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Post by Diat60 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:42 pm

Any news on Black Dahlia?

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Re: Update?

Post by draclvr » Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:05 pm

Yes, I should have posted this long ago, but things have been up and down with her.

Long story short is that she had pneumonia on top of a chronic lung scarring condition and was not hospitalized - much to the horror of Rosaboobie and me. But she managed to kick it and was so ill for so long that she has gotten a caretaker to come in once or twice a day to help her out. What a relief for us who are half a world and half a country away. Rosaboobie and I did send her some flowers to cheer her up during such a low time for her. She also reached out to her son who lives on the east coast. He and his wife are eager for her to move back there to live with them. She is slowly marking things to stay, go or "maybe." They will be coming back out in mid to late May to finalize everything and to finally make the move shortly after that. I am not sure about her birds... she did tell me her DIL encouraged her to bring both of them. Hopefully, that will be the case.

So even though the idea of the move and the actual move are very stressful for BD, you can imagine what a relief it will be for Rosaboobie and me! Once she gets settled as much as possible, my first order of business would be for her to have a competent medical evaluation. I am still horrified by the dreadful medical care she was getting in California. At least now she will have an advocate for her in her son and/or his wife.

Light at the end of the tunnel for our dear friend!
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Re: Update?

Post by Diat60 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:26 pm

Thanks for the info, Drac. I often think of her all on her own at her age. She'll find quite a climate change if she moves East, after the California desert. And so will the birds!

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Post by skeeter » Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:17 pm

Glad to hear she'll be with family, and hope her health gets better...
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Re: Update?

Post by Rosaboobie » Sun May 01, 2016 5:17 am

Yes for sure a climate change for the birds. I can still remember my dogs visibly shivering when they came from tropical Kenya to the Orkney Arctic lol.

BD's move cant come quick enough for me - like Drac said, it is all going to be extremely stressful for her, but it's the right decision to make at this stage in her life.
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Re: Update?

Post by Val » Sun May 01, 2016 7:16 am

Hope she will soon be settled in with her family and her general health will improve. Give her my love when next you contact, RB or Drac.

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Post by Stella » Sun May 01, 2016 9:28 am

Glad to hear her family is there to help her. I think she said she was originally from my area, and if so, Spring has sprung, so it won't be to chilly for her and her birds.

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Post by draclvr » Sun May 01, 2016 9:35 am

I think she is from that area, Stella. Her son lives in Virginia, but spring has thoroughly sprung out there too. It just won't be 115° with nearly zero humidity like it is in the desert!
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Re: Update?

Post by LadyKestrel » Sun May 01, 2016 2:54 pm

Thank you for the update, Drac! I hope the move goes smoothly for her.
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Re: Update?

Post by StarLite » Sun May 01, 2016 3:02 pm

This is good news, thanks drac. It's great that she has someone who is willing to take care of her. She must be quite the lady for the dil to want her to come stay with them. I hope she has the same relationship with her mil that I had with mine. Good news indeed. All the best BD :cheers:
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