Buddy has been sick a week and yesterday we finally saw some improvements. The Dr. said he was so glad I knew about the fungus (Valley Fever) because testing wouldn't have showed that unless he asked for it!
He will have to take a medicine for 60 days but that is ok..he looks much better and says, "HI." He is eating now, and sitting outdoors.
Thanks for all the calls and emails..he is doing great. He lost 4lbs and it is not contagious, it was in the soil that he breathed so Gizzy won't get it.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 5:24 PM
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday we went down to Marietta to be with Hank's family, Davy, Marnie, Aiden and Nolan and his brother Dean (from New York). We had great food, played pickleball in the driveway, sorry and the Wii. We also watched Nolan practice for the Allstar baseball games in a couple of weeks.
Great day except for Buddy became really sick with 104 temp. after a lot of testing and my suggestion of Valley Fever. He researched and tested Buddy and sure enough. It is a fungus that takes 6 months to grow. He is very critical yesterday and today but after getting Human medicine, I already see alittle improvement. He ate hamburger and rice this morning. He has lost 3lbs (which he could loose). Poor guy. I will keep ya'll informed. Later.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 8:17 AM
Monday, May 18, 2009
Annie and I decided to do a day at Graceland. We toured Elvis's airplanes, his cars, his mansion then a small tour of him in the Army. It was an all day affair and I was exhausted when we returned.
The house was kinda tacky, shag carpet of the 60's, furniture too! It was like everything there stood still.
Later in the evening when went out to eat, then a last card game fix before we all go seperate ways.
We had such a great time, Ann and Steve were great HOST! Thank you.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 7:25 AM
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Today we decided to go to Beale Street. Very touristy! We ate at the Rendezvous. More Pork!
After that we went for a walk to burn those calories. We stopped in the Peabody Hotel, the place where the ducks come down the elevator into the Lobby and hang out in the fountain until dinner time. Very cute.
We listened to music played on the BB King and Louis Armstrong square.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 7:10 PM
Friday, May 15, 2009
We started the afternoon off by stopping by a local BBQ place,The Pork Shop, to try a different restaurant. Ron, Ann, Steve, Hank and myself had a great time and some great food. We even had BBQ spaghetti. It seems they BBQ everything here.
Memphis in May is one of the Largest BBQ cooking contest in U.S. Row after Row of people using their smokers cookin' pork. Everything from Ribs, loins to whole hogs.
The smoke was everywhere, including on yourself. Of course we did a little testing whenever we could. I even tested several for People Choice award.
Each contestant has decorated their place, set up their cookers, then had a party.
It was like Spring break in Florida, a huge beer party.
My favorite was the Mess Tent from Mash. It had a distillery in the corner that looked just like Hawkeyes! Very cute.
The Mississippi River was overflowing the banks...very fun to watch the barges go by.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 9:47 AM
Thursday, May 14, 2009
This week we are joining Annie and Steve for the "Memphis in May." We arrived Tues. evening and thanks to Steve, we were allowed to parked on the base with them.
Tues. evening we started up playing Hand and Foot. It was like being back at Palm Creek.
Weds. we toured the base, and Annie and I got tickets to go over to Graceland sometime on a Rainy day. For lunch, we went to a BBQ place called Corkie's. They had an all you can eat buffet, we all stuffed ourselves. AFter lunch, we took all the doggies for a walk, we tagged along.
Later we taught Annie and Steve, Pegs and Jokers,(Rhea's rules) Girls Rule!
Weds. night we spent a fortune playing BINGO...none of us won a dime!
Finally, with DAY IS DONE, ate cake Lillie Made...yum yum, NIGHT NIGHT
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 8:19 AM
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Today up in Athens, Tennessee my partner-Pat and I entered the Senior Olympics in Pickleball. It is a very new sport in Tennessee, this is the first time pickleball had been played. Pat and I won the gold, or first place for our age bracket.
Hank didn't play, but came as my cheerleader and photographer.
We had a really great time.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 8:10 PM