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FRIDAY: Juana and the kids are on their way back. They should arrive in Gun Barrel City before midnight. ... Then we've got to be at Straydog at 6:00 a.m. to start the Saturday Morning Shift. The temperature is forcast to be in the low 20s. It's gonna be tough, but we'll make it!
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Straydog Radio Show of Tuesday, November 12, 2013.
Lacie helps out Dr. James Morton with Becky's examination.
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Sunday, December 1, 2013 (7 min, 58 sec)
Bill starts the show talking about Abuela's passing
and what's coming up over the coming days.
George tells us what happened today at the shelter
and describes what's in the photos he snapped.
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Juana's grandmother (abuela) had a stroke Friday (11/22/13) around 7:30 a.m. She passed on at around 9:00 p.m. Saturday, November 30, 2013.
FRIDAY EVENING: We've been at the hospital all day, and Juana's staying overnight with her grandmother, who's really been her mother since Juana was four years old, because Juana's real mother died when Juana was just four. Abuela (grandmother) is in stable condition right now at almost 11 p.m., but Gramma's heart specialist thinks she's very seriously ill and may not make it. Then a neurologist on duty in the hospital came into the room when we told the nurse station (or whatever it's called now) saying that Abuela had woken up and was recognizing us and trying to talk. So the neurologist comes in, and while checking Gramma, he sees that she has feeling and control of movement in both arms and legs, so he pretty much rules out a stroke and wants to take urine samples for a possible bladder infection. We will report as we get more updates from the hospital.
EARLY SATURDAY MORNING: Juana left the hospital after her brother arrived from Mexico at about 2:00 a.m. She reported that Abuela had woken up several times, but couldn't recognize anyone but Juana's sister, Esther. Juana said they had a very difficult time as Gramma began screaming and kicking off her covers, and the nurses had to come in and calm her down. Further updates to come later today. We're heading back to the hospital shortly.
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT: Abuela did not do well during the day today (Saturday). She didn't really recognize any of her grandchildren, not even Juana, but then later in the evening she woke up and said she was thirsty in very slurred speech (in Spanish, of course), and I (Bill Arnold) was there, and while Juana or her sister Esther were getting Abuela a glass of water with a straw, I asked Abuela if she'd like a "vitamina," which is what she used to call a beer 10 years ago, and she said "Si" and held up two fingers. She even smiled a little, so she's improving. Juana and Esther gave Abuela several sips of water through a straw, and she had eaten well during a spoon-feeding earlier. Sunday they will do another CTScan, and we'll report more.
SUNDAY EVENING: Erin and Dana went to visit Abuela this afternoon, and Erin reports that Abuela was restless and went in and out of consciousness. The CTScan shows that Abuela's stroke was indeed pretty massive. The test showed much damage in the area that handles balance, and her son Paco (Francisco) told Erin and Dana that his mother would need a wheel chair. Erin reported that Abuela didn't seem to recognize her and Dana. Erin's not sure. "I told her that I loved her," Erin said, "but I don't know if she heard me. Maybe, but she was half asleep and seemed like she was having bad dreams." ... Juana and I (Bill) will be going to the hospital again early tomorrow morning. Her son Paco, Juana's uncle, will stay with his mother tonight.
MONDAY EVENING: Abuela had a very good morning with her grandson, Chuy, and her son, Paco visiting her. A physical therapist came to see her in the morning and made Abuela get up and walk for a short distance. She ate more today than she has been eating. But then this afternoon, she went back to a state where she was very restless and even fighting with us to pull her blankets off, and she even hit at us if we held her hands down. ... Later she did eat dinner, but she seems unhappy.
A social worker came to see Abuela and me and the family, and she asked if i (Juana) could take Gramma home like she is, but we can't. Abuela can't be left alone at all now, so somebody has to be with her 24/7. I (Juana) can't do that. I have to run Straydog! A nursing home is out of the question because she and we have no money and because Abuela is just a legal resident of the United States and is not eligible for Medicaid or Medicare or anything. We're going to have to take Gramma home and somehow get a hospital bed and a wheel chair and wages to pay a nurse to come in every day till I (Juana) get home to care for her. Not only Straydog, but we as the Juana and Bill Arnold Family are now all in a big predicament.
TUESDAY EVENING: Abuela slept all day after having to have been given a sedative at about one o'clock in the morning because of her trying to hurt herself and being very angry and frustrated, lying there in bed. Now at 9pm she's just trying to wake up. We'll report more later.
