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Posted March 28, 2014 - 07:58 AM

Dad has been coming down to the parlor every morning for the last couple weeks, but he's not coming down to work, as he's still weak.  He picks up his daily meds, asks how things are going, then goes on back home.  He did haul a load of fertilize & spread it on the wheat out at his place, but it wore him out.  Still good for him to try what he can.  He also sowed a spot of grass where he took out Mom's old flower garden, as she couldn't do the upkeep of it anymore.m  He took it out before his surgery, and sowed it 2 days ago.


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Posted March 28, 2014 - 08:03 AM

Good to hear he is getting out and trying a few things! It will take a while for the strength to come back. Warmer weather will help some as he can be out more!


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Posted March 28, 2014 - 08:23 AM

Thanks for the update.  I was wondering how he was getting along.  It is good to hear he is out doing some things and becoming active.



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Posted March 28, 2014 - 08:26 AM

Glad to hear that he is working his way back,  good luck. 


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Posted March 28, 2014 - 09:44 AM

I've been wondering as well.

 

The only way to get stronger is to work through it!

 

Sounds like he is doing great!  He needs to get around and kick my Dad's rear end and get him moving.  He is decades younger than your Dad and complains all the time he is weak and tired! 


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Posted March 28, 2014 - 10:29 AM

It's good for him to do whatever he can.  I'm glad it's going well Daniel.


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Posted March 29, 2014 - 11:35 AM

It's great to hear he's out and about it really is. Still trying to plan another trip down so Grandma & him can see there great great grand babies, but timing has been difficult.
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Posted March 29, 2014 - 08:09 PM

I am very happy to hear he is doing better, read up, out and about. His strength will come with time and keeping active. Our prayers have been heard.

 

 

 

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Posted March 29, 2014 - 08:14 PM

Dad has been coming down to the parlor every morning for the last couple weeks, but he's not coming down to work, as he's still weak.  He picks up his daily meds, asks how things are going, then goes on back home.  He did haul a load of fertilize & spread it on the wheat out at his place, but it wore him out.  Still good for him to try what he can.  He also sowed a spot of grass where he took out Mom's old flower garden, as she couldn't do the upkeep of it anymore.m  He took it out before his surgery, and sowed it 2 days ago.

 

Glad to hear he's keeping active and doing better.


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Posted April 06, 2014 - 11:49 PM

Hows Dad doing, any updates?



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Posted April 07, 2014 - 08:04 AM

Hows Dad doing, any updates?

 

Last blood tests had his count up from 8 to 12.   He has a Dr appointment at 2pm today & he wants to be sure they check his count again.  It needs to be at or close to 15.  He's still driving down every morning, getting his daily meds, playing solitaire, then going on back home.  He mowed his yard the other day with no problems, except he couldn't get his new ZTR to crank.  I went out & couldn't get it to turn over, knowing it was a safety switch issue.  Then I started tracing wires and realized this new mower had a parking brake.  Set the brake & she fired right up!   :wallbanging:   It tricked both of us! I thought the handle was some sort of deck adjustment, as the handle looked exactly like the deck adjustment handle in the exact position on the other side.

  I don't see Dad being able to do much farm work this year, maybe ever the way he's been doing, but he may....just have to see with time.  Right now he's fairly content & feels pretty good, other than tiring easily.


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Posted April 07, 2014 - 08:42 AM

Thanks for the update Daniel. Content and feeling pretty good sounds like a good place for him to be at this point. I have a friend who is in his 80's and had major heart surgery with complications. It has taken him a year to get back to the point where he can start singing in the church choir again. It's a slow road to get your strength back at that age.


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Posted April 07, 2014 - 08:54 AM

Daniel

thanks for the update, glad he is becoming more active. that's always a good sign.
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Posted April 07, 2014 - 09:11 AM

Glad to hear he is getting out more.


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Posted April 07, 2014 - 10:15 AM

Thanks for the update.  Like Brian said sounds like he is in a good place.  :thumbs:


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