Tuesday, July 29, 2008



Hope it's a fabulous one filled with tons of fun!

Lots of love,

David and Victoria

Monday, July 28, 2008

Hello to all good news?

07/28/08 After 3 weeks finally an improvement.The drainage has slowed only dsg change 1x/day.The opening is shrinking but not closed.She is taking her advil and ferrous sulfate .Hopefully the iron level will go back up.She has probably lost 2 gm with drainage. That's enough to make you tired.The pain level is better.( so she says)She had company all day Sunday x2.She said she slept well. My concern is another hematoma under her arm but it could be a fluid pocket.We'll know after 01:00 today. Thanks for the prayers .Love MM

Friday, July 25, 2008


The Amazin'Gracie

Meet the Amazin' Gracie is so sweet.


Mom is a little better but still a lot of drainage.She goes to Doc for dsg.Change 1 x/day. She has had to change the dsg herself 2x I think it's time to check a blood count.(just a nursing thing)She canceled her visitors this week but has more coming on Monday.She recieved Vic & Davy's card.Thanks to all for prayers...xo MM

Thursday, July 24, 2008


EVERYONE must drop by or call 543 Union Pointe LN, Lexington, NC 27295 (336-201-2485).

There is a GREAT surprise, cooked up by the HONDO (and anniegrin). No Pics yet--Just call or drop by!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Additional Prayers

Mom's incision opened up.The doc removed much of the hematoma and now she needs sterile dressing changes 2x/day or more if needed.Also started her on an antibiotic if she remembers to take it.Charlie and I took them dinner. She is medicating with ETOH instead of advil. Need many prayers. OXXO M


Just remembered, but actually I do have a picture from last week when David was visiting. It was a picture I took for my friend Alli's (she was at Suzy's wedding) birthday so just ignore the sign :). Enjoy!

ps: That is Charlie our friend's dog that we doggy nap/doggy sit from time to time. He is sooo cute and David won't admit it, but he really likes him too, hehe

Monday, July 21, 2008

Nan Nan Update

The mom and I took food to Nan Nan & Pop.She had staples removed today but is still having fluid buildup that the doc removes with a syringe. Keep her in your prayers. Love M

One more time The Grand puppy

I went to see my favorite niece,Lilly,and she looks great.She has a neck.She looked so good.Her tongue is so dry....... yuck......my knees will never be the same....yuck.

Then I went up the basement stairs and Miss Jazzie left a yellow trail across the kitchen floor. It was not happy tinkle.I scared her, so sorry. She stayed behind Margie like a 2 year old.She finally licked my hand but was more interested in laying on the couch. (Soph would not have been allowed on the couch or on the knitting.) Grandpuppys get by with everything. .............................

Cali was glad she left......see the smile?

love to all XOXOXO M


Happy Monday!

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. David left yesterday and made it back to Shaw AB safely. We had a really fun week filled with relaxation (for him for the most part), good food, wonderful weather, fun activities and friends. Overall a really fabu time! Hope you all can come down one day and visit :) Unfortuantely I forgot to take pics and when I did remember I didn't have my camera on me(shocker I know, hehe). Anyways I hope everyone has a fantastic week and looking forward to reading future posts xoxoxo

Thursday, July 17, 2008

A Card Shower

We did this at work for a patient.We sent their address out via hospital E-mail and sent her cards.Get well cards ,Thinking of you cards,whatever.
Here is Mom's mailing address:
Hilah Moore
102 Cherokee,Sapona Country Club,Lexington,NC27295.(for those who need it)
Let's shower her with cards.I think she'll get a kick out of it. XO M


07/17/08Checked on Mom today.The drains have been removed and there is minimal drainage.Staple and sutures are still in place.Bruising is decreased also.A little swelling noted but that is normal with the drains gone. Hope everyone had a great day. xoxo M

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Mom is doing better and may get staples out Wednesday.Her drains have slowed down some.Which they should by now.The swelling has decreased too.There was an increase of bruising over the weekend but it has decreased also.Thanks for all the prayers .Keep them coming. XOXO M

