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Dec 5, 2019 - Rio Grand Valley (RGV)

We went down to the RGV Monday and stayed 2 nights. We had camped in La Feria at Kenwood Campground 6 winters and had not been there since Feb 2017. Kathy drove and it’s durn close to 400 miles. We take HWY 77 out of Temple and follow it clear to the Valley. It was great to see some old friends and catch up with life’s stories. We ate at Texas Roadhouse Monday night with Dave,wife Peggy and Gary. We used to go every Friday evening with Gary and Doris before we went dancing. We sure miss Doris such a sweet woman. We went over to Mexico...

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Nov 22, 2019 - San Antonio

We went down to San Antonio for 3-nights we had been there 3 times. It was a good place for us to use our Wyndham points it is right on the river walk. Linda’s brother George and Kathy had been with us twice before. Kathy drove us down and George was there in spirit. George’s name comes up a lot he was one of a kind. He is truly missed.

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Nov 17, 2019 - Before we left Florida

Volusia County Fair I had got a free ticket when I gave blood so we decided to go senior day. It’s not the Meade County World’s Fair but they did have a good country band they played 3 times a day. It turned out that the drummer had been the Condo Maintenance man when we bought the condo almost 2 years ago we never got to say bye he had left when we were in Kentucky over a year ago. It was good to see him and catch up with him and family. Chubby Checkers come every year but we missed it.

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Nov 16, 2019 - Texas

We flew Allegiant out of Florida yesterday at 5pm and arrived in Austin 6:40pm Texas time. All went well but security at the airport is crazy just when you think you know what to do they change it. Shoes on shoes off belt on belt off and nothing in your pockets at all. Linda is always padded down because of 2 knees which sometimes she can be scanned sometimes padded down. But she also has a plate and screws in her ankle so they pat her down anyway.. Yesterday they told her to leave her shoes on then when they padded her down they told her...

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Nov 18, 2017 - Early Thanksgiving Celebration

Today I drove up to Belton to Donette Harpole’s home for an early Thanksgiving celebration. I left home at 9:00 and made great progress through the metroplex, arriving at the southern city limit of Georgetown at 9:30. I couldn’t believe it. That’s a record!! Other friends included Larry Roming and his nephew, Justin Cole; Betty Ray Wendler, Annette Dean and Karen Merdith. This evening we went to Ratibor Country Grill outside Temple in eastern Bell County at 10226 FM 2086. It is in the heart of Czech country and is known for its...

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May 19, 2017 - George

Linda got the call that George had passed away as she was getting ready to see the doctor yesterday. We had already packed the car and planned to leave for Texas after her appointment. She did get a shot in her knee thank goodness. We drove 429 miles yesterday and stopped in Forrest City,Ark. Today we drove 539 miles and got here around 3pm a total of around 15 hrs. It was just over 3 weeks ago that we left here for Kentucky. The traffic wasn't as bad this time as it was when we headed home and we are not pulling a trailer. For us we made...

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Apr 20, 2017 - 100

100 thats how many days George has been in hospital. 34 days regular room Temple TX 10 days Nueo Rehab Austin TX which is like an ICU unit 56 days ICU Temple TX That is a lot of hospital time for George,Kathy, a good friend Bill and Kathy's brother David. But things are looking up again the bleeding has stopped last Saturday the 15th. They are now adding blood thinners back in and all is good so far. The antibiotics are taking care of the infection. They still have a feeding tub in. He failed the swallow test bad they said it could...

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Apr 15, 2017 - update

They have deterimed George is losing blood in his small intestines. They have been giving him 3 units a day for 10 days now. There are so many feet of the small intestines that they can't scope or see. There is not a good option for repairing. So there plan is lowering all of his blood thinners and slowing down LVAD. Hopfully it will clot at the leak. The problem with that is the possiblity of a stroke. This is day 94 and it has not only been tough on George but also the family. All prayers have been greatly appreciated. The storm rolled...

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Apr 9, 2017 - another setback

George had stopped improving in the rehab and started passing blood. So they loaded him in a ambulance Friday evening the 7th and took him back to Scott & White hospital in Temple TX a 80 mile ride. Yesterday they did a upper GI and couldn't find anything. This morning they did a lower GI and didn't find anything. They think it must be in the small intestines but to find it they will do some kind of scan while they are giving him blood. I guess it will happen sometime today. He sure can use some prayers. We moved yesterday to Belton and...

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Feb 24, 2017 - update

George is still in ICU he has a colon infection. When you visit now you have to wear a gown and mask. Linda and I have another cold we have decided to head back to the RGV. That will open up a bedroom for the boys to come up. There's nothing we can do but pray it's just going to be a long recovery.

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Feb 22, 2017 - bad day

Monday was a bad day he wasn't responding at all. They determined that he needed more fluids. With this heart pump you have to drink a certain amount of water a day which to me looks like alot. What I say happens is the pump loses suction and doesn't pump as much blood as it should. They also gave him some more blood. When he gets more fluid in he swells up and it leeches out of his skin by way of his feet. Another problem is that he has a infection going on they are trying to deterrmine what kind it is. We pray today will be a better day.

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Feb 19, 2017 - Continue praying

George is still in ICU at Scott & White Hospital Belton TX. He still needs to eat they installed a feeding tube and started feeding him yesterday. He had 4 tubes in his chest for drainage and they did remove 2 of them yesterday. He has turned the TV on that's a good indication that he is improving. KATHY & George still need continued prayer. This is day 40 in the hospital. Kathy has been at the hospital everyday all day long since he was admitted.

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