Friday, April 1, 2011

A serious moment

As many of you know my Mom spent most of last year in hospital and she was very very sick. She couldn't eat for over 11 months and basically was bed ridden. Well things have been slowly improving over the last few months and I have my "old Mom" back again. The one that is home with me all the time, takes me to the park, plays games with me, brushes me and puts me through my tricks.

Anyway - today she was at the doctors to get the results of a bone density test that she had done last week and the results are not at all good. Not only does she have severe Osteoporosis she also has multiple compression fractures in her spine and they say it is due to what she went through last year. The Mom is a bit sad today but I am here with my soft eyes and warm fur to make her feel better. The doctor did say one good thing though - that lots of gentle exercise like walking is good for her and it's good for me too - so off to the park we go for a nice walk.



  1. Oh Reilly, we are sorry to hear about your mom and understand what a set back it must feel.
    The important part of your post is where you describe having your 'old' mom back doing all the things you used to do together.
    So things are much improved from last year!
    The gentle walking will help with the osteoporosis and we are sure the doctor will also prescribe some medication to help.
    Please give your mom extra licks with lots of drool from us bassets.
    It is hard to get this news right now.
    Take care xxx

  2. Your mom couldn't ask for a better walking companion than you Reilly.

    Hugs to your mom today.

  3. Hugs to you and your Mom! We so get how worrying it must be, but we agree with Martha and Bailey too. Important to remember how much better your Mom be and you need to keep her spirits up, which I know you will.

  4. We didn't know you a year ago so we don't know what happened to your Mom, but we are very happy she is there with you now. Our Mom has very bad osteoporosis too and takes medicine every week. For a few years she was just stable but now her bone density tests actually show some improvement. So tell Mom to hang in there and she can get better. No running, no twisting exercises, lots of weight bearing exercises and walking is very good. We know you will do a good job of walking her:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  5. Reilly, we are thinking of our Hu-Mom and sending good thoughts and Husky hugs her way...

  6. Sorry to hear about your mom Reilly! Last year was so difficult but now she is back to doing lots of her normal activities - the doctors will be able to help her with the osteoporosis and she is such a strong woman that she will beat that too!! Give your mom a big hug from us!

  7. And PS - with those beautiful eyes of yours - I'm sure her spirits will be lifted. Again, she is in our thoughts.

  8. Hi there Reilly - I'm so sorry to hear the news about your Mom, but The OP Pack is so right - it's something that can be "rebuilt" - so things will get better for your Mom - take good care of her - hugs for you both!

  9. We are so sorry to hear about your Mom and all that she has been through. But we know that you will help her get better - we are sending lots of bone strengthening licks

    Sally and Paddy

  10. We are so happy that your mom has you, Reilly. You're her best medicine!
    We hope she feels better soon.

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  11. That is difficult news to hear. We are thinking of your mom and sending good vibes.


  12. Oh dear Reilly! That is not good news! But with you there to help her, and insist that she get her walks in every day, well, she's BOUND to be better! Hugs to you both!

  13. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom and I hope the doc can help her. You're your mom's best companion and those gentle walks definitely help both of you a lot.
    Hugs to your mom and you too!

  14. Oh no, that is terrible news! I'm so glad to hear that you're there to comfort her and bring a smile to her face.

  15. Reilly, we're sorry to hear about your mom's bone density test. Keep walking her - but don't pull and give her some extra snuggles from us.

  16. Hello Reilly,
    First of all, I did vote for a changed blog title but I have to say that your blog title is what caught my attention because a cow spot dog is very intriguing. I am your 75th follower now and I hope you will visit mine at sometime.
    I am so sorry to learn that your mom has been in the hospital for so long and that she couldn't eat for 11 months! What a strong lady she must be to recuperate and be back home with you now. Good thing walks are going to therapeutic for the both of you!


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