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    Hi Rose, So relieved you are okay! Yes after...

    Hi Rose,

    So relieved you are okay! Yes after I posted I saw the 7.1 upgrade. I hate to say it but I admit that I felt relieved your precious Jon did not have to go through the EarthQuakes with...
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    I am watching the news about a 6.9 Earthquake in...

    I am watching the news about a 6.9 Earthquake in CA. Praying you and Jim are nowhere near the quake!!!
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    Hi Rose, Thanks! College stress isn’t good...

    Hi Rose,

    Thanks! College stress isn’t good for anybody. So sorry that happened.

    When I heard the news about the earthquake I immediately thought of you and Jim! So glad you are both okay! I...
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    Hi Rose, Yikes! Like I said so glad you are...

    Hi Rose,

    Yikes! Like I said so glad you are okay! Is psoriasis linked to anemia? I would guess Jim is dehydrated and summer heat would be effecting him. When its hot where I live I sometimes get...
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    Hi Rose, You passed out from Anemia? Wow! So...

    Hi Rose,
    You passed out from Anemia? Wow! So glad you are okay!!!! I have seen some Toyota’s with more basic models. I feel your pain with the sugar. One person I know who is already diabetic has...
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    Hi Rose,

    Iím glad Jim finally showered and is still off of O2. As for Indian food, I donít know how to cook Indian food for the life of me but I adore Indian food myself. I have seen ďAmyísĒ...
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    I'm so sorry Jim has back pain. Maybe that's why...

    I'm so sorry Jim has back pain. Maybe that's why Jim took so much steroids? Maybe he wasn't confused, but self medicating based on symptoms? I have no idea. I REALLY WISH he had told you sooner. My...
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    Thanks for answering my question Rose! I guess...

    Thanks for answering my question Rose! I guess the extra steroids kind of did Jim some good then, but as you say you need to be careful and monitor the dose. I wonder if the pneumonia Jim had awhile...
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    Excuse my ignorance, why would more steroids be...

    Excuse my ignorance, why would more steroids be the reason he’s off O2???
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    YAY FOR DAY 3 WITHOUT O2!!! I pray it continues...

    YAY FOR DAY 3 WITHOUT O2!!! I pray it continues and Jim remains pain free,

    I love all these stories about Jon and Michael! So wonderful to hear more about their minds and desires. The bit where...
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    Hi Rose, YAHOOO!!!! WOW! I was jumping up and...

    Hi Rose,

    YAHOOO!!!! WOW! I was jumping up and down in joy for you and Jim! Iím giving you both huge hugs through the computer right now in my excitement! Definitely Michael and Jon planned this...
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    Hi Rose, I’m a little unsure of the exact...

    Hi Rose,

    I’m a little unsure of the exact details but I think the disabled son(an adult) gave family members other than his mother control over hospice/end of life choices because of the family...
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    Hi Tick Chick, I have absolutely nothing...

    Hi Tick Chick,

    I have absolutely nothing against hospice in general!!! (My family members have been on it, and it was a good experience which I believe I told Rose and others here in the past)...
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    Hi Rose, Thank you so very much!! I know my...

    Hi Rose,

    Thank you so very much!! I know my prayers and the prayers of others are what keep my teacher friend alive and functional enough to continue to work. He seems much better now. Heís...
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    The part about DNR felt like it stabbed me in the...

    The part about DNR felt like it stabbed me in the heart too. I had one relative on DNR. I'm glad you had the hard discussions and I'm glad that Dr K was a good enough medical professional NOT to...
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    Hi Rose, My teacher has informed me he has...

    Hi Rose,

    My teacher has informed me he has been diagnosed with glaucoma and had multiple surgeries to relieve the increased ocular pressures in both his eyes. He rubs his eyes a lot because it...
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    Hi Rose, about Jim's need for portable oxygen, if...

    Hi Rose, about Jim's need for portable oxygen, if I have not mention it before, would this work? https://www.inogen.com I see this portable oxygen machine advertised on TV every 5 moments and always...
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    Rose, You're welcome! Can you get him a digital...

