3/1 HAPPY 12th Bday, Hershey!

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  1. Doug N Libby

    Doug N Libby Well-Known Member

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    1/21 Hershey

    HAPPY CATURDAY!!

    Just a quick note to let y'all know we haven't dropped off the face of the earth! MUCH has been happening in our lives since our last condo 1/21. My eye does not seem to be getting better, so VERY limited computer use and mostly thankful when I can even open my eyes. As of yesterday's appt, I have several drops/ointments that I apply multiple times around the clock and that eye is back to almost 20/400 when the pain subsides enough to try to use it. Lots of fun for Doug, too, because I can't get the ointment in without his assistance. I am thankful for the absence of pain at the moment and am doing as much as I can as fast I can. I'm scheduled for a cornea specialist 3/5 and that day can't get here fast enough! Praying she has some ideas -

    My mom went back in the hospital toward the end of January. Two or three weeks later she was moved to hospice and died 2/27. She requested no service of any kind. The strangest death I've ever been associated with and extra hard on my girls who are out of town. The family also isn't gathering anywhere, so not really the closure I think we all needed. But, as the youngest (even though we're all adults), what I say/think doesn't carry much weight.

    With all that's been going on, we haven't been able to get Hershey in for repeat labs. But, trying not to think of that today -

    I wanted y'all to join me in celebrating HERSHEY's 12th BIRTHDAY!!!! I knew he wouldn't pose for a picture, but this was pretty close :smile:

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    Hershey's BG has been at least as confusing as usual. .5u will be perfect...for a while, then SURPRISE! Right now, we're back to .6u with Hershey deciding to stay up and party last night. I think he thought he'd get a jump on his birthday. Doug was not amused and cut the party short with some karo.

    I have no idea that I'll be able to get back on the computer today. This is the longest I've been on in weeks and hope I don't pay for it later. Tomorrow afternoon is Ginnie's baby shower (Beth Ann is due in about 6 weeks!) and I hope to not only be able to go with eyes open, but be able to take pictures! That means resting it as much as possible today. Thankfully, I have Doug to drive me; he's going to suffer and hang out with Sammy while we're at the shower. ;-) I'm attaching one of my favorite newer pictures of Sammy. He's taken his hamper out of his wardrobe to make a reading nook.

    Thanks for stopping by. I hope y'all are having a wonderful day. I think of you often and look forward to being able to visit!

    Libby (& Hershey, too!)

    AMPS (77) + 12 - Shot .6u at 7:30am + 1/8th tsp Miralax
    +2 (117) - fed
    +5 (133)
     

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  2. Kim & Twice

    Kim & Twice Well-Known Member

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    So nice to see you Libby!
    I'll try to keep this short for your eye. I'm so sorry it is still causing you grief and I am sending healing vines for it to get better.
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I too have a no service request if I pass, but I don't have a family. I can imagine how difficult it must be for you not to have a ritual closure and I hope that you and your family are able to find a way to get this. :YMHUG:

    Happy Birthday Hershey! The big 1-2!! Hope you party like a rock star :D
    This made me laugh
    :lol: I just love how you word things!
    Have fun at the shower and thanks for posting the ADORABLE Sammy pic :D
     
  3. Michelle and Mannie (GA)

    Michelle and Mannie (GA) Well-Known Member

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY HERSHEY!!!

    Many healing vines for you Libby. I am sorry to read all that has been going on with you. Paws crossed the the specialist will be able to help you. My deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother. May you find closure in your own way.

    The comment about Doug cutting the birthday party short with some Karo, also made me smile. It does sound like Hershey is doing well. Keep on truckin' little one.

    I wish you well Libby. Enjoyed the photo oh Sammy. He is becoming quite the little boy. Enjoy the time, they grow up so fast.
     

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    Josie & Ripley (GA) Well-Known Member

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HERSHEY!!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥

    It's good to see you, Libby. My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
    I hope your eye feels better soon. Good luck with your appt. next week.
    I love the pic of Sammy! What a cutie pie!

    Give your Birthday Boy extra scritches for me!
    Please take care ♥
     
  5. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

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    Happy Birthday Hershey! Be good to you mom and dad beans - they've got a lot on their plate right now.

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    Libby - so sorry to hear about your mom. :YMHUG: :YMHUG: We had a family member who requested no service so we just did a big dinner. It helped some with closure to share the memories. Enjoy your grandbaby time. Lots of healing vines for your eyes.
     
  6. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

    rhiannon and shadow (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Sorry about your mom... I lost mine this year too.



    HAPPY BIRTHDAY HERSHEY!!!
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  7. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    Happy Birthday Hershey!
    :RAHCAT dancing_cat flip_cat party_cat

    I'm so sorry about your mom and that your eye is not better. Sending prayers for your family and that the specialist will be able to help your eye.
     
  8. Dyana

    Dyana Well-Known Member

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    Happy Birthday Hershey :) I hope you got some good stuff and tasty treats for your special day.

    I am sorry to hear about your mom, and I hope you are able to get some more closure soon.
    I am wishing you well and your eye well, and that the doctor on the 5th can help you with the problem.

    It was nice (as always) to have a Hershey update. :YMHUG:
     
  9. Deborah & Shasta

    Deborah & Shasta Well-Known Member

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    Shasta sings "HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HERSHEY!!!!"

    Libby, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother and the lack of closure. I'm also really sorry to hear about your ongoing eye problem. I hope the specialist has a great plan on how to make your eye better. Sending healing vines and prayers for you.
    :YMHUG: :YMHUG: :YMHUG: :YMHUG:
     
  10. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY HERSHEY!


    I'm so very sorry to hear about your mom, Libby. Sending you prayers for your loss and also that you will have luck with the cornea specialist and she can help you.
     

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  11. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    HERSHEY!!!

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    ((((Libby))))
    It sure sounds like you have had your hands full these past few months. I truly hope that Hershey's birthday marks a turn around and your life calms down.
     
  12. mariko

    mariko Well-Known Member

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    party_cat party_cat party_cat Happy Birthday, Harshey!!! party_cat party_cat party_cat

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom.
    Sending many healing vines for your eye.
     
  13. julie & punkin (ga)

    julie & punkin (ga) Well-Known Member

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    ((((Libby)))) I had no idea you were going through all of this. Holding you close in my thoughts. Losing your mom . . . that's so hard. :YMHUG:

    i hope you have nothing but good news from the eye doctor!

    happy birthday little Hershey! cat_pet_icon Love the picture of Sammy in the reading nook!
     
  14. Ann & Maggie11 (GA)

    Ann & Maggie11 (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Hi Libby, catching up on your condo. Healing vines for your eye. Sounds like you have an overload of things going on and hope things calm down.
    So sorry about your Mom, my condolences and heart go out to you and family. The request for no service is more common than we think. I've come across it three times just lately where someone requested no service.

    Happy 12th Birthday to Hershey! party_cat party_cat
     
  15. Cleo & Jane (GA)

    Cleo & Jane (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Happy Birthday to Hershey party_cat party_cat
    So sorry to hear about your mom passing, Libby. Hope you are able to get some closure. :YMHUG:
    I can't imagine what you are going through with your eyes, hope the cornea specialist can help you.
    Doug sounds like a great partner!!
     
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