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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Baby sitting and gardening

Well baby sitting might not be the right word to use, more like adult sitting. A former co-worker and good friend had a stroke on April 1st. That was a nasty April fool joke. And at the age of only 47 working 2 jobs and now has no insurance and the hospital bills are mounting. It was in the brain stem and he is having a real hard time with the nausea and vomiting. This is dangerous for him as his throat is paralyzed. He has a feeding tube which makes giving meds a little easier. Even with a stroke he has use of his arms and legs but he says his leg wont cooperate like it should and his mind is still 100% which is great. I was nice to be able to visit with him but not under these circumstances. I just breaks my heart to know how much he enjoyed good food and now cant eat at all. But he will get better, he has already come a long way since the stroke. Please say a prayer for him and his wife as trys to finish out this semester of nursing school.
When I got home this evening Jason had gotten all the corn planted that we use for cornmeal and we went back to the garden with the corn dropper to plant the sweet corn and I transplanted the cabbage plants out of the greenhouse. They are forecasting rain tomorrow so that will help them live a lot better. The ones I had set out a couple weeks ago are doing really good. Thats been it for today. Till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.

Stella

1 comment:

Pokeberry Mary said...

Oh that made me sad. My Dad was was in his 50s when he got brain cancer--he had been working a job and running a business and no insurance as well. However--he did end up getting disability before he died and health insurance would not have paid for some of the treatments he had that extended his life a couple years as it was all experimental. Sometimes I think the kinks in our armor let in God's light to do things differently than we would have thought of. I've seen that before. I hope he will recover.