Friday, October 17, 2014

A Late Post

Well, it was a long day for us today. 

Keith is back in the hospital, and is going to be sent out for 
treatment to another VA center... if they can find a bed. 
We aren't sure where, it could possibly be out of state. 

This rather grim picture of him does not show that he is basically pretty optimistic and upbeat. 

After I went up to talk to the doctors at his behest, I finally came home in late afternoon
to take the dogs out for a run. 

Jester can hardly believe his good fortune, I think. 

As soon as we get to the old place, he begins to wriggle around in the car. 
Then, off he goes.  

I am not letting them go into the pasture without me right now, 
while the fence is still down on the south side. 
So, down we went. 

Our beautiful red girl ran and ran. 

And Jester rolled and rolled. 

Then we went up to the yard so I could pull the debris from 
yesterday to the burn pile. 

This is the tree that fell in the small tornado we had three years ago. 

Troy hooked onto it with the tractor last weekend and tried to pull it: 

It moved MAYBE two feet, and he gave it up 

That's the trunk end, it's like petrified wood now. 

But oh, the beauty.  The beauty. 

I sat down in the pasture on the downed tree to talk to Keith for a while. 
Yes, we are worried... but we are both "glass half full" kind of people, and 
are waiting to see what is going to happen. 

All of your kind prayers and thoughts on Facebook were so much appreciated... 
I don't know what I would do without friends and family. 

We'll keep you posted! 


  1. I hope Keith gets the best treatment available, but for your sake I hope that isn't at some place very far away!

  2. And were hoping for good treatment for Keith too!

  3. Sorry to hear that you may have to go further away for treatments. But I'm glad Keith is optimistic about it all. That is half the battle sometimes. I can imagine that that walk in the pasture was as good for you as it was for the dogs. Will continue to pray that all goes well.

  4. Wish he was "in the pink," instead of in the hospital. I'll be praying.

  5. Please do keep us informed about Keith and his treatments. I hope they are able to find him a bed in a hospital that isn't too far away. Sending you positive thoughts and a hug.

  6. My best to you and Keith. Ken and I will keep you in our prayers.
    Please do keep us posted.

    M :)

  7. i hope keith will be okay. i am keeping you both in my thoughts!

  8. Mary Ann,

    I'm keeping Keith in my prayers. The VA needs to get Keith the treatment he needs.

  9. You both know I pray for ya'll. Very hard.

  10. Sending my heartfelt wishes for Keith and hoping that he will feel better soon.



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