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debabbott 03-02-2013 05:38 PM

Life is Good!
 
Hi Wolfdog and all my lovely friends here on sm.com. We have some new and exciting news to share.

As Sean's physical therapy began on his right leg that just concluded with all the surgeries necessary for him to stand on it again, the total weight of his body caused some muscle/tendon tears which resulted in some inflammation.
Sean and I agreed that the physcial therapy should be suspended until he has his prothesis on his left leg to help balance the weight - as we certainly do not want to further damage the right leg.

Because of this, Sean realized that it would not be possible for him to come home on just one foot. So, he asked me if he could at least get closer to home with a facility in the vacinity of our home. Well, yeah!. I told him that I had a place in mind that is just two minutes from our apartment. Funny, he called me early one morning to let me know that one of his CNA's had worked at a facility very close to the apt and gave me the address. I said, "Sean, that is exactly the place I am going to check out for us." So, that was one of those synchronistic moments.

Now, this was just last week and on Monday, Sean will be moving to this new facility which is just wonderful. I took the tour this morning and felt the energies very conducive to Sean's needs. From everything we have heard about it to the touring of it, it looks perfect for our needs of today. Both Sean and I are totally thrilled at this new adventure that is just two minutes away from our apartment. I packed up all of his things where he currently is today and all is ready for his move.

We both delight in how, when the energy is right how easily everything just flows into being. Again, we are so grateful.

So, we are looking at another three to six months before Sean is to receive his prothesis. The Physical Therapy Dept at our new place is awesome and best known for their work with amputees. So, you see how everything works out for the best just in the right timing. I glory in how that works out and just love it. Sean is so learning patience - to just put the energy out there and then to allow the Universe to meet it and wham, Source Energy, as we refer to the God Source, just makes the congel for all to come together to meet the need. How beautiful is that.

So, Monday, they will transport Sean to the new facility and we will begin yet another path on our lovely journey of healing within and without. It has been a most fascinating ride to say the least.

Again, I thank the all of you who have exerted your energies our way, even if it was but to read this thread. In that, you shared your energies with us and thus promoted our highest good. Thank you for your recognition of our connection to all.

Blessing you all on your path this evening, much love,
Deb

Wolfdog 03-11-2013 06:52 PM

For Deb
 
Sooo this is moving day! Hooray...hooray! I've got chills of joy for you both.

As I prayed for you and Sean this morning...I felt something was up...lol but, I couldn't tell exactly what it was but, it felt really good!

Now after reading this post, it all makes complete sense! And thank you for keeping us updated at this busy time for you all.
My heart is very full, i am so pleased for you and Sean and this new turn of events.
Many here are all still here with you as are many on the other side, who also love you alot. Your faith and courage to persevere will surely find you among the angels one day...not that you already aren't but the earthwalk time and this road is the gentle and best one for now. It might be that Sean will one day write a book about his experiences on this journey that could inspire millions...you never know.
Also... feeling very happy to know precious Peg will be there, too!
Love always,
Wolfdog
(Vata,Pitta,and Kapha) lol (Knew you'd be wondering!)

debabbott 03-13-2013 07:08 PM

Actually, Sweetheart, we moved last Monday on the 4th. And Sean is just loving it. And so am I. Everything, in everyway, is mucho better for us both.

Everyday, when I go to see him, we just both roll our eyes at how good everything is and we are so very grateful.

Prosperity comes to mind. We both are prospering now in numerous ways. Sean says to me that he has no negative feedback for where he is now, none.

Nor do I. It seems that we have gone through a lot of situations that needed a great deal of acceptance and allowance. But now, we find that we feel we are being "treeted".

We are loving it and are so grateful. Gratitude certainly rules the day where we are concerned. As we have found, the more gratitude we exude, the better things get and the more gratitude we have. It is a wonderful "Spiral of Uplifting Energies" that promote Good Feelings for sure.

