Friday, August 28

Whirpool shutting down in Evansville, Indiana

Wow....Whirpool is shutting down in Evansville.

New update on dad's heart

Dad went to a doctor's office in Louisville. Had some tests and then when they asked about seening the doctor the nurse said the primary care physician (PCP) had not given a referral to see the doctor just tests.

So, the cardiology office called the PCP. She refused to give him a referral and was upset that he wouldn't go to Jasper for care. Needless to say he is getting a new PCP and then will have to get a referral to a cardiologist. The glorious world of Medicare! I am so glad that I have a PPO and I can go anywhere without a referral.

So, he did find out that he will more than likely need a pacemaker. The doctor didn't see him but the nursed hinted at it. He will probably have to wear a monitor for a few weeks and then go from there.

Wednesday, August 26

Update on dad

Well...so here is the scoop thus far. Dad has been having a lot of problems with vertigo this summer and was hospitalized for it and a low heart rate while in Maine. I think all of it is heart related. I listened to his heart on Sunday and it didn't sound right. Irregular heart beat and just sounds wierd (as you can tell I am not clinical by nature). What I am thinking is that he either needs to have his aortic valve, that was replaced in 1994, looked at or a possible pacemaker. We will have to see if my prognosis is right.

The primary care physician referred him to Jasper...but I finally convinced him to go to Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. They have an excellent repuation. Mom is calling now to get an appointment with a cardiovascular physician to evaulate what is going on.

So, I will keep you all posted.

Wednesday, August 19

shhhhh....

So, my parents 50th wedding anniversary is coming up. Shane and I were looking for the perfect gift and found this.....

http://www.yourmemorylane.com/

We need your help. What memories or things make you think of David and Catherine Horne? (i.e. Bicycles, Key West, Maine, Marines, etc.)

Feel free to post a comment on this blog or email me.

Tuesday, August 18

Bald Moutain Maine 2009
















We did it...we climbed Bald Mountain and it was so beautiful.