Re: [gardeners] Tuesday in the garden, last week

Margaret Lauterbach (
Mon, 05 May 2003 09:30:09 -0600

Penny, I'm so sorry.  He's darned lucky he didn't break his neck.  Some 
medications cause hallucinations. Tell the docs to give him other pain 
meds.  Margaret L

>Well, George and friends, Mother Nature sure sent a warning signal
>last Tuesday when Jimmie, carrying far too much stuff plus 2 long
>screwdrivers and a steel file up the cellar stairs --  lost his
>confidence. He grabbed for the banister but his hands were too
>full, and so he fell backwards down the whole flight of stairs onto
>the concrete floor.
>I took him home from the hospital on Friday night. He had CAT scans
>of his head, neck, chest and kidneys, but they only found a mild
>contusion of his lung, and unbelievable arthritis of his entire neck --
>and of course, we did know that he had mighty much problems with
>his spine. But he is in constant pain in the chest and neck, and
>was hallucinating wildly on the first 3 days, so the doctors do not
>dare to give him any proper pain medication.
>The two of us are worn out. My daughter Terry has been pitching in
>beautifully, but of course she cannot make up for our lost sleep. I
>can only hope that Mother Nature stayed in school long enough to get
>her Master's in healing.
>Penny, NY
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