Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Update-Has Murphy Moved on? I think so

Hi Everyone,
I haven't posted because I'm sure you are all sick and tired of hearing all the 'murphy' stuff thats been happening in our lives and home. But I think he is moving on..
We were back to the doctor yesterday, for another bp checkup for Rick..he is still all over the board, up and down like a yoyo...Sunday showed the most decent readings so far..but yesterday he was all over the place again..so we are praying it all levels out within the next few days. Yesterday the doctor doubled his bp meds from 4mgs to 8mgs per day one pill every 12 hours. He has been on these meds since Dec. 2. 

Our doctor of many years passed away suddenly in 2010 and it was a struggle to find any doctor who would take us on. He is the type of physician who always has his hand on the door knob the whole time your in there. I inquired if we should still go away-he said sure..play with the meds..don't let him get any lower than xyz or higher than xyz...I am not a doctor!! I sure wish he was stabilized.....I think the only thing Rick heard was 'yes I'd still go away'... of course I read between the lines...what if what if... I'm definitely not in a comfort zone with this physician, or this situation. He did at least listen to my chest..I got up yesterday and wondered who parked the elephant on my chest during the night..yes I'm full into a bronchitis attack..he did prescribe antibiotics and puffers for me. Hopefully within 48 hours they will kick in and I'll feel better. Last night was a long night of coughing.

Upon our return home yesterday, Rick immediately moved the motorhome back up to the front driveway and the lists are flying around here organizing the last minute load ups. There is so much you cannot do till the last minute. Plus we have company arriving today to spend christmas with us. Our foster daughter's daughter..Theresa..Jen is in the army and they are now posted in the North West Territories..we haven't seen Resa in 3 years so we are pretty excited that she will be with our family for christmas. She is now almost 17 years old.

This morning we had to be up early and across town to attend the grands christmas concert. It was scheduled for 8:30am...wow thats early...my but all the kiddos were adorable...and Hannah and Caitlin were so cute..waving at us all from the stage.


They were Attired in velvet Dresses with satin bows and fur trim-sent to them in Canada from Aunt Becky and Uncle Matt in Mississipi-Aunt Becky sure does a good job on the Christmas dresses every year. She black Friday shops at Macys for the girls christmas dresses each year. And what a good job you do Aunt Becky.

This afternoon Tracey and Tood are taking the girls to meet up with our youngest son Dennis. They are taking them to see a surprise!! Uncle Dennis bought the girls a mininature horse for Christmas..she is a beautiful little horse. She will reside at his friends stable not too far from here. I'm thinking Santa can't even top this gift. I can't wait to see the pictures of their dear little faces when they reveal this surprise to them.

I'm happy to hear that you all seem to be doing well...Al seems to have possibly, hopefully passed the stone? We can only hope and pray that Dr. Kelly fixed him up. Contessa's mum is having her much needed surgery today, so I will be keeping a prayer on my lips for a successful surgery and speed recovery for her.

If yall would throw Rick in your prayer baskets we'd sure appreciate it..I would feel a whole lot better having a few days of level acceptable bp readings under our belts before heading out next Tuesday.

Take care and stay safe!!!

Home is where you park it
Sometimes you have to forget whats gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to whats coming next”.
"May your day be filled with blessings like the sun that lights the sky~and may you always have the courage to spread your wings and fly"

“Life is like a party. You invite a lot of people, some leave early, some stay, some laugh with you, some at you, some didn't come. But in the end, after the fun, there would be a few who would stay and help clean up the mess with you. And most of the time, those were the ones who didn't even make the mess: ) How true this is!!! “


  1. Boy That dr seems like a real loser. Just wants to run them through I guess. Seems like they should be able to stablized that BP Hope you get started on time. Safe travels and Merry Christmas

  2. Its is so hard to get a good doctor, good luck. Positive thinking, a few prayers and some good luck thrown in and all will be good.

  3. You bet I will add Rick to my prayer list. Saying a prayer right now.
    Boy are those two girls cuties!!!

  4. Teresa just squealed when I showed her the pic of your two little sweethearts !!
    We will definitely keep Rick in our prayers for you !!
    Take care, Trent

  5. Your granddaughters are lovely and at 8:30 in the morning, too! How nice to spend a special moment with them.

    I bet Rick's blood pressure will come down once you get away. He'll be able to relax.

  6. beautiful granddaughters in their Christmas dresses!!..hope Rick gets the blood pressure under control sooner than later!!..sending you both good thoughts!!..have fun packing!!

  7. A good doctor is a rare commodity I see whether in Canada or the US! Go, take off and go south, monitor Rick's BP, adjust the meds in SMALL increments, you will do fine! Maybe getting away and out of the cold, on an adventure will make his blood pressure go down!

  8. Beautiful granddaughters - must be tough to leave those 2 for any length of time.

    Sure hope Rick's BP settles down some when you hit the road.

  9. Prayers are definately with Rick ~ hope it all gets under control soon!!! The girls are precious and their little dresses are so cute!!!
    Have fun

  10. The girls are just lovely in their special Christmas dresses. How lucky to have such a talented Aunt.

    Sounds like you home is on read alert, lots of comings & goings, unpacking of guests, packing of the RV and several trips to the pharmacy for meds for you both!!!!

    Try and slow down just a bit. If something doesn't get done so be it, if something doesn't get packed you can buy a new one. You can't replace either one of you.

    Hugs & prayers.

  11. Oops....

    ...sounds like your home is on red alert....

    too much computer time lately~