Saturday, November 5, 2011

Saturday Update

Just a quick update on Lightning.



Sad puppy after putting him in the soft collar. He hates it. but the good news is that he is doing well otherwise.

As for the Monster, she had her surgery yesterday to put in a plate and 8 screws to keep her radius together. And she did not have to stay in the hospital. She is doing pretty well today now that she has stopped all the pain meds and is relying on ibuprofen for the pain. The narcotics prescribed just make her loopy and sick to her stomach. Her main pain is in the area where the bone broke. She does not have to wear a cast, an no e-collar either:) We just need her to heal.

We are reading your blogs, but mat not be able to comment. We will also be missing the duct tape fun too:) Of course we could try to duct tape Mom's arm - BOL.


Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

88 comments:

Stewey said...

Thank you for the update! My mom has been concerned for your mom.
Hope you both continue to heal this weekend! Our thoughts are with you!
Stewey

The Slimmer Puggums and the mamas said...

Sorry to hear that mama had to have majore surgery. My sister, who is a mail carrier in Wichita, had her radius break but she was stuck in a cast and did not have surgery...they just put her under to re-align her bones. Yuck! Anywho...she is healed and I know your mama will heal too. Poor Lightning...but at least its the soft collar and not the stupid plastic ones. :) God Bless and Have A Woo-nderful Weekend!
Much Luvums,
Mama Mindy & The Slimmer Puggums

Frankie Furter said...

OH YOUR POOR MOM... I feel really bad that she broke her arm and had to have surgery... I hope that none of those screws ever keep her from getting on a PLANE! hehehehe
AS IF she would EVER go away and Leave All of YOU.. BaaaaWaaaah

You take good care of BOTH your MOM and Lightning... and just READ and enjoy and NOT WORRY about Commenting... butt... BUTT we would really like some more updates on the PATIENTS... if you could.
OH... and Make SURE they BOTH take PLENTY of Naps and get TONS of TREATS. That will make them feel better.

FURKIDSMOM said...

We're so glad your Mom is home! We know she'll get better much faster with you all watching over her. We're also glad she doesn't have to wear an e-collar!!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Sue said...

No e-collar?? That doesn't seem fair. Our Mom got sick from the pain meds, too. She said the pain was only bad for a couple days. She had trouble sleeping the first couple nights and Bentley sat up with her.

We hope your Mom and Lightning both feel lots better really soon.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

SissySees said...

Sissy's slinging drool for both of you. (It's gross... but Mama says it is what bassets do to cheer on their ailing friends.) Me - Gretchen Greer - I have crossed paws for you.

Kari in Vegas said...

we hope EVERYONE heals well

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
dogisgodinreverse.com

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

Glad to know Lightning is doing fine, and the Momster doesn't have to stay in the hospital. I'm sending healing vibes to the Momster so she heals quickly!! I think duct taping the broken arm is a good idea, you could try that! ;)

Pepsi

scotsmad said...

Don't worry Lightning, that cone of shame will soon be off and you'll be running around annoying the others.

Maybe you can lend it to your mum.

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

Sam said...

We hope everyone is soon on the mend!

Sam

Madi and Mom said...

Thank goodness Mom's surgery is over and she is home but most of all thank goodness for no e-collar...that would be scary.

Phantom, Thunder and Ciara be good and help Dad look after Mom and Lightning.
Big hugs.
Madi and Mom

Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

Hope mom is feeling all better soon!!!

AROOOOOF!
Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

Cyber-sibes said...

Alright, OP Mom....HEAL!
(get it? as in "Heel"?" Just a little canine humor)

Don't worry Lightning, woo'll have that ole collar off soon!

jack & moo

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Everybuddy, we are SO GLAD your surgery went well and Lightning is feeling better too. Hope you both get spoilt rotten and loll around on the couch for days and days and days. Take care. No worries (especially for you both), and extra love, Stella and Rory, and Carol.

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

So glad the momster and the lightening are both doing better.

BeadedTail said...

We're glad Lightning is healing up and that your Momster is doing well after surgery! We hope she heals up quickly too and now that she has a bionic wrist just think of the fun you can have on walks with her hanging on to all of you!

Schnauzer Days said...

Oh my oh my. We missed your post this week as we didn't have much time online so have only just caught up with your news.

We are so sorry your Mom had had a fall and are sending her big Schnauzer kisses from both of us in the hope that may help a bit :-)

Hope you're going on okay too Lightening my friend, we've all been there are the cones of shame are a nuisance but they're for our own good we're told.

Hope you're all fighting fit really soon, and of course we understnad you will not be visiting for a while, just get well soon!!!!

