You all know how I hate to get my paws wet so I thought today that I would fill you in on what has been happening. Back in late August mom had to go back into hospital to have a skin graft to try and help the wound on her stomach heal and of coarse it didn't work - in fact it made things so much worse. Mom got really really sick. She had a hole in the bowel which caused a major infection and then just when she was getting over that she developed ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) She was on a ventilator for two weeks and Dad says we nearly lost her a couple of times. She also had to have a bowel resection done. It was a very scary time and then on top of that the place Dad was working were making it hard for him to stay there. His job required 90% travel and Dad just couldn't do it with mom being so sick. So he found a new job and there is no travel involved which means he comes home to me every night!Mom is doing better but it is still a struggle for her as she has some problems getting enough nutrition, especially the protein she needs to help her wound heal. She also had to spend 3 weeks in a rehabilitation hospital learning to walk and talk again due to being in ICU for a month and being so weak. The one good thing is the medicine they gave her when she was on the ventilator affects short terms memory and she has no memory of what happen in August and September. She didn't forget me or my Dad and that was the important thing. I will take some photos of my new house as soon as the sun comes out again.