Pecan Grove ( Pecan Grove and Senior Residence

March 28, 2021

March 2021

Filed under: Pecan Grove,Senior Residence — knewman @ 2:37 pm

Marybelle’s pain in her leg and hip has gotten worse.  We were finally able to get hospice for her while she still stays at PG.  Hospice should help with pain management.  We’re trying to keep her from having to go to a nursing home as long as possible.  Lois continues to improve at The Wellington, and we still have hope she will improve enough be able to return to PG.  Lois has been out for meeting 3 Sundays and dad 2 Sundays in March.  Dominique and Salena are designated “essential care givers” for Lois which means they can go to her room.  Anyone else can visit her on the porch.

Marilynn finished her bladder treatments and hopes there is no more tumors to deal with.  Della got hearing aids and is doing well with them.  The other 7 residents are about their usual.

Visitors this month included Della’s daughter Chris and my sister Ronda, shown here with Della.  Also the Walker family from TN visited Esther.  Lyle came by for a visit, shown here with Gilbert.

Nohemi and Anahli Lopez visited, shown here with Alice, Marilynn and Ronald.  Pat and Linda Bly visited, shown here with Marybelle.  Del and Kari Campbell and children visited Kari’s parents, Wayne and Dawn Overby who live here on the farm.  This picture is of Kari and daughter Kate with Della, Dawn and Marilynn.

Eric Jackman and two grandsons Michaias and Erik (who live in Arkansas) visited Fern. Howard and Maryann Colson knew the Jackman’s in Guam.  At the same time Roger Paul, his son William (also from Arkansas), his daughter and son-in-law the Joe and Julie Trapp (who live near Houston), visited.  We failed to get a picture of them.

Birthdays this month included Esther 87 and Salena 28.

Marybelle likes to collect food for the chickens.  Abigail takes her over to feed them about once a week.  Shawn took a picture of these wild hogs down by the cabin.



March 14, 2021

March 14 Update

Filed under: Senior Residence — knewman @ 1:37 pm

Several have contacted us asking how Lois and Marilynn are doing, so here’s an update.

Marilynn had problems with shortness of breath.  They did a chest x-ray and thought she had a small amount of pneumonia, so they started antibiotics.  Sunday the 7th she felt worse, so we took her to the hospital.  Another x-ray didn’t show pneumonia, but they thought she had congestive heart failure and increased the Lasix.  Then they did an angiogram and decided the problem is PHT (pulmonary hyper tension).  The Lasix continued to help and she was released Friday.  We picked her up and asked if she wanted lunch, which she did, so we took her for Vietnamese Pho soup!

After going down for a few weeks, Lois began to improve Tuesday, March 2, while still in the Encompass rehab hospital.  Wednesday, March 10, we moved her to the Wellington in Conroe where my dad is.  Thursday her sister, Sue Culver, and nephew, Tim Bradley, came to see her.  She is continuing to improve, and hoping to get well enough to come back here to PG.  This morning Kenny and Salena brought both Dad and Lois from the Wellington to meeting and lunch here.  There were 22 of us for lunch, so we took some pictures.  Everyone has been vaccinated, so we could be close.

Here’s Lois with Sue and Tim.  Then the residents, front row, Fern Duncan, Lois Culver, Marybelle Armstrong, Della Bolt, Marilynn Frye, Jack Newman and Clarence Roachell.  Back row, Gilbert Reese, Esther Duncan, Ronald Elliott, Alice Otken, and Elton Cleveland.

It also happens to be Dominique and Mimi’s 40th wedding anniversary.  Tim took this picture of the group that was together.

A wonderful day!


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