Wednesday, July 7, 2010

911 - Flashing Lights and other things

I am sorry it has taken me so long to come on and leave a message but yet again things haven't gone well for the mom. Two weeks ago in the early hours of the morning the mesh they had used on moms stomach to hold the wound together just suddenly gave way allowing her bowel to come out. Dad and I were terrified!!!! Thankfully dad kept his head and called 911 and within minutes an ambulance, the fire brigade and the police were there. There was a lot of noise, flashing lights and LOTS of people but they knew what they were doing and took FANTASTIC care of my mom. I was so scared for my mom and just wanted to be by her side but dad said I had to stay out the way and he shut me in the spare bedroom - can you believe that! Anyway they got mom into the ambulance and rushed her off to the hospital with more lights and noise. Dad let me out and said he had to go to be with mom and we started heading for the door and then he stopped and said I couldn't go with him. "BUT it's my mom and she needs me me" I whined. Dad gave me a hug and said it would be okay. He was right of coarse, mom went straight into surgery and they repaired the wound again (they said it had become infected and the mesh just lost its strength). They have used a different kind of mesh this time and in a few weeks they are planning to do a skin graft to add support to the wound but sadly this has also set mom almost back to square one again.

Thank you for the ideas on the itchy problem, dad took me to the VETS and it turns out to be a garden allergy - not sure exactly to what but something in the garden. They gave me some medicine and it is working really well - no more itching.



  1. Wow Reilly! That is so not good news!

    I'm soooo sorry your Mom is back to square one again! OH NO!

    I was hoping the reason we hadn't heard from you was because you were frolicking in the park a bunch!

    I will keep sending good vibes to you and your mom for sure!

  2. OMG, Reilly! Your poor mom!
    We hope this is the start of only good stuff from now on! Paws are crossed and we are sending MAJOR AireZen!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. Oh no - more bad stuff happened to your mom? That's just not fair! Since it has been two weeks, I hope she is doing better. Good to hear that your allergies are better Reilly! You have to stay healthy for when your mom is home for good and can finally get back to her normal life. We think about you guys often! Take care!

  4. Oh, no, we were sure things were getting better and then this set back. We are thinking of you.

  5. Wow, you guys have just had the worse time. I hope that things are getting on the right track now. I hope you dont mind me asking, and if you dont want to answer its ok. What was the first surgery that started all this? Diana

  6. oh :( that just no good! I hope the doctors really has fixed your Mom proper this time. I so miss you!!!
    Crossing my paws again!

  7. What a scare! I hope it's really not back to square on for your mom, she deserves to feel well for more than just a few weeks at a time!

  8. Hi Reilly!! I'm hoping your Mom is making progress again! And that you are getting a lot of attention too, for being such a good dog through all of this trouble! Give your Mom a hug, OK?

    Kisses from Katie!

  9. Hi Reilly, we are sorry your mom is having such a difficult time.
    We can't wait until she is back to her old self - we miss you both.
    lots of love
    Martha and Bailey xxxx


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