Tuesday, October 2, 2012

We are still alive!

We are all still here - busy looking after Mom. She is doing much better but her ribs are still very sore (they had to attach mesh to them so they are bruised and hurt quite a bit)  You are probably wondering what surgery she had - well when Mom was very sick two years ago she had LOTS of surgery on her abdomen and it left nothing but skin covering all her intestines. Some of you may remember that at one point they actually burst through the skin and it was a very scary time. Last year they managed to repair the bottom half  by pulling the muscles back together and reinforcing if with a special mesh  but she still had 8" of the top half of her abdomen that needed fixing.  This is what they did a couple of weeks ago, they used two layers of mesh and pulled the muscles from her ribs around to cover her abdomen. This was something they had to do as we didn't want Mom's intestines popping out all over the place again. Anyway, it all worked very well and Mom finally has a new abdomen and paws crossed it is the LAST surgery she will need. They say it will take about six weeks for her ribs to stop hurting but all the stitches and staples are out now.

Mom says it is funny how protective we have all been of her, we ALL snuggle around her feet when she is sitting or ALL lay her side of the bed if she is laying down. I am keeping an especially good eye on Mom and it doesn't matter where she goes, I am right there at her feet. I want to make sure my Mom doesn't ever leave me again.


  1. We are sending your mom all of the healing vibes and AireZen we can muster. Feel better soon!

    Love ya lots
    Mitch and Molly

  2. Oh my. Any time they mess with muscle, it can be so painful. Hope you are feeling a bit better everyday.

    What wonderful dogs you have, they are being excellent caretakers.

  3. Keep up the good work of taking care of Mom. She's been through so much, but there is nothing like doggy nursing to help her heal.

  4. Oh wow - we didn't realize it was such a huge surgery. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers - we know we are some distance away, but if we can do anything, let us know.


  5. Holy smokes! I never knew what your Momma had been through. what a scary time for all of you. I sure do hope she feels brand new when this is over and that she heals quickly. You guys are doing a good job watching out for her. Take good care!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to send some good words for Freddie. I hope Denny's jar fills up too! :)

  6. You puppers make sure you take GOOD CARE of your mum.
    Floyd and I are telepathically sending her lovely licks and tail wags.

    Hope she feels better soon.

  7. I am glad they are home to help you with the healing process. What a long journey for you. It's good to have them nearby!

  8. Oh, we are so happy to hear from you. We are glad things are going well for Mom - that sounds like quite the major surgery. Six weeks is a long time, but it will be worth it in the end when Mom is all better.

    Mom says she thinks we have a way of knowing when our humans need our tender loving care:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  9. You guys are doing a good job, the number one proity is to take care of Mom, and it sounds like she really needs your support and love.

    We still have her on our crossed paws list till you say she is doing great!

    Your Furiends
    Susie & Bites

  10. You all are doing a great job of taking care of her.

  11. Yikes, that sounds like it'll sting awhile. I think that your mom should take it really easy. Things popping out does not sound good.

  12. Good plan Riley! Never let her out of your sight! We are glad she is feeling some better, but by Thanksgiving she should be as good as new and you can ask her to make you something yummy like turkey!

  13. Reilly, it sounds like you are doing an excellent job helping your mom recover from her surgery. We will keep our paws crossed for your mom to make a speedy recovery!

  14. We think of your mom every day and are so glad she is recovering well! Keep up the good work Reilly!

  15. That sounds so scary! We hope your mom is feeling better each day and gets a speedy recovery.

    You guys are the best carers. I'm sure your love and care are what your mom needs the most too.

    Hugs to your mom! We will keep her in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. I am glad that your mom is doing good. OUr mom had something like that last year and so far so good. Hey! are you guys doing tacos tomorrow? They can be anything that you want. They dont have to be the traditional stuffs.

    Jazzi and Addi

  17. Keeping our figers crossed that it really is the last surgery. Feel better soon.

  18. Healing collie vibes. Get well dear cyber-paw pal.

    Essex & Sherman

  19. Our mom is having surgery soon, maybe next week, she said she hopes we all behave as nicely as the three of you!

    She also said that dogs are especially good at providing comfort when their people are hurting. She said to tell you to keep up the good work!


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