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Hi folks,
I rode down to Manor Care this morning around 10 AM to visit Beverly. It's pretty easy to find. It's the gray building on the right as you enter the parking lot. I signed in and the nurse escorted me to room 119-B. Bev's alone in the room near the window overlooking Interstate 95.
When I walked into the room, she greeted me with that big smile of hers and said "speaking of the devil". lol. She was on the phone and watching TV at the same time.
I brought her an Easter gift of chocolates and pink marshmallow peeps. I told her that I looked for pink marshmallow flamingos but couldn't find any.
We spoke at length about her condition, her healing status at this point, and her future goals. She is adamant about getting back on two wheels and hasn't given up hope on that issue. A trike is only a back up plan at this time. She explained why they put a filter in her chest which will keep blood clots from entering her lungs. With inactivity in her legs, small clots form and break off when they move her. These cloths could cause a problem in her lungs. Considering what she's been through, she's one tough cookie and taking it all in stride.
We were interrupted by her physical therapist for a few minutes, and even though I was standing out in the hall, he was definitely catching hell from her. lol. She complained that the food was terrible there. What "institutional" food isn't? She said the service is mediocre at best and she wishes she was back at Heartland Healthcare Center on Prosperity Farms Road. I wouldn't be surprised if she didn't stage a jail break in the next week or so. That's our Bev. What really upsets Bev is her lack of access to a computer. They don't have WiFi at any of the care facilities she's been to. She was pretty excited about all the traffic I told her about on the gl1800riders.com site. She's received hundreds of get well cards and letters from all over the country.
On a serious note, when I asked her about the day of the accident, she said she had reoccurring dreams of gunshots and a white truck. She doesn't remember the actual accident itself but can't get the gunshots and truck out of her thoughts. She wondered if maybe she was forced off the road by a "local"? Guess we'll never know.
She asked about my wife, Kim, and if she was with me. Kim's elderly father has a severe heart attack (his third) and Kim had to fly up to Pennsylvania to help her mother care for him. Doctors say he only has the use of 25% of his heart. Bev asked me to let Kim know that her prayers go out to her dad. That was very kind of Bev, considering what she's going through. What a gal!
My hour and a half visit passed very quickly and I had to head home to prepare for a trip to Sarasota to visit my daughter for Easter. It sure was a unique pleasure for me to meet and greet with Bev. Hope Rene keeps us posted on Bev's whereabouts as I'm sure she's going to try an escape from Manor Care sometime soon.
 

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Thanks for the update on Bev.
What we all need to do is cater a local rest to send her a change of taste of food at least 2 times a week.
Just a break from the hospital foods--been there and know what she is going through to hate the next meal coming down the hall!!
edmund

quote=Jobber Jim;2377148]Hi folks,
I rode down to Manor Care this morning around 10 AM to visit Beverly. It's pretty easy to find. It's the gray building on the right as you enter the parking lot. I signed in and the nurse escorted me to room 119-B. Bev's alone in the room near the window overlooking Interstate 95.
When I walked into the room, she greeted me with that big smile of hers and said "speaking of the devil". lol. She was on the phone and watching TV at the same time.
I brought her an Easter gift of chocolates and pink marshmallow peeps. I told her that I looked for pink marshmallow flamingos but couldn't find any.
We spoke at length about her condition, her healing status at this point, and her future goals. She is adamant about getting back on two wheels and hasn't given up hope on that issue. A trike is only a back up plan at this time. She explained why they put a filter in her chest which will keep blood clots from entering her lungs. With inactivity in her legs, small clots form and break off when they move her. These cloths could cause a problem in her lungs. Considering what she's been through, she's one tough cookie and taking it all in stride.
We were interrupted by her physical therapist for a few minutes, and even though I was standing out in the hall, he was definitely catching hell from her. lol. She complained that the food was terrible there. What "institutional" food isn't? She said the service is mediocre at best and she wishes she was back at Heartland Healthcare Center on Prosperity Farms Road. I wouldn't be surprised if she didn't stage a jail break in the next week or so. That's our Bev. What really upsets Bev is her lack of access to a computer. They don't have WiFi at any of the care facilities she's been to. She was pretty excited about all the traffic I told her about on the gl1800riders.com site. She's received hundreds of get well cards and letters from all over the country.
On a serious note, when I asked her about the day of the accident, she said she had reoccurring dreams of gunshots and a white truck. She doesn't remember the actual accident itself but can't get the gunshots and truck out of her thoughts. She wondered if maybe she was forced off the road by a "local"? Guess we'll never know.
She asked about my wife, Kim, and if she was with me. Kim's elderly father has a severe heart attack (his third) and Kim had to fly up to Pennsylvania to help her mother care for him. Doctors say he only has the use of 25% of his heart. Bev asked me to let Kim know that her prayers go out to her dad. That was very kind of Bev, considering what she's going through. What a gal!
My hour and a half visit passed very quickly and I had to head home to prepare for a trip to Sarasota to visit my daughter for Easter. It sure was a unique pleasure for me to meet and greet with Bev. Hope Rene keeps us posted on Bev's whereabouts as I'm sure she's going to try an escape from Manor Care sometime soon.[/quote]
 

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Jim,

Good on Ya, for making that effort so selflessly, during a tight schedule.

Bev is a trooper for sure, by all accounts.

Happy Easter.

Bulldog
 

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Thanks JJ, Bev is very often in our thoughts, discussions and continually in our prayers. Hope she can get computer access soon, somehow. You go, Bev!
 

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Thanks for the up-date...... :yes1:
 

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Thanks for the update:thumbup: Glad to know Bev is doing ok
 

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Thanks for the update, Jobber Jim.
I have met with Bev in the hospital before her present move, and agree that she is a very special lady.
My wife and I hope to be able to get by and see her during this weekend.

Harry.

Hang in there Bev, you can do it !!!
 

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no free wifi, isn't there some other way for Bev to get internet there ?
 

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There should be a federal law against any nursing home anywhere preparing food. If they tried to serve that ***** in a prison the inmates would burn the place to the ground. :evil:
 

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no free wifi, isn't there some other way for Bev to get internet there ?
I guess there is always dial-up service....I had it years ago traveling while in hotels. Add to program 9 to get out of hotel, then the number. I am guessing she can do the same thing.... Dial up is about $10 a month...
 

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Please tell me where she is. State, town and hospital.
Hi Kikker,
Here's the latest.
Beverly staged a jail break, as I figured she would, right after my Good Friday visit and now she's back at:
Heartland Healthcare Center - Prosperity Oaks
11375 Prosperity Farms Road
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410.
Phone: (561) 626-9702

Bev is currently in room 211. which is still on the ground floor.
 
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