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Posted May 29, 2014 - 01:20 PM

The day at the hospital was a bust.  There was a drub Dad takes that turns out is a blood thinner.  His nurse at the VA called it a "heart pill", so we weren't aware of this, and because he had taken it yesterday, it could cause excessive bleeding.  Just got home a few minutes ago.  Dad is rescheduled for 10am tomorrow, and my bro-in-law is going to take him so I can get some MUCH needed work done.  

  The Dr did give me the option to go ahead with the polyp removal this morning and that "he thought" it would be ok if he used staples, but I see how bad Dad bleeds with just a deep scratch, so I told him we'd wait. So most of the day wasted.  What I don't understand is why his Dr office isn't perfectly clear, as they have a list of all Dad's meds, and should have stipulated each specific med he was to, or not to take before surgery.  Instead it was a general "form letter" saying not to take "blood thinners".   


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Posted May 29, 2014 - 01:27 PM

Been thru that same thing with Dad, they tell him not to worry about his Meds he is taking as they have already seen the list, then when he gets there and writes down the Med names, they throw a fit. Too bad offices won't talk to each other, but we all are at their mercy as to when and what they want to do to us.

 

Hope all goes well tomorrow!!


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Posted May 29, 2014 - 01:36 PM

Brian, as SOON as I got home, we took the pills out that needed to be, so we'll be good to go tomorrow.  I'm glad Steve can take Dad, as our cows were so hot today they won't come out to eat.  Tomorrow Josh & I MUST get our shade cloth stretched & tied, then the sprinkler hoses up & sprinkling.  Everything is piling up on us again.


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Posted May 29, 2014 - 05:21 PM

This afternoon I got the 2745 off the 10' bush hog & hooked the 1130 to it.  Then I did the hill directly behind our house, and one loop around the next hill.  The 1100 was a bit low on hydraulic fluid, as it would kick in & out of high multipower on steep uphills.  Glad I quit, because I figured I better check the mower's 3 gearboxes again, and one of them was dry!!!  Leaky seal, so in went grease & just enough gear oil to make it good & sloppy.  Topped the engine oil and greased all the joints.  It'll be ready when I get back to mowing.  If you're wondering why I switched tractors, that 1100 is much more stable on the steep hills.  It doesn't have ROPS, but stable enough it doesn't worry me. The big old heavy 2745's can slide, which is quite unnerving even with a roll-over safe cab.


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Posted May 29, 2014 - 05:35 PM

Just get each cow a hat. Works for me.



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Posted May 29, 2014 - 05:39 PM

Just get each cow a hat. Works for me.

 

You don't have any cows!  At least not real ones.  I suppose after a few drinks you may "think" you're seeing some!  :rolling:

  Where's the new hair pic??


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Posted May 29, 2014 - 05:42 PM

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Posted May 29, 2014 - 05:43 PM

 

Maybe we shouldn't have forced a head shave on you.  It grew back vewy strange!  :D


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Posted May 29, 2014 - 07:08 PM

Your bush hogging reminds me of the one hay field I cut. I was told I won't roll the tractor at all, but man, did it feel a bit iffy. Some sections I had to ride the topside brake to stay somewhat straight. 


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Posted May 30, 2014 - 10:04 AM

Milked the cows, then separated 18 heifers to graduate to the next field.  Then separated the young bull to go down the lane with breeding age heifers.  He'd better behave because the bull back there is 1200lbs & won't take any amount of bull off him!  Then started on the shade cloth.  Cut 400' of rope into 10' sections.  Started stretching & tying the cloth, then the phone rings.  My Bro-in-law with Dad at the hospital.  They needed to verify exactly what meds Dad DID take this morning.  Had to climb down & 4 wheel fast to the house & spell everything out for them.  She said he shouldn't have taken Metformin for diabetis because he isn't eating anything, then I told her the ONLY meds they told me to drop were his Xereltol (spelling?), and as an afterthought she said I might drop the Lasix also.  They didn't tell me to drop the aspirin either, which I did, as I know it acts as a blood thinner.  She said they could go ahead with the polyp removal.  They sure better get their act together.


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Posted May 30, 2014 - 10:38 AM

Wow I think you need to have a talk with the doctor about the poor instructions you received.



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Posted May 30, 2014 - 11:45 AM

No word back on Dad's procedure yet, but he should be coming out from sleep soon.  Got the shade cloth up.  Had to work past usual lunch break, but it's done.  Now I should have time to finish bush hogging the cow pasture after I eat a bite.  Then it'll be milking time for me again.   But tomorrow is my day off I hope.  Never can tell around here.


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Posted May 30, 2014 - 01:00 PM

Good to hear the shade is up, did you get the water sprinkler system running?

 

Keep us posted on Dad's procedure..



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Posted May 30, 2014 - 02:55 PM

Good to hear the shade is up, did you get the water sprinkler system running?

 

Keep us posted on Dad's procedure..

 

 

Old hoses are still up & about 50% of the holes open, so we opted to get the field bush hogged, which I like maybe an hour finishing, and move the young bull back to the breeding age heifers.  All but the hour of mowing is done, and I'm taking a few minutes to rest before milking.  Both my knees are hurting. Won't take but a half hour to 45 minutes to get the new hoses up later.  Started raining while I mowed, but I got more done while it rained, as I had gotten the really steep sections already.  

Couldn't reach Steve to see about Dad, so I called Dad's cell phone.  Chipper as could be and waiting for Steve to bring the car to the hospital pickup door.  

They got all the polyp with no problems!  :thumbs:  :dancingbanana:  :thumbs:   He was ready to find a buffet!  :rolling:


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Posted May 30, 2014 - 03:22 PM

That's GREAT New Daniel !! Tell him we said Hey from TX. :wave:


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