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The Word From the Trenches – December 29, 2017

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19 Responses to The Word From the Trenches – December 29, 2017

  1. mary in ND says:

    2 degrees a bit of snow and a gentle breeze

  2. #1 NWO Hatr says:

    Same story… won’t connect, even going through my e-mail.

    Guess I’ll just comment till my hour is up, and wait on the charge cord.

  3. mary in ND says:

    Happy? new year…..

  4. Katie says:

    Henry, thank you again for holding nothing back in warning us.

  5. galen says:

    Thank you, Henry. Powerful broadcast. The $4.00 an hour scared the heck out of me. Though I can’t say what it will be, but maybe the new year will bring some unexpected momentum in restoring the country with many more folks not just waking up but standing up. Tough as things are, there is some hope in that.

    Angel, hope to soon hear some better news from you. Just want you to know I’m thinking of you.


    • Angel-NYC says:

      How I wish that I had better news, galen. I don’t.
      I’ll update tomorrow.
      I’m still processing what I saw (CAT scans and MRI) and was told today.
      Plus, I’m exhausted…fried…
      This emotional rollercoaster is killing me.

      • galen says:

        Big challenges, Angel. Just know you have a lot of loving support. Sorry I can’t be there in person. Please find a way to take care of you, to somehow rest and restore.

        Holding You In My Prayers,


      • Angel-NYC says:

        On Friday (22nd) they did a CAT scan. On Wed.(27th), they did an MRI. Spoke to the Neurologist yesterday and looked at the images. Compared the CAT scan to the one taken when he had his stroke in 2015. Also, found out that the infection they have been trying to treat since the 20th is worse. They don’t know what’s causing it. He in sepsis. last night his T cell count went from 130.9 to 136. His liver and kidneys are now not producing urine like they should. If the antibiotics don’t control the infection in the next 3-4 days, his organs will start to shut down. The Neurologist said that the infection can cloud the MRI and she does not want to make a definitive prognosis until it clears. Could take a month for the clouding of the brain image to clear. However, the image shows indications of damage to both lobes from lack of oxygen. If it were only the left he could possibly talk and walk again. However, if it is indeed both, he could remain a paralyzed, stay in this unresponsive state, a vegetable. He does have brain stem function. The CAT scan showed that he recently had another stroke plus several little ones. That could explain why he hasn’t come around as the doctors expected him to when he first came in. They expected him to come right back.
        I made the tough decision to stay home today. Didn’t get to sleep till 5 am. Woke up with a wicked, deep chest cough. As much as I want to be by his side, with him in sepsis fighting some unknown infection, I just couldn’t risk exposing him to some kind of bug.

        • # 1 NWO Hatr says:

          “If the antibiotics don’t control the infection in the next 3-4 days,…”

          Because they refuse to acknowledge the best antibiotic on the planet, Angel… colloidal silver. I just used it too kill a cold that tried to hit me on Christmas eve.

          Blessings, Angel. Praying for a full recovery.

          • Angel-NYC says:

            Thank you, #1.
            (Started using my colloidal silver last night. Continued today, along with black elderberry. Cough seems to have stopped.)

          • # 1 NWO Hatr says:

            That stuff kills EVERYTHING, Angel. A friend here who is into making it very precisely is going to show myself & another friend how. I want to store up at least a couple gallons… once the SHTF, it’ll be a top-notch barter item for those who know what it is.

          • # 1 NWO Hatr says:

            btw, if you’re wondering why I’m here on a Sunday, it’s because I just found out a few days ago that they have wi-fi at this donut shop (that I’ve been coming to for months – they make a wicked good cherry cream cheese turnover!). Unfortunately, they’re only open until 1:00, or until sold out.

            But now I’ll have Wednesdays back too… until closing, anyway. 🙂

          • Angel-NYC says:

            Tough day today. Doctors called early this morning wanting to know when I could get there.
            Not good.
            His family is flying up tomorrow. Including the control freak sister in law (they can’t stand each other…long history…known each other since grade school). She, of course, made all the arrangements. Flying into and staying in Newark…”only one tenth of a mile from the hospital”. Newark is 15 miles from Manhattan. I took a cab to the hospital this morning (just a short, West Village to East Village ride) and the receipt read 1.56 miles. I tried to explain that but Deedee KNOWS…LMAO
            Well, she’ll find out just how much she KNOWS tomorrow.
            She better not try her control BS with me tomorrow re. Randy… it will NOT be pretty.
            Then again, just the sound of her voice might bring him out of it…LOL (he dislikes her that much and would NOT want her there).

          • # 1 NWO Hatr says:

            “She better not try her control BS with me tomorrow re. Randy… it will NOT be pretty.”

            One of the greatest pitfalls of life, imo, Angel.

            “You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family.”

            Of course, she’s not a blood relative of yours (bet you’re REALLY thankful for that… at least you didn’t have to grow up with her), but part & parcel is nearly the same. Good luck with that one.

            Happy New Year, and blessings to you & Randy.

            Stay strong, Angel. Everyone here has much love for you, we’re family. 🙂

          • Angel-NYC says:

            Thank you, #1
            Dr. called this morning saying he could go any minute. He’s still hanging on. However, they don’t expect him to make it through the night

          • # 1 NWO Hatr says:

            I am so very, very sorry for you, Angel. A tragic way to start the year (tragic regardless, new year or not). You have my deepest sympathy, dear friend, and I pray that you receive the strength to get through this.

            And please, please, PLEASE don’t let that sorry creep of a sister-in-law get your goat, girl. Do whatever it takes to avoid her as much as possible, o.k.?

            This is my last comment… A&W on battery power, and it’s almost done.

            Much love, Angel, from myself & all the Trenchers.

  6. galen says:

    Angel, I think many know someone like that. What I do when around such a person, in my mind’s eye I picture them with something absurd, like with a long tail, or if it’s a woman, a big mustache. A man I put in a tutu. You can make it as crazy as you want, just so when you look at them it kinda makes you laugh inwardly. This really works in not letting them get to you. They may say or do some weird stuff, but hey, they have a tail. Or long nose hairs. Or are buck naked on a trampoline. I sure hope I’m explaining this right.

    Beyond all that I pray you and Randy stay close in heart and NOTHING interferes with how you want to manage all this. God bless you, Angel. May the new beginning of the new year help you with all you are facing.


    • Angel-NYC says:

      I’ve already been doing that for years. She’s all of 4’noth’n, stout, with the face of a bulldog. When I was little and my father was the Fencing Master at A&M, the president of the University had an English Bulldog that was an unofficial mascot. He had free reign on campus and could wander anywhere. The students drew all kinds of silly stuff on his coat with shoe polish and pampered him (giving chocolate and other candies that ended up killing him). When I see her, I can’t help but think of that dog.
      Thank you, galen.

      “Ranger II was an English bulldog who belonged to the Rudder family. A&M President James Earl Rudder, class of 1932, became president in 1959. Students were prone to painting messages with shoe polish on Ranger’s sides, according to a November 1965 Battalion article. Messages were often “Beat the hell outta TU” or some other opponent the week of an athletic event. Ranger’s favorite pastime was hitchhiking, according to the Battalion article. He would run out in front of cars and force the driver to stop and let him in the car.
      Ranger died in December 1965 after surgery to treat a kidney infection, according to a Battalion article notifying students. He was buried in front of the President’s House across from Duncan Field, so he could have a view of Bonfire every year, back when it was on Duncan Field. His grave on Throckmorton Street is still roped off and marked with a headstone. A dog bowl, collar and bone rest on his grave.”

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