Category Archives: Gary

NOLA Boy and the Owl

Just before Christmas the helicopter was flying NOLA Boy to the hospital in Tucson.  In two weeks, I got him back.  Another two and a half weeks, and the miracle boy is fresh out of the shower that he managed … Continue reading

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NOLA Boy Defies All Odds

They took him away unconscious to the hospital next door.  They helicoptered him to UMC in Tucson.  Kidney failure.  They told me to be prepared for the worst.  Then, almost two weeks in the hospital, mostly in altered mentation, with … Continue reading

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Hitting the Wall

  This is NOLA Boy in 2006 in Washington State.  It is one of my favorite pictures of him because it captures the incredible sweetness of this wonderful man. As many of you know, he has hit a wall of … Continue reading

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Glaring Omission

There was so much going on with getting this piece of equipment onto our deck in the 100° heat yesterday, that I am mortified that THE MOST IMPORTANT fact was overlooked when I hastily announced how thrilled we are with … Continue reading

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NOLA Boy Rides Again

For most of his life, NOLA Boy rode his bicycle at least an hour every day.  When we travelled full time, he found many adventurous paths to follow. But in 2006, things changed and this is the first time he … Continue reading

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Post-Op Feast

Not the first meal I made after coming home, but probably the most colorful!  After hospital food for even just three meals, it was so good to be able to eat delicious food again.  The quality of the food at … Continue reading

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NOLA BOY makes dinner

The cutting ceremony has come and gone, and I am home from the hip replacement surgery.  Before going into the hospital, I pre-cooked a lot of food, and we have been taking advantage of our own in-home cafeteria-style food emporium. … Continue reading

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First Asparagus

I hadn’t really contemplated dinner, so when it came time to do some serious thinking, this is what I came up with.  I’d been to the grocery store the afternoon before, so there was plenty to choose from. I started … Continue reading

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Platelet Celebration

While waiting patiently to have its cataract removed, NOLA Boy’s right eye was able to help with eating this delicious lunch.  We had to cancel the scheduled time last week because of low blood counts, but we were more than … Continue reading

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Breakfast al Fresco

We have been having an extraordinarily lovely summer, thus have spent some mealtimes on the deck.  Most notably – the famous “Pre-breakfast Breakfast” feast! Not sure why the pancakes look so dark; weren’t that way in real life.  The cooked … Continue reading

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Olive Omelette

On the inside were mushrooms, onions, and extra sharp Cheddar cheese.  It was a good thing that I had my iPhone at the ready, because this baby disappeared right before my very eyes. The one-week report on the cataract surgery … Continue reading

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One Down; One to Go

This was taken right after we got home, and while he was eating a mushroom, onion, cheese omelette with many toppings – photo upcoming.  It wasn’t long until the anesthetic wore off, and he was in misery with a horrific … Continue reading

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What Will They Think of Next

Next to the chair at one end of the Infusion Room is this apparatus.  It makes a lot of noise as things come banging down from the ether! Clearly it isn’t brand new technology, but what a boon to being … Continue reading

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Two Down; Fourteen To Go

Two Down; Fourteen To Go After his second week of infusion with the new cancer drug, we celebrated by whisking ourselves off to the Reid Park Zoo where we found this charming little Squirrel Monkey. There were lots of them … Continue reading

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Les Restes du Jour (The Remains of the Day)

There were no leftover blueberry pancakes for NOLA Boy’s pre-breakfast snack this morning, so I quickly made up some fresh French Toast – Pain Perdu.  I guess the name of the dish and “fresh” are rather at odds with one … Continue reading

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NOLA Boy

This is my very best customer for our delicious food!  ;-> The EXIF data is 1/30 sec at ISO 50, ƒ2.2, but most importantly, this was 0833!  And look at those bright eyes!

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Trail Mix Pancakes

I ran out of dried blueberries, but there was a small bag of trail mix lurking in the cupboard.  I added some sliced almonds and more dried cranberries for this batch of pancakes to celebrate the successful excision of that … Continue reading

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How It Feels to . . .

. . .   wake up from a cholecystectomy.  

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Egg Nog Pudding

Remember when eggnog was so thick you practically needed a spoon to get it out of the glass? This iteration of our vanilla pudding boasts a coating of nutmeg, and WOW – it was just like “the good old days” … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pudding with Coffee and Cookie Crumbs

About a week or so ago, I ran across a mix for chocolate snap cookies that I had in the pantry, so I made them up.  They were very sweet, so we haven’t really been eating them very quickly. Yesterday … Continue reading

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