I need to do a little follow up from the “Badger Hole”.
First of all thank you to everyone who sends kind words, thoughts and prayers.
It was so comforting to both of us to have so many nice responses.
I’m not sure why I felt the need to write about it, just felt the need to get it off my chest and from all the great responses from true friends I’m glad I did as it really inspired us.
We have been vacationing at the Bozeman Deaconess hospital since Saturday night. Tammy got a couple of infections so we are taking care of that.
I am in awe of how great the people that work in the health care industry are. We have been dealing with them so much in the last two months and it is just amazing what these dedicated people do.
I have been watching and learning to try to see how I can make myself better on the livestock side of healthcare and improve my BQA skills.
I watched an ultrasound of Tammy’s heart yesterday. It was a moment of awe at the miracle of our body and how it all functions. You should take better care of your body (as should I).
Tammy has a great young doctor in Bozeman that was recommended by her brother-in-law Pete Petersen. We had a visit yesterday and told him about using the livestock wormer. He was a little set back at first but then because of Tammy’s enthusiasm he got interested. She sent him some info.
It is so hard to know what to do. Tammy is very good at researching and making decisions, and not just taking the easy way and doing what everyone else does.
She is using the parts of modern medicine that she feels will help, naturalistic things to support her body and immune system and livestock wormer.
Talk about “Art Of The Cowgirl “, that’s pretty ranchy if you ask me.
The challenge has been her kidney function. As soon as we can get those suckers back to normal, then our life will get back on track and we can have a fair fight.
So, I did not write for sympathy or asking for anything, just wanted to get it off my chest and let people know. We had know idea of the response and the offering of prayer and support we would receive. Amazing.
It’s fun to see how much Tammy means to folks. I used to do Women’s Ranch Horse Clinics at the Home Ranch, a guest ranch in Colorado. I made the decision to focus more on the beef production side of stockmanship so Tammy took over doing clinics at the Home Ranch.
When I was doing clinics women would cry sometimes in the middle of the clinic because they were frustrated. Women cried at the end of Tammy’s clinics because it was over and they didn’t want it to end. There was crying at both, just a little different types.
I feel I’ve been more of an animal person, but Tammy is both, but mostly a people person. It is really evident that people really care about her just as she really cares about people.
You should see how she is in the resort(hospital)She is always saying she’s sorry to the nurses and doesn’t want to bother anyone. No matter how much they poke and prod her she stays positive. I was amazed how tough she was when she was having our children and I am amazed at how she is handling this.
So again thank you for your thoughts and prayers.
This is a site about Stockmanship and not about our personal life. I am not going to make this a place to talk about this. I just wanted you to know and to share how important it is to think and plan ahead whether you are trotting through the tall grass or living life. You can’t always see the badger holes but you can be prepared just in case.
Tammy brought this quote to my attention on our way home from Seattle. It fits our situation