Today, Sean had an extraordinary day. He got up and out of bed at 6:00 am in his wheelchair. Went outside and witnessed another resident that is a young person who has experienced strokes in his youth that has left him wheelchair bound but was so in joy of listening and watching the birds sing and play that Sean was totally enthralled with his joy of just being in the moment. Sean so appreciated the witness that he too experienced it.

Then he went to the Hair Stylist on property for a haircut and beard trim. He said that was a great experience in that, the hair stylist kept commenting about how thick his hair was and that everybody would envy that. Anyway, an hour and a half later, he came out looking like a champ. She did an extraordinary job on both his hair and beard. And we were both appreciative of that. (Now, I don't have to do it!)

Then Sean went to The Mint here in Saginaw on a Field Trip. I had no idea that we have a Mint here that makes a portion of the money, I forgot what Sean told me, anyway, he said it was very interesting.

So, all in all, he had a wonderful day. And so did I. Thank you all for sharing our little world with us.

Love,
Deb

debabbott 03-14-2013 05:36 PM

Another Great Day!
 
Sean had another great day! He began his physical therapy restorative portion on his upper body today and he was so excited about it. Said he already felt better with just one session. So, he is looking forward to the improvement with each day.

He said the Head of Nurses came in to check on him and asked if he needed anything. He told her he sure would like to have a banana. So, she went and got him two and made some jokes along the way.

We have found that everyone is exceptionally helpful and that all are very positive. It is a great place to be. Sean and I share the evening meal together and catch up on the days news, then he is ready to bed down and so am I so I head home which is like two minutes away. How wonderful that is.

All is good in our world. Blessings to all of you and always grateful for your uplifting energies in our lives.

Love you dearly,
Deb

Wolfdog 03-16-2013 03:14 PM

For Deb
 
Thanks for the update and all of the good news !

Take good care of you, too.


Love,
Wolfdog

debabbott 03-17-2013 05:33 PM

Thank you, Wolfdog. Love you, my friend.

I made an omelet and pancakes for Sean and I today and we enjoyed those together. We visited on the patio with some people Sean has met there.

There is one sweet lady by the name of Martha that asked if I would request prayer for her and her son, Peter, here on Shirley's Board. I promised her I would, so here I am.

She simply asks that we keep her and her son in our prayers and that we join her in sending loving energies to surround her son especially on Wednesday.

Hmmm, I volunteered to call Bingo on Saturdays for the residents as they didn't have anyone to do so. I had gone out to the cafeteria with Sean on Saturday to play Bingo and alas, the Volunteer didn't show up. The residents were very disappointed as they have few activities to do on the weekends. So, I am really excited about that and getting them little prizes and such from the Dollar Tree. I asked Sweet Pea, the Bingo Queen, for information and she sent me the different games. So, I am looking foward to it, I think it will be fun for the all of us.

Oh yeah, I did play the piano. And this girl needs to practice before she does that again. Playing the piano by sheet music is not like riding a bicycle. My fingers and brain need time to come together again in union. Yes, I need to practice again. And I can do just that when Sweetpea brings my Cassie Keyboard in June. So, all goes well but it will be a time before I will be playing the piano in front of others again and certainly a little time when I will be singing with my playing. ahahahha!!!!

Anyway, Sean told me today that he is just loving where he is now and looking forward to working out tomorrow and invisioning walking again. So, he is certainly creating his reality in a most positive way.

Love you all,
Deb

Wolfdog 03-20-2013 04:27 PM

Praying for Martha and Peter today.

Thank you for the newsy update. Looking forward to hearing you sing and play one day!

Glad to know that Sean is in good spirits and is moving forward in such a positive way.

Love to you,
Wolfdog

debabbott 03-20-2013 05:55 PM

Thank you, Wolfdog, for joining me in praying for Martha and Peter.

Sean's Prosthetic Company called him today and said they were working on funding through another charity that might come through faster than the 3 - 6 months of The Limbs for Life. So, that was uplifting for him.

