Tuesday, April 02, 2013

UNCLE HARRY’S HEALTH TAKES A SUDDEN & UNEXPECTED DOWNTURN, PROGNOSIS IS NOT GOOD……..

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SPOTTED US A COUPLE BEAVER TAIL CACTUS BLOOMS THIS MORNING

We woke up with a sense of urgency this morning.  Received a phone call late Monday afternoon from the Ritz Villa Care Facility in Mitchell Ontario where my 96 year old Uncle Harry lives.  Uncle Harry’s health took a sudden & serious downturn Monday afternoon.  He is now bedridden with a high fever, low oxygen levels, etc.  Congested lungs & a diagnosis of severe Pneumonia.  When we called first thing this morning his pulse was low & he has been barely responsive.   A close friend stayed by his bedside throughout the night.  Doctor said the prognosis was not good.

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Kelly was busy on the phone today trying to tie up last minute loose ends here & making arrangements back home in case Uncle Harry doesn’t make it.  My day was mainly spent wrapping up outside things, laundry, packing the Sunseeker, etc.  It does not look like there is going to be enough time for us to make it back & say good-bye…………….   

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- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
(James Herriot)
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- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.

30 comments:

  1. Very sorry to hear this news. Always made more difficult when you're not able to get home. Hope he is able to fight this and recover.

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  2. So sad to hear this news---our hearts and prayers are with you! Jim and Bev

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  3. So sorry! Would love for you to have been back home before this happened. Sometimes life throws us curve balls. It's been great to follow all those visits you've made over the years. All of us are richer for experiences shared.... I know he has appreciated you, and you him..

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  4. So sorry for this sad news. Always hard to say good bye. Be safe as you travel.
    Beautiful cactus blooms. Looks like you will miss many of them. Take care.

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  5. Your Uncle Harry has lived to a great old age, and could recover to live a few more. I'm sure you and Kelly and the pooches have made him very happy, and I think you can be confident that your lives as well as his have been enriched.

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  6. So sorry to hear about Uncle Harry. You have spent so much time with him and it was always evident that he enjoyed your visits - and Pheebs too. If the worst happens, remember all those happy times. I'm sure they meant the world to Uncle Harry.

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  7. We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Harry, Al and Kelly--we will keep him and you guys in our thoughts and prayers.

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  8. So sorry Al and Kelly. Words cannot express our sadness for the two of you.

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  9. Thank God for good friends who will offer to fill in when we are unable to take care of our loved ones due to miles and circumstances ...... Remembering all of you in my prayers, especially Uncle Harry......hoping the trip home is smooth sailing all the way home ......All the best, SallyB

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  10. So sorry to hear your bad news. It is difficult enough when you are there but even more difficult when you can't be there. You have made many visits and enriched his later years so hope that will help you through this.

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  11. so sorry to hear about Uncle Harry..it would be most difficult not to be there with him but I am sure that he knows you are thinking of him as you always have.
    hugs to you and Kelly.

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  12. He seems like a tough old bird. Hopefully he will suprise everyone and make a come back. Hopefully.

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  13. so sorry to hear about your Uncle Harry, we will be thinking about you and hoping he can hang on til you get home. Hugs to you both.

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  14. So sorry to hear about Uncle Harry, 96 years old, God Bless him!

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  15. So hard. But you were there with him when he knew you were there. He knows you love him regardless because of what you've done for him. Just doesn't make it any easier.

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  16. Our thoughts are with you and Kelly. Know that you could not do anything more if you were there.

    Ron and Sharon

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  17. It must be difficult when time and distance will not allow you to touch and be near your uncle. Take solace in knowing he has felt the love an care you gave him over the years and probably knows it now. I am sending positive thoughts your way as you travel home toward Uncle Harry.

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  18. Sorry you've received this news. Harry knows you are there in spirit.

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  19. My heart goes out to you in your sadness over not being able to be there with him. It must be so hard to be so far away at this moment.

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  20. It's tough when the final Good Bye shows up and you can't even make it in person. Had the same situation with my mother. I felt so bad that I was so far away during her last moments. It still makes me feel very sad.

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  21. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this. I lost my uncle overnight last fall. He died peacefully in his sleep, but none of us was prepared for his passing.

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  22. Sorry to hear about Uncle Harry. Too bad that are not there now, but you can't do much more for him. You did visit him frequently during the summer months and we know he appreciated that.

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  23. So sorry to hear about Uncle Harry. I hope you all find peace.

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  24. Uncle Harry knows you and Kelly love him..Please travel safely, he is in God's hands now..

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  25. Sorry to hear about Uncle Harry,,, You have mentioned him so many times that I feel we know him. God Bless him, unfortunately, recovery at his age would be nothing short of a miracle. But, you and I know, miracles do happen.
    God has a plan,,,
    Bless you all, but he is well cared for and there is not much you could do even if you were there....
    Be SAFE!!!

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  26. Uncle Harry's a tough old bird, we hope he can fight off this pneumonia thing until you can get there. In case he can't, you can realize that you two have taken wonderful care of him for a very long time. Our thoughts and prayers go with you as you hurry home.

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  27. Sorry about the bad news, please drive carefully getting back here.

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  28. So Sorry to hear about Uncle Harry. Our Thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
    Caron and Chris

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  29. Nothing I can say that hasn't been said. Thank you for sharing your Uncle Harry with us over the years, he is a kind and gentle soul. Please drive safely! You and Kelly are also cherished!
    Geri and Chuck

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