A Tribute

I will lend to you for a while, a Doberman pup, God said
For you to love her while she lives and mourn her when she's dead.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, or maybe two or three.
But will you, 'till I call her back, take care of her for me?
She'll bring her charms to gladden you, and should her stay be brief,
You'll always have her memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise she will stay, since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught below I want this pup to learn.
I've looked the whole world over in search of teachers true,
And from the folk that crowds life's land, I have chosen you.
Now will you give her all your love, nor think the labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come to take my Dobie back again.
I fancied that I heard them say "Dear Lord Thy Will Be Done",
For all the joys this Dobe will bring, the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter her with tenderness, we'll love her while we may,
And for the happiness we have known, forever grateful stay.
But should you call her back much sooner than we've planned
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand.
If, by our love, we've managed, your wishes to achieve,
The memory of her and her love, will help us while we grieve.
When our faithful bundle departs this world of strife
We'll have yet another Doberman and love her all her life.
Author: Unknown

Sunday, July 13, 2008

(I am forgetful) good news

Mom had no lymph node involvement.I accessed reports from home!So that is good news!!
Keep her in your prayers.Love, MerryMerry

Grandfather Mtn. post games

Enjoy the view!!! M

More games

The lady sitting behind us thought the were going to "toss a sheep" instead of a sheath.But they were sipping a little alcohol. A great time in a beautiful setting. I did not rotate pic because I'm challenged Suzy fix it love M

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Hope everyone had the chance to get outside and enjoy the beautiful Sunshine this weekend.We took time off to travel to MacRae Meadows to watch Hondo in action.We left at 05:30 am and Hondo past us in Boone so we followed him there.We enjoyed watching the "throwing of the Hammer"I don't think I'd feel safe even with the fence up to protect the judges.Throwing the weight is too awesome.56 or 28 lbs is too much to carry let alone throw it.but Tossing the caber amazes me I just don't get how you can pick up a telephone pole and throw it.Congratulations to Hondo for "putting the stone",(20lbs)for 29.5 feet.Hope we didn't embarrass you to much yelling..We had a great time and we will go again . Charlie purchased 2 large knives.Oh and marg they had yarn for sale....XOXO.... M

(look for the rock it is over the guys head in the pic)

Need prayers please

Just an update on Mom She is doing well.Has learned to empty her drains,swelling is minimal,and cooking a little.The prayers help even if they are from people she doesn't know.I told her she had Churches praying for her and I got the usual smirk. Her biggest concern ,she wants her hair washed. It's always about the hair.I'll get to sometime today.Thanks to Anna for checking on her while J .Charlie & I went to watch Hondo.I'll blog with pics later going to be late for church... Love to all,M

Friday, July 11, 2008

I'm going back to SCHOOL

WOW! I have no idea what I was thinking! I am so nervous/excited/worried/scared....... Just a ball of emotions! No to mention, how am I going to work 2-3 jobs AND go to school AND have a little bit of a social life??????? This is CRAZY! But I'm gonna do it. Can't believe it, but I am.

Anyway, Saint Louis University is, of course, in St Louis, MO. (on the Missouri side--there is an Illinois side too). It is a private, Jesuit (?) university. I will have to go twice, after certain classes, for my advisor to assess my clinical/assessment skills.

When I went for Erika's (my patient that went to Wake and graduated on time after an 8 week stay in the ICU and months of rehab for an unknown illness, anyway) wedding, St Louis seemed like a really neat town (as long as you don't get sick and end up in a dumpy ER on the Illinois side!) So I am looking forward to visiting, though it won't be anytime soon.

This semester, they are registering me for "Case Management" and "Research". Oh my, those sound like they include a LARGE amount of dry reading! And probably some paper writing! I'm not sure I remember how to write a paper, no less a NURSING paper! So you can see how I can be excited/scarred/worried......all at the same time.

I start August 22. So I'll see you guys around Christmas!!!

Homework for the Fam: What is a Billiken? Why do you care?
(It's a neat story and it should be obvious why you would care!) (use the link!)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Helloooooooo everyone.
Hope all of you are dry and not in storm zone.We received needed rain but I could do without the wind. It turned over our umbrella again but did not break table.
Mom did well with surgery. Juliana stayed with her during the afternoon so I could get a nap before 6p-7a shift. I stayed with her thru the night at the hospital.She slept well with Demerol x 3 and she was walking to bathroom with assistance. She wanted to get out of hospital.
Her o2 level seems to stay low,(sat of 85%) but they made her cough and deep breathe and discharged her anyway. Marg said she gave PT a hard time but did exercises requested.I left Marg with her and she got her home with Dad's assistance but she will not take enough Advil to ease pain. She was irritated she didn't say bye to Anna said to tell everyone to come see her.
We took some food after 5p(because I could not wake up)and I emptied her drains.She has additional swelling around the dressing but it is dry.She goes to Dr.office tomorrow at 10a for dressing change so pray for her because he will not be easy. But as usual he was her choice of surgeon.(Can you tell I don't care for her surgeon??)I'll keep you posted love to all M

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Good News

Just wanted to let everyone know, Nannan is back home from the hospital. The surgery went as well as could be expected, which is really great news. Will try to update everyone as I get more information, but for now it seems like everything went well. Keep The Mom and merrymerry in your prayers as they switch out nursing duties.
Love to everyone!!!

