Bill's Genealogy Blog

Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada. This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.

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Location: Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada

I am a retired online school teacher. I love family history. Since 2007, I have spent much of my time providing part-time support for the world's largest free family history site This is very rewarding. I have helped others with the Family Tree and related FamilySearch products.
Since April 2010, I have served in the Edmonton Riverbend Family History Centre. I have a FHC blog at Bill's Family History Center Blog For information the Latter-day Saints and family history click

Monday, October 08, 2007

This is Canadian Thanksgiving Day. The turkey is in the oven, and we are waiting for the arrival of our family. Evelyn and Ed and family are here. We expected everyone but Blaine to arrive but Blaine and his family came too. Like last year, the grandchildren enjoyed playing in the leaves. My niece, Nicole Tetreau has been in intensive care at the University of Alberta Hospital for over a week now. It started on the night of Saturday September 29th, when Bernie answered the telephone. It was Taryn, saying that her mother couldn't breathe. Bernie asked to speak to Nicole, and Taryn started crying. "She can't talk, she can't breathe." Bernie dashed to Nicole's apartment. Seeing Nicole in an intense athsma attack, he gave Nicole a few puffs on his inhaler, and they called an ambuance. At the UofA Hospital the doctors told Bernie, "If it was 10 minutes later, you would have lost your daughter." They put her on a respirator in a medically-induced coma, to keep her breathing. The athsma is now under control. She initiates each breath, but panics when taken off sedation. Recently she has developed pneumonia, which is now the big concern. Tomorrow the doctors hope to be able to take her off the respirator.


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