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Old 09-08-2017, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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The 10-year-old boy has received his new heart.


I just learned that the 10-year-old boy who had been confined to the hospital while awaiting a heart transplant received his new heart two or three days ago. All is going well. I am delighted beyond measure. He has been in the hospital for about 10 and a half months. I do not yet have information on how soon he can expect to go home.
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EscortRider: Best news I've heard in a long time. Thank you for posting this.

More news: He is scheduled to go home two weeks after the surgery, which would make in in another 8 or 9 days, provided that all signs are still good. But he's going to have to wait six months before returning to school. That surprised me, but I suppose it's all about germs in the wider environment.


I was hoping to see him back sooner than that, but that disappointment is such a quibble. Blessed be those who are organ donors. And if it's a child's heart he received, blessed be that family in their grief for the loss of their child, and how wonderful it is that such a tragic loss can have the silver lining of giving life to another child.


Modern medical care is a miracle; when I was ten years old there was no such thing as a heart transplant or open heart surgery. The miracles which help children are the most wonderful ones!

 
Old 09-08-2017, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Randomly going through posts for the first time in awhile and see Meo is moving! Wowsa! I had to do a search to see what was going on. So excited for you Meo! You are inspiration and hope. I am really struggling with this move thing.
I did too, giesela. It took two really bad falls last winter for me to finally decide I had to leave Minnesota. Both were scary, with the one I had to crawl 50 feet in the snow & ice, broke my glasses & I will have a permanent scar right above my eye.

The second time it took every bit of strength I had to finally pull myself up with the help of my cane. I remember thinking, maybe I'll just lay here & get it over with. But I was finally able to get up.

The next day I became serious in my search for a place without such hazardous conditions. I knew I wasn't going to go through another winter like that.

This area & everything just falling into place convinced me it was where I should go. I'd been telling myself for a few years that I wanted to get away from winter but it took those drastic incidents to make me finally do it.
 
Old 09-08-2017, 08:54 PM
 
Location: WA
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Escort, Thank you for the up date on the young man; December, 1967, remember all the news when Dr. Christian Bernard performed the 1st heart transplant (Googled !)

Meo, happy for you, you DID take action ! Warm weather And bless with Deelighted ! DH was raised in Duluth, he left for CA, 1968 after serving in the Navy. His eldest sister lived in the Bay Area where we met; another older sister/family, still live in Brooklyn Park, MN.

DH now in Heaven, perfect climate !
 
Old 09-08-2017, 09:41 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Maybe it will cool off in Junction by then. Been near 100 there with smoke every day. I had to go 60 miles and 7,000 feet to get away from this heat and smoke near Montrose.
I was just fishing on Grand Mesa the end of August. That's very pretty country.
 
Old 09-09-2017, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I was just fishing on Grand Mesa the end of August. That's very pretty country.

I love the Grand Mesa. It's like a whole different world up there at 10,000 feet.
 
Old 09-09-2017, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Since I'm surrounded by cactus, I went out this morning, picked a bucket of prickly pears and made cactus jelly.
 
Old 09-09-2017, 10:55 AM
 
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I have a son, DIL and grandbaby that live on Jacksonville Beach. I want Irma to stay far away. Period.
Glad to see you are back and well.
 
Old 09-09-2017, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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Hoping all of you in Irma's path are able to stay safe!

Meo and I went to the Oktoberfest at our senior center on Thursday. The German food was wonderful, and we each received a plastic thermal tankard. I had never seen a thermal tankard before and it's really a nifty little item. It's now in my freezer waiting for my afternoon Coke to be poured into it

Research on my novel is still taking the majority of my time. On the BLM website, I finally found a record of his deed from 1803 signed by Jefferson as President and Madison as Secretary of State. I also came across a U.S. Supreme Court case in which my ancestor was involved. I haven't been able to locate a copy of the original town plat though the town plat and land deed was thoroughly described in several publications from the late 1800s. I think it may have been destroyed as many of the records from the Marietta land office were lost. I did find a county map from 1852 which shows many of the lots and ownership.
 
Old 09-09-2017, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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Hey Jim........
During my years of living in Colorado my hunting buddies and I spent quite a bit of time in various areas on the "west slope", and got to know many of the ranchers and locals......this was in the 1960s and '70s. One rancher had a UTE Elder, in his late '80s, that lived on his place and did little odd jobs for him.
On one hunting trip, we stopped by the ranch on the way out and gave one of our deer to the rancher and the elderly Indian.
During our wide ranging conversation, the subject of what the Indians did with the leaves of the Prickly Pear plant was discussed.
The old Indian laughed with a broad grin, and said they had a recipe that was SIMILIAR to making the Jelly.................but they added two other local ingredents that turned it into a very powerful Aphrodisiac.
Being single, thought you might want to know it might be worth your while to find an old UTE Indian in town and engage him in a private conversation about the Indian's way of making that "special Jelly"..................
 
Old 09-09-2017, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Hey Jim........
During my years of living in Colorado my hunting buddies and I spent quite a bit of time in various areas on the "west slope", and got to know many of the ranchers and locals......this was in the 1960s and '70s. One rancher had a UTE Elder, in his late '80s, that lived on his place and did little odd jobs for him.
On one hunting trip, we stopped by the ranch on the way out and gave one of our deer to the rancher and the elderly Indian.
During our wide ranging conversation, the subject of what the Indians did with the leaves of the Prickly Pear plant was discussed.
The old Indian laughed with a broad grin, and said they had a recipe that was SIMILIAR to making the Jelly.................but they added two other local ingredents that turned it into a very powerful Aphrodisiac.
Being single, thought you might want to know it might be worth your while to find an old UTE Indian in town and engage him in a private conversation about the Indian's way of making that "special Jelly"..................
I might just do that, of course I don't need it but worth a try!
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