Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Flummoxed !

Last week when Mom when to her pre-op appointment the surgeon noticed a small lump on the old suture site and thought it was maybe fatty tissue, he was going to remove it when they did the surgery - but Mom noticed it has been getting bigger and sorer over the last few days and then yesterday afternoon - it suddenly burst open. This meant a quick trip to emergency care and then off to the see the surgeon again this morning. It was an abscess and there at the bottom of it was a stitch from the surgery over a year ago. It had been irritating her and caused an infection.

So of coarse Mom's big surgery has been cancelled for two weeks and she says she is a bit 'flummoxed' as to why these these things happen. I am happy though, it means Mom is still home and we can go WALKIES more. Mom says not today though as they had to do some 'poking' around the get the stitch out and she is a bit sore now.

Mom and Dad said to tell everyone "thank you" for all your kind thoughts and words - they really do mean a lot and hopefully there will not be any more setbacks in two weeks.


  1. Sorry to hear this news. I'm sure your mom was anxious to get the surgery over with. But enjoy the bonus walks!

  2. Sorry to hear about this - hope that you're feeling a bit better today!

  3. So sorry Mom had a set back. That sounds terribly painful. I hope the additional time makes Mom stronger before the surgery.

  4. We're sending the good Surgery Karma your Mom's way!

    Aroooo, Stuart

  5. They always happen, especially when you want to just get the surgery done!

    We are thinking of you!


  6. Well, it is at least good that they found it, but we understand the disappointment at the postponement just when you are all set to get it done. Hope things go more smoothly from here.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  7. We are sorry there is a set back like you said more time for you. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  8. UGH!! Your poor mom - she probably just wants to get this all over with! We love the picture of the family :-)

  9. Your poor mom. We're sure she wanted to get this behind her.
    We like this word - flummoxed! We've never heard it before!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  10. Hope your momma is ok soon!

    big hugs


  11. Oh gosh, sorry to hear this. Enjoy your reprieve from the surgery and take Reilly and Denny on some more adventures!

  12. Yoiks! That must have been a wee bit scary. Good luck to mom with her surgery.


  13. Must be that the big surgery was not meant to be right then. So all is for the best, it will give your Mom more time to get even stronger! And you get her for more walks too!

  14. Oh Gosh, your Mom does not have the best of luck with these surgeries! I wish her the best for a speedy healing.

  15. Sending lotsa woofs & hugs for your mommy!! We're thinking of her! :)

    ~Bailey & Nala (Yep, we're girls!)

  16. Oh dear, I am so sorry to hear this. I hope your mom is feeling better now.

  17. Bowsers, we hope your Mum has better luck with her new doctors.

    Essex & Sherman

  18. Sorry to hear that the surgery got put off. I am sure your Mommy wanted to just get it over with.
    But, I am sure she is enjoying taking you on walkies. Hope all goes well when it happens.

    Puppy Kisses,


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