Dex and lou xxx

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh, I'm so sorry this is late - I'm behind on reading blogs too coz my humans are so busy with the househunting/moving to Sydney thing...but I'm so sorry to hear about your Momster's arm! OUCH! That must have really hurt. I'm glad she's come through her operation OK and hope that everything mends itself quickly.

Oh - and Lightning too! Gosh, I've missed so much! Congrats on having the Big Op (or maybe congrats is the wrong word - hee! hee!) - that is a MUCH nicer collar than I had to wear when I had my Operation - mine was horrible hard plastic and it was so huge, it was like a satellite dish and I got stuck trying to go through doorways!!

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Malissa said...

That is one sad pup but he will heal like...Lightning!
Poor Momster! I hope she heals quickly as well.

Thor and Jack said...

We hope your Mom and Lightning heal quickly.
Thor and Jack

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Oh the poor momster! In a way she be furry lucky. Furst off, coz she duss not has to wear the cone of shame. Secondly, we reskood a dog from the shelter once wot had the eggzakt same brokened bones and had to have a plate and screws put in, too. Mom rememmers the screws cost like 75 green papers each and she sayed she could has gotted them at the hardware store fur 75 pennies each, BOL. Anyways, he had to stay quiet in the crate jail with the cone of shame on fur THREE MONTHS! It woz horribulls. So lucky momster does not has to stay in jail. Just be sure she duss not chew on her cast or walk on it, k? And cofur it with a plastic bag if'n she has to go out in the rain so it duss not get wet. OK, those be my werds of advice from furstpaw eggsperiences. (Pee Ess: That dog healed all up, got adopted and be living happily efur after.)

Maggie and Mitch said...

That's exactly how I looked when mom put that stoopid soft lampshade on my head, Lightning!
We're sending tons of AireZen your way. We hope you both feel 100% soon!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Berts Blog said...

oh boy, you guys have had your fair share of do9ctors lately. We are very very glad your mom is ok and send our love and get wells for both her and Lightning.

Love
bert and my vickie

Tessa the Maltese said...

I sure am happy that you are home and safe Lightning. I is happy that your Mom is home and safe too. Now you BOTH need to work on getting lots better real fast!

I gots my paws crossed for the Both of you!

woos, Tessa

Mango said...

The comfy cone is totally the way to go. They don't call it comfy for nothing. Glad the momster doesn't need one as it might result in her running in to walls.

Now that she has bolts in her arm she is like robo-mom, right?

Slobbers,
Mango

KB said...

Woo, Lightning. It's a rite of passage - you'll survive and grow up to be a big dog.

As for the momster, we are sending her healing vibes. I'm glad that she doesn't need a cast, and I hope that everything heals super well so that it doesn't hurt in the future. She's catching up to me - I have 20 screws (plus plates) in my back. She and I can light up a metal detector together!

Sagira said...

I hope the rest of you take good care of your mom and Lightning. :)

Winnie said...

You take good care of your mum and Lightning and don't worry about us. We'll all be fine until you have time to come round and see us all again when it's a bit calmer.

Lots of love and licks, Winnie

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Tell your Mom that healing her arm well is more important then commenting/posting. Our Mommy knows it is very hard to resist the lure of the computer. Glad to hear that both your Mom and Lightening are doing well. Sending more healing purrs.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you for letting us know how everyone is!!
Thank goodness mom is getting better, and Lightning too.
I know Lightning is not too happy right now, but soon will feel better.
Healing bubble wishes are coming your way
love
tweedles

Cheyenne -Millie said...

My! We hope your mom is doing ok today! We will be thinking and purring and praying for her recovery!

Lightning! Please cheer up!! OK??

Oskar said...

I'm happy you gave us an update. Your momster must be a super-hero to do this without pain meds.

It also seems crazy that she has no cast on.

I know you guys will be giving her extra love & woos to get better.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Two French Bulldogs said...

thanks for the update. Paws crossed for every buddy..feeling loopy is ok some times
Benny & Lily

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Just read on Frankie's blog that your mama broke her arm. That's horrible. We're so sorry to hear about it. That dt idea is a good one though.:0) Looks like a bunch of recovering going on at your place. Paws crossed here for a quick recovery for all.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD & Hootie

ra husky said...

Aw, that's no good mates, hope everyone mends furry fast, sending all pawsitive siber vibes,

RA, Isis & nuknuk

Miley said...

Awww, keeping our paws crossed!!!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I vote dukht tape AND the e-khollar on The Momster!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Hope you both heal quickly. Glad your mom's surgery went well and the pain has lessened a bit.

FiveSibesMom said...