He is continuing to work out his upper body and I must say the results are already showing. I've never seen his shoulders so "big" nor his arms. Just amazes me. He is loving it and really loving everything where he is now. I am so grateful that we made this move. It has been so positive for the both of us. And yes, it is just 2 minutes from home!!!

Well, I will be calling Bingo on Saturday! Ya'll come on down and join us. Isn't that a hoot??? Everybody is so excited to have a weekend "Bingo Caller". I'm looking forward to it. :)

Hope you all are being blessed in your lives everyday.

Love, Deb

Wolfdog 03-21-2013 04:18 PM

For Deb
 
Great news! Thanks Deb! Sorry...I'm not a bingoer!
Hope you have some fun...you deserve it!

Love,
Wolfdog

debabbott 03-21-2013 05:12 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolfdog
Great news! Thanks Deb! Sorry...I'm not a bingoer!
Hope you have some fun...you deserve it!

Love,
Wolfdog


Hey Wolfdog,

I'm not a "bingoer" either. But all these sweet eager people at the facility
were so looking forward to playing Bingo last Saturday afternoon and the volunteer didn't show up. Awww, they were so disappointed, so since I am going to be there anyway, I volunteered. They all said they would help me do what I am supposed to do. :) With the help of Sean and Sweetpea sent me the different bingo games as she is the game Queen, I think I will have a lot of fun just providing a bingo game and a little entertainment for the folks at the facility. Sean loves it.

I'll let you know how it goes. ahahahh!!!

Love, Deb

Cher O 03-21-2013 09:40 PM

Hi, Deb and Wolfdog.
 
All this good news just makes my day. How sweet of you, Deb, to call bingo for the people in the residence. I can just see all of you. It will be a lot of fun for everyone. The Dollar Tree is a great idea. Just a little something for winning is all folks want anyway. It's playing the game that is fun, and being around other happy people.

Let me join in wishing Martha and Peter well. Sending love and light to the all of you.

Such great news about Sean. I am so happy the move worked out well. It had to. You have really established a pattern of ever-upward movement. It's just a matter of a short time before Sean is home with you. I am looking forward to that day. Also looking forward, as Wolfdog said, to hearing and seeing you play the piano. What a good time that will be!

Have a lovely weekend, my dear friend, and enjoy your bingo. Wish I was there with you. Love, C.

OneLight 03-24-2013 12:06 PM

Deb
 
Hey, am joining the others in surrounding Peter and Martha
with loving healing energies for their highest good.

Sounds like Bingo was a hoot yesterday. Glad they enjoyed
all the different games. Once I get there and get unpacked
(oy vey), I'll inquire if the facility residents would be interested
in viewing DVDs. As you know (thanks to our Canadian friend,
Choc), I have 100s of DVDs, from old time black n whites to
some fairly recent ones. Oh yeah, and maybe Sean can refresh
your memory on how to play the keyboard again LOL He can
tickle those keys pretty good. Once you're up to snuff, he can
accompany you with his new blue guitar :) Maybe I should
invest in a bubble machine like Lawrence Welk used to have hahaha

Glad the prosthetic folks are keeping on top of things for Sean. It
will be wonderful once that is in place.

Talk to ya tonight...
Love...Sweet Pea

sisterlura 03-24-2013 01:14 PM

brings back memories!!!
 
First of all, am adding my prayers to the others for Martha and Peter.

And also thinking ..... good Lord, I haven't played Bingo in decades! I used to volunteer-call at a nursing home and loved it! Cracked me up, all the little golden oldies (as we young 'uns irreverently called the senior citizens --- dang, of which I myself am now probably one!) would toddle into the large rec room with the aid of their zimmers and what-not, and lay out on the table all their special little good luck talismans, cystals and gizmos. There was one dear little squinch (ie, sweet apple-faced grandma) named Myrtle who used a little troll with purple hair as her charm. I always rooted for her to win -- her hair almost matched her troll's, lol, and I thought that showed a lot of faith and courage on her part!

