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Elsie has left us [May. 20th, 2017|12:57 pm]
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I received a call from Heartland informing me that Elsie passed this morning.

Elsie is the oldest in this old family photo Elsie ❤️loved Tyrone Power

So I often showed her pics & I may not have many talents, I am pretty good at fangirling -

When Elsie was talking, I would often ask how she was and her standard reply: "same old shit, waiting to die "

We loved you Elsie ~ we will miss your stories of classic Detroit and tales of your brother getting into mischief.

May you find peace

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Thinking of Elsie [May. 17th, 2017|05:45 pm]
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Pic above from 2015

my aunt Elsie has been receiving hospice level care since February she's been on a very slow decline and the hospice care is designed to make her as comfortable as possible . I have been preoccupied with my mothers own hospitalization journey from December to February
I was trying to arrange hospice care for Elsie while visiting my mother in the hospital every day I felt badly about not seeing Elsie every day like I had with my mother was in the same facility - I was glad to visit her with Buddy but often felt as an inadequate source of company.

I received a call from the hospice nurse last week saying Elsie had been in further decline it and they might reevaluate her use of a feeding tube -the tube was inserted by her sons request against her wishes, at the time I wasn't aware I really had executive authority over her medical decisions. The feeding tube was removed over the weekend and when I saw her on Monday she was not talking or responding much to me but she let buddy lick her
-She also ate the chocolate candy I gave her.
I received a call from the nurse this morning encouraging me to visit Elsie since her condition had greatly worsened since Monday Leigh and I want to see her with buddy and it was a bit frightening. Elsie's mouth was gaping open and she was staring up at the ceiling breathing with gurgling noises so it seems like she's at the end of her journey. I hugged the nurse who had called me and she was teary-eyed and she said to me "she was my baby for four years" I will always appreciate her kindness to her







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Back at Chez Beau [Apr. 26th, 2017|09:10 am]
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Started having bad abdominal pain on Saturday - the bouts of pain came in waves . Tried to just power through today but the pain escalated after a sip of water 。

They are admitting me for pain control and hydration-so I can have a CT tomorrow

Thanks to dilaudid, I'm no longer writhing in pain

Reminiscent of bout of enteritis in 2015

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Time to say Goodbye [Apr. 18th, 2017|05:05 pm]
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Gigi had a sudden decline- she started to have trouble with balance, getting up and seemed to have diminished muscle strength- took her to the vet and we were hoping it was an ear infection. We tried treating her with cannabis crackers- but there were days she couldn't move at all. Today she was crying because she couldn't get up & couldn't keep her head upright to eat.

I do think she enjoyed the pizza I gave her this morning

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Everything is better with a Buddy [Jan. 3rd, 2017|08:24 pm]
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Christmas Day was nice - On Sundays we take my parents out to eat & since it was Xmas me & my sister in law Carole brought food over - & I had some Greek bread I made in the freezer.

I felt bad that Christina ( who lives with my folks) wasn't up to joining us She said she felt stuffy & achy -but then later I realized she was crying on & off all day. It's a difficult time of year for many -she lost her mother 12 years ago & her father hasn't been much of a support I hope she knows how much my family values her - I would be lost without her

My oldest brother left for Japan on Monday to be a concert pianist with a touring orchestra https://worldtouring.net/home/hollywood-concert-orchestra/

I was happy to see Ryoko Moriyama on Music Station Super live - my brother was her pianist when he toured with the orchestra in 2015
https://twitter.com/hasiryu85/status/812316446680236032

Of course I enjoyed Hyde & ラルク on music station but it seemed odd that the ラルクperformance was so short
  https://youtu.be/_xBFIrNjBLY
https://twitter.com/coremaga10/status/812468298470146048

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(no subject) [Dec. 16th, 2016|11:34 am]
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ハロバ [Oct. 26th, 2016|08:40 am]
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Thank you Hyde for providing some levity in a hateful campaign season




Hyde's amazing Harley quinn was noted by http://www.geek.com/culture/hyde-dresses-as-harley-quinn-for-halloween-concert-breaks-internet-in-japan-1676398/

The gal who lives with & takes care of my folks, Christina (her daughter lives with them too) is off for a well deserved week away & we are using a home care aide service.
So far it's worked out well. They come 3XDay...I was at my folks house yesterday to meet the caregiver . She kindly woke my Mom & made her breakfast.  My Mom looked out the window & asked whose car was in the driveway, which was the caregiver's car.  She always wants to know whose car is in the driveway or if my car is working.  I asked the aide if she had much experience in working with dementia patients & how she thought my Mom was.  She has a lot of experience with them &  thought my Mom was in early stages, we've been giving her cannabis peanut butter since June of 2014.  On Saturday, friends of my brother drove 5 hours from Illinois to get some cannabis crackers to try with their Mother who has a lot in common with my Mom  - Greek, same age, also had a stroke - but her condition is more severe.   Hopefully this will help.

My Dad really likes the caregivers so far - which is great.  I'm sure my Dad enjoys having different people around to talk with.

I made an instagram collage of my Dad with my Corgi Buddy, his sketch & final painting...
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2016.09.20 「舞浜アンフィシアター」 [Oct. 19th, 2016|09:57 am]
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VAMPS LIVE 2016 追加公演&なる
舞浜アンフィシアター公演です。
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2016.09.17 「ZEPP TOKYO 6日目」 [Oct. 19th, 2016|09:28 am]
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ZEPP TOKYO 6日目です。
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2016.09.16 「ZEPP TOKYO 5日目」 [Oct. 19th, 2016|09:04 am]
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ZEPP TOKYO 5日目です。

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