Awww...hang in there Lightning, it will get better soon and then no more collar! Woo! Please give a very gentle Husky hug to Hu-mom from me and we are glad to hear the surgery went well. We sure hope the recuperation period will go well and we're glad she doesn't have to wear a cast (or e-collar!) Lightning, you and mom can share the sofa and recoop together.

houndstooth said...

Oh goodness, poor Lightning and poor Momster! I suspect you're both wearing similar expressions today. Take good care of the Momster!

Bunny

Stella said...

Say, you could make a swell sling for your arm out of duct tape . . .or I could send you my nice sling I used for my arm surgery a couple of years ago. Sometimes it just feels good to be able to rest the hurting place.

I am thinking of you every day, Mrs. OP and hope you heal very fast. Is PT in your future??.

Love and hugs,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Amber DaWeenie said...

Duck tape Mom's arm.....now I would say that's a real winner.

Lightning..you look so sad. That lampshade will come off soon.

Mom...hope you're getting better by the minute. No time for broken arms, right?

rottrover said...

The Chronicle of Woes... Poor Lightening and Momster!! Lightning, woo will be fine and grow up to be a big, strong man-dog. Momster, I got a brace for my wrist at CVS or somewhere and the extra support during the day was very nice. Sending love and rottie kisses...

-Bart and Ruby

The Bleu said...

Oh the Lightning... To quote The Luke [who art in Heaven], that cone is just a funnel for nom-noms!

That said, I'm still hoping that your the Momster continues to ignore the site of her incision!

Sending big get well soon vibes to the OP and stat!

with love from the Bleu

sprinkles said...

Thanks for the updates.

That's wonderful the Momster didn't have to stay in the hospital. They aren't very fun places.

Hope Lighting and the Momster heal up very soon! No worries about the comments.

T. Maxx said...

Well wishes for your mom!!!
Big hugs for your entire pack and extra tummy rubs for you, Lightening!! Looking very dapper in your collar!!

Cheers,
Maxx and family

Anya said...

Hugs for Mom
cuddle for Lightening !!

Take care
we will think on you both
and Dad,Phantom, Thunder & Ciara
will pamper you both the whole day..

Max the Quilt Cat said...

So glad to hear your mom didn't have to stay in the hospital. Hope she's up and doing better soon.

pawhugs, Max

Sarge said...

Hey Lightning!
Wow, the cone of shame is no fun, but sounds like you are doing great! Be sure to milk this for lots of treats and attention.
Hey OP Mom!
Wow, I'm glad you're feeling better. Sorry to hear about the hardware in your arm, but it should have you back to 100% in no time.
I'm sending healing vibes to both of you! Take care.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Madi and Mom said...

Ms. K mom and I just really enjoyed seeing the picture of all the pirates the diva and the good witch. Excellent costumes.
I'm partial to the Diva since that is my 3rd name...Madi the Diva.
Get well hugs
Madi and Mom

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

I wonder if the momster is taking "look pathetic" lessons from Lightning in order to milk the situation to the nTH degree? ;)It sure looks like Lightning has got it down pat. Something tells me he's getting some good coaching! I KNOW Lightning can't get a treat without everyone else getting one,too!

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me

Soggibottom said...

Thinking of you. Keep warm, cos it helps.
Lots of luvs Freya Rose Blossom and CO. X X X X X

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

I can't believe you are now bionic monster!! Wowee you took a nasty fall. Just like Lightening.. we hope you heeler up quick balls.
norwood

Soggibottom said...

Best not laugh to much either :-) X x x Cos that hurts too . X

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Crossing our paws for quick healing for you both!!!!


Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Fuzzy Tales said...

Purrs from us and hugs from our mom! We hope your mom's recovery goes smoothly and is faster than expected.

P.S. Our mom wants to know if she can have the "loopy" drugs instead. :-P

Prancer Pie said...

We hopped ofur from Zoolatry to give you sum healing purrs and pawsitive thoughts. Feel better soon. xoxo

Just Ramblin' said...

May you both continue to heal! : )

Love the cone of shame photo. Wonder of the humans should have one too when surgery is needed. : )

The Thundering Herd said...

How did your mom get out of wearing the cone of shame? Hope she heals quickly.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Oh ... sending you and your mom Lots of Golden Healing Thoughts Lots of Golden LOVE n Woofs, Sugar

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Oh no!! Lots of purrs, woofs and prayers for the MOM!! Please heal real fast!!
Your TX furiends,

Angel and Kirby said...

You all need to take care of the Monster. It is no fun having a broken bone!

Mr Puddy said...

Maggy and Zoey sent me here, Cause I'm kitty and I'm the best nurse. I do Mega Purrs for your mom, I hope she have the best healing and feel better so soon.

