed online where you'll be if you're traveling (not that "travel" is much of a concept right now; but someday).  That doesn't make it a bed of rose petals, with servants bringing you treats, but time was, anyone on dialysis was stuck pretty close to home forever.
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Post by: Papaw on February 13, 2021, 06:23:40 PM
I am not looking forward to dialysis, but if it does happen, I will make the best of it. I have a younger brother who goes three times a week and he has decided that he is long gone. All he ever does is go to dialysis and  grocery shopping.

I refuse to be like him.
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Post by: Bill Houghton on February 13, 2021, 08:51:48 PM
My boss' friends were having a good time with their lives - just, he had to sit and talk to nurses regularly.
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Post by: lptools on February 14, 2021, 04:50:33 AM
Hello, Papaw. That is a great way to look at things, sounds like you're ready to fight back!! A little inspiration from Chuck Yeager? :grin:
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Post by: Papaw on February 14, 2021, 12:23:00 PM
Hello, Papaw. That is a great way to look at things, sounds like you're ready to fight back!! A little inspiration from Chuck Yeager? :grin:


Exactly !
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Post by: johnsironsanctuary on February 15, 2021, 09:45:49 AM
Hi Papaw,  Sorry to hear you are going rough a rough stretch.  2020 sucked! I hope 2021 is better. Take care.
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Post by: gibsontool on February 15, 2021, 01:06:10 PM
All the best to you Pawpaw, take care