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Fri Oct 26, 2018, 10:47 PM

I could use some support

I donít post a lot
But could use some support prayers and whatever I donít know Iím stressing trying not to cry but Iím sitting in the ER my 29 yr old son is under going testing they think he is having a mild stroke so far Theve done a lot of test Skyped with harberview specialist in Seattle thatís what he thinks it is so they gave him this shot I will call it super heparin
Anyhow anyone one could share thoughts ideas prayers I donít know Iím kinda in shock. Ambulance rides with your child in the back is not fun
(Please forgive spelling and grammar errors)

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Reply I could use some support (Original post)
thinkingagain Oct 26 OP
KT2000 Oct 26 #1
thinkingagain Oct 27 #42
MustLoveBeagles Oct 26 #2
thinkingagain Oct 27 #43
AJT Oct 26 #3
thinkingagain Oct 27 #44
Lunabell Oct 26 #4
thinkingagain Oct 27 #45
Lunabell Oct 27 #54
lunamagica Oct 26 #5
thinkingagain Oct 27 #46
Dr Vegas Oct 26 #6
Demovictory9 Oct 27 #24
thinkingagain Oct 27 #36
Marie Marie Oct 26 #7
thinkingagain Oct 27 #47
lunasun Oct 26 #8
thinkingagain Oct 26 #9
orleans Oct 27 #18
thinkingagain Oct 27 #48
peacebuzzard Oct 27 #10
thinkingagain Oct 27 #49
Olafjoy Oct 27 #11
thinkingagain Oct 27 #14
pnwmom Oct 27 #34
thinkingagain Oct 27 #37
pnwmom Oct 27 #38
thinkingagain Oct 27 #39
pazzyanne Oct 27 #12
SunSeeker Oct 27 #13
vlyons Oct 27 #15
FuzzyRabbit Oct 27 #16
StevieM Oct 27 #17
sprinkleeninow Oct 27 #19
JDC Oct 27 #20
iluvtennis Oct 27 #21
thinkingagain Oct 27 #22
grantcart Oct 27 #23
fierywoman Oct 27 #25
MFM008 Oct 27 #26
thinkingagain Oct 27 #33
pnwmom Oct 27 #40
No Vested Interest Oct 27 #27
pnwmom Oct 27 #28
thinkingagain Oct 27 #35
dawg day Oct 27 #29
montana_hazeleyes Oct 27 #30
violetpastille Oct 27 #31
skylucy Oct 27 #32
mr_lebowski Oct 27 #41
thinkingagain Oct 27 #50
spooky3 Oct 27 #51
Lefta Dissenter Oct 27 #52
badhair77 Oct 27 #53
duforsure Oct 27 #55
Freedomofspeech Oct 27 #56
sellitman Oct 27 #57
thinkingagain Oct 27 #58
orleans Oct 27 #59
pnwmom Oct 27 #62
thinkingagain Oct 27 #60
peacebuzzard Oct 27 #61
thinkingagain Oct 27 #63
discntnt_irny_srcsm Oct 28 #64
thinkingagain Oct 28 #65
discntnt_irny_srcsm Oct 28 #66
pnwmom Oct 28 #67
thinkingagain Oct 28 #68

Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 10:52 PM

1. healing vibes for your son

and peace to you. Harborview is excellent and he will get up to the minute care there.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 03:05 AM

42. Thank you

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 10:53 PM

2. I'm sorry

Hugs for you and best wishes for your son.

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 03:06 AM

43. Thank you

Nt

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 11:00 PM

3. I'm deeply sorry. My prayers are with your son.

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Response to AJT (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 03:07 AM

44. Thank you

N t

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 11:14 PM

4. My thoughts are with you.

I hope your son recovers soon. Keep us posted. Hugs from Florida.

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Response to Lunabell (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 03:08 AM

45. Thank you

I will
How is Florida did you do ok with the storm recently?

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Response to thinkingagain (Reply #45)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 05:25 AM

54. Lost power for a week

But no major damage.

