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Old 01-09-2020, 07:54 PM   #81
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Took DW to the hospital at 6 AM to have a pacemaker implanted todat. All went well, although the sugery was very painful. She is home now, with a wireless gadget that will monitor her heart,
In 2 weeks she goes back for an ablation to complete the process.
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Old 01-09-2020, 08:01 PM   #82
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Woke up and sat in bed watching the sun rise over the Florida Straits. Later watched some kiteboarders taking advantage of the brisk winds. They were getting some big air.
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The wife and I had a nice sushi lunch and then saw "Knives Out" at the cinema with a bucket of popcorn and a bottle of water. Good movie!
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Thirty minutes ago, at 11:30 pm tonight, my cat started having an asthma attack. It's the first one since she came home from the hospital on 12/28.

I had been practicing for this moment, but wasn't sure if I would be able to help her when the time came.

I got out the "rescue" inhaler and loaded the "Aerokat" gizmo, and to my amazement she actually allowed me to put the face mask on her. She squirmed a bit, but I managed to keep it on her face for about 10 breaths, and within 5 minutes she was feeling much better.

I'm relieved about this for two reasons: first, I was able to help her instantly tonight, and secondly, maybe this means she will tolerate the daily "maintenance" inhaler which starts tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
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Thirty minutes ago, at 11:30 pm tonight, my cat started having an asthma attack. It's the first one since she came home from the hospital on 12/28.

I had been practicing for this moment, but wasn't sure if I would be able to help her when the time came.

I got out the "rescue" inhaler and loaded the "Aerokat" gizmo, and to my amazement she actually allowed me to put the face mask on her. She squirmed a bit, but I managed to keep it on her face for about 10 breaths, and within 5 minutes she was feeling much better.

I'm relieved about this for two reasons: first, I was able to help her instantly tonight, and secondly, maybe this means she will tolerate the daily "maintenance" inhaler which starts tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
Sometimes they surprise you. Maybe she got enough relief while Aerokat was on to make the association.
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Sometimes they surprise you. Maybe she got enough relief while Aerokat was on to make the association.
Indeed they do! I am hoping she made the connection between the mask and the relief, although I'll never know for sure.

I left the smaller, kitten-sized face mask in her bed for the last two weeks, to desensitize her to it, and 5-6 times a day I would rub it gently all over her head and her face and chin. I wanted to acclimate her to the texture and the rubbery smell of it. I never actually applied it to her nose and mouth with pressure, though, so I wasn't sure if it would work when I used the regular sized mask on her.

Thank god for YouTube videos from people who have done this before! It's amazing what you can learn out there.
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Picked up our wedding rings. Getting married tomorrow. 21 years together, I guess it’s time.
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Spent part of the today checking out the neighborhood and all of the new house builds. Started the process of configuring my new Windows 10 PC (to replace my 6+ year Windows 7 PC). Pissed away much of the rest of the day trying to decide on a monitor (or two) for the new PC.

Had all of our errands and appointments done by yesterday because of the forecasted thunderstorms for today here in central Texas. Nothing materialized. Seems we brought our drought with us from California.
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Got the morning workout done early and went shopping at “Wally World” for cold medicine…. almost have it beat. Reviewed last year’s budget performance numbers and started new metrics for next year.
Planning a hike in the spring so shopped for gear on line (a daily adventure). Getting ready to go dancing with DW tonight, “Roaring 20s” theme.
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Early morning walk around the neighborhood. Another chiro visit to pop a rib in place. Did some woodworking. DW went to her exercise class party, so I’m playing host solo to MIL. We’re watching Top Gun and eating pizza.
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What a nice vacation!! Sounds perfect and it's probably nice to get away from the cold winter weather in your home state, for a little while.

Gym day for us. It's so much fun to be able to get back into weight lifting after my knee replacement surgery last August. After warming up on the seated elliptical for a while, I did two sets of 10 on each of nine weight lifting machines. Puts a spring in my step.

Then lunch at our favorite restaurant (shrimp pasta alfredo, made with fresh Louisiana shrimp), then home and napped for a while. Doing laundry right now.
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Finishing up the BBQ pork roast I started yesterday. It cooked sous vide for 22 hours and spent an hour and half in a low temperature oven. Cooling and ready to shred. Its very well cooked, the fats are all happy.

Next is the garage door, its open and wants to stay that way. Opened up fine, but won't close. Some moron hit the override and it's sprung. Unfortunately the garage door place is out until Monday.
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