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NOLA BOY – Magician

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Chubby Cheekers

It’s been a long, hard, uphill slog, but NOLA Boy is now eating everything in sight – just like old times. He has gained back at least 15 pounds from the nadir a few weeks ago. Now that his mouth … Continue reading

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NOLA Boy Wins Another Round

After six weeks of daily weekday sessions on the table with all of those screws holding him in place, NOLA Boy has come through another round smelling like a rose. Well, if he could smell, that is. His sense of … Continue reading

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Four Tenths and Eight Tenths

After an incredible “pound a day” weight loss for three weeks, NOLA Boy, upon weigh-in yesterday, had actually GAINED four tenths of a pound! Doesn’t sound like much, but the down slide was becoming a very serious thing. This morning … Continue reading

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NOLA Boy Goes Liquid

He is supposed to get a feeding tube, but is giving Mama Judie’s Real Life Food another chance.

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Lookin’ Gooooood !!!

It’s been a bit over a month since the surgery, and NOLA Boy has had his ups and downs. The tumor was not benign, so there will be 33 sessions of radiation coming up. Meanwhile there are a lot of … Continue reading

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A Stitch in Time

General anesthesia is always worrisome, but he sailed through it – once again – with only minor problems.  The nurses told me that he wanted to get up to sweep the floor as soon as he came the slightest bit … Continue reading

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A Quick Bread Post

  Taking a bit of a break this week to talk briefly about bread.  Small note at the end about NOLA Boy. I’m still having no luck in getting my sourdough bread mojo back, but I did manage this more … Continue reading

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NOLA Boy Goes for a “Hike”

The beautiful Arizona blue sky made going for a walk practically mandatory, so off we toddled. First half was downhill, but then . . . getting home required going uphill.  This bench was in just the right place to rest … Continue reading

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NOLA Boy is Eating Us Out of House and Home

Just a quick update to celebrate NOLA Boy’s gain of two pounds in only ten days. Here we have a typical lunch these days.  He actually consumed this bowl of home made soup sprinkled with pizza topping cheese, a salad … Continue reading

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NOLA Boy Gets a Day Job

His job?  To stay alive and to thrive!!! And he’s doing an admirable job of both!

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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 Eats Everything in Sight

Can you believe this guy?  Where does he get the inner strength? This is some Green Chile Stew that I had frozen a while ago.  I made a supplemental sauce with sour cream, half and half and some  Red Thai … 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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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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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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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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Bunny Escape Route

  The bunnies (mostly cottontails) hop in and out of our yard, taking shelter under our workshop or under the house via a tiny opening around the air conditioner compressor.  We’re pretty sure that a squirrel that has been around … Continue reading

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