Friday, November 15, 2013

Nurse Reilly Here

Firstly - we wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all the power of the paws and prayers for the Mom. A big special thank you to Dawn for helping keep everyone informed.

For the last 3 years Mom has had multiple surgeries to try and repair her stomach. She only has skin and no muscles over her intestines and runs the risk that the skin could tear and her intestines could come out.  They have been trying to use  special mesh to try and strengthen the skin but each time she develops an infection and they end up having to remove it again. Sadly the same thing happened again this time.  This is either the sixth or seventh time now  - Mom has lost track. They removed the mesh and drained the abscess last week and left the wound open so it could drain and then on Tuesday her surgeon was able to close the wound. It is a big wound with many stitches and staples. Mom was also on IV antibiotics the whole week and needed two blood transfusions.  I told her she should eat some nice raw steaks but she didn't seem to like that idea. Anyway,  Mom came home last night and now we just have to keep our paws crossed there is no more infections and she can heal again.

Of coarse I am being the perfect nurse. I make sure Mom gets a little exercise by getting up to give me a cookie every hour on the hour and I bark at imaginary monsters so she has to get up and see what I am barking at - keeping her moving is very important. I stay just a few inches out of reach so she has to stretch to pat my head.  Dweeb is hanging around somewhere in the background - he isn't much into this whole nursing thing and just between you and me - it took him a whole day just to remember who Mom was!!!!!!!!! Mom is sleeping a lot at the moment so I will try and get around and visit everyone while she naps. Thank you again to everyone for the good vibes.


  1. Hi Nurse Reilly, that's so nice that you are there to help your mom. I bet you will make a fabulous job! All my best wishes to your mom for a fast recovery!

  2. Oh we are so glad to know your momma is home. we are keeping her in all our prayers and hope so much that she will start to feel better. She has sure been through alot!! You are doing a great job as her nurse also!
    stella rose

  3. OMD...OMD...we heards your mom was in da hospital and we was worried sick bouts her..seriously, we really were. I is glad her is home recupertin' nows...maybe dat will helps hr to be in her own bed and withs ya'll as her constant company.
    Nurse Reilly, you is doin' a smashin' job takin' care of hers and makin' sures her gets enough excercise and all. You may wanna see if her wants som beer and cheetos though...dat always helps me get betters.


  4. Happy the Mom is home, and we are so relieved to know that you are on the job taking care of her. Bo, it's very important that you keep up you strenght with the cookie every hour. Oh, Dad says he knows how Denny feels, cause he ain't much of a nurse either!

    The Mad Scots

  5. Love the part about getting a cookie every hour on the hour! We are so glad you are home Bree! :)

  6. We are so sorry to hear that this didn't go well. We wish your mom the best recovery Happy nursing. Lee and Phod

  7. We hope your Mom get well real soon.

    Sherman & Dog Dad

  8. I bet you guys are the BEST nurses. Sending your mom Lots of Golden Healing Thoughts. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    BTW: I know you guys enjoy GOOD Tasty Treats. We got a giveaway on our post today and your chance to see my balancing trick again. Check it out. Golden Woofs.

  9. Bree firstly welcome back home. We are so pleased you are back. We were so worried for you. Now take it easy and get better soon.
    Sending healing vibes and POTP.
    Best wishes Molly

  10. So glad to hear your mom is home. Have paws cross that everything heals nicely. Good job nursing your mom and keeping her moving.

  11. Howdy Mates. Nurse Reilly sounds like you are doing a pawfect job. We have paws crossed your mum will be feeling much better real soon. Keep up the good work and we're sending gentle hugs to your mum. Take care mates.
    No worries, and LOVE, Stella and Rory

  12. Glad your mom is home. You are such a sweet boy Reilly. With your loving care your mom should heal quick.

    Take care. We're thinking about you a lot.

  13. Glad to hear your mom is home, but sorry the repair work did not go well again. Sounds like you are being a wonderful nurse. We will keep paws crossed for good healing
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  14. It sounds like mom will get better fast with you as her nurse. She has a lot of healing to do so don't be too bossy! Love Dolly

  15. We are so happy to hear that your mom is home, Reilly! We continue to send lots of healing vibes and AireZen! Take good care of her!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  16. Nurse Reilly, Today WE were talkin on the PHONE to Daisy and Bella and ROXY's Mom.... and she asked us how you were doing. We will send her an email next to give her the update.
    She told US that your mum ... almost met Her at the Alamo.
    We are glad that your mum is BETTER and all butt really sorry that it didn't work.
    We still have our Paws crossed fur her and are still sending her our VIBES>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> just to Help you with your nursing duties.

  17. So glad you got to come home. Feel better soon.

  18. Reilly, please tell your Mom that we are all thinking about here and hoping she is soon better. Mom has said lots of special prayers for her healing. Please give her some gentle smoochies from all of us.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning and MOm

  19. We're hoping every day is a lot better than the day before! You keep a good eye on your Mom Reilly! You are the perfect nurse-dog! :) I'm sure the Dweeb will come around soon. Mom probably just doesn't smell quite like Mom yet.

  20. Oh Reilly & Denny - we feel so awful that we haven't been round to visit for ages and only just realised about your Mom after we saw your comment today!! The last time we visited, she had just had the mesh fitted but it was itching her a lot - we're so behind! - but we're really glad to hear that she had successful surgery to remove the mesh and really hope that she makes a quick recovery now. Oh, what a terrible time she's had lately - she's really been in the wars! And I can't believe she still found the time to come & visit my blog - we feel very honoured and also very ashamed that we're only returning the visit now.

    Anyway, I'm sending lots of belated healing slobbers and we'll keep your Mom in our thoughts!

    Honey the Great Dane (& good wishes from Hsin-Yi too)

  21. I am so glad that Mommy is home. I know you will take good care of her. Please give her lots of kisses and tell her I have paws crossed for her.

    Loveys Sasha

  22. Reilly,
    I am SO SO SO SO SO glad mum is back home and safe. Tell her I say helllooooo from Scotland! Poor her, it must be so difficult living with a horrible thingie like that, and of course horrible to get infections! I feel really sorry for her!
    I am so glad you're being an excellent nurse Reilly, are you getting paid in cookies? And is Denny helping out too?
    Have a super week,
    Pippa :)

  23. Now that's a job,paid in cookie's.. we hope your Mom has a speedy recovering without any more problems. Give her a big hug from all of us xxooxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  24. Keeping moving however possible is always important and it sounds like you've got just the right strategy to get mom to push herself a little without overdoing it. I hope she continues to improve.



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