Shelley...where are you?

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Shelley...where are you?
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Fri, 02-18-2005 - 7:56am
How are things going?

 


 



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Registered: 10-21-2003
Fri, 02-18-2005 - 12:35pm
I'm here. We have been spending alot of our day outside now that the cold is wearing off around here. JOrdan has decided that walking on snow is fun and he wants to play basketball all the time. Tell me how a 2 year old knows about basketball (shaking my head). I was just on one of my other sites and was reading an email that was sent to one of my group members that is very upsetting, its about inclusion and no child left behind. So I spent quite a bit of time composing my answer to that email, hoping that someone could get it back to the original letter writer...I'd prefer to go smack her in the face but that is not legal so... If you guys want to read it I'll post it here...but I guarantee that you will all be ticked off (at the very least).
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Mon, 02-21-2005 - 12:22pm
Shelley, how's your dad doing?

 


 



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Registered: 10-21-2003
Tue, 02-22-2005 - 6:43am
Well he LOOKS like crap...his face is grey all the time and he walks really slow. Plus once he has walked a little way he gets really out of breath. I have called him just after he;s taken the garbage outside...mind you this is a small white bag, that at the most may contain 2 pounds of garbage and he only steps out the door, walks 3 steps and goes down 3 stairs to reach the large garbage container and then comes back into the house. Just to give you an idea how little it takes to wind him...he sounds like he has run a mile.
But other than the physical problems he is doing much better. He is getting his money problems in line...he has applied for a disability pension through our government,and in another month he is able to apply for his long term disability through work. The government disability, is a part of the the Canada Pension Plan...and if Joseph (my DH) didn't know someone who has a member of her family who has qualified for it, we would have never even known about it.
Now if only we can convince him that when we go somewhere that he is to let me drop HIM off at the door and I will go park the van, but he is old school...I am a GIRL so I cannot walk alone. The fact that I walk alone almost everytime I go shopping and I always park far away (unless I have Alicia with me, then we use the handicapped parking) so that I can get alittle extra exercise (LOL). Eventually he will come to realize that he will have to stop thinking like that or he will become the invalid he is SO dead set against becoming. KWIM?
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Tue, 02-22-2005 - 9:23am

((((Shelley)))),

 


 



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Registered: 10-21-2003
Tue, 02-22-2005 - 9:56am
Actually they don't think a portable oxygen tank will do anything for him. His heart isn't pumping the oxygen properly, and the level of the oxygen in his blood is low due to his Lupus. It's the Lupus which is attacking his blood and causing the problems. And they cannot compete against that, they thought about a heart transplant, but they worry about the anti rejection shot and that the lupus will just turn around and attack the new heart. Basically now they have to wait until the Lupus goes into remission and see if they can patch him up later. He's a tough guy...there are many people who haven't had the problems he has faced that have given up. He doesn't give up...stubborn like his daughter!LOL Gotta go Jordan is yelling
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Tue, 02-22-2005 - 10:22am
Stubborn, huh!