|Posted by Tiggerific Jean on June 21, 2010 at 1:20 PM||comments (1723)|
Springs Spree to bring in 'world's tallest pinball machine'
Posted: 06/17/2010 2:53 PM
You probably think of Springs Spree as concerts, funnel cakes and foam lizards on leashes.
But maybe this will change your image of the festival: A pinball machine taller than a Tyrannosaurus rex.
Yep, it’s promoted as the world’s tallest pinball machine, and it’ll be one of the blinking, jangling highlights of the 33rd annual Springs Spree, which is expected to draw more than 70,000 to Memorial Park this weekend.
“I have a lot of children come up, look up, and say, ‘Is this really the world’s tallest pinball machine?’ And I say, ‘You’d think that if you helped me get it out of my basement this morning,’” said Sungate Concessions owner Ron Bandy, a Floridian who’s been building children’s amusements for the past eight years.
According to Bandy, the 28-foot-high novelty, dubbed “Space Race,” had never traveled farther west than Indiana before this summer’s tour, which has included stops in Denver and Texas and will include a stop next weekend in Cripple Creek for Donkey Derby Days.
|Posted by Tiggerific Jean on November 11, 2009 at 4:23 PM||comments (3)|
Last week, Fred Thren had to have a Defibulator (First Time) and a 3rd Pacemaker Put in. He was only in for one day and is home and doing well now. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
|Posted by Tiggerific Jean on October 17, 2009 at 6:36 PM||comments (7)|
|Posted by Tiggerific Jean on September 11, 2009 at 11:14 PM||comments (6)|
|Update: Dr Kim dosent think it the Avonex. But it a reaction to one of the med.'s. And if I Keep having chest pain Dr. Kang the p/c/p said they might do a cardo cath. but that is the last resort. Had p/t and seach theraphy today so alittle tired. Hope that your hubby is doing well.|
Robin Berger was taken to the emergency center at West Marion Hospital after taking her Avonex (she has been on it since 1997) on Tuesday and just got home late this afternoon. She had a severe headache, blood pressure was low, etc...They checked her heart, but never gave her an MRI or catscan of the brain to find out if there was anything going on there. She is supposed to follow up with her Neurologist tomorrow. Please keep her in your prayers.
|Posted by Tiggerific Jean on September 8, 2009 at 5:07 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Tiggerific Jean on September 8, 2009 at 4:57 PM||comments (1)|
01 - Names Filling Out Form (Required) = Sheryl, Grant and "Red" (see comments) (Sheryl will be bringing her Guide Dog "Red" with her to Logan's on Sept. 9 at 1:00 p.m.
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On August 3, 2009, I picked up a 10 week young Lab to fulfill my commitment to socialize, train, protect, LOVE, PROMOTE, and admire the work if the Florida Southeastern Guide Dogs School and mission.
Southeastern Guide Dogs' mission is to create and nurture a partnership between a visually impaired individual and a guide dog, facilitating life's journey with mobility, independence and dignity.
Established in 1982, Southeastern Guide Dogs currently has more than 800 active guide dog teams across the country and continues to create more than 70 new guide dog teams annually.
We provide all of our services - including Paws for Independence, Paws for Patriots, and Gifted Canines - free of charge.
Located on 23 wooded acres in Palmetto, Florida, Southeastern Guide Dogs is accredited by the International Guide Dog Federation in Reading, England and is a member of the Council of U.S. Dog Guide Schools. Southeastern Guide Dogs is one of only 10 fully certified guide dogs school in the country.
Southeastern Guide Dogs operates its own breeding colony, with more than 100 breeder dogs. We breed Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Goldadors (Labrador/Golden Retriever mix), Smooth-Coat Collies, Australian Shepherds and Hungarian Vizslas.