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 11:17 PM

5. Thoughts and prayers sent

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Response to lunamagica (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 03:08 AM

46. Thank you

N t

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 11:17 PM

6. I suffered a stroke in my early 50s

I was a heavy smoker and overweight. It was suggested that I had suffered TIAs (mini-strokes) in the past and not be aware of it.
I was in a nursing home for 6 months until my body recover enough to start physical therapy. I joke about that time as me being at the airport in the long term parking lot.

My 85 year old Dad visited every week, and grab/squeezed my hand and told me that I would walk again. The support I got from my Dad/Family is the reason I am walking today.

Your son WILL recover and your SUPPORT will help him on the path of recovery

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Response to Dr Vegas (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:39 AM

24. glad you recovered

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Response to Dr Vegas (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 02:11 AM

36. Good to hear you recovered

Like I said in another response post
I do believe love and support helps a lot
Iím glad your dad was there for you

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 11:23 PM

7. We are all sending our wishes that your son is in good hands and will recover.

Until then, please know how much love and support the DU community is sending your way. We care.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 03:09 AM

47. Thank you

I know Du cares thatís why I came thereís good people here

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 11:28 PM

8. In good hands- they are taking care of him now consulting specialists. . Think

of relief that he is going to be OK because the quick timing he got a drug to stop any clot and get blood flowing again saved him and younger stroke patients are more likely to benefit from this early treatment

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 11:30 PM

9. Thanks for the comments

We are in Wenatchee hospital genes the Skype to harbeeview (yes harberview is good ) but the problem they are having is his age and he doesnít smoke do drugs rarely drinks no real reason for this to come on but I did ask about the possibility of previous unknown strokes and the nurse said about the mini strokes
The only risk factor is I have a dual hereditary blood clot factor that means he carries 1 but they are still trying to figure out. If itís s strike the whys so far he hasnít responded differently to the medication
I so appreciate the posts

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Response to thinkingagain (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:16 AM

18. thank you for the update

i am not familiar with strokes and am unable to provide anything noteworthy on them.
sorry.
i will tell you that i am glad you are with your son and i know he is comforted that you are there.
ask questions when you don't understand--ask questions even if you understand.

i just saw your latest update and i'm glad you are not waiting by yourself.

i wish only the best for you and your son. you are both in my thoughts. i know it is very stressful; try to rest, try to eat something.



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Response to orleans (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 03:11 AM

48. Thank you

We did get a small bite to eat😊
Resting is the hard part

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 12:07 AM

10. Dear friend, you are not alone tonight,

I am on the other coast sending my get well prayers for your son. Decades ago My mother took me to an ER, We both thought for a few hours I was dying. It was terrifying. I am so sorry. I am glad he is getting the best care possible..

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Response to peacebuzzard (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 03:12 AM

49. Thank you

So nice to have family and friends around

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 12:45 AM

11. Sending prayers

I am sending good vibes and energy and praying very hard for you and your precious son tonight.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Do you have anyone you can call to come and be with you? Keep us updated on how he is doing❤️❤️

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Response to Olafjoy (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 12:58 AM

14. Yes our family is very close

His dad and his two sisters are here brother at home taking care of our dog and my large family all sending prayers
I am trying to be strong so they donít see how worried I am plus more circle of love helps and any ideas I just canít wrap my head around a 29 year old having a stroke I know even younger people do but itís crazy
Heís incredibly smart (computer tech systems tech at his work )
He is resting although they have to wake him every little bit to test him again can you feel this can you say this etc
They are doing there job
Sorry about the ramble
Itís 11 pm and hubby and I been up since like 4

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Response to thinkingagain (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 02:04 AM

34. I'm glad you have family there. My doctor strongly recommends that a family member

remain with hospitalized patients, even overnight. I had to be very pushy about this a few years ago, when my daughter was hospitalized. They were telling me there wasn't room enough for me, because of the roommate, but I knew the hospital's own "Bill of Rights" says that a family member is allowed to stay in the room with a patient. So I sat in a folding chair half in and half out of the room all night. The next day they discovered that there was a single room available after all, big enough for me to stay with her from then on.