Am sure that Deb and Peg will have some wonderful stories to share as time goes by!

Love,
Lura :D

debabbott 03-25-2013 07:45 PM

Bingo!
 
We had a great time! And I had so much help. I learned the Bingo Lingo for sure. There's a lot in calling Bingo in that you have to find the right rythym and timing. You can't be too slow and you can't be too fast. But as I worked it, I think I got the best timing going on. After talking to Sean what most people want from a Bingo game, we chose to play for quarters. But then, a resident came up and gave me a five dollar bill for the last game - black out. And low and behold, Sean won the Black Out. So, that was kind of funny. There is no way to cheat at Bingo, it is what it is. ahahahha!

Anyway, we all had a great time. Dorothy came to assist me, her son has been there for seven years. Both of which are very wonderful light filled people. We are having a very wonderful experience in our new place. And it is so close to home. Certainly loving that two minute trip home for me. And Sean says he feels good knowing that I am just two minutes away. So, all in all, everything is majorly good.

Tomorrow, Sean gets to go to a movie theater on a field trip. He is looking forward to that and so am I for him. He is just getting in the groove of where he is now. Lots to do and lots of great people.

As always, thanking you all so very much for joining us in this wonderful journey. we certainly are finding the joy in every moment and realizing that it is the simple things that mean so much in our everyday life. Finding comfort in our everyday is the mainstay in life.

Our wish to you is to find your mainstay in everyday.

Love you all,

Deb and Sean

Wolfdog 03-26-2013 09:46 AM

For Deb
 
So how did the bingoing go? (I would have screwed it
all up!)

In any case, I hope you had some fun. You certainly deserve that! And, it was very sweet of you to help out and for Peg to have provided some good ideas.

Sending prayers and love to you and Sean.

(My son was visiting this weekend ! Always such a joy to have him home.
I told him about Sean, a long time ago and he prays for him, too! As you may recall, they are very close in age.)

Blessings,
Wolfdog

debabbott 03-26-2013 09:58 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolfdog
So how did the bingoing go? (I would have screwed it
all up!)

In any case, I hope you had some fun. You certainly deserve that! And, it was very sweet of you to help out and for Peg to have provided some good ideas.

Sending prayers and love to you and Sean.

(My son was visiting this weekend ! Always such a joy to have him home.
I told him about Sean, a long time ago and he prays for him, too! As you may recall, they are very close in age.)

Blessings,
Wolfdog


Please read my post preceding yours!!! :) We had a great time.

Sean is going on a field trip to the movies today! He's looking forward to that.

Tell your son thank you for his loving prayers. We so appreciate each and every one.

Love you,
Deb

debabbott 04-06-2013 07:53 PM

April 6, 2013
 
Oh my dear lovely friends, what a wonderful day I have just experienced! Ahhhh, it has been a beautiful spring day with a bountiful south wind a blowing. Ah, but Sean and I were cushioned from that wind by the plentiful 8' bushes that spread themselves along our path on our way to the "Waffle House". What a joy it was to push Sean in his wheelchair down this beautiful tree filled lane. The temp was in the high 70's, a beautiful spring day. We were laughing all along the way until we got to the street where we had to make a right and go for a little distance to get to the Waffle House. I told Sean our Guardian Angel, PJ, would protect us from the traffic, and so he he did and always does.

Now, can you imagine, this is the first time that Sean and I are out of the environment of a nursing/rehab facility and we are "free", so to speak. As I pushed his wheelchair towards the "Waffle House" and he assisted me with his hands upon the wheels going over some obstacles along the way, it was our joined efforts that got us safely there. We were laughing through this new experience, knowing that we would make it come what may. One never considers all of the obstacles that are in place for a wheelchair occupant. But together, we overcame them with immediate ease and we found ourselves sitting at a table in the "Waffle House".

