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Apr 13, 2020
Greetings Everyone! Thank you for visiting Peggy's Caring Bridge Site. As you may or may not know, Peg is currently admitted to the Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas. She is scheduled for emergency open heart surgery this Friday, April 3rd. Nope - this wasn't a planned Las Vegas trip where she had so much fun that it required heart surgery. That's a different movie ending....ha! The real story could in fact be a best seller (nightmare twists and turns). Suffice it to say, she was driving back from Arizona to Washington when her heart decided to re-route her plan. Fortunately her son Will was with her. The short story - she was flown out of Ely, Nevada by emergency crew in the middle of a blinding snow storm to the nearest cardiac unit which happened to be in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, no "one arm bandit pull levers" are in her hospital room. Darn it. Speaking of hospital room, she's currently in complete isolation due to the Corona Virus situation and in fact had to be tested as part of her pre-op preparations. Here's what really sucks. Understandably, the hospital (like all hospitals) is in complete lock down. No visitors (not even Bill or her immediate family or siblings), no cards, no care packages, no flowers, etc. Also, she is confined to her room - for a whole week - and that's BEFORE the surgery. She will have post surgery confinement as well. Ugggghhhhh. Fortunately, she has her cell phone and her laptop. No access to books, magazines, etc. You get the picture. So, I've created this Caring Bridge Web-site so we can flood her laptop with well wishes, notes, photos, cartoons, etc.
Here's what I would like to ask of each of you:
1. Prayers, prayers and prayers. It's simply not an ideal time to be in any hospital and Las Vegas is anticipating several cases of corona virus patients to come through their doors. I know she is surrounded daily by Dad, Mom and Jeff and other beloved Angels. Those Angels are working over time as Peg had already had a heart episode two weeks earlier (while in Arizona) that required surgery(stints implanted).
2. Send notes and greetings daily or as much as you can.
3. Attach photos! Peg loves photos and is a great photographer herself. Dig into your archives. Send present day photos and send photos from the past - even grade school, high school or through the years. It will help pass the time and bring joy to her heart. I know personally that looking at photos takes me on a mental journey in remembering good times, good experiences and seeing people that we love and adore.
4. Send jokes or funny stories. Or send a link to an interesting news articles. Send recipes. She loves to cook (I know where she got that talent) and so reading recipes is always fun. If anyone has a great recipe for carrot jello salad, send it along. By the way, Peg will have access to this web-site too so she may have some ideas and requests too! "-)
5. Did I mention prayers, prayers and prayers?
PLEASE pass this Caring Bridge web-site address to family, friends, classmates, former work colleagues, Tiffin neighbors, etc. She would love to hear from you. She has a very critical surgery upcoming AND unfortunately we cannot physically be there to provide love, hugs, smiles and moral support. Thank goodness for Caring Bridge and other technology to help bridge the gaps.