You and your hubby must be utterly exhausted though. I hope one of you can go home and get some sleep.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #34)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 02:16 AM

37. They are very good here

The nurse made me a bed on the pull out couch
& Helped me get more coffee
Hubby and sisters went home for some rest I will go later in the am and do that and one or more will come back here

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Response to thinkingagain (Reply #37)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 02:22 AM

38. Good! I'm glad to hear that. It sounds like your family makes a good team.

I wish I knew the right words to make a scared mother feel better -- I don't. All I can say is that I care, too.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #38)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 02:29 AM

39. Everyone here says the right words just by being here

At the moment itís quiet and texting on my phone to as many posts as I can is helping
I know that many Du members are up all night it seems
I will be fielding multiple texts and calls from concerned family members in the morning ( my daughter was doing most that while he was in the ER)

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 12:47 AM

12. Support and prayers for you and your son!

Stay strong, take care of yourself, and know that there are many people who care. Prayers and healing thoughts are on their way to your son and to you.

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 12:55 AM

13. Healing thoughts for your boy!

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 12:59 AM

15. I'm so sorry that your son is in the hospital

Stay calm for your son, and may his recovery be swift and complete.

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:00 AM

16. Best of luck to your son and you.

He has youth on his side, and probably good health. He will probably come through just fine. My sister had a mild stroke a couple years ago at age 67 and she is just fine now. Modern medicine does miraculous things these days.

Please keep us posted on how he does.

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:14 AM

17. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. (eom)

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:22 AM

19. 🕯

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:28 AM

20. Best wishes

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:29 AM

21. Sent up a prayer for your son. May the Lord be with him.

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:38 AM

22. This is why I love DU

You guys are great you donít know me and here you are like family with love and support
Iíll probably use you guys to fill the in between awake and short naps on the couch I wonít sleep much any how with them checking him every few mins
Plus I donít sleep good anyhow because a bad hip scheduled for surgery in Dec
Dad and sisters went home for rest we will trade out tomorrow
So far no real change although nurse Dad and I all thought that there was a slight improvement in the hand eye cordination at the last check

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:38 AM

23. We are here whenever you need to connect.

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:40 AM

25. I'm with you over here in Redmond -- I send you and your family and son peace and an easy recovery.

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:45 AM

26. Im by Lakewood WA.

You know Harborview is one of the best.
Best of thoughts to your son and you.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #26)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 02:03 AM

33. Actually in wenatchee hospital they skyped

With a specialist in harberview ( once they got it to work) that was something never saw that done before even with my large family but having had my dad at Harberview I know they have good docs there and they will consult with the ones here
The specialist was even a bit puzzzled I understood the docs and nurses here saying he was the youngest Theve ever had as a stroke possibility but the harberview guy say itís rare thatís something but the younger age I guess gives them hope

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Response to thinkingagain (Reply #33)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 02:41 AM

40. The younger you are, the more "plastic" your brain is, so it should heal better and faster,

if he's had a stroke.

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:46 AM

27. May your son recover and be well; prayers sent for him, for you and your family.

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:53 AM

28. I'm not a doctor but my family has had some experience with heparin.

It sounds like they think he had a mild stroke caused by a blood clot, so they're giving him a blood thinner to get that taken care of, and they're doing tests to see what else, if anything, might be the matter.

If this was a stroke, the good thing is that you caught this while it was still mild and got him to the hospital. The doctors and nurses will know how to take it from there. But as a mother of young adults, I know how hard it is to just sit there helplessly and have to wait. There's nothing worse than having to go through something like this with our children.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #28)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 02:08 AM

35. Yes I think that's where the are going

I am familiar with heparin also. I had a P E years ago due to a blood clot and my youngest sister also found out we carry a genetic factor for it (rare double one) so my son would carry the single gene
But they also thought he had some narrowing of blood vessels in his neck
They did say they did not see any bleeding on his brain

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:54 AM

29. So sorry-

No wisdom here. But the best thing is that they've identified the problem. Now you can deal with it, along with medical science! The worst thing would be not knowing he has this condition.

Hugs to you! He will be better in the morning, and they will probably send him home with medicine and instructions!

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:55 AM

30. Sending love and hope for the very best outcome for your son.

DU is a family and you are a member of our family and we are all here for you, your son and your family.

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 02:00 AM

31. I am thinking of you

and sending my positive thoughts to you and your son.

May it help you.

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 02:02 AM

32. Sending heartfelt hope and healing thoughts to your son thinkingagain.

Hugs.