We ordered a wonderful meal of eggs, waffles, ham and sausage and loved every bite we experienced. We talked of how long it had been since we have experienced a meal together out in a restuarant. But the most important thing was that we were "free". I know that most would not understand that but we were, for the first time, "free', on our own, not administered by a facilities attention. We had signed out and we were out and free of our own accord. And we had a beauritul time.

After our wonderful meal, we then began our trek back to the facility which involves about a 3 block trek back with a slight incline, so it was a mutual effort to get there. I began to feel my hamstrings a burnin' and I knew this was exactly what I needed to be doing. As well, Sean was feeling some heat in his shoulders as he pumped the wheels. It was lovely as we strove together to make our way back.

And then, we got to our car and Sean wanted to check out our car. This was a very special moment as I said, "Okay, while we are here, I will check out the fluids in the car and you can help me." So, we did just that. It really was a "real" experience of sharing in that vehicle maintenance thing which I have had to do alone throughout this time, but not today, Sean was with me and we had a great time putting in a little coolant and oil in our sweet vehicle that has blessed us with transportation throughout this time.

Sean said it made him feel useful again. And I told him that, doing it together made it simple and sweet. Yes, he was sitting in a wheelchair and directing me and cautioning me to be careful. It was a very sweet moment of sharing. We made another "memory"!

All in all, every moment is unique, distinct and beautiful in its own. I feel so grateful for every moment in each day that I am able to spend with my wonderful son.

Thanking you all for your continued participation in our healing journey.

Love, Deb

Cher O 04-06-2013 08:17 PM

Deb and Sean,
 
What a beautiful, sharing spring day you had together. Thanks for posting this, Deb. I felt I was right there with you, in the windy sunshine on that street of trees and bushes, pushing Sean along the road to adventure.

I know something about that feeling of freedom you talked about.... How wonderful to be out and about for the first time. And lovingly taking care of the car that serves you. How sweet the feeling.

I had a rainy day here today. I made the most of it. But I got a taste of spring in reading your post. Thank you, dear friend, for making my day. I so enjoy reading about you and Sean and your lives together. You are certainly getting all the joy of each thing you experience. It does the heart good. Love, C.

P.S. Say "Hi" to PJ for me. :)

patswife 04-07-2013 03:59 PM

Deb, your joy came through in this post loud and clear. So happy that you and Sean were able to enjoy such a simple act of sharing a meal in a restaurant together. This will be the first of many special times together, I'm sure.
Love,
Joanne

sisterlura 04-08-2013 06:20 AM

Love being able to share via your post this joyful moment with you and Sean, Deb! Spring is in the air and Sean is bustin' out all over!!!

Love good news!

Hugs to you both,
Lura :D

debabbott 04-11-2013 07:41 PM

Speakin' of Sean bustin' out all over....my son, who was skin and bones a year ago is now a strapping 6'3", 200 lbs with chest and arms bulging muscles from his workouts. I am totally amazed...and he is feeling so good.

He had an appointment with his Baker Prosthetic's this week where they measured and gave him a shrinker for his amp leg in prep for his prosthetic.
They said they are waiting for the charity to release funds but showed him the "starter leg" that he will be receiving. Sean said it was amazing all the pivotal points in the knee, ankle and toes. He is really excited and looking forward to trying it out.

So, now we need to send energies to the Charity to release the funds so that we can proceed.

Also, I just got approved for putting in a wheelchair ramp at our apartment so Sean can be able to come visit in his wheelchair. Now, I have to do research as to what kind and who can install and get it done. As well, I got Sean approved for MITS (Mobility Impaired Transportation Service) which can transport him from the facility to our apartment for a visit and then come pick him up to return him to the facility.

So, we have a lot to look forward to - home visits until he is ready to come home permanantly. All in all everything is going very well. And it is so great to have him just 2 minutes away from home. I could walk him home if there was access under the interstate for a wheelchair, but alas there is not. So, we will just use MITS.

