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Ha! You guys are funny! I think there is an RDBE rule that guys can post once - as long as the subject matter is a woman. :lol:

 

Thank you all for your concern. It is nice know that we are not walking this alone.

 

R's Mom is continuing to hang in there. She practiced walking again today and they are having her sit up in a chair type thing twice a day. They say her sitting up will help her lungs inflate more easily and help get rid of the fluid that has built up.

 

R is pretty exhausted. He is burning his candle at both ends - dumping tanks, etc in the morning, nursing his Mom all day, etc. Will try to find a way to get him more sleep....

 

Please continue to keep R's Mom in your prayers. She is such a sweetie - it's hard to see her having to go through this.

 

Heidi

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Well, we survived another day of 6 children. :D I am amazed at how God is working out the timing each day. We had to take DD2 to a podiatrist for an issue that has been a reoccurring one and we needed to find out what was the cause. Got out of the appt late and drove to the hospital to pick up our nieces and R's sister had just arrived. The timing was perfect. Things like that happened throughout the day.

 

Amazingly the kids all got along pretty well again today - did I mention the high was 32? And - for lack of a better name - Spitfire, our 2 year old niece, has taken a special liking to Robert. If she gets a boo boo, she won't come to anyone but him, etc. It's hilarious.

 

On to the news of the day, my MIL was moved from ICU in one hospital to a rehabilitation facility across town. She is continuing to improve slowly each day. She walked again today. The physical therapy will really ramp up now. She is still so weak and not breathing very deeply, so those are still real concerns.

 

Tomorrow morning we will move the house across town to a campground that is only 10 minutes from the rehab facility. Aren't wheels grand??

 

Oh yes, R's Dad got a good report from his doctor this week, so that is wonderful.

 

Thank you all again for your concern.

 

Heidi

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R's Mom was very tired today due to last evening's move across town and then not sleeping well. The therapists did mental work today with her. Not sure when they will start the physical regime.

 

Concerns are still that she will eat a real amount of food and regain her strength.

 

Thank you all so much for your encouragement and concern!

 

Heidi

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Well, R says his Mom ate a reasonable amount for supper tonight! By reasonable, I mean less than a cup of food, but that's more than she's eaten for the past week. She slept well last night. Her two physical therapy sessions wore her out and she said she was ready to go to sleep at 8 tonight. She is doing alright and they are working intensively with her.

 

R is doing well. He will get the morning off and will get to spend it with us, so I am really happy about that.

 

Please keep up the prayers - she needs them and they are working!

 

Heidi

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So great to hear that progress and some improvements are being made. Obviously this poor woman has a very long road ahead of her, but our God is up to that task! Hey, how about a first name for the prayers. Kinda tired of referring to her as "R's mom". Hope you guys enjoy your morning together - know you all miss having him around!

 

Hugs to all, and prayers continue...

Sharon

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HI all - Sallye is improving slowly. She did another 25 steps in physical therapy. Robert met both the physical and occupational therapists today and they are taking a very wise approach with her. We are impressed with them. Sallye also ate well again at breakfast and supper. Yea!

 

I'll not post again until something monumental happens. If anyone wants to follow along, I am posting daily on FB so the extended family and friends can keep up with her progress.

 

Thank you all again for your concern. Please continue to keep her in your prayers.

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Robert's Mom goes home tomorrow! She is doing SO much better than she was even a week ago. Yesterday she sat up for 4 hours in a row and fed herself supper and ate about a cup of food. She seems to be less exhausted after small exertions, so she is recovering slowly, but steadily!

 

I also had some excitement last week. Robert let me drive the 3 hours one way to go be with my parents, as Dad was having surgery. It went well and they said he did not need intervention and that his heart looks good, so that was a relief to my Mom and to all of us.

 

If you will, please pray that Sallye gets moved home safely tomorrow and that it does not totally exhaust her. R's sister will stay with R's parents for at least another week. Also, her two little ones went home to be with their Dad, so our days of having 6 children have come to an end.

 

Thank you all for your kind thoughts and words. They are greatly appreciated!