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 02:57 AM

41. Best of luck to you and your family :)

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 03:23 AM

50. I was trying to thank everyone individually

But I think my phone is as tired as I am ( although I am also half trying to stay awak and half trying to go to sleep)
Anyhow in the middle of one of my thank yous my phone just stalled for the longest time so hence why I think tired
So I just want to say a big thank you to all especially any I missed. Just for being here

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 03:30 AM

51. I hope you get good news soon. Nt

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 04:21 AM

52. Wishing your son, you & family all the best

As hard as it is, please be sure to take good care of yourself through this difficult time.

My son was diagnosed with cancer a week after he graduated high school. There were many months of stress through surgery, treatment and testing, and years of worrying about recurrence. He is now 37 years old and I just got back from visiting him and his wife and daughter in Japan where they work for the US State Department.

There is a healthy, happy future ahead for your son, thanks to great medical care and the loving support of family. Be sure to celebrate even the tiniest bit of good news or spark of recovery, because those moments will add up, layer upon layer. One day you will look back on this time as a frightening episode in the past and recognize that, as a family, you all survived and thrived.

All the best to you

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 05:08 AM

53. Please keep us updated. I hope things have improved by morning.

Also, remember self-care. You need to take care of yourself so you can help your son. Sending good vibes to you and your son.

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 05:44 AM

55. Sending love to you and your son

And stay strong. Keep us updated.

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Sat Oct 27, 2018, 07:40 AM

56. Sending love and support to you and your son.

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 08:43 AM

57. Been there. My best to you.

I know the feeling unfortunately.

My son made it through 2 brain tumor operations.

He is 100% now. Hope yours will be too.

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 10:19 AM

58. New news


They just ďfood & drinkĒ tested him he did fine do no restriction from the speech therapist.
So that is a positive.

Heís been wanting to eat since he arrived last night😊

Plus the nurse said his niece & nefews could come for short visits 😊thatís good because they are pretty close to their uncle.

Also the dr this am said we did pretty good on time line on getting him to ER as every minute helps. ( I posted some stuff this am in general discussion regarding this situation )
At moment Iím feeling a bit more positive but not enough to leave and go home and sleep.

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Response to thinkingagain (Reply #58)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 10:27 AM

59. glad to hear this. hopefully

it will continue along this positive road

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Response to thinkingagain (Reply #58)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 06:00 PM

62. That's great news. Of course you are still worried, but I'm so glad

you got here there as quickly as you did.

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 10:31 AM

60. Oh and the sun is shining and I can see blue skies

A positive ( yesterday and the day before was dark & dreary)

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Response to thinkingagain (Reply #60)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 10:46 AM

61. The morning lifts everything up!

So glad to hear this positive sign. Keep posting news for us .......

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 06:19 PM

63. So a bit of humor for this situation

I wasnít there I had gone home to change and get an hours rest but my daughter share this with me conversation between neurologist and my son

Dr said she needed to ask him some Questions.
Dr.: Who is our current president?
J: I don't know, some idiot.
Dr (laughs): can you tell me his name?
J ( short pause): do I have to say his name?
Dr: yes. I'm actually going to ask you the names of the last 3
J (sigh): Trump
Dr: and before that?
J: Obama
Dr:and do you remember who was before that
J: yeah, Bush

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:03 PM

64. Prayers for both of you and your family

Judging by: https://www.democraticunderground.com/125614458#post63
...he needs to heal quickly because we need his vote on 6th.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #64)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:13 PM

65. He's filled out his ballot

And just needs to mail or drop it off.

Lucky here in Wa we have mail ballots.
( doing better then me I still have to finish mine figure out the judges etc should be done by tonight or Monday )

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Response to thinkingagain (Reply #65)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:19 PM

66. + 1,000,000

We will continue praying for a fast recovery.

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Response to thinkingagain (Reply #65)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 03:11 PM

67. I find this site helpful for figuring out the nonpartisan races and the initiatives.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #67)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 04:29 PM

68. Yes thank you

I had looked at that before but it doesnít have a couple of my local races at least as far as I can tell I was going to check one more time. Whatís really frustrating is the local paper doesnít have it either so far Iíve tracked down some of the more local stuff.
Just a bit more to go.

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