Friday, July 4, 2008


Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July. Also, I wanted to say a huge thank you to our troops, without whom we wouldn't be celebrating our independence.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

How you choose your friends...

says a lot about who you are. Here's a video put together about Barak Obama's friends. Scary, isn't it?

originated at PowerLine Blog

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Prayer request

Please add Mom on your prayer list. Surgery scheduled on 07/07/08 at LMH.
She decided for mastectomy instead of lumpectomy,her choice.No chemo or radiation.
Keep her in your Prayers xoxoxox M


Anyone recognize the Mountain???
Floyd Va. Court house
PineTree Tavern Restaurant & Inn circa 1940's

Jay and I took the Toyota up into the mtns. to see if it was dependable and it did well.It took 34.00 to fill it up (as opposed to 65.00 -Pacifica or 105.00 -F150) We went to Floyd Va.

Yes Charlie on the Parkway again......... Charlie was at a church retreat in Pennsylvania to see "In The Beginning"He had a great time and wants to return for the other dramas they offer. They also toured the Hersey plant. He brought back a 5lb bar. What a hoot.......I could be sick......too much candy.......Oh My.............Love to all Merry



Jay took it to Averitt and parked it 3 days ,had 42 calls and we sold it!!!!!! Yes!!!!

Since then we have purchased a Corona,no crayola, no no a Corolla (blue like the pacifica).It gets really excellent gas mileage.I'll post a pic of it when I remember

to take it hahahahah

A little history lesson

Just read this article and thought I would share. I didn't know about this before. Hope everyone has a fabulous 4th of July weekend! xoxoxo

John Adams predicted in a letter to his wife Abigail that Americans would celebrate their Independence Day on July 2. Off by two days - not too bad for government work.
On July 2, 1776, Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, signed only by Charles Thompson (the secretary of Congress) and John Hancock (the presiding officer). Two days later Congress approved the revised version and ordered it to be printed and distributed to the states and military officers. The other signatures would have to wait.
Many actually viewed the Declaration of Independence as a yawner - a rehashing of arguments already made against the British government. John Adams would later describe the Declaration as "dress and ornament rather than Body, Soul, or Substance." The exception was the last paragraph that said the united colonies "are and of Right ought to be Free and Independent states" and were "Absolved of all Allegiance to the British Crown."
For Adams, it was the momentum towards achieving American independence initiated on July 2 that future generations would consider worth celebrating, not the approval of this document on July 4.
Interestingly, the pomp and circumstance that many Americans presume took place on July 4, 1776, actually occurred days to weeks afterwards.
The Philadelphia Evening Post published the Declaration's full text in its July 6 newspaper. And the Declaration of Independence was publicly read from the State House in Philadelphia on July 8. Later that day, it was read in Easton, PA, Trenton, NJ, and to the local embryonic militia to provide much-needed inspiration against the formidable British.
The shouting and firing of muskets that followed these first public readings represent America's first celebrations of independence.
As copies spread, the Declaration of Independence would be read at town meetings and religious services. In response, Americans lit bonfires, fired guns, rang bells, and removed symbols of the British monarchy.
The following year, no member of Congress thought about commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence until July 3 - one day too late. So the first organized elaborate celebration of independence occurred the following day: July 4, 1777, in Philadelphia. Ships in the harbor were decked in the nation's colors. Cannons rained 13-gun salutes in honor of each state. And parades and fireworks spiced up the festivities.
Fireworks did not become staples of July 4 celebrations until after 1816, when Americans began producing their own pyrotechnics and no longer relied on expensive fireworks from across the pond.
Since 1777, the tradition of celebrating America's independence
on July 4 has continued.


Hello hello! Was just sent this joke and thought I would share. Hope you are having an excellent day!

The owner of a drug store walks in to find a guy leaning heavily against a wall. The owner asks the clerk, "What's with that guy over there by the wall?"
The clerk says, "Well, he came in here this morning to get something for his cough. I couldn't find the cough syrup, so I gave him an entire bottle of laxative."
The owner says, "You idiot! You can't treat a cough with laxatives!"
The clerk says, "Oh yeah? Look at him, he's afraid to cough!"