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Name: Peggy
Gender: Female
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: Right here!
Member since: Thu Feb 3, 2005, 01:41 PM
Number of posts: 115,978

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****WCGreen Update --Wednesday April 16, 2014****

From his wife:

Chris is weaning more and more off the vent.

He passed the sip test, so he is on a clear diet, which includes some fruit juices and jello as well as broth and tea. He is still on tube feeding and tolerating it a lot better. They put the tube into his small intestine, bypassing his very sensitive stomach. He also has meds that help the food to move along.

He will probably be moving to a rehab place before the month is out. Hopefully, Grace Hospital, on Fairview Hospital's 6th floor of the old bldg. He was there the last time he was REALLY sick.
I was at the hospital when Physical Therapy was there to work with Chris. I found out that Chris is not very cooperative in PT. Poor baby is often very tired. Since I was there, I encouraged him, and he stood for the first time (with help).

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Apr 16, 2014, 07:41 PM (36 replies)

More Republican hypocrisy, thanks to Liberal America's page:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Apr 16, 2014, 11:58 AM (7 replies)

Well, I am certainly no Ansel Adams! Still, I am not too unhappy with this picture...

I'd set the camera on M and had the lens all the way out...Considering that I really don't know what I'm doing, I'm pretty happy with this effort!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Apr 15, 2014, 12:50 PM (8 replies)

I am thrilled to announce that Lisa Stewart of Decanto Anthology has accepted two of my poems!

Concentration and Fatigue will be published in her August 2014 edition!

I could not be happier!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Apr 11, 2014, 01:00 PM (27 replies)

Great cartoon from Facebook:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Apr 9, 2014, 08:38 PM (6 replies)

I just found this 3 minute video on Facebook.....I hope you'll watch it too. It is lovely...


Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Apr 6, 2014, 12:20 PM (12 replies)

****WCGreen Update -- Friday April 4, 2014****

From his wife:

A Christopher Green update:

I spent the Cleveland Indians opener with my Chris! Of course he was funny - remember, he can't talk - someone actually asked me if he was always funny... I told them the truth - it is his goal in life! but come on - he had four women in the the room - and he is not going to be funny? Right. And, the Indians won in with their fantastic team spirit. He is doing better breathing, but very fidgety. I have brought him in several small squeezy things, but they get lost.

Again - thank you all for the wonderful messages, prayers and thoughts. You are all such loving people!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Apr 5, 2014, 12:16 AM (19 replies)

Twelve Years A Slave

It was so engrossing. I thought the cast did a wonderful job...

I'd heard, of course, just what a downer of a movie it was, and for me, it really wasn't as awful as I'd thought it was going to be. Maybe I was just prepared to see the brutality. I don't know.

One thing I did notice was the continuing undercurrent of fear and stress all throughout. I felt scared for the slaves nearly the whole time.

I did know he would get his freedom back, but I was extremely curious as to just how. It was well done, and very satisfying.

Go see it!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Apr 4, 2014, 02:08 AM (3 replies)

Queen Victoria was a pothead!

I just finished reading a most illuminating article about marijuana and its various issues in the February 20, 2014 issue of The New York Review of Books.

The author is reviewing the book A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition which was written by Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian, and is published by New Press.

The article is a calm and clear discussion about the plant.

Among many other facts, I learned that Queen Victoria used it for "...relief of menstrual discomfort."

The article is well worth reading! Here's a link: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/feb/20/marijuana-high-and-low/?insrc=whc

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Mar 30, 2014, 07:13 PM (41 replies)

****WCGreen Update --Thursday March 27, 2014****And there's a picture!

From his wife:

Here is my darling man smiling for me. This was last night and he had breathed on his own for a good part of the day. The tube in his nose goes to his stomach and some meds are dispensed through it. The blue tube and white bandage are his trach. The tube coming down on the right is probably one of the intervenous meds or method of feeding. Chris has the hardest time with tube-feeding. Today, they are operating to insert a tube to alleviate the gas in his belly. They are also inserting a feeding tube in his small intestine; it delivers nutrients in a much more efficient manner.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:41 PM (45 replies)
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