Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cold rainy day

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.



  1. So glad to hear from you Reilly. Goodness what a hard time you have all been having.
    We have been very worried about you - especially your mom.
    Looks like you are on the home stretch now.
    So glad your Dad got a new job - that wasn't a good place to work if they didn't understand his situation.
    Now you take care of everyone Reilly and we will hear from you when you can manage.
    all our love
    Martha, Bailey and Mum xxxxxx

  2. Reilly - your mom has been through a lot and we are so happy that she is finally recovering! What a scary, scary ordeal! You must've been a very brave boy. Glad that your dad has a job now where he can come home and be with you and your mom every night. That must be a relief! Keep taking care of your mom and we'll look forward to seeing photos of your new place!

  3. What a tough time you and your mom and dad have had, Reilly! Thank doG you all have each other to lean on! We continue to send your mom lots of healing thoughts!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  4. Well Reilly we want you to know that we will keep your mom in our prayers and hope that the worst is behind her.

    On the lighter got to try swimming and forget about keeping those paws dry. WOL :) It is so much fun getting wet.

  5. Oh Reilly, good thing you have things under control! That's wonderful news that your Dad gets to come home every night! I'm sure your Mom is glad too. And we're sure excited here that she's home and out of that darn hospital! This was a scary summer for you all, glad things are back on track again! Can't wait to see the new house!

  6. Im so glad things are starting to improve. Wow, you guys have had the worse luck with this. Im glad she made it through and hopefully is on the mend. She must be one tough cookie. Diana

  7. Hi Reilly!! What an awful time you all have had. Very glad to hear mom is doing better, and dad's new job sounds good, since he doesn't have to travel. It's always good to come home every night! We are looking forward to pictures of the new place, and that yard!
    your pals, Morgan & Maisie

  8. What a rocky road. We hope that the road is smooth for you and your family from now on.
    Congrats on the new house and your dad's new job.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  9. Good to hear from you, but sorry that you have had so many challenges. Glad your dad was able to find a job to be there for you through this time.

  10. We have been worried about your Mum! That is cool that your Dad gets to come home very night now. :) We still think about your Mum a lot and send her good vibes! From Tatum...

  11. Holy smokes, that's a lot of changes to go through. The important thing is to all stick together. You can face anything this world has to throw at you, if you're all in it together. Hang in there -- sunny days will come around soon!
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  12. So how are you liking your new home Reilly? Hope everything is going well1


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