Puddy

Huffle Mawson said...

Tell your mum that my mum was going to email her but then realised she'd have difficulty replying. So we are thinking of her and hope she gets better soon. And poor Lightning :)

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

So SO glad Momster is on the mend! Very relieved she doesn't need to wear a cone of shame!!

Mrs. JP said...

hope that your arm heals quickly.

Ginger Jasper said...

That does sound a nasty break and with no cast to support it will be painful. Careful and please dont try to do too much. Mum says she knows what your mum means about those strong meds as thats just the reaction she gets too. I hope the pain eases ssoon and your mum gets some rest. Hope the collar can come off soon too. Hugs GJ xx

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Came over to leave good wishes, thoughts, and purrs that you will soon be back to your ole self quickly. Give things a chance to heal. I hope it doesn't hurt too much.

Holly Loves Art said...

Oh my goodness, I didn't know. I haven't been blog hopping for several days (job craziness getting in the way!). I am sending all my very best and warm get well wishes for a speedy recovery.
Take good care,
Holly & Phoebe

Maggie Mae said...

I will continue to send boxer puppy prayers to Lightning and your sweet momma. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

ForPetsSake said...

So glad Lightening is on the mend, poor cone-headed boy. And very glad you are on the mend. Those pain meds always make me feel nauseated, too. Many hugs to you!

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

I've come by to give you some healing RUMBLEPURRs and Ham wants to give you some of his kitten purrs... we sure hope you're all feeling better!!

The Thuglets said...

We are so pleased to read that you are both recovering. Take it easy and don't rush things. Lightening you looks so sad with your collar on.
Sending lots of pawative thoughts and airezen for you both.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are sending healing purrs for the mom and Lightening. xxx

road-dog-tales said...

Crikey! Where have we BEEN?! We've missed all the excitement in Woo-ville! So sorry to hear about all the surgerizing going on over there! Poor Lightning! You weren't expecting THAT, were you?! It's okay, though, you'll be up and running in no time! Your poor MOM, on the other hand (oops, no pun intended), OUCH! That must've HURT BADLY! We read that Mango's Master said you can DUCK TAPE broken ribs - wonder if it would work for your Mom's arm, too?! We sure hope you all are feeling better and healing soon! Take care!!!

The Road Dogs

sagechronicles said...

Oh, no. I missed a bunch of icky happenings. I sure hope your arm is healing well. We'll be sending lots of healing thoughts your way! And poor Lightning--those cones are no fun. I dread the day I have to put one on Sage!!

Tucker said...

Glad your mom is getting better!

woof - Tucker

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Rather belated but huge good vibes to both of you!

The Poupounette Gang

Bailey Be Good! said...

Awww! Biggest hugs and prayers for Lightning and mommy!! We're all thinking of you! :)

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Suka said...

hey Lightening,

That is a bummer about the collar. No fun! I feel your pain, and am keeping my paws crossed that the torture ends soon.

I don't get it - why does your Monster not need to wear one?! Double standards.

We have your Monster in our thoughts and prayers that she heals quickly, and the pain goes away. It sounds like such a nasty break, and we are so sorry she is suffering. To the both of you, please get well soon!

Suka and K

Lucille, the Great Dane from Italy said...

Sorry to hear that surgery was necessary... what a pity...
Hope the pain is not too strong...
Wish you all the best!!!
Ciao Lucille & Nicoletta

PS: Lightning you are adorable even with your special necklace...

Au and Target said...

Good grief! We turn away for a second and you're falling down, getting injured and generally falling apart! We're purring you all get better ASAP.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We hope both Lightning and mom get well soon! We thought you might postpone Lightning's man-surgery due to mom's fall. Now you can have one of those bonding/healing times together as you keep each other company and commiserate with each other.

Jed & Abby

Sychoberians said...

We hope you heal soon. Phantom, Thunder Ciara and Lightning need their walks.

Hang in there Lightning, it will come of someday. By the end of your ordeal we bet your Mom and Dad will have suffered more than you.

Remy and Flash

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

We do hope Lightning & Mom get well soon; but I'm glad to hear they are doing good!

Brandon's Raiser

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Please take extra special good care of the momster. We are sending White Dog healing energy to both Lightning and Mom. We woo positive thoughts that both mend quickly and are back to full-power in no time.

Archie and Melissa said...

oh no!
we just read the news as we have been a bit behind in bloggies!

i am so sorry!

we are thinking of you and will keep checking in for updates when you can post them!

xoxoxo
a & m

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We are glad to hear your mom's surgery went okay. Can you imagine if she had to wear a cone? I hope you would have posted a picture had that happened.

Luv,
Kat