Friday, November 27, 2020

The Old Pilgrims...

 I can't  tell you how  old these little chalk pilgrims are. My daughters made them in grade school. :) My oldest daughter Angie has them. She put them out every year. I did not see them this year, as there was no gathering in our family. Each daughter had their own small group, four or five. Ted and I had planned on staying home. 

  But Ted spent his Thanksgiving in the hospital. He started feeling weak and a bit short of breath Monday.  He would not go to ER for me. So he did a couple of phone visits with our dr. The dr. ordered a covid test for Friday morning(today) plus an inhaler. Ted started to run a fever on Wednesday and I said "You are going to ER, get your shoes on. " Thank God my eyes are better. I drove him to ER. Had to stay in the parking lot. The dr calls later and says , Ted's x-ray showed pneumonia . They did a covid test told him they would let him know. So the dr says he was admitted to the hospital and they would also do a CT scan. The test for covid came yesterday, it was negative...so they do another...it came back today negative. The dr. said Ted would be coming home tomorrow. 

 So that was our Thanksgiving. My daughter Kathy came yesterday, and brought us food. I told her to stay awhile...so we wore masks and sat across the whole living room from one another. She left after 30 minutes, and went home. I wiped the containers of food with disinfectant. Sprayed the house, and left to take Ted's phone charger to the hospital. I was only allowed to drop it off...no visitors. I swear we are beginning to be like theses old pilgrims, a bit worn around the edges and faded. We talk on the phone, that is good.

  Hoping your day went much better than ours. One more big holiday to get thru, praying everyone uses their good sense and keeps it small also. If we can get thru this winter, I think we may all have a fair chance. We'll get vaccinated. Also hoping our country will learn from all this, we are all part of this world , it isn't just about one of us, it's all of us. Stay safe and smart. XO

  
 

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  1. God bless your hearts!!! You keep going with every blow that hits and I am so very grateful Ted's test was negative!! Much love and more prayers!!

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    1. Thank you Linda. It seems I am always going to be needing prayers. Ted did call and said the dr hinted he could come home tomorrow. Thank goodness. Yes, two covid tests and both were negative. Glad of that. Blessings to you and LD stay safe. xoxo, love, Susie

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  2. What a fright! But what a blessing that he does not have Covid!! Normal pneumonia should be a lot easier to treat. These pilgrims are amazing, and so detailed for a grade school child to make!

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    1. Ginny, I laugh every time I see those poor old pilgrims...it's a wonder they are still able to stand. LOL Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  3. So sorry to hear of Teds pneumonia..Wow..That was sudden..Glad he doesn't have Covid..I hope..
    Christmas will be another spreader..Why can't people give up a Holiday or two for the safety of others..It's crazy..Stay safe..

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    1. Missy, I think now Ted will have to wear his mask just being outside in the cold. We have not been around others, for some time . Yes, let's pray people will really want to be safe. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  4. So sorry to hear this! Very glad he did not have Covid. Praying for you both!

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    1. Thank you Jan. Prayers are so good for us and I am beginning to think we are going to need them forever. :) I was shocked, especially after being so grateful Ted had made it to the 2 year mark. Blessings, keep safe. xoxo, Susie

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    2. Oh dear that's sad but thankfully he hasn't got the dreaded virus and there'll be other years. Roll on the vaccine!

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  5. My goodness! What a stressful and scary Thanksgiving day! I am so glad that Ted doesn't have Covid, but, even so, pneumonia is something to be concerned about. I'm glad you insisted on taking him to ER and they admitted him. Take care of yourself, too, because we often tend to neglect ourselves when we are taking care of others. (((HUGS)))

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    1. Thank you honey. Oh I know about putting myself last...I've finally gotten some of my medical things done this past 6 months that I put off for a couple years. I think Ted has realized he can't just shrug stuff off when he isn't feeling normal. Thank you for the hugs. Blessings to you, keep safe. xoxo, Susie

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  6. Susie, I am so sorry that Ted had to be hospitalized. I am glad to hear that his results came back negative. Prayers for 2021 to be much kinder to us. A vaccine scares me and I doubt that I will take one anytime soon, but I am fully aware that something must be done.

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    1. Thank you so much for the prayers Carol. I am praying the vaccine will be able to help us all. It will be scary...but then so is covid. You know that old saying A rock and hard place. That's what it seems. Ted will be coming home tomorrow hopefully. Blessings , xoxo, Susie

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  7. I am glad the covid tests were negative! We all need to continue to be careful. Take care!

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    1. Thank you Terri. I told Ted it could be pneumonia . Hopefully he had learned he can not just ignore his shortness of breath or pain of any kind. Stresses me to the max. Blessings to you and yours, keep safe there. xoxo, Susie

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  8. Oh that must have been quite a scare. So glad the test came back negative. I have a feeling the covid numbers will still be rising after the holidays. People just won't stay home!

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    1. I know. It seems so unfair for the ones that do their best to follow some basic rules to prevent the spread of Covid. Just praying there's enough of them to help get back to .low counts. So many lost. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  9. That is good he does not have Covid and will be coming home to recover. I remember those chalk figures, I painted some horses as a preteen. How nice your Pilgrims have survived. Like us, a bit faded but still here.

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    1. Thank you Terra. Good to know other got to paint those chalk figurines. LOL Oh I am thrilled Ted did not have Covid. Praying we never get it . Blessings, stay safe. xoxo, Susie

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  10. Oh Susie, what an awful time Ted and You had on Thanksgiving. That's a relief he doesn't have the virus. Your daughter is so thoughtful bringing you over some food. Poor Ted, he's been through so much, now pneumonia. The little pilgrims are so cute, and how special they are that your daughters made them in grade school. So sorry you didn't get to see your family for Thanksgiving, Susie. I hope Christmastime is a better time for all of you. : )

    ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri, We will not be gathering at Christmas either. We just can't take any needless chances. That is one reason I knew Ted did not have covid. He has not gone anywhere but drs. offices. They are all take precautions Sheri, I am praying for our world....the children need to play with friends and get to go to school, to learn and socialize. Blessings to you, take care. xoxo,love, Susie

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  11. WoW, What a bad day, Prayers for you an Ted ! My Anna Mae hated it when she took me to the ER as she knew she would not be allowed in, I have gone 2 our local Hospital and then transported over an Hour away to a Metro Hospital, (St. Joes) in Syracuse and had Heart Caths, Recovery and been alone as there are no Visitors allowed which is terrible but Hard to Understand. Hope Ted gets better and well enough to come home, Take Care, ((((Hugs))))) !

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    1. Thank you Woody. Ted was told today possibly coming home to morrow morning. I want him well. But no visitors ever, so that is hard for him too. Glad you recovered . Blessings stay safe. xoxo, Susie

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  12. Hey lady, I feel for you guys who have to even visit a hospital during this time. So glad the Covid test was negative, but phneumonia sure isn't anything to take lightly BUT I smiled when you wrote that he might get to come home soon. Good stuff.
    Love your way from Florida
    Sherry & jack

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    1. Thank you so much. Yes, Ted is coming home today. This is Saturday morning, right? Gaaa starting to go in circles. I think Ted might be a bit more cautious now, if his breathing become short. Blessings to you and Sherry, stay safe there. xoxo, Susie

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  13. My heart goes out to you Susie and Ted- here is hoping for better days ahead. Best Wishes. KEV.

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    1. Gee Kev...I was beginning to wonder if I had counted my blessings a bit too soon. But then again, we are to be thankful everyday. Ted is coming home today. He will be getting a med to take for one more week. He is so much better already, I can hear it in his voice when he calls me from the hospital. Stay safe there and blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  14. So sorry you had such a disappointing Thanksgiving but am thankful it wasn't the virus. Guess things could be worse. Glad he'll soon be on the mend and home again. We may be old pilgrims in this weary world but we are survivors none the less.

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    1. Yes, dear we are !! I will have my Teddy Bear back home today. I am thankful it wasn't covid. Even though we do everything possible to follow the guide lines of safety., you just never know till you have a test. Blessings to you and yours, keep safe. xoxo, Susie

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  15. Oh Susie...I'm hoping for the best for you and Ted, what an awful way to spend Thanksgiving, thankfully no covid though. My gosh...I'm sorry you didn't have a nice holiday at home together!

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    1. Me too Rain. It was just going to be the two of us. Ted is home now with some meds to take for a couple days. He is doing better. I was happy both those test came back negative. We had some of the food my daughter brought over for a Thanksgiving lunch today. So that kind of made up for Thursday. Blessings to you sweet girl, xoxo, Susie

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  16. Holiday's are always hard when one spouse is ill, but to spend it alone is even harder. Praying for you. I just read in my Bible...."Say to them who are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense; He will come and save you." Is. 35:4 and another part of Is. "...they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away." Sooooo in other words...keep looking up better days are coming.

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    1. Louise, Thank you so much. I am counting on our Lord to get us thru this mess. My Ted is home now with some new meds to take for a few more days. Thanks for the wonderful prayers. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  17. OH NO!!--I just now read this! I am so hoping Ted is better and HOME!! How is he doing?? You're in my thoughts.

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    1. Thank you Debbi. Yes, Ted is home and much better. Has some treatments he can take here. We were happy he did not have covid...but if he had I would be soe upset from all the cleaning and wiping we do around here. LOL Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  18. Oh Susie I am so sorry to hear Ted has pneumonia and is in the hospital. Glad it is not Covid. Hope once he is home he can rest and get better. Keeping you in my prayers. So sorry Susie. Big Hugs. Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris. Yes, he is home now and much better. So happy it was not covid. He will have to mask up every time he goes out side , for fear of a risk. Blessings to you and yours, stay safe. xoxo,love Susie

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  19. oh susie, i am so saddened to read this, he was doing so well. but, at least he followed your advice and went to the ER. life gets hard, doesn't it?? complicated?? you 2 have been through so much, i think it is time for you to get a real break. i will say a prayer for that and i am sending warm thoughts and hugs from right here at the beach!!

    oh, and those pilgrims, what a treasure!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie. I keep thinking some time we may get a break. Sure am praying for one. At least we are grateful it wasn't covid. Ted is home and so much better. Thankful for that. Blessings to you, stays safe. xoxo, Susie

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  20. Oh my gosh Susie, what a scare with Ted, speedy recovery for him I hope, keeping you both in my prayers,

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  21. So glad Ted didn't test positive for Covid. I'm telling you, if we can just get through this year, hopefully, the new year will start off better. Nothing seems right any more. That is such a good picture of Ted in your last post. I didn't know exactly what he had so I appreciated your posting about it. Wishing you both the best.

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  22. Oh Susie, I'm so sorry your day was so grim. Grateful it is "just" pneumonia (v. Covid) but there is no "just" with pneumonia, either. I'm glad he'll be headed home and other tests good but so very scary for you all. Of course you have our thoughts and prayers.

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  23. Oh my, what a scare. I am continuing to pray.
    Love, Carla

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  24. I am just now reading this a week later. Oh my, what a holiday you had. So sorry he had to spend it in the hospital but so thankful he doesn't have that dreadful virus. Glad you made him go to the ER...men ☺
    And I read he is back home again, yeah!!
    Blessings to you, Susie! ♥

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