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Saturday, June 9, 2012


This morning when I went out to mow the lawn I noticed the grass was too wet.  I proceeded to transplant some flowers and noticed a snake in the weeds.

Had breakfast and we all packed up the car to visit Grandma Peggy in Brooklyn.

I had planned to cook a home cooked meal of chicken cutlets, mashed potatoes, and green beans.

This day in history "With a spectacular victory at the Belmont Stakes, Secretariat becomes the first horse since Citation in 1948 to win America's coveted Triple Crown--the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes. In one of the finest performances in racing history, Secretariat, ridden by Ron Turcotte, completed the 1.5-mile race in 2 minutes and 24 seconds, a dirt-track record for that distance."

When we get to Brooklyn, Nora and Grandma greet us and tell us they have some cold cuts for lunch.  Grandma Peggy is very short of breathe even on 24hr oxygen.  This morning she called and said she was not feeling well and that maybe we should come in two cars so that Sue could take her to the Dr. or hospital.

We went in one car, and before long, Sue, Gavin and I were taking her to Beth Israel hospital on Kings Highway.  Sue stays and gets through triage.  I head back to the house.  Sue calls and says grandma is being admitted to ICU.

The rest of the Walsh family is alerted to the sudden turn of events, and we wait for more information.  The prognosis is unknown but the disease is progressive and seems to be accelerating faster than anyone could believe.  Pulmonary Hypertension...a rare form from what her specialist says.

I end up cooking dinner without Sue and Peggy, and at 9pm drive to the hospital to pick Sue and Danny up.

We are all hoping and praying for the best as other siblings make plans to fly or drive in from remote cities in the US.

The universal symbol for healthcare includes a serpent (snake).  Was the snake in the weeds this morning a sign ??

The rod of Asclepius (also known as the rod of Asklepios, rod of Aesculapius or asklepian)...

is an ancient Greek symbol associated with astrology and with healing the sick through medicine. It consists of a serpent entwined around a staff. Asclepius, the son of Apollo, was practitioner of medicine in ancient Greek mythology.

Photo of the day "Snake"

P.S. Peggy Walsh is in our prayers, and I ask that all the readers of the blog keep her in their thoughts

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