Thursday, July 3, 2014

An update on mom

Mom is still in the hospital. What they are thinking has happened is scar tissue from a previous bowel resection is causing a small blockage. It is like a small flap of scar tissues and when it gets inflamed blocks the bowel.  To fix it would require about a five hour surgery most of would be just trying to find the blockage and then trying to fix it which in itself is a risk.  Mom doesn't want to do that unless there is no other option so what they have recommended is she goes on a "mashed potato diet"  - this doesn't mean just mashed potatoes but foods of a mashed potato consistency and no fibrous foods that are hard to digest like certain meats, beans fruits and veggies etc and no doughy bread or food that turn into lumps in the stomach.  They are hoping if they give her bowels a chance to calm down again and become less inflamed that the obstruction won't be such a problem. Mom wanted to say thank you for all the support and kind words....she really appreciates every single one as they make her feel less alone as she and dad cope with this.

36 comments:

  1. We continue to keep mom in our thoughts
    Lily & Edward

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  2. Oh Mom, feel betters! Does that mean you can have all kinds of yummy smoothies, or would that be too fibery? Milkshakes?

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  3. Mashed Potato is my (Lassie's) FAVORITE food in the whole wide world! Don't tell the vet, butt if there is a plate of tablescraps, I prefer Mashed Potatoes over anykind of meat.

    Maybe I will ask Mommy if she will only feed me mashed potatoes instead of dog food (I would only be eating the mashed potatoes to cheer you on, it's not for the fact that I love mashed potatoes.) Hmmm, I wonder if Mommy will go fur that?

    All kidding aside, we hope the mashed potato diet works -- we would hate fur you to have to go thru another surgery.

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  4. She is not alone. We're all out here pulling for her. Hugs.

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  5. We are thinking of you and wishing for a speedy recovery.

    Monty and Harlow

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  6. OMD OMD we are so Sorry that your mum is STILL in hospital. We are sending her MORE Dachshund
    VIBES>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    and tons of POTP... which DOES work
    and prayers and stuffs to get her better and back home with you.

    We have your back...

    Hope that the mashed potato type stuffs will do the trick and NO need fur Surgery. PAWS CROSSED

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  7. As we've said before, you're neve alone in this pack!! Maybe mom will let us just eat canned food (without kibbles) as an act of solidarity with you!! Kinda like Lassie's mashed potato diet!

    sending gentle rottie kisses,

    Bart, Ruby and Otto

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  8. Continued prayers my friends,

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  9. Oh, furiends, I am sending your Mom tons of my POTP and healing vibes. Sounds like this diet will do the trick and with Blogville helping out, she's sure to get better fast. Lots of love to all of you.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

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  10. Sending our warmest thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery for Mom.

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  11. Lots of prayers for your Mom.

    You guys be good for Dog Dad so Mom won't worry.

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  12. Thank you for the update. I learned that scar tissue from earlier operations can cause many problems after a friend had abdominal surgery and subsequently things did not clear up as she'd hoped. So we're crossing all fingers and paws that the 'mashed potato' diet calms things down and the system gets back to something close to normal soon.
    Very best wishes,
    Gail.
    Ps Bertie sends friendly 'get well' licks. He's sure they help!

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  13. Thanks for the update, we have been wondering how she is doing. Hope the diet helps.

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  14. Oh, I hope the diet works so you dont need surgery.

    Hugs and strength to you!

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  15. POTP TO MOM!!!!

    wow. so sorry to hear this news. We're thinking of you guys.

    AROOO, Stuart

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  16. We sure will cross our paws that this will work. We read that there are more nerves in the intestinal area than anyplace else so if there is a hurt then it REALLY hurts! We sure hope your mom is better fast!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  17. We are sending lots of PoTP your Mama's way that the change in diiet does the trick!!

    Get well soon Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty, Bilbo & Mama Beth

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  18. Will cross paws and send prayers that the diet will work for Bree.
    Love to your family and speedy healing.
    POTP,
    Bentley

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  19. We will keep the pug POTP vibes coming to your Mom. We hope the "mash" diet will help.
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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  20. I hope your mom feels better soon.

    Take care.

    Love,
    Homer

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  21. Praying for a full recovery! Please give the mom some Siberian Husky kisses. They are loaded with healing powers!

    Mya Boo Boo
    The Painter Pack

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  22. It's amazing we can send people to the moon, but we can't fix health problems. Hope she can get through this and move on without too much trouble!

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  23. Mashed potato diet might be okay if it isn't forever. We'll keep her in our thoughts and prayers AND are sending healing vibes!

    Now you boys help your dad eat all the meat and stuff that your mum can't have, so it doesn't go to waste.

    XXXOOO Bella Roxy & Dui

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  24. We think about your momma every single day in our hearts and hopes hers starts to feel betters, and that our mom gets your address right the next time wesa try to send yu a card.
    Hugs
    stellie rose, Maggie and Angus

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  25. Ice Cream cures everything for us. Maybe it can work for your mom too, Reilly and Denny. We continue to send lots of AireZen and healing thoughts!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  26. your poor Mom. That has to be sooooooooooo hard!!! I have to not show this post to my Mom because if she sees "mashed potato diet" her eyes will light up because she will literally think that she can eat nothing but mashed potatoes!!! Sending healing prayers to your Mom...hoping it can mend on it's own! Barks and licks and love, Dakota and Mom

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  27. Crikey Mitch and Molly got it right. Icecream!!!!!! It's the nicest mash in the world.
    In all seriousness ..... hope your Momma gets better real soon. We are thinking of you all. Cuddles!!!!!!!

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  28. Oh noes!!! I thoughts your Moms was already homes. I thinks mashed potatoes are FABulous! I likes the sweet potatoes too. Maybe your Moms could live on milkshakes...I LOVES the milkshakes!!! Yummers!!! Though, they probably have her on those nutritional shake thingies, huh? Those aren't too bad. Ma has to drink those when her jaw locks up. She likes the chocolate ones!
    Keepin' my paws crossed real tight for your Moms!!! Sendin' healin' vibes and AireZens!!
    {{{hugs}}}} to you guys and your Pops!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  29. We will keep our paws crossed for your mom.

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  30. We've got our paws crossed that the mash potato diet will work.
    Wally & Sammy

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  31. We are very upset to hear about your mom in hospitals. It sucks being so sickies. Tell her that I will eat only mashed potato till she get all better. Unless mum says that I can't only eat that!! She is such a buzzkill!

    XXXX Hugs to all .... especially MOM!!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

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  32. Still sending a our loves to mum guys and hope she gets to come home soon and can feel a whole better than she is now :( huggies Fozziemum and gang xx

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  33. I cross my paws and I send a virtual hug to your mom. I'm there with her in my thoughts and I give her my paw, so she isn't alone.

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  34. I got my front paws crossed really tight for you Mom.
    Wags,
    Ranger

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  35. I hope everything calms down and it can be controlled without surgery. Keeping you in my prayers. ♥

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