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#1666 SupplySergeant ONLINE  

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Posted October 10, 2013 - 11:06 AM

Just visited Dad at home.  Amazing how tough he is at nearly 88 years old!  He's up & about like nothing happened & went walking as we left.  He said he'll be back in a tractor tomorrow, and I said NO you won't!   He was kidding, but I was not!   He's back to the doc next Thursday for checkup & to set a date for the definite bladder removal.

Got the calf splinted, but it's so weak it won't try to stand at all.  Getting ready to bottle feed it.

Glad to hear this about your Dad. Eggman and I really enjoyed meeting him on plow day. Let him know he has fans here!

 

Sucks about the calf, sorry.


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Posted October 10, 2013 - 11:41 AM

Just visited Dad at home.  Amazing how tough he is at nearly 88 years old!  He's up & about like nothing happened & went walking as we left.  He said he'll be back in a tractor tomorrow, and I said NO you won't!   He was kidding, but I was not!   He's back to the doc next Thursday for checkup & to set a date for the definite bladder removal.

Got the calf splinted, but it's so weak it won't try to stand at all.  Getting ready to bottle feed it.

Thanks for the Update Daniel,

 

Glad to hear that He is up and moving around. You know you can't keep these old Farmers down, my Dad is the same way. Sorry about the calf, but maybe you can go ahead and get him off to the other guys place for him to tend to it. Sounds like Sis is doing well with her Chemo treatments, good news for sure.


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Posted October 10, 2013 - 12:44 PM

Good to hear you dad is up and about so soon.  Better then sitting around feeling sorry for your self for sure.  Keep us updated on him.  Glad your sister is doing OK with the Chemo.

 

Sorry to hear about the calf.  Maybe you can get this guy to take it and remove one more stress off you for now.


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Posted October 10, 2013 - 12:51 PM

Good to hear Dad is on the mend. Hopefully the calf will be too.

I know you don't name them much, but this one needs to be named"Lefty" or something.
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Posted October 10, 2013 - 01:16 PM

Good to hear Dad is on the mend. Hopefully the calf will be too.

I know you don't name them much, but this one needs to be named"Lefty" or something.

 

Calf is on a fast downhill slide.  It's like a wet dish rag, no moving any of it's legs.  Raise it off the ground, and literally just dangles almost lifeless.  Tried getting some milk down it, but it just isn't going to make it.  Left momma with it, but calf will likely be dead in a little while.  Just got another cow with bull calf in, healthy as an ox...momma too.

  Bush hogged a 3 acre field, bedded the bull calf hutches....just taking care of little things.  Josh has the cow lot scraped.  Salvaging the day nicely.


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Posted October 10, 2013 - 01:25 PM

Daniel, several years ago I worked security at a hospital. We got a call about a combative patient to I took another officer who was just honorably discharged from the Marines and went up. My guy was about 5'8" and 210 with no body fat. I was 6'3' and about 220 and could run from the basement to the 15th floor of the hospital faster than the elevator (those were the days).

 

When we got to the room there was this little old man about 5' nothing and maybe 150. He grabbed both of us and picked us up off the ground and we could not get loose. Finally a doctor about the size of Godzilla came in and between the 3 of us it took 10 minutes to get the guy in the bed and restrained.

 

As we were sitting in the hall sweating and trying to catch our breath the old guys daughter came out and thanked us for begin so gentle with her 82 year old father. I asked her what her father did. She said he was an ox farmer. With cancer, under going chemo, he out wrestled 3 guys in very good shape.

 

Those old guys are tough.

 

Tell you dad that all of us here in the scrap pile are pulling for him.


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Posted October 10, 2013 - 05:00 PM

Glad Dad is doing well, that is extremely great news. Sorry about the calf, but you can't save them all!

Hope your sister gets through this as well.


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Posted October 11, 2013 - 11:02 AM

Hauled some poo this morning after milking.  Now I'm watching Case a few minutes while Teresa makes a run to town to get Dad some things he needs.


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Posted October 11, 2013 - 12:13 PM

Hows Dad doing today? Better I hope!!


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Posted October 11, 2013 - 01:52 PM

Hows Dad doing today? Better I hope!!

 

When he called to see if one of us were going to town, he sounded kinda rough, but said he was feeling like he should....crappy, but same as last time he had this surgery.  Then I spoke to him a while ago, and he sounded much better.  He is doing as expected though.


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Posted October 11, 2013 - 02:05 PM

WooHoo........ the crappy poo spreading is D-U-N-N done!  At least until spring.   :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:   Now all the little stuff won't keep piling up on us....maybe!


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Posted October 11, 2013 - 03:21 PM

I must say, spreading manure was my least-favorite summer job, and we used the old slid ground-driven spreaders. I can't inagine just how many places liquid manure gets into!


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Posted October 11, 2013 - 03:24 PM

Gotta go milk again now.  I feel so tired, it's hard to put one foot in front of the other.  I know it's the "getting old" meds they have me on, as it's just not like me to run out of steam so early.  I HATE IT!  


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Posted October 11, 2013 - 03:33 PM

Gotta go milk again now.  I feel so tired, it's hard to put one foot in front of the other.  I know it's the "getting old" meds they have me on, as it's just not like me to run out of steam so early.  I HATE IT!  

Hmmm, sounds like my blood-pressure stuff. Makes me piss at least hourly, and it's a good substitute for sleeping pills. But, it still beats the massive headaches (not to mention possibility of stroke!) from hypertension


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Posted October 11, 2013 - 05:00 PM

Yea my blood pressure med's do the same thing. But like Sarge said the alternatives aren't very good either.


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