Shop More Submit  Join Login
About Artisan Crafts / Hobbyist Premium Member Jenny24/Female/United States Groups :iconlive-action-crafters: Live-Action-Crafters
We craft together as friends
Recent Activity
Deviant for 8 Years
1 Week Premium Membership:
Given by Chuck-and-June
Statistics 509 Deviations 4,900 Comments 34,758 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

New Computer Fund

My laptop is near death and I'm saving up for a new one.

$360/$500

Commissions open! Send me a note or check here for pricing: pickleweasel360.deviantart.com…

Rehab - Graffiti the World

Groups

Visitors

Activity


Entesi OC 2 by Pickleweasel360
Entesi OC 2
Entesi OC commissioned by :iconentesi: based on
Portrait of Emily (Entesi) by Entesi

First time doing non-feathered wings. I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out. I thought about crocheting the web inbetween the wings, but it would be very bulky and heavy, so I used felt. They are wired and poseable, you can see them stretched out here: Entesi OC by Pickleweasel360
Loading...
Entesi OC by Pickleweasel360
Entesi OC
Entesi OC commissioned by :iconentesi: based on
Portrait of Emily (Entesi) by Entesi

First time doing non-feathered wings. I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out. I thought about crocheting the web inbetween the wings, but it would be very bulky and heavy, so I used felt. They are wired and poseable, you can see them folded here:
Entesi OC 2 by Pickleweasel360
Loading...
Farm Monster by Pickleweasel360
Farm Monster
Took this picture of him this morning. It's probably the best picture I have of him. If only he wasn't wet from the morning dew lol.
Loading...

Life Updates

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 15, 2014, 4:26 PM




The surgery went well, he did really well and noticed a big change right away. As soon as they put the stint in the circulation in his leg cleared up and the kidney problems they noticed cleared up right away. He did have a bump in the road however, but he's back in a normal room now and hopefully he will be out soon. They are setting him back though when it comes to psychical therapy. He has gout and has had it for years, but they wont let him take the medicine he is on for it. So it hurts like crazy for him to move his legs and elbows. So he can't walk around to build his strength up when it hurts so bad he wont move. :/ They wont give it to him because of his kidneys, but even a low dose would reduce the pain. So thats touch and go for now. As far as heart/vein health, its just recovery time now. He is out of danger on that part. He will have been in the hospital for a month on Sunday. Him and mom are SO ready to come home and be done with all this.

Things here are still day to day. I will think I'll be able to finish a piece one day but then be driving back and forth to places for 8-12 hours and be very tired once I get home I just go to sleep again. So I am closing commissions until November. I've been lucky to have quite a few recently that I am so thankful for. Its getting me through all the financial needs I have right now. Thank you for being so patient with me!

The Next Few Days

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 19, 2014, 1:28 AM




This evening my mom's boyfriend was having chest and back pains. It was painful enough that he went to the emergency room because he thought it might be a heart attack. It wasn't, but he will have to have surgery anyway for a different problem. His aorta (largest artery, goes directly to the heart) is damaged and needs to be operated on. The way they described it is the aorta's wall is made up of three layers.

img.webmd.com/dtmcms/live/webm…

walls---> (((+blood+))) <---walls

The inner wall is damaged and the blood is getting in between the first and second layer, squeezing the blood in the center that goes all over the body and putting a strain all over. So it looks more like this:

walls---> ((++(++++))) <---walls

He was flown from the hospital to a bigger hospital two hours away. He should have surgery tonight. They need to fix it so the pressure doesn't go through the rest of the walls and get damaged even further.

The next few days will be touch and go. I'm currently away from my home and I'm staying at his house which is closer. I drove his truck home and she too the car to the next hospital. I have a big bag of crafting supplies with me to work on the commissions I have currently. I wont be able to ship anything until I'm home which might be Monday but I don't know yet. So right now everything is on pause. I'm going to work on stuff while I'm here at the house in between hospital visits. Things will be updated when I can.

***UPDATE

They didn't do surgery, they are trying different types of medicine that will reduce the pressure on the artery. If they can get it to a level they want they are going to let him go home on Sunday. If  so, he will go back for them to monitor it a few times over the next two weeks to see if it is helping. If not, they will need to do surgery.

***UPDATE 2

So when they said 'you'll get to leave here' they meant the ICU part of the hospital and go back to a regular room, not go home. Which, is actually good because he works heavy machinery/construction and would have been right back to work unless they had told him otherwise. So he'll probably be there a while. I'm staying here until Monday I believe. I'll go home and pay bills, run errands, and do all the things that need to be done and come back here after that. I'll ship anything that needs to be shipped on Wednesday and Friday as needed.