    Rose, You're welcome!
    Can you get him a digital recorder to record notes? Can you get him books on tape as mental stimulation?
    RE: Salt. I reduced my salt intake after my fainting incident. Get...
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    Hi Rose, If you haven’t already tried this...

    Hi Rose,

    If you haven’t already tried this and I haven’t mentioned it before, can you write down what Jim needs to remember? Or even better, have Jim write down dates etc in his own handwriting?...
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    Yay Rose! So glad the bath worked! So glad he's...

    Yay Rose! So glad the bath worked! So glad he's doing better but sorry he's out of breath! Yes home care is always cheaper but insurance does not care and it makes no sense.
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    Hi Rose, I have a rail and a seat in my...

    Hi Rose,

    I have a rail and a seat in my bathroom near my tub, bought from home shopping to help with my mobility and to ensure I could get into a safe position if I ever become dizzy again. My...
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    Hi Rose, My apologies for not understanding...

    Hi Rose,

    My apologies for not understanding how cramped things are over there! I’m glad Jim’s vitals are better when he is upright. It could be that Jim is retaining fluid partly because of lack...
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    Hi Rose, Is getting a fold out couch bed or...

    Hi Rose,

    Is getting a fold out couch bed or some kind of inflatable mattress, to replace another existing piece of furniture, for you to sleep on, an option? I think when a family member has as...
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    Hi Rose, I hope what I said about Hospice was...

    Hi Rose,
    I hope what I said about Hospice was helpful. I try to do my homework on these things in case the worse happens to me or my family and I do not want to be discriminated against myself...
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    Thanks! Yes better to explore all options so Jim...

    Thanks! Yes better to explore all options so Jim can live out his life where and how he wants with the people who love him the most. I pray some type of treatment and a better condition awaits Jim...
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    Donna, I'm all for Hospice but Rose would have to...

    Donna, I'm all for Hospice but Rose would have to make clear whether or not Jim wants to continue treatments for things. Sometimes Hospice just gives you pain relief etc without treating underline...
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    Hi Rose, I 2nd what Suze-Q said. I meant to...

    Hi Rose,

    I 2nd what Suze-Q said. I meant to say before, the idea of your and your beautiful family becoming part of a reef is one of the best ideas I have ever heard! Simply beautiful! Your...
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    Hi Rose, You’re very welcome! I’m so sorry Jim...

    Hi Rose,
    You’re very welcome! I’m so sorry Jim was shaking and so out of it. That’s very scary. I pray he feels better and his brain functions return to normal. I hate that Jim is in distress! I...
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    Hi Rose, I read your post in both threads. I’m...

    Hi Rose,
    I read your post in both threads. I’m so so glad you have been taking time to cry and grieve! It is so needed! Yes Jon and Michael did bring us together. Jon and Michael gave us the...
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    Mary Grace, So glad you liked what I wrote! Iím so so sorry your mother went through that! That is absolutely HORRENDOUS! And people wonder why people in nursing homes are depressed?? So so wrong!...
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    Hi Rose, I hated the plain taste of water at...

    Hi Rose,

    I hated the plain taste of water at points in my life, so I would take a few drops of Lemon juice and/or Orange juice and put the drops in BIG cups of water so the water had a taste I...
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    WOW! Rose, this was horrifying to read! Just...

    WOW! Rose, this was horrifying to read! Just disgusting behavior by these so called "professionals". I'm fuming here! Good on you for your righteous fury! You have most likely saved Jim's precious...
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    Thanks so much for another update Rose! Please...

    Thanks so much for another update Rose! Please keep updating us as you can! I'm so so glad Jim feels better. I googled the effects of Neupogen. I think Jim can handle it and I think Jim needs it. It...
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    Hi Rose, Sorry for my delayed response. I was...

    Hi Rose,

    Sorry for my delayed response. I was busy with work yesterday and today. I’m so sorry Jim had to go to the ER(guessing the stress of Jon’s death contributed) but Thank God the tumor has...
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