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Louisiana's Thoughts And Musings (January 7, 2008)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Monday, January 07, 2008

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Louisiana is worried about two of her children; she addresses her concerns in her journal, along with other things going on in her life.

Monday, January 7, 2008, 5:57 a.m., C.S.T., Nashville, Tennessee~

Dear Journal~

Louisiana here. Sorry for not writing; as usual, I have been more than a little bit busy.

When you have my village to take care of, time takes very little precedence in my life. LOL The kid's needs come first--including taking care of two newborn babies, who keep me on my toes.

Every four hours it's feed the boys. First Ian, then Isaiah (or sometimes it's opposite). Then diaper them, make sure they are comfortable, aren't sick, aren't in pain. Mothering babies is a never ending job; babies require so much work!

I've forgotten what it's been like mothering newborns.

I am trying to make amends with Audrey and Naomi. Susie and Becca are doing so much better; it's been nothing but a miracle! I have heard from Naomi; just haven't written her back yet--haven't had the time to do so! It's amazing what God can do to try to restore friendships!

Well, tomorrow, Johnny and Ronee' go into the hospital; they will then have their surgeries. Ronee', as you know, is having the joints in her  hands replaced; Johnny is having a tracheostomy tube put in; hopefully this will help him because his lungs are so weak. He has been having to use supplimental oxygen for a while now. His color has been poor due to poor oxygenation.

Tomorrow will be a day of tears and fear. I pray that all goes well for them; they are already being covered in prayer by our church family; and I will no doubt be at the hospital a good portion of the day.

Plenty of time to write--and pray.

Of course, I will be keeping y'all informed as to how the children do after their surgeries. 

I am trying to remain positive; yet when your children are facing surgery, it's always a cause of concern, worry, fear for the parent having to go through this. So much can go wrong during surgery; I've seen it happen, with patients I've taken care of over the years, and to think that something can happen to one of my own children is more than I can stand!!

I am not so much worried about Ronee': it's Johnny who I have the fears for. Johnny's been so sick; he's gotten so thin; I wonder how much his little body can stand when he has his surgery tomorrow. I know he'll be upset that he won't be able to talk with the tube in his throat; yet I can try to reassure him. Johnny also knows sign language; he will still be able to communicate.

Well, the Tennessee Titans lost. 17-6. They're out of the playoffs. The San Diego Chargers beat them. It is a sad day here in Nashville; so many people (including us) had such high hopes for the Titans going for gridiron glory. Now it looks like their season's over--for another year.

Tonight is another interesting match up, except on the college level. The two top teams (OSU Buckeyes and the Louisiana State Fightin' Tigers) are playing for the national championship. The game will be on televisions all over the country; no doubt, many people will be glued to the action. I am hoping the Tigers win; LSU has had such a marvelous season this year (as have the Buckeyes)!

Porter, my resident Buckeyes fan, was born in Ohio; you know who he's rooting for--and it's not the Tigers! He wants the Buckeyes to win. He has always enjoyed the Buckeyes. There's a little friendly rivalry going on between Porter and myself. *grins* (We'll see who will have bragging rights once the football game has ended!)

Porter has been teasing me, calling my team the Tiger Cubs. He says that his Buckeyes are going to show them up. I tell them no chance in Hades; the Tigers will prevail! He'll then get so mad at me and he won't talk to me for a while until his temper cools. LOL Funny how someone can get so worked up over a little ol' football game!!

It's a wonder Porter doesn't have high blood pressure, the way he gets so wound up whenever the Buckeyes play!! You ought to hear him hollering whenever they are on tv; you would think someone's getting murdered at our house!! LOL

The weather here is coolish; temps in the fifties; it's supposed to warm up, and tomorrow it's supposed to storm, thanks to a strong cold front. Then we may have some snow or ice. NICE. Hope not! As long as it's not before we leave for the hospital tomorrow!!

Well, it's time I go to work, due to start at seven. Then I work until three thirty this afternoon. Hopefully I'll have a good day. Today I will be working MICU; I will have two patients, Emily Tagaqq (suffered a broken pelvis, broken arm, other injuries due to being struck by a car on Christmas Eve; she's been in a while) and Tomas Guerrera (injured while attempting to rob a bank; the man speaks no English, and he's an illegal citizen, according to his family; he's not doing very well; he has massive brain damage; there's no hope for him). Just found out about it not even ten minutes ago.

Take care and God bless! Will write in here again!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tennessee, Louisiana May. :)

Geaux, Tigers!!!! (Sorry; couldn't help myself! LOL)


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Reviewed by Carole Mathys 1/7/2008
Tomorrow will be a tough day for Louisiana's family...let us know how it goes

love, Carole~
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/7/2008
More I read, more I feel in love with Ronee, like she was my own granddaughter.
Keep them coming!!!!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/7/2008
Keep writin, Louisiana; it truly is good for the soul, and keep us informed about Ronee and Johnny.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/7/2008

The concerns of a mother, powerfully penned early morning thoughts. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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