Monday, January 30, 2012

Random Updates, Stephen, MIL

I would like to start by welcoming 3 new followers, Sherry over at russ stick acres it is an interesting blog about their adventures on 40 acres. Also Hobo at hillbilly hobo's he has a verity of information and is interesting as does David at musings over a pint
Please be sure to stop over and check out their blogs.

I talked to Stephen  this morning, he is about the same, still undergoing torture treatment under the guise of wound care. He did say he got his first real cup of coffee this morning. He said we may have to round up a rescue party to break him out soon. Keep him in your prayers.

Some of you have been following about my  Mother in Law who was assaulted Halloween 2011. She had surgery last week to find out what was causing her stomach problems, they found out she has advanced ovarian cancer and there is really nothing they can do, she is still in critical care, in a lot of pain.  You may know her daughter (my first wife) died from ovarian cancer. Another 'kick in the teeth' to this situation is my first wife has a twin who is in the final stage of ovarian cancer as well and is in Hospice care right now, this is weighing heavy on my MIL as well. She has lost one daughter, another is in Hospice care and she herself is dealing with cancer. Sometimes I wonder how much suffering one person can stand.
In critical care visitation is very limited. Please say a prayer for her comfort.
I am her next of kin here local so I am doing all I can.

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  1. Done, Sir. Sorry to hear about this.

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  2. Duke, so sorry to hear about your MIL, I'm sure it was the last thing you were expecting to hear.

    Hopefully Stephen will be out soon.

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    1. Thanks, I think Stephen will be better in time

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  3. Dear friend, you and your Mother in Law have not been out of our prayers since her assault. i am so sorry that her daughter is suffering too. please pass all of our thoughts, prayers and good wishes to both of them.

    if you decide to form a break-out party for Stephen - count us in.

    thank you for keeping us updated on everyone. i know that this all causes trying times in your life as well.

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Kymber, Thanks for you kindness. Steven and my MIL are in different hospitals so I am staying close to my MIL right now.
      I will keep you all posted as I get info. It is a stress but I can't complain I would rather be giving comfort than getting it.

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    2. you would rather be giving comfort than getting it because that is the kind of man you are - and i am glad that those kinds of men are still out there! stay close to your MIL and let us know when to set up "operation break-out".

      thank you Duke.

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  4. We're praying for the whole family, Duke.

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    1. Thank you Rev.Paul, it means a lot.

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  5. You are right, this seems to be more than any one person should bear. Be there for her, and we'll keep you all in our prayers. That's all we can do from a distance.

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  6. Prayers continued for Stephen, and now your sweet M-in-Love. My heart goes out to them both. And thank you for the kind "shout out" in this post. I look forward to following your Blog {and seeing updates from the two hospitals...}. God speed in recovery.

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    1. Sherry, you are more than welcome. Thanks for your kindness.

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  7. I'm going to pray for YOU, my friend. This is all a lot to take in such a short time. So hang on, brother, we're with you as well as MIL and Stephen(any word on how little Bit's taking this?).

    PS I've got a line on some scrubs and a DR's coat in the event that Stephen's breakout/covert op has to go into effect.

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  8. Hillbilly, I will find out about little bit. Yes we will need scrubs, lookouts and a getaway driver.
    Thanks friend.

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  9. I'm a lurker, but just can't lurk today...want to tell you that your MIL, Stephen and YOU are in my prayers. Your SIL, too. My what a nasty disease!
    Blessings to you, the caregiver.

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    1. Cotton Lady, It is a nasty disease, one of the worst. Thank you so much for your prayers. (don't be a stranger)

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  10. God Bless You, Duke. Prayers for you and yours as well as for Stephen and his.

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  11. So, so much going on. It's hard to find the right words at times like this. I think the lesson is enjoy the time you have.

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    1. 45er, that is so true, I am learning more and more to enjoy now.

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  12. Good to hear Stephen is plotting his escape. Sounds like his spirits are up.

    Sorry about your MIL.

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    1. MSgt B, He is doing good mentally. Thanks.

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  13. I'm so sorry, Bubba. Each night I give up a prayer for your dear mother in law. Duke, you are a fine man. Thank you.
    I've work away some tile, and now have a mouse hole underway on the street side of the hospital. My thought is river escape...can you tell the drugs effects have worn off a bit....now, back to regular programming.

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    1. The boat will be waiting by the dock 1900, the blacked out face manning the M60 will be mine.

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    2. I'll bring the hand grenades, the grappling hook, and the pretzel sticks.

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  14. Stephen! So good too see you back on your fingers again. Get better, buddy.

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  15. I can bring ammo, rope and post-op libations to go with the pretzels. If not, I make a great diversion. :)

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