WEDNESDAY EVENING: Things are not looking good for Abuela, the doctor said today. She's getting worse instead of better.
THURSDAY: Gramma is not doing well at all. The doctor says she won't make it much longer. Juana and her family are all at the hospital with Gramma. We are all very, very sad.
FRIDAY: Abuela is not improving. She's getting weaker and weaker.
SATURDAY: No improvement.
SATURDAY EVENING: Juana's grandmother, our dear, beloved Abuelita, passed on this evening around 9:00.
SUNDAY: Juana Vazquez Arnold's grandmother, Abuelita, passed on at about 9 o'clock Saturday evening (11/30/13). Those of the family who are not already in Mexico will be traveling to Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico tomorrow or Tuesday for Gramma's funeral, where she'll be buried next to her husband, who passed on in 2005. Abuelita was 93 and had lived a long, healthy, happy life. We will all miss Abuela for ever. ... Adios Abuelita.
WEDNESDAY EVENING: Juana has reported that the whole family is in Mexico, and there will be more updates to come about the funeral, etc.
THURSDAY: Juana reports at 1pm 12/5/13 that Abuela's body had just arrived at the funeral home in Acuna ("Acunya"), Coahuila, Mexico. The church service will be at 10:00 Friday, and the burial will be at 11:00.
FRIDAY: Juana and the kids are on their way back. They should arrive in Gun Barrel City before midnight. ... Then we've got to be at Straydog at 6:00 a.m. to start the Morning Shift.
Financial Status at November 15, 2013
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Saturday Adoption Day RESULTS: (11.23.13)
We were at Petsmart Plano East on 75 at Parker Rd. from 11 - 3 p.m
(1) Puppy Miss B (one of Doxie's pups)
(2) Kitty Jean (the kitten who lost her toes on one foot) -ADOPTED!
(3) Foster Chihuahua Mocha (from Morton Clinic) -ADOPTED!
DAVID RENTZ REPORTS: Kitty Jean (with no toes on one back foot) and Mocha were adopted today!
Saturday Adoption Day RESULTS: (11.16.13)
We were at Petsmart Plano East on 75 at Parker Rd. from 11 - 3 p.m
DAVID REPORTS: Application taken on Mocha (right photo)! Home visit next week!
(1) Puppy Loretta (the brown pups in the left photo)
(2) Puppy Marvin (one of the other three pups in the left photo)
(3) Foster Chihuahua Mocha (from Morton Clinic - right photo)
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Straydog.org Written Summary Transcription Update:
with PHOTOS with captions:
Sweet Tart's pups have a great time in the park on their first visit. (Friday, November 8, 2013).
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Topics List with
Accompanying Photos of Saturday, November 2, 2013
Tuffy says "Thank you for helping me get my
TPLO knee surgery!" I'm feeling better and getting stronger
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Our deepest condolences to the family
and friends of
Dick Snyder, longtime supporter of Straydog,
who passed on on Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Please click here to read the obituary published starting
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Our deepest condolences to the family
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Grace Melick, longtime supporter of Straydog,
who passed on on August 12, 2013
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The Dallas Morning News
Nine aborted and then immediately rescued Great Dane puppies
We must stop unwanted conception so that abortion of the conceived unwanted beings can never even be an option! There should never exist any conceived unwanted beings. In the dog and cat world it's so simple: spay/neuter.
A photo of the nine aborted and then immediately rescued Great Dane puppies, who sadly, one-by-one, all passed to wait on this side of the Rainbow Bridge over a period of several days of Juana and Lucy's very intensive care, which included tube-feeding every two hours and then making them go potty by rubbing them with wipes. Morton's Gordie and Lacie and Straydog's Overnight Brandy also helped with the pups. Gordie even brought back to life three of the aborted puppies using mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. The aborted pups just weren't strong enough to make it. How sad this is. They were such beautiful little babies.
SEARCH ENGINE for Straydog.org
A Note from Bill: I accidentally deleted our Straydog search engine a few weeks ago, and I don't know enough about computers, the internet or the html programs I'm using to reinstall it and make it work again. So I just tried to Google: "Straydog.org Lisa-Lisa" and it worked, bringing up many, many pages on our website that include Lisa . So I guess we don't need our own Straydog search engine. Just Google: Straydog.org followed by the name of any of our dogs.
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