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Author Topic: Update on my Grandmother...from 21 acres of cactus...  (Read 3906 times)

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Offline Basquo

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Update on my Grandmother...from 21 acres of cactus...
« on: June 08, 2006, 10:39:52 PM »
Thanks everyone for your kind words when I posted Tuesday night.  You all gave me the courage to make a very difficult drive.  I was crying half the way and I forgot to pack some tapes so I was at the mercy of AM country radio for about five hours.

Mimi is in good spirits.  She can laugh and carry on a conversation, but she's weak, and not eating a lot. The docotrs are giving her two months.  There will be no further workup, no treatments other than pallative.  I was able to deal with the hospital administration so that my Dad would be able to review the chart and so i got the full scoop finally; there will not be any recovery.  Fully expecting her to be comatose when I arrived, I am happy that I've been able to spend two days talking with her.  She's still got a great memory, and she tells some very funny stories.  She knows she's not going home and she doesn't want to anyway.  She remembers what a horrible patient my grandfather was and she doesn't want anyone to attempt to take care of her at home.

Special thanks to my Dad for figuring out how to get me online out here in the prickly pear patch.  Saturday night I will be at my sister's house and hopefully can use her network, but at the latest I'll be home Sunday evening. Thank you again for your support.

« Last Edit: June 12, 2006, 04:48:50 PM by Basquo »

Offline trai

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Re: Update on my Grabdmother...from 21 acres of cactus...
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2006, 11:06:54 PM »
Oh man I feel for you....
12/2003  Tested Neg
02/2003  Tested Neg
08/04/2004   Tested Poz
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Offline Oscar

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Re: Update on my Grabdmother...from 21 acres of cactus...
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2006, 12:36:38 AM »

My thoughts are with you.



Offline Teresa

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Re: Update on my Grabdmother...from 21 acres of cactus...
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2006, 09:43:47 AM »
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)

Offline Markmt

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Re: Update on my Grabdmother...from 21 acres of cactus...
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2006, 01:19:01 PM »
Its great to read that Mimi is good spirits Creighton. She sounds like an incredible person,

take care,

"Live to love and love to live."

Leo Buscaglia

Offline JohnOso

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Re: Update on my Grabdmother...from 21 acres of cactus...
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2006, 04:41:18 PM »
Glad that you arrived safely.

This sounds strange to say, but you have been given a gift --  the joy of spending time with your grandma Mimi during the last part of her journey here.

Thinking of you both,

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Update on my Grabdmother...from 21 acres of cactus...
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2006, 09:21:47 AM »

Just want you to know I am sending good thoughts to you and your family through this difficult time. It's important that you have had this time with mimi... I do understand how terrible difficult this is.

Take care of yourself----Ray

Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 20mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 9/24/2017

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 9/18/2017,  Viral load remains <40
CD 4 @358 /  CD4 % @ 13

 65 years young.

Offline DancerBoy

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Re: Update on my Grabdmother...from 21 acres of cactus...
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2006, 11:00:20 AM »
     You know my number if you need anything at all.
Boys are Stupid

Offline heartforyou

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Re: Update on my Grabdmother...from 21 acres of cactus...
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2006, 12:11:31 PM »
Imagine what a gift it is for both of you.....

Diagnosed in 1987 and still kicking
Kivexa (Epzicom),Tivicay once daily.

Switching to Viramune, Isentress and Emtriva

Happiness is the freedom of breathing fresh air every day.

Offline Christine

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Re: Update on my Grabdmother...from 21 acres of cactus...
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2006, 03:36:32 PM »
I am so sorry about your grandmother. Tell her you love her. Peace be with all of you.
Poz since '93. Currently on Procrit, Azithromax, Pentamidine, Valcyte, Levothyroxine, Zoloft, Epzicom, Prezista, Viread, Norvir, and GS-9137 study drug. As needed: Trazodone, Atavan, Diflucan, Zofran, Hydrocodone, Octreotide

5/30/07 t-cells 9; vl 275,000

Offline Basquo

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Re: Update on my Grandmother...from 21 acres of cactus...
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2006, 04:48:33 PM »
Thank you all so much.  I am back in Austin now, and will go back as needed. Work was very understanding too; my boss said we'd just count it as a scheduled absence since technically I did tell her Tuesday and came in Wednesday morning for an hour before hitting the road. I was able to visit my mother too.  So I did the Hill Country, the Desert Southwest, and the South Plains all while visiting with family.  Getting back to work today, though...man it was a long one after 5 days off!

Love to you all,


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