Sean asked me, as he does everyday, "How was your day?" And, as always, I said, "Great!" He said, "You always have a great day, don't you?" I said, "Yes, I do. I don't have bad days, I may have bad moments, but I quickly change that because I don't like how it feels." He said, "You choose, don't you?" I said, "Yes, I choose, I choose to have a great day." He said, "I am so glad you choose."

Today my boss, Carroll, said to me, "You are so good to me." I said, "You are so good to me, too." She said, "I love you." I said, "I love you, too!"

Did I have a great day? Ahhhh, yes, I most certainly did...I am so very blessed!

Love,
Deb

debabbott 05-06-2013 08:13 PM

It was another great sharing day with Sean and Sweetpea as we shared our evening meal. Peg has found a wonderful cottage just across the street from Sean's facility and only two blocks from where I live. She will return to New Mexico this week to gather up her stuff and move here next month. How wonderful is that for us to have our best friend here with us. I bless her for choosing to join us here and thank her for loving us so very much that she would come to "Texas". ahahah, that is a joke as she is from Chicago and never would have dreamed of living in Texas. I can't wait for her to pick up the "southern drawl" here. ahahahah! I told her, "You are now a Texan! You have a Texas address!"

For those of you who know our humor, that is a huge deal! ahahahaha!

Anyway, Sean is doing just great. He is still waiting for his prothesis and hopefully that will be coming soon. In the mean time he is working out to build up his upper body. I have to say, he has massive arms now. And his smile lends me to know that he is really proud of where he is at now.

So, my dear friends, please continue with your loving healing energy prayers and intentions for they are so working for my beautiful son. There will come a day when he will write his own story on this board. He is continually grateful for all the love and care that you all lend. Please continue with us on our wonderful journey.

Love you all,
Deb

sisterlura 05-07-2013 06:51 AM

super news!
 
Awesome! I've been wondering if Peg found a place to live already! Glad things are working out so well. Prayers continuing ~ sounds like things are definitely falling into place for you all!!

Love,
Lura :)

Lasep 05-07-2013 01:05 PM

Deb, I am beyond happy for you, Sean and Peg! Such wonderful news.
Love and hugs.

debabbott 05-12-2013 05:53 PM

Need some help here!
 
Sean is experiencing swelling in his lower extremities and we don't know what that is caused from. Whether it be blood clot or kidneys, it is causing him great discomfort. They are working now to do all they can to find out the cause.

Could use an extra dose of healing energies and intentions for Sean's highest good!!!

We had a wonderful day today. I took sirloin steak, loaded potatoes and aspargus for our "Mother's Day" Lunch. We watched, "Trouble with the Curve" movie with Clint Eastwood. Then we put together the Herb Garden that Sean got me for Mother's Day. It was a wonderful day.

He has been doing so well except for the UTI infection. We haven't experienced this swelling before though. So, thank you, each and everyone for continuing to join us along this healing journey.

Love you all,
Deb

OneLight 05-12-2013 06:14 PM

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oh Deb....am so sorry about this. He was doing so well while I was there, except for that infection which they were already treating.

You bet, am keeping him in my prayers and sending lots of love/light energies to provide what he most needs right now for his highest good.

So hard to believe...because when I was there last year he was so emaciated, almost skeletal, and when I saw him on my visit the last several weeks I couldn't believe how healthy he looks. What a difference...he has gained weight and built up his arm muscles thru physical therapy. Looks so good...see pix below...

Hugging you too , my friend, and am so glad you both got to enjoy a good Mother's Day. That was special...

Love...Peg

OneLight 05-12-2013 06:15 PM

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Happy Mother's Day, Deb !!! :)

Love...Sweet Pea

OneLight 05-12-2013 06:23 PM

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another Mom's Day pix

OneLight 05-12-2013 06:24 PM

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and a third...

