There were no flowers in the Veterans Administration Hospital — and I’ll be back —

Dear Ones

I will be mostly off-line (more or less) for a while. Dear Husband is gravely ill and in the VA Hospital with heart troubles.
I’ll check in now and again…and please know I haven’t forgotten you and your beautiful words and images, I’m just pre-occupied.

Amongst other life-style changes, DH must quit drinking alcohol. Well he hasn’t had any after Saint Patrick’s Day and arriving in the Emergency Room on Monday …. And him with 30 gallons of mash in the barn, this minute.

I noticed, when I brought some flowers from our yard, that, as far as I could see by peaking in rooms I passed and there being NO florist cart anywhere, that the flowers I brought were the only ones in the entire building.
All of those veterans stuck inside in the Spring, and no one even had any flowers in their rooms seemed so sad, to me.  If you have time, take a small boquette of fresh flowers to a VA hospital. It wouldn’t take a lot of effort. I used a cleaned out shiny “soup can” as a vase. Maybe just place them on a nurses station, so everyone passing by can enjoy… or give to some lonesome, abandoned looking bed-ridden veteran  (ask a nurse, first, just to make sure it won’t create some sort of health problem).

In the VA Hospital, where my husband is, I want to say that the staff  is a most competent caring staff, the housekeeping is outstanding, and the cardiologists are superior, there is even a surprisingly good library.  Even the tile-work in the patient bathrooms is attractive and well done.  And clean.  That is one clean facility.

Thank you for all you have done
Granny Bear

16 comments on “There were no flowers in the Veterans Administration Hospital — and I’ll be back —

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Love, healing thoughts and energy, hugs and everything good heading you and your husbands way. I am so sorry you are both going through this very hard time….I am with you in thought and spirit. Hugs~

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    • DH is still in hospital (today is Fri). Too dangerous even for a stress test. But the meds and doctors and nursing and prayers are helping as, as of yesterday, anyway, his speech was stronger and the meds that had his mind all subtlely befuddled weren’t affecting him so much in that way. Thank you for all you have done. Now I’m off on my new commute to the VA hospital.

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    • DH is still in hospital (today is Fri). Too dangerous even for a stress test. But the meds and doctors and nursing and prayers are helping as, as of yesterday, anyway, his speech was stronger and the meds that had his mind all subtlely befuddled weren’t affecting him so much in that way. Thank you for all you have done. Now I’m off on my new commute to the VA hospital.

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  2. Linda Sky says:

    Sending love and light to you and your husband, thank you for everything you do, may he get well soon

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    • DH is still in hospital (today is Fri). Too dangerous even for a stress test. But the meds and doctors and nursing and prayers are helping as, as of yesterday, anyway, his speech was stronger and the meds that had his mind all subtlely befuddled weren’t affecting him so much in that way. Thank you for all you have done. Now I’m off on my new commute to the VA hospital.

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  3. sachemspeaks says:

    Your DH has what I have been dealing with since 1993 ( Cardiomyopathy) my VA Primary care doctor has calmed down my heart by adjusting my meds. Please know that I am praying for him, you and your family. After many hours of investigating I had them put in a three wire defibrillator from Boston Scientific, a defibrillator has saved my life 3 times and today my blood pressure is 123/59 pulse 52. If you have the time please read up on Cardiomyopathy and read about pacer helping, ask questions my friend I will answer with what I have been through?

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    • Thank you. WP readers may not understand, as I didn’t post details here. After 20 years, you are still kickin’ …..

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    • DH is still in hospital (today is Fri). Too dangerous even for a stress test. But the meds and doctors and nursing and prayers are helping as, as of yesterday, anyway, his speech was stronger and the meds that had his mind all subtlely befuddled weren’t affecting him so much in that way. Thank you for all you have done. Now I’m off on my new commute to the VA hospital.

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  4. Sorry Granny. I’ll pray for you and husband. I send my love to you..

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    • DH is still in hospital (today is Fri). Too dangerous even for a stress test. But the meds and doctors and nursing and prayers are helping as, as of yesterday, anyway, his speech was stronger and the meds that had his mind all subtlely befuddled weren’t affecting him so much in that way. Thank you for all you have done. Now I’m off on my new commute to the VA hospital.

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  5. desertrose says:

    Dear Granny, I am so sorry to hear that your Husband is not well. Please know that I will be keeping you both in my prayers. May his recover be swift and your peace of mind be replenished. Blessings of Love and Light to you dear one

    Desert Rose

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    • DH is still in hospital (today is Fri). Too dangerous even for a stress test. But the meds and doctors and nursing and prayers are helping as, as of yesterday, anyway, his speech was stronger and the meds that had his mind all subtlely befuddled weren’t affecting him so much in that way. Thank you for all you have done. Now I’m off on my new commute to the VA hospital.

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