update on djm906

skohler(5)May 13, 2006

recieved this email from doris's daughter

I trully feel doris needs Her gardening friends support

I'm sure after you read this you will also feel the same .

Please if there are any robins tht doris was signed up for & someone did not get their box let me know PLEASE.

I for one will get doris's addy & I Know she would love to hear from us .


Deb, Doris' daughter here. She did receive some plants, from someone in GA.

She is again in the hospital.

She went in for a colonoscopy on April 14, during the procedure her colon was perforated. They had to do emergency surgery, and she was left with a colostomy. 5 days later, she wasn't getting better, they went back in and found a second tear in the colon, probably caused during the first surgery. She spent the next 2 1/2 weeks in Intensive Care, and has just been moved to a regular room this past week. She is healing, but very slowly. These two surgeries have really taken a toll on her. She has just started eating a soft diet, but has problems keeping much down. Physical therapy has had her sitting on the edge of her bed, but attempts to get her standing have not been successful. We don't know at this time how much longer she'll be in, she'll probably be going to a nursing home for therapy once she is discharged.

If you know of any trades, robins, swaps, that she is signed up for, could you please ask whoever is running them to skip her. I think it will be quite a while before she is ready for this again.

I'm sorry I didn't let someone know sooner. My brother had taken the box when it arrived and potted up the plants at his house for her, and he just said they were from someone in GA, and honestly, when she was in ICU, I didn't have time to go online when I got home.

Thanks for emailing,


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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

I'm so sorry to hear this. Is there an address where we can send cards? I have her home address and I guess someone checks there for mail but it would be easier for the family if we could mail cards direct. This has been a terrible time for Doris and her whole family.
Thanks for letting us know Suzie.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2006 at 10:55AM
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just recieved this from deb hope it will help everyone
Know she will love hearing from us :))

Hospital address is;
Northwest Community Hospital
800 W. Central Rd
Arlington Hts, IL 60005
Room 751 bed 2
The hospital also has, on their website, free e-cards that can be sent to patients. They are printed out and delivered to the patient's room. The website is http://nch.netreturns.biz/CheerCards/
I will try to keep you updated. It is sometimes a few days between when I can get on the computer.
Thanks so much,

    Bookmark   May 13, 2006 at 11:29AM
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Sending so much love, prayers and healing thoughts to Doris.
I'm sure that if there are any trades owed from Doris, they are not expected (I hope I am not putting my foot in my mouth again here speaking from my heart?). Her health is much more important and we all just want her to get better.
She has always been so thoughtful and generous, and we miss seeing her cheerful posts. Please convey that she is missed terribly and all her friends are pulling for her and love her.

Gods Blessings Doris and Deb

Gentle hugs, Tina

    Bookmark   May 13, 2006 at 1:16PM
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number_1_angel(z5 iowa)

Deb--Please let your mom know we are all praying for her--I am her partner in the 12 month card/seed swap--and I will miss her--but as Beth says--we will put her right back where she was--when she feels like it!!!
Hang in there Doris--and come back soon!!!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2006 at 6:49PM
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Deb, I am sorry to hear that your mom is so ill. I will keep her in my prayers. She was my pal for the New Years resolution. I sent her the plants for the new year resolution not that long ago from Georgia and I am happy that they arrived I wasnt sure if she had gotten them or not. Please tell her I hope she feels better soon. Amy

    Bookmark   May 19, 2006 at 10:29PM
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Poochella(7 WA)

DJM has been a wonderful pal to me on several occasions and it breaks my heart to hear of her repeated woes.

I don't think she or the family would mind if I shared her new location in case anyone cares to take the time to send a word of encouragement.

She is likely to be here 3-4 weeks:
Doris Morey
c/o Church Creek
1250 W. Central Rd.
Arlington Hts, IL 60005
Room 103

    Bookmark   May 26, 2006 at 11:13PM
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