OneLight 05-12-2013 06:25 PM

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and with me, OneLight (aka Sweet Pea) :)

debabbott 05-12-2013 07:01 PM

I just so love these pics. How wonderful Sean looks now. As Peg said, a year ago, Sean was just skin and bones. Now, after Momma's cooking and his physical therapy, he is so filled out, muscular, and supple. He is doing so well. And I know this swelling is just a little set back that we will find is easily treatable.

He asked today if I could bring the live plant from his bedroom and put it in his room now. Made me realize I need to make his room there more pleasurable for him where he is "now" rather than the room where he will be when he comes home. So, I will be taking the lucious ivy plant and plant stand as well as his favorite poster of John Lennon making the peace sign. He loves John Lennon and the phrase, "Let it Be" as well as the song, "Imagine".

My son continues to "teach me" everyday to be more sensitive. And I am enjoying becoming more conscious and aware of my own experience within this life potential.

I love the knowing that I have "created" this experience in my life with my son to experience all and to learn all that I can from this experience so as to be the best I can be in any circumstance. My son is assisting me in being the best that I can be.

We are all so connected and assisting each other to be the best that we can be.

Don't ya love thinking about life on those terms. Makes so much more sense to me.

And then I could get into the alternate realities in our multiverse experiences
that we are experiencing many different lives at once. But the most important thing, at this moment, is what we are learning and growing to our best self in this moment. Certainly it is where our "focus" is at this moment.

So, let us all strive to be our best selves in this moment where we find ourselves in whatever circumstance we are in.

Love, Deb

Cher O 05-12-2013 07:55 PM

Hi, Deb, Sean and Peg.
 
I love these pictures. It's only a matter of time before Sean again feels as good as he looks in these. I am sorry he is once again experiencing difficulties, but this too shall pass. I am sending him love and healing energies and love and hugs to you, Deb and Peg. I am intending for the highest good of all. Love, C.
P.S. Happy Mother's Day to you and Peg, who is an Earth Mother if I ever saw one.... ;)

debabbott 05-13-2013 07:19 PM

Edema...
 
Well everything was ruled out but, let me see if I can spell this, "peripheral edema". Yeah, just what I said, "Swelling in the lower extremeties". So, they put him on Lasiks. Sean's foot was still swollen when I saw him after work but he was much relieved from the earlier pain that he had been experiencing. So, we are grateful that there was no blood clot or kidney failure. But, we are still wondering what has caused this swelling all of a sudden.

Kata, are you reading this, do you have any input? Anybody else with any experience in this arena? I got Sean some knee socks that are made for diabetics and for circulation. We put those on and he said they felt so good. However, the swelling had started before that. We are still puzzled as to why he is having edema in his lower extremities at this time, as he has not had this before.

Anyway, he is feeling better and we are moving forward, as always. We are planning a home visit, possibly the end of the month. That would be great for the both of us. I have ordered a wheelchair ramp to accommodate Sean's visiting and as well, Sean and I have saved our money to buy a new Flat Screen TV for his visits. We are so excited to receive it.

In any case, both Sean and I are practicing being our best selves in any situation and Sean maxed it today as did I. We felt pretty good about that.
Thanking you all for your loving intentions that have left us with no reason for the swelling. We love that. Now, it will go down and we won't have to deal with that anymore. Being so grateful that it wasn't a blood clot or kidney failure.

Prayers at work again and miracles abounding. Loving you all for your continued participation in our healing journey.

Love, Deb

Wolfdog 05-16-2013 05:06 PM

For Deb
 
Still with you. So great to hear that it was not a blood clot or kidney failure.

Thanking God/Goddess (Great Spirit) and all of our angels for being there.


Much Love to you both,

Wolfdog

debabbott 05-16-2013 08:42 PM

Sean was moved to a new room today with a new roommate. His name is "Buck" and he is 81 years old. A very cognitive man, very helpful towards Sean. Sean feels very positive in this move.

