@Crimsonorblue22 Thank YOU for asking / inquiring about HOW Mrs. and Mr. Red.Rooster are doing! My wife had her 80th birthday just a few days ago, on June 22nd. To bring you and others “up-to-date” on her situation, I have reached back and copied my "last response that I provided back in early November, 2016.
Here it is … from November, 2016
""The “Red_Rooster” has been diverted somewhat lately. I have NOT forgot about my KUBUCKETS friends but I have been focused on a couple other things lately.
The number one focus that I have / had is caring for my 79 year old wife. She has been in and out of the hospital / doctors offices several times in the past few months. I am NOT sure that she has been diagnosed very well as to what problem she has. Her symptoms are ones that relates to the “nerve endings” under her skin. She constantly itches and scratches all over her body and ALL the time. I would say she has 400 - 500 open wounds on her body from scratching the skin so much that it openly bleeds. Her feet, calves, thighs, buttocks, stomach, back, arms, face, and ears all bleed. Constantly scratching and itching 24-hours per day.
Then about two months later … I reported the number of open wounds on her body was estimated at that time to be 300 - 400. (So progress was being made).
Today the current situation is … She is MUCH, Much, much better with open wounds that have scabbed over is now around 75 - 100. So a great deal of progress has been made. In fact … the daily washing of bed sheets have ceased and now is about once a week occurrence. In fact (and coincidentally), today we went to J.C. Penny’s to purchase Brand New Sheets and most of the nightly bleeding has now stopped. So, to you @Crimsonorblue22, and many others thank you for your “continual prayers” for my wife. Right now … my job is to keep “Mercurochrome” or “Tincture Merthiolate” painted on the remaining sores. I NOW consider her health situation is now under some form of control and now a major concern to our family.
The health concern has now shifted to MYSELF. I have been having problems with “Alzheimer’s.” This runs in the family as my mother had a severe case of it at the end of her lifetime. She lived to be 96 years old and my dad 98 years old. At the end of her lifetime, my dad was putting all her food in a blender and feeding her. She wore a “diaper” every day for the last 3 - 4 years. The burden on my Father were horrendous particularly when one considers his age. I provide this information as background to “my own situation.” I, myself, have recently been to a number of health doctors, neurologists, MRI specialists, etc.,. as I am moving into a early Alzheimer’s Stage. When I talk about my condition … I refer to it as my “ability of tracking.” TRACKING like traction of car on an “icy road” … do I have good traction, or am I slipping around on the road without control. Each morning, my wife and I normally talk about my level tracking at that particular point in time … and right now I would say I am in a normal range of 75 - 80 %. I am still able to discern whether I should or should NOT drive a car (i.e. run to the grocery store) or skip it for that day. I know when I should go lay down and rest. I in a dilemma as my wife can’t take care of me as I need to be helping her out … but I’m concerned about my tracking level, and my ability to help her and continued to do ALL the things around the home … cook, laundry, shopping, house cleaning, taking care of the yard, garden, etc.,. The last place I want to go is to some type of “Care Facility” as I love my freedom of going outdoors and doing things. As they say … “They took the “Boy” (ie. Red.Rooster) out of the Country, but they did NOT take the “country” out of the boy.”
@Crimsonorblue22 … Thanks for asking about the Red.Rooster. Sorry about my lengthy response. I enjoy YOUR KUbuckets posting and ALL of my Bucket friends. I read EACH and EVERY ONE of the postings and responses under the “K.U. Basketball” blog. Thanks go to ALL members and the BIGGEST Thanks go to @approxinfinity for providing this service to ALL of US !! Bye for NOW and Stay Tuned … … … .