|Posted by Tiggerific Jean on July 1, 2009 at 3:57 PM||comments (2)|
|Posted by Tiggerific Jean on July 1, 2009 at 3:48 PM||comments (0)|
Yesterday (8/28) Larry was at a Walgreens using the bathroom and fell (think he slipped on a paper towel that was on the floor)in the bathroom and cracked his head real hard. They took him by ambulance to the Villages Hospital since it was only a couple doors down...it was a rough night...they told us the catscan showed bleeding around the mass he has in the brain and they were talking about emergency brain surgery ( I even provided them with paperwork from his last MRI to compare, etc.)...to make a long story short...they wanted to transfer him to their "sister" hospital in Leesburg...I said if you are going to transfer him, I want him transferred to Ocala where all his doctors and records are. After them telling me it couldn't be done, etc...we finally got him to Ocala and they all said they have no idea how the doctor's/radiologist could have said there was bleeding and that it was just the mass he has and some swelling around it (not blood or bleeding)and appeared to be no change from what he had previously and definitely no need for surgery. He is doing great now and should be going home tomorrow. Please keep him in your prayers. Thank Goodness for 2nd Opinions.
Update: Larry has completed 3 session out of a probable 6 of his 2nd set of chemo and is supposed to have a catscan on 9/4 to see how things are going.
Larry completed his 6 sessions of chemo and had another petscan and brain MRI. We went over the results with his radiation doctor Tuesday, June 30 and with his Oncologist Wed. July 1st. It was mostly good news. There are still some areas of concern pertaining to some growth in the lymph node in the neck and some growth in the spot in the liver and the right side of his groin. He will be starting more chemo on Monday. He will be going on an out-patient basis at the oncology office on a new drug called Taxitir. It will only be for 1 day and will only take 2 hours. He will be going every 3 weeks for a total of about 6 sessions. The good news is the MRI on the brain showed major shrinkage on the masses and they are still expecting more from the residual affects of the radiation. The lungs responded real well to the chemo (which was the primary target for the chemo) and showed shrinkage and is not lighting up as much and the volume is alot less and the oncologist feels it is under control. The area in the colon that was a possibility of a second primary sight was definitely ruled out and there is no sign of any cancer there. There are no new areas of cancer whatsoever and nothing in the bones. Overall the doctors were very pleased, and feel he will continue to do well and his bloodwork continues to look very good. His white blood cell count is up high and his red cell count is the best it has been in months. The doctors are pleased with the way his body has responded and feel confident he will continue to respond well with further treatments. His oncologist also said due to the way Larry's body responds he will have many options of treatments available if he needs them. Larry continues to be optimistic and plans on "taking one day at a time". Thank you all for keeping him in your prayers!
|Posted by Tiggerific Jean on May 19, 2009 at 2:54 PM||comments (6)|
Update 9/8 Good news! Janet is doing much better. She may not even need her walkaide..just some assistance with her walker. She has been in rehab and should be home soon if not already.
Update: 8/24 - Janet is back in the hospital again with Clostridium difficile which has caused colitis in her sigmoid colon. Hopefully she will be out by weekend and back into rehab. It's been a rough road for Janet and Jeff...there have only been two months so far that she hasn't been in the hospital. Please keep the prayers coming.
Update: Received this Email from Jeff 7/12: Thursday my dear sweet wifey finally got to come home from hospital. only been in since may 9. had 2 surgeries and enough mri's, ct's xray's to fill a large book.
Update: Janet has been in rehab and is working very hard and doing a little better and taking a few more steps every day. Please continue to keep her in your prayers.
Update: Spoke to Jeff on 5/20 and received email from Janet 5/21. Janet had 5 hours of surgery. She has about a 7" incision and did well thru operation and things look good, but she is experiencing alot of pain. I tried to call her last night, but she didn't answer her cell. I will try again tomorrow. Please keep her in your prayers.
Janet was transferred to Tampa General Hospital for an operation for a very large Hiatal Hernia that has been pushing at her organs and making it hard for her to breath. It was probably from an old car accident and is probably what has been causing the pneumonia. Please keep her in your prayers!
|Posted by Tiggerific Jean on May 1, 2009 at 10:41 PM||comments (0)|
Elaine Renshaw - Our good buddy from the Villages MS Group and long-time member of our group will be having Parathyroid Surgery on May 20th. She should be in and out the same day. Her calcium levels are way too high. Please keep her in your prayers.
Update: Elaine had some pain after her surgery, but has continued to feel better and is back to her smiling self!