Love, Deb

Cushings 05-16-2013 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by debabbott
Well everything was ruled out but, let me see if I can spell this, "peripheral edema". Yeah, just what I said, "Swelling in the lower extremeties". So, they put him on Lasiks. Sean's foot was still swollen when I saw him after work but he was much relieved from the earlier pain that he had been experiencing. So, we are grateful that there was no blood clot or kidney failure. But, we are still wondering what has caused this swelling all of a sudden.

Kata, are you reading this, do you have any input? Anybody else with any experience in this arena? I got Sean some knee socks that are made for diabetics and for circulation. We put those on and he said they felt so good. However, the swelling had started before that. We are still puzzled as to why he is having edema in his lower extremities at this time, as he has not had this before.

Anyway, he is feeling better and we are moving forward, as always. We are planning a home visit, possibly the end of the month. That would be great for the both of us. I have ordered a wheelchair ramp to accommodate Sean's visiting and as well, Sean and I have saved our money to buy a new Flat Screen TV for his visits. We are so excited to receive it.

In any case, both Sean and I are practicing being our best selves in any situation and Sean maxed it today as did I. We felt pretty good about that.
Thanking you all for your loving intentions that have left us with no reason for the swelling. We love that. Now, it will go down and we won't have to deal with that anymore. Being so grateful that it wasn't a blood clot or kidney failure.

Prayers at work again and miracles abounding. Loving you all for your continued participation in our healing journey.

Love, Deb


Hello Deb and Sean,

Glad to hear of your wonderful progress, once woke up with both ankles swollen and unable to walk, after many test in the hospital they found that I had a 'strep infection' that went untreated, apparently I had a sore throat that was not too severe, so I did not seek a doctor's help and the infection moved into my ankles, very strange. I could not walk for about a week and spent that long in the hospital, strange, had never heard of that before, hope it isn't Sean's problem.

So glad that to see a photo of the two of you, looking happy on Mother's Day, hope you have found out what the problem is by the time you read this, every blessing.

Love,
Di

debabbott 05-18-2013 06:48 PM

Sean asked me to bring the Ivy that I bought for his room here at home to where he is. As well, he asked if I could bring his framed poster of "Shakespere in the Park" as well as his framed album covers of his favorite artists. So, I did just that today and we hung his pics and made it more homey for him. He was delighted as was his roommate, "Buck". I brought them both a BBQ Sandwich for lunch and we had a grand 'ole time. Bought Sean some new summer shorts today and he was so surprised and grateful. Everything I bring to him, he is just so surprised and grateful. Oh how I love surprising him. :)

Sean is doing very well and really enjoying his new roommate, as am I. We are very grateful for the change.

Love, Deb

debabbott 05-20-2013 04:14 AM

My dear friends...
 
My dear driends, Sean has been admitted to the hospital this morning. After doing a CAT scan on his swollen foot, they found "infection of the bone". They started him on a heavy dose of IV antibotics. Of course, he doesn't want to lose his remaining foot.

Thank you for your loving energies.

Love,
Deb

OneLight 05-20-2013 03:11 PM

uh oh ! This is serious and glad that he has been admitted to the hospital where they can monitor this. Hopefully, the antibiotics via IV will get its purpose done more quickly. Surrounding you both with lots of energies for the highest good.

Just spoke with Deb about an hour ago, and Sean too. He is doing his best to maintain peace in the situation and keep his spirits up. Deb is doing the same. She will be spending the night with Sean in his hospital room. She left a message with Dr. Nana's office (the bone surgeon). If she is not able to do so herself, I'll keep you all updated as she relays info via phone to me.

Again, asking for your continued prayers and energies to surround them both.
Thank you all so much...

Love...Peg

Cher O 05-20-2013 05:51 PM

Deb, Sean and Peg
 
I am so sorry for this latest setback. As Peg said, it is good Sean is in the hospital where his needs can be attended to. Bless you, Deb, as you spend the night. I am sending love and healing energies to Sean and strength to you Deb, in this time of worry. Am asking for the highest good of all concerned. Love, C.


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