Another Trip to the ER But Not For Me and More on Clocks

By: plapman , 12:35 PM GMT on April 03, 2012

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Yesterday we made another trip to the ER. It wasn't for me though. The youngest daughter has asthma and was having problems breathing even after using her puffer. We took her in the morning and she was treated with ventolin. The treatment caused her heart to race and was clocked at 150 beats per minute. The ER doctor kept her in for observation until the heart rate stared to slow down and her breathing returned to normal. Once again in the evening we had to return to the ER as she was having problems breathing again. Back to the ER we went and again she was given ventolin. While she was being treated the Queen took me home as it was getting way past my 9pm bed time. They both came home later. It turns out she has a chest infection that the first ER doctor never caught.

The daughter's biggest worry was that she was going It spend her 18th birthday in the hospital.:) In Manitoba at 18 kids officially become adults and her birthday is April 4.
I never took Abbey out for our walk yesterday due to miserable weather with light showers all afternoon. It looks like today I'll be able to get back to our regular routine.
Yesterday I pulled the cover from the grandmother clock that's been giving me problems. At one time someone had over oiled it. The plates are almost dripping oil. If you over-oil a clock movement it acts as a syphon and pulls the oil from the bushings or collects sludge if the proper oil isn't used.
I hope none of the bushings have worn or collected sludge and worn the bushings. I picked up the clock at a garage sale for $45 and don't thing it's worth paying to have it re-bushed and a new movement for it is almost $500 unless I cheat and put a quartz movement in. I don't like Quartz movements in long case clocks as the chime are electronic and don't sound right and the pendulum always swings too fast. As a clock collector that just doesn't work for me.

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5. Ylee
3:24 AM GMT on April 04, 2012
Tony, tell your daughter happy 18th! I have one that'll be 18 in December, and she's already thinking she's an adult, lol!

Maybe the former clock owners gave up on trying to run it, and the bushings are still good! One can hope!
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4. Alleyoops
6:08 PM GMT on April 03, 2012
Hi Tony, just wanted to ask if your youngest has applied for her own Manitoba healthcard. Now that she is going to be 18, she will need to have her own coverage. Pls make sure she goes asap and gets one so she is covered if something happens again requiring doctor or hospital coverage. Its little things like that we tend to miss when we are celebrating our kids coming to age....
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3. masshysteria
2:48 PM GMT on April 03, 2012
Good Morning Plap!

Sorry to hear of your daughter's severe asthmatic episode the other evening! Scary times, indeed, when not able to catch one's breath, etc. Glad she's been diagnosed properly now and that her treatments are working, so she can enjoy her big 18th birthday comfortably.

Weatherwise, our region is in a red flag mode due to lack of rainfall for several months producing fire hazards everywhere. Hope that enough April showers will come our way soon to eliminate these potential threats. We've had enough to worry about around here, personally, than adding that to the mix.

Glad that you seem to be doing well and continue remaining busy. May that newly purchased clock bargain work out well. Your vast knowledge of electronics, etc. always seems to come through in a pinch.
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2. Alleyoops
2:17 PM GMT on April 03, 2012
ha ha ha, MUSH, you slay me with your wanting to be first... Good morning Tony. Was suppose to be a sunny day but so far the sun is hiding and we have a MI cloud cover. Temps are suppose to go back up into the 60s with a light breeze. Let's see if the weatherman flunks today or not....LOL If we don't get rain today, I will try to get out tomorrow to cut the front lawn for the wknd.

Have a big pot of veggie soup slow cooking on the stove so that will go nice with some crusty bread later.

Have a great day and good luck with your clock.
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1. unclemush
1:04 PM GMT on April 03, 2012
Clocks are nice,but I'm first.:)
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