***UPDATE 3

They were using IV drips of different kinds of blood pressure medications to keep his blood pressure at a certain level. They've slowly been switching the IV drips to pills instead. He's down from 5 now and now has a regular room instead of being in the ICU. Yay! Now he'll just have to maintain the progress and they'll be able to put stints in probably next week some time. They will still have to do surgery because they can't put a stint into the top part of the aorta where it curves into the heart. That is still better than having to surgery on the entire length of damaged part of the aorta.

UPDATE 4

Tomorrow, October the 6th, they will do surgery. It is a much less intense surgery than they were going to have to do the day they flew in the helicopter thinking he would get the surgery as soon as he landed. They will put stints into most parts, but still have open heart surgery for the top part of the heart. Since this has decreased the circulation/blood flow to some parts of the body, they are also going to try to put a stint into the left side of the vein where it splits and goes into his left leg.

They told us all the complications that could go wrong, like they tell you with most surgeries. The doctor said "I have many plans. If one doesn't work, I have another, if it doesn't work I have another. I'm very confident about this surgery." So that eased our minds too. He is having surgery tomorrow (today technically its midnight now) at 11:30 am unless the surgery ahead of him runs long. Then it will be pushed back until Tuesday. After that,  3-4 days in the ICU again. Hopefully 7 days after the surgery he will get to go home. He may go to a physical rehab place for a few days, but not for long.

Thank you all for the well wishes. I haven't had much of a chance to thank you all individually. Keep us in your thoughts tomorrow.

Life Updates

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 15, 2014, 4:26 PM




The surgery went well, he did really well and noticed a big change right away. As soon as they put the stint in the circulation in his leg cleared up and the kidney problems they noticed cleared up right away. He did have a bump in the road however, but he's back in a normal room now and hopefully he will be out soon. They are setting him back though when it comes to psychical therapy. He has gout and has had it for years, but they wont let him take the medicine he is on for it. So it hurts like crazy for him to move his legs and elbows. So he can't walk around to build his strength up when it hurts so bad he wont move. :/ They wont give it to him because of his kidneys, but even a low dose would reduce the pain. So thats touch and go for now. As far as heart/vein health, its just recovery time now. He is out of danger on that part. He will have been in the hospital for a month on Sunday. Him and mom are SO ready to come home and be done with all this.

Things here are still day to day. I will think I'll be able to finish a piece one day but then be driving back and forth to places for 8-12 hours and be very tired once I get home I just go to sleep again. So I am closing commissions until November. I've been lucky to have quite a few recently that I am so thankful for. Its getting me through all the financial needs I have right now. Thank you for being so patient with me!

deviantID

Pickleweasel360's Profile Picture
Pickleweasel360
Jenny
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
Interests

Are you more likely to buy: 

27%
16 deviants said A commissioned item, because of the style they use.
25%
15 deviants said A pre-made item so I can see what it looks like before I buy
25%
15 deviants said A commissioned item, based off something similar made previously.
10%
6 deviants said Fan art of things I'm interested.
7%
4 deviants said One of a kind/limited/collectible items.
5%
3 deviants said A pre-made item because I don't have to wait.
2%
1 deviant said Auctioned items.

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
HAPPY birthday ;U; <333333
Reply
:icondelusionalpuffball:
DelusionalPuffball Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday~ La la la la
:iconcaekplz:
Reply
:iconincyray:
Incyray Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student General Artist
happy birthday! :iconcakeplz:
Reply
:icontigacub:
TigaCub Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday :)
Reply
:iconusako89:
Usako89 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
Reply
:iconkajitanii:
Kajitanii Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Happy birthday!! c:
Reply
:icononigirystuff:
onigiryStuff Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student Artist
happy bday!
Reply
:iconfeatherdream:
Featherdream Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday! :party:
Reply
:icontarmahartley:
TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconhappybirthday1plz::iconhappybirthdayplz2::iconhappybirthdayplz3::iconhappybirthdayplz4: :iconbirthdaycakeplz: :icongiftplz: I hope that you have a marvelous day, an AMAZING birthday and an AWESOME year to come, chock full of everything good! :icontort4: :cake: :party:
Reply
:iconforgottenmermaid:
ForgottenMermaid Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy birthday! ^_^
Reply
Add a Comment: