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January 2, 2012

Posted by norrieds on January 3, 2013 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (1)

I am sorry to pass on bad news.

RedRoses, Bonnie (Bonita Nault) passed away from lung cancer this evening at about 8:30 pm central time.

She was a dear friend to me for the past 15 years. We met in DreamScape and only a few times in real life. We had many good times together and talked for many hours, learning HTML web pages and PaintShop Pro together and visiting many internet worlds ...

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Still doing well.

Posted by norrieds on November 14, 2012 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (1)

November 15, 2012

A few days ago Bonnie went shopping for Thanksgiving dinner. She said her husband would not buy enough. LOL She is in her wheel chair all the time or in bed, has a permanent catheter foley and cannot walk. Yet all she wants is to make this big dinner for her family. It got me to wondering about why we keep pushing when we are ill or old. I think there is something more each of has left to do and when it is done we will p...

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Still Doing Well

Posted by norrieds on October 23, 2012 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

October 23, 2012

We still talk daily and she is doing well. She wants to get back on the computer but does not seem to have enough energy. She is tired of being in bed so much and wants to sit up more. Her mind is clear but she does not remember many things.

I will write more later.

Norrie

She is Home for now

Posted by norrieds on October 15, 2012 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (1)

October 15, 2012

She went home a couple of days after my last post. I talk to her each evening but can hardly understand what she is saying. She has gained a bunch of weight because of the steroids to keep her comfortable so her voice is very different.

However, she is fiesty :) and told her visiting nurse off a couple of days ago. Seems the nurse (from hospice) told her it was all dow...

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Still inHospital

Posted by norrieds on October 4, 2012 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (2)

October 4, 2012

I talked to Bonnie and she seems to be doing well :) Thank you all again for caring and your prayers. She says she misses everyone.

Norrie

Back in Hospital

Posted by norrieds on October 4, 2012 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (1)

October 3, 2012

Bonnie had a bad seizure yesterday and is still in the hospital.. her husband has not gone home but is by her side.

I will Post more if I find out anything.

Norrie

Addresses, Telephones and Wisdom

Posted by norrieds on September 23, 2012 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (2)

September 23, 2012

If anyone wants the address to send Bonnie a card please let me know and I will send it, I know she would love to hear from you.

I now wonder the wisdom of making this blog.

When we started this project, it was her idea, she was so strong and vibrant, we thought she would fight this thing through and now she is so ...

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Back to Nursing Facility

Posted by norrieds on September 22, 2012 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (1)

September 22, 2012

This is a hard post for me :(

Bonnie was taken back to the nursing facility and will have hospice care there for a while. Not sure if they intend to bring her back home or not.

When her husband took her to the hospital because of her leg they did new Xrays and found that the cancer is growing very fast again. Witho...

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Went home today.. Back in Hospital

Posted by norrieds on September 20, 2012 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (1)

September 20, 2012

Bonnie went home today and I spoke to her briefly. She was doing well but a little scared of being where she could not get around easily.

Her house is not well arranged for a wheel chair or a handicapped person.

Her daughter contacted me this evening and they had to call 911 because her leg locked up while she was i...

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Will be going home

Posted by norrieds on September 19, 2012 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (1)

September 19, 2012

Sorry for not posting more often. I have had my internet was down for a couple of days.

I have only spoken to her husband in the past few days, she is on steroids so she can function and eat better. She will leave the nursing facility tomorrow ... not because she cannot benefit from it but because it is only okayed by her insurance for 2 weeks. They will have someone...

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Still in Nursing Facility

Posted by norrieds on September 13, 2012 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (2)

September 12, 2012

Bonnie is still in the nursing facility. They have suspended her chemo therapy as it makes her too sick. They are giving her rehab and also she is eating again because they have her on steroids to help releave the pain.

Her husband says he called Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Illinois and they will take her there if his insurance will permit.

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Now in Nursing Home

Posted by norrieds on September 4, 2012 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (1)

September 4, 2012

Talked to Bonnie's husband and they transfered her to a nursing facility that is connected to the hospital. They said it is necessary cause she cannot walk now (her balance is off) and she needs to build herself up for the treatments later.

She has a Doctor's appointment in a week and they will know more then.

The...

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Still in Hospital 3

Posted by norrieds on September 1, 2012 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (1)

August 1, 2012

Just heard from Bonnie's daughter that she is some better. She is eating today... had waffle, sausage and egg for breakfast and pork roast with fixin's for dinner. :)

She will be going home soon and will have home health care come daily to help take care of her.

All good signs... :)

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Hospital Stay Update

Posted by norrieds on September 1, 2012 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

September 1, 2012

I talked briefly to her husband last night, they have the seizures under control. She is sitting up and eating a bit but seemed to have conceptual problems so they did a scan and the brain cancer has come back. At this point they do not think she is a good candidate for more chemo as she is too weak and has a very low white cell count. Her regular Oncology Dr will need to decide this with the family.

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Back in Hospital

Posted by norrieds on August 30, 2012 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (6)

August 30, 2012

Bonnie's daughter contacted me, she is back in the hospital.

She has not eaten for several days and cannot even hold liquids down. She is very dehydrated and weak again.

She had two seizures today so they took her to the hospital where they gave her anti-seizure meds. Bonnie is really out of it and only recognizes her husband's voice and will...

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Bonnie sick to stomach

Posted by norrieds on August 29, 2012 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

August 28m 2012

Bonnie is still very sick to her stomach and cannot hold food down and any that does stay down goes out with diarrea. She is taking what the doc gave her and Imodium AD but it does not seem to help a lot.

I wish there was something I could do to help but she is too far away.

Norrie

Bonnie is at Home

Posted by norrieds on August 27, 2012 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

August 27, 2012

Bonnie went home from the hospital Saturday but I had a busy weekend and could not post. I spoke to her briefly both days but she is still very weak and sleeps a lot.

She says they will not give her anymore chemo therapy until her blood count comes back up. It was extremely low, they gave her fluid IVs to help with the dehydration and antibiotics to help stave off infect...

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Hospital Stay Extended

Posted by norrieds on August 25, 2012 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

August 25, 2012

Bonnie will be in the hospital at least one more day. Her electrolytes are off and they need to regulate the potassium so they put the IV back in. She also needs to have XRays before she goes home.

She is very tired and weak and sleeps a lot. The Drs will not let her get out of bed by herself so she is upset that she has to call them each time she wants to go to the bat...

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Still in Hospital

Posted by norrieds on August 22, 2012 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (1)

August 22, 2012

Bonnie is still in hospital and her daughter says she will be there at least another day. She was coughing up blood because she was dehydrated (her daughter thinks lol). They have her on an IV for fluids because she cannot eat (throws it up).

Norrie

Bonnie in Hospital Again

Posted by norrieds on August 21, 2012 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

August 21, 2012

I just got word from her daughter that Bonnie was put back in the hospital. Last night when we were on the phone she was coughing and seemed to cough up some blood. Over the night it got worse and today she had an appointment with the Cancer Treatment Center, and she was evidently bad enough that they put her in the hospital.

I am sorry I ...

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