 

Heidi

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Praise GOD! What an answer to prayers! I know the family is all thrilled beyond measure.

 

Now I have a prayer request. My uncle Ted, on the 13th, went into the hospital for excessive fluid on his lungs, so they drained it off, then discovered something on the bottom of his lung that looked like "orange peel". So in their infinite wisdom, decide to scrape it off (for what purpose, who knows). In the process, they poked two holes in his lung! But they said "we hope they will heal on their own". Doesn't sound like something that would just heal up on it's own, but hopefully I'm wrong. Now in addition to the holes they poked, his lungs are "shrinking" - again, who knows why. They have him on pureed food "so the food doesn't get into his lungs" - and again, not sure why non pureed food would end up in his lungs, but pureed wouldn't... About 18 months ago, he had a 4 way bypass after being "shocked" over 100 times trying to get/keep his heart going. He's not in the best of health as you might guess, but his wife Iva, is one of those who would likely follow him very shortly if he passes away - they're that kind of close couple. Been together since jr high school! So please, prayers would be appreciated!

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Well, ladies (and any lurking gentlemen B) ), Robert's Mom is officially home! He said she looks good and survived the move quite well.

 

Sharon, will continue to pray for your uncle. That does not sound good....

 

Thanks again to all for your prayers and concern.

 

Heidi

 

PS Susan, we had lady finger popcorn popped in bacon grease for lunch - yummy! I found a shop that sells some of your fancy popcorn and have really been enjoying it. So glad to have been introduced to such a concept. It's delicious!

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Greetings, Ladies -

 

Wanted to give you the latest on DH's Mom. She has had extra struggles over this past month, but she had a wonderful week this past week. She went to her bone doctor and he took her arm cast off and told her she could take off the back/body brace! That leaves her with a temporary splint on her arm and her neck brace. So she is healing well and is doing quite well considering all that she's been through.

 

On the home front, I told DH last week that I have itchy wheel syndrome and realized that the ECR is now just one week away! It will be nice to untether Behemoth and get on the road again.

 

So, who all is coming??

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Heidi, That is good news about DH's Mom.

 

Raymond and I arrived Crossville 18 March. Even though it's been quite cold it's still a beautiful place.

Gail and Steve Dixon arrived the 23rd.

 

Last thing I heard there are 25 registered for the ECR.

 

Safe Travels to your family and everyone! See y'all soon.

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It's been a while since I've visited. I have been traveling around Texas (hotels and car) for speaking engagements. It has been a lot of fun but I realize I miss my home and cats, oh and Rick too! hahah

 

We get on the road to Yellowstone in May - can't wait! We will be there for 2 weeks and a couple of days.

 

Hope all is well with everyone and looking forward to see you ladies in October!

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Missing those of you who aren't here at the ECR!! Donna and Carl have done a wonderful job this year and we are enjoying the fruit of their labors.

 

Lots of absent RDBErs names kept coming up at the RDBE meeting today.... Know that you are missed....

 

Alicia, know you'll enjoy that trip in May. Glad you're back home for a bit.

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Miss being there this time. Hope everyone is having an awesome time. Typical for TX, it's gone from winter to summer with only about a week that we'd truly call spring. Just about to get too hot for this wimp. Besides, have to get back to Colorado and get the darned shoulder surgery done (rotator cuff), so that I can have some time with my super good physical therapist before time to leave and head back here to TX again in the fall. Gosh how fast time flies - especially when it's all put in writing like that!

 

So how many rigs ended up at the rally? Hugs to everyone!

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And we missed you being here, Sharon! Great time! All but about 6 rigs left and we'll all be leaving at varying times over the next week. Lots of updates here, and now that the weather is cooperating Kim does have plans to build a Pavilion on this side of the park. Pictures will be posted soon by Donna/Carl.

 

Gregg Shields posted

East Coast HDT Rally 2014 Aerial

 

I think there were 21 Rigs here...with 26 attending - all cabins filled + lots of newcomers.

 

Still planning on being in BV for the 2014 Color Run. We'll keep you posted if anything changes!

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