The ramblings of a rooster collecting, cowboy lovin', country girl with a little renovating and crafting thrown in too!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


...and off to work. I have missed so much work being with my brother but no job is as important as family. He is doing better....the ventilator may come out today or tomorrow. They have been doing tests with it set to a function where he has to do the breathing on his own. He is awake and can use a paper and pencil to talk to us because he cant speak with the tube in his throat. Sadly he remembers nothing....some of you may think its cruel to wish he remembered but I figure if he did he might not drink or smoke anymore or take too much tylenol for pain! His liver is slowly repairing and will function to a certain extent. We will see how long this lasts....I dont hold out much hope but I do pray for the best. His life is in his own hands but hopefully with the help of all our prayers he will make better decisions.

Thank you all for your prayers and support! Soon I will get the pics of the finished fence project posted!


  1. Hi Holli,
    I'm really glad to hear that your Brother is doing better. No I don't believe that it is cruel to wish for him to remember. Unfortunately it probably would not stop him. I have a brother and a sister that walk the same path, It's definately a worry for the whole family. If they could only see how much they truely matter to everyone!
    Hang in there!

  2. Happy to hear he is doing better Holli, and OH MY he sounds exactly like my dear departed BIL, who once while he was in the Navy had a toothache and took so many Tylenol he ended up in a coma for 3 weeks! Did he learn a lesson...NOPE, but hang in there friend, all we can do is love them and be there but the rest is up to them. ((BIG HUGS))

  3. Hugs girl.. I am praying for you. I can imagine how tough this must be for you. Just know we are thinking of you and here for you!

  4. glad to hear that he is improving...and hope he will make good decisions in that his life is worth fighting for and that he has a loving family that wants to see him alive and well..:)