The Taylors' Front Porch
Pull up a chair! Have a sit-down an' shoot the breeze with us. Later on, maybe we'll go down to the drugstore to get a bottle of pop .  .  . maybe see what's showin' at the Grand .  .  .  . What you gonna do tonight, Barn?

October 17, 2017 - Msg 108367: Hi Frankie Flynn. Welcome back. How is your Daddy?

MDC, Good luck for your CT scan today friend. I hope they can get some good pictures so that they can properly diagnose and treat you.

Well GF, You into the leaf picking up mode yet? Mine are starting to drop some now. The next couple of weeks will be all out war. But I took out 4 aspen earlier this summer, so there's 4 I don't have to deal with. I check my sprinkler system at the house yesterday and the water has been turned off. 9they usually turn it off around October 15) So I blew my system down for the winter. Now I am trying to round up a compressor at work so I can do those systems.

Sure has been nice weather here. Supposed to be in the low 70's all week. Boy, I can sure go for that.

Well off to work for me.


October 17, 2017 - Msg 108368: Prayer's for your friend's son, Tom. And for MDC,as he undergoes his heart procedure today.

Hey to Asa! We finally have Fall-like temps around here- high today of 71!

Y'all remember to act like somebody wherever you go & whatever you do today!

possum u.a.r.

October 17, 2017 - Msg 108369: Good morning, porch. Frankie Flynt, it's good to see you. You've been away much too long. Where have you been, girl? Did you go up to Raleigh and get lost?

MDC, let us know how the CT scan went this morning. I hope they get some information that will help them make you feel better.

TOM, we are praying for your friend's son. That's so scary, when a child is injured like that. I pray that he'll recover quickly, and be at home with his family very soon.

Thank you all for the prayers for my son. The hospital has discharged him to home, and he's still having some issues with confusion and disorientation at times. He should not have been discharged home, but they did it anyway. His wife absolutely must work, no choice, so that was putting him there alone. I wish I could have gone out there to stay with him, but with my health issues, I would end up being more of a liability than an asset. No problem. His sister went to the rescue, no surprise to anyone. My kids stick together! Robbi is out there with him, and says he's doing pretty well, better than she expected.

The problem appears to be with his liver. Apparently when he was so sick a few years back, more damage was done than we realized. He had been taking huge amounts of Tylenol and Advil, far more than the safe dose, to control the pain in his failing hip, which he finally had replaced. Tylenol and Advil are safe when taken as directed, but he was taking about four or five times the recommended amount, and just about killed his liver. You can actually commit suicide with Tylenol, if you take a large enough dose, and Advil presents other dangers. I've treated suicide attempts at the hospital, and it's not pretty. Anyway, he no longer takes anything like that, but apparently the damage was severe, and his liver is in serious trouble. Please continue to pray for him, that the damage has halted now, and that his confusion will clear up. He's such a good guy - smart, creative, talented, kind, compassionate - just a good guy. I wish I could go out there, but right now, it would be foolish for me to attempt it.

Well, guess I'll go comb Toye Starr. With her cute new haircut, that's not such a big chore anymore, but she still hates it. I can get her all combed and tangle-free in about a fourth of the time it used to take, with a lot less struggling with her, and she's just adorable when she's all fluffed and buffed, especially with those pink ears! I just made her groomer appointment for December 14, so she'll be gaw-jus for Christmas! The groomer is so good, she doesn't mind going there so I know they're good to her, and appointments have to be made two months in advance, or you can't get in.

Blessings, everyone! --Romeena

October 17, 2017 - Msg 108370: My Dad is doing just fine and keeping very busy on the farm. He let me sneak out and do a little visiting with family. Im back now and very happy.

October 17, 2017 - Msg 108371: Thanks for sweeping up the porch ASA, it looks good, real good. :)
Well, with all that has happened this year, I just laughed inside today and 'grinned and bore it."
You guessed it, there was a CT scan 'saga.' What?
Don't get upset i told myself as it was 40 minutes past my scheduled time, and I was still in the waiting room. I finally went up to the counter of the hospital's imaging dept and said
"I'm still waiting." (and btw, i was the only one in the waiting room.) The lady says, Oh they are having issues with the CT machine. Finally a guy comes out and says 'we're taking you to the ER's machine.' Well, being an ER, there were two stroke victims ahead of me. ( I did say a little prayer for both), and finally I got in. They got the IV going fine, and put me on the table and had me put my arms up over my head. Well, in that position my heart rate was 'all over the place' so they wanted to wait for it to stabilize, but I told them that it will not do so if I lay that way. (too much work for the ticker.) After 20 minutes they finally called the doc who reads the tests, and he said go ahead and do it as is. So we shall see what it shows. One GOOD thing is that they told me that this machine is ten times BETTER than the one in Imaging, as it is brand new with very good clarity. So thank you Lord for that! :)
ASA, my head was never fully in the tube, so i did good with that as well. Thanks to all for the prayers! I'll have to write a book. ha (Maybe I just did!) lol
Hey to Frankie Flint!!

October 18, 2017 - Msg 108372: BOO--please check in and say Hey. thx

October 18, 2017 - Msg 108373: Hi.
Update on friend son over 4 hr in surgery to fix thing up ok there now he have broken finger bones and around eyes and nose and a little on the brain he is awake and talking.
now he have a collapse lung.
like his dad said the little can not catch a broken?

TOM :(

October 18, 2017 - Msg 108374: We WILL TOM,....You bet!....Dale Too!....G-F

October 18, 2017 - Msg 108375: Thank you for the update Tom. You bet we will
continue the prayers, especially for the brain!
I hope he was wearing a helmet. God be with him.

October 18, 2017 - Msg 108376: Tom, so sorry to learn about your friend's son. I will offer him some prayers.

Romeena, I am surprised that Dale did not ask his doctor for some stronger pain medication instead of overdosing on over the counter medicine. Was he afraid of becoming addicted?

MDC, thanks for the information about the Leave It To Beaver program. But I have a surprise for you. Below is a link to the episode before the "first" episode link that you posted. It is the pilot episode that has the same Beaver and mother, but a different father and older brother.
And to hear Jerry Mathers talk about the pilot episode, watch

from Poor Horatio

October 19, 2017 - Msg 108377: Thanks PH, I will check them out.
ALL- I forgot to mention that I got a nice letter recently from Pappa Bear Frank.
He is doing better these days, but still being poked and prodded like
some of the rest of us these days. He says a big HEL-LO to the porch, and says he'll see us all at the Remshaw place soon! :)


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