Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday Telling

Tough times at The OP Pack for now. Many of you have been asking about the Momster and her progress with her broken arm/wrist. Slow going for sure. The stitches have been removed and healing is underway, or so they say. The doctor has removed the soft wrap and wants Mom to try to use her wrist where possible, five pound weight limit - ha, she can barely lift her cell phone. And no support for the arm other than a brace at night - not a lot of fun at all. Mom isn't getting much sleep because at night all the affected nerves decide to have a wild party in her arm when she tries to sleep. The pain is very bad, and she hasn't yet found a way to handle the pain meds very well. For now she is back on high doses of over-the-counter stuff. There are some other options but not without side effects. She also began physical therapy yesterday and is more sore from that now.

We don't want to do this, but we probably won't be posting much for a while. We continue to try to read your posts, but it is too hard to comment. We will leave a comment here and there just to try to stay in touch. And we will take all the crossed paws and good thoughts you can share. Tough time of the year for all of this to be happening.

If you are squeamish about looking at injuries, stop here, as we have posted two shots of the damage.


Woos, the OP Pack


Stewey said...

Oh my - please know that we are thinking about you and praying for relief from your pain.

Sarge said...

Hey OP Momster!
Wow, what a nasty ouchie! I'm so sorry you're not up to par yet and I'm beaming a whole bunch of my warmest healing vibes so your arm gets better. I'll miss all of you, but certainly understand. Rest is best. Take good care.
Grr and a Concerned Woof,
Sarge, COP

Miley said...

Ouch! Hope you are feeling better soon!

Frankie Furter said...

OMD OMD.... I had no idea that the scar would be THAT long...
Your poor MOM.. she needs to have all the love and grrrrreat SIBE care that you can give her right now.

You don't worry one little whisker about doing posts and comments and stuffs... I am sure that we ALL understand and WE will BE HERE fur you when you can get back.
I am sooooo sorry to hear that her nerves are throwing WILD Pawties in her arm/wrist at night. THAT must be just AWFUL fur her.
Here are some good strong dachshund
And my paws are crossed fur her too.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Keeping up in blog land should be the least of your worries! I'll definitely be missing updates from the OP Pack, but will be looking forward to you regaining the ability to post pictures of that beautiful quartet! And more than that I'll be ecstatic to hear your healed and pain free!

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me

SissySees said...

Nerve pain is awful. Hang in there!! Hope you'll feel MUCH better soon.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! At least the stitches is OUT! yes we do understand the PAIN ... Sending you Lots of Golden healing Thoughts n PAIN to go away sooooon. Lots of Golden LOVE n Woofs, Sugar

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo already know our woos on evFURRYthing -

Take Khare Of The Momster!!!!


mayziegal said...

Ouchie! Ouchie! Ouchie! Oh, your poor mom. I feel SO bad for her and I sure wish there was something I could do to make her feel better. I'm gonna send her my Most Pawerful Brindle Vibes that she starts feeling less hurty real soon.

And we ALL sure do understand abouts not being able to comment and stuff. She needs to take care of HER and not worry abouts US!

Healing wiggles & wags,

Ginger Jasper said...

Your poor mum must be in so much pain. Please tell mum not to worry about commenting but to concentrate on getting well. Its no fun to be in pain and its no fun when the pain meds make you feel worse. Sending lots of love your way.. Hugs GJ xx

Linda said...

Oh that is one big ouchie.
We will be keeping our paws crossed for your speedy recovery.
xo Cinnamon

Sam said...

We just hope your Mom feels better soon! We are praying for a speedy recovery!


Madi and Mom said...

Hi to the FAB Four Woos...please tell mom not to worry about commenting...she needs to concentrate on healing she only gets one chance to heal RIGHT!!
We will not forget you because we'll be sending many purrs and prayers to you all. PT is ROUGH!!
I guess what they say about feeling the burn is true. Actually your mom's wrist looks very good considering what she has gone through.

We hope your sweet Mom can find some way to get some rest..
BIG gentle hugs
Madi and Mom

scotsmad said...

Rest that wrist....or rather do light exercise with it. We look forward to your typist being able to write again.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra, Bella & Roxy

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi OP mum. Oh gosh that looks painful for sure. You poor girl. We totally understand about not commenting and don't fret about that at all. All your friends in blogland just want you to get better. We're sorry about all that pain too. Paws and fingers crossed you will soon be feeling better. No worries, and extra love, Stella and Rory.

P.S. Rory sends healing slobber.

24 Paws of Love said...

We don't know how we are going to get along with seeing the OP Pack, but please, take care of your mom. That is one big boo-boo. So sorry you are in so much pain. Please get better soon and know that there are paw prayers around the world for you. :)

24 Crossed Paws and Hugs coming straight for you.

We have always loved your comments and thank you for reading our blog. We are going to miss that daily dose of Phantom, Ciara, Thunder and Lightning.

Take care of yourself. We will be waiting for all of you. :)

Huffle Mawson said...

Your poor mum! Please tell her my mum is very sorry for not emailing but has been appalling with emailing everyone this past two weeks.

Stella said...

OK Momster, you have spent lots of your time taking care of other people, big people, little people. Now its time to let them take care of you.

Don't give a thought to posting just do the best you can to heal.

Cheers and hugs,
Jo, Stella and Zkhat

BeadedTail said...

Owie! We just hope your Momster gets better soon so we understand about commenting. We've been sending positive thoughts and get well wishes and we'll continue to do so. The kitties send soft purrs too!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Paws crossed for mom. Mom had a tiny nerve problem. Moving arm or squeezing a tennis ball helped a bit. Also ice in the middle of the night.
Benny & Lily

Elyse and Riley said...

Youch! Well, hopefully your arm will be looking as good as Riley's leg pretty soon! Maybe it would help for you to sleep in one of the OP Packs' crates at night...for sure. :)

Get well soon!

Elyse and Riley

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Poor Momster!!! So sorry for you! I have severe tennis elbow and it LOVES to act up in the middle of the night! And that sensitivity to pain killers is just awful!

Feel better soon!

wrigglebutts.com said...

We're sending LOTS of healing vibes your way!

Pugs 'n kisses,
Ane & The WriggleButts

Soggibottom said...

Hey momster :-) Give that arm time.. impatient :-) Or give it to me :-)
Be cool and rest it, then it will get better. :-) "nutter" :-)
There are reasons why Soggibottom follows such hum. articulate blogs :-) BE COOL ... it will heal... have a fabulously great Thanksgiving and Christmas. Soggibottom knows your there... IT WILL TAKE TIME TO HEAL, BUT only if you let it........... X X X X X X X X Lots and Lots of love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxBest if you don't let any one near it... licks :-)WISE :-) X


We're purring, wagging and praying for the Momster to get better. Don't worry about visiting or posting (but update us when you can). Taking care of the Momster is the most impawtent thing right now.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Maggie and Mitch said...

The momster's arm looks so sore! We continue to send her lots of healing vibes.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

We hope your mom feels better soon!! That looks like it really hurts :(

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

Amber DaWeenie said...

Ouch....that looks really sore. We're on a bloggy break right now too while Mom makes something for the upcoming auction but we had to stop and send you lots of hugs!

sprinkles said...

That's one big scar! Yikes!

I pray for Phantom every night and have been keeping you in my prayers too.

I feel for you with the pain - at my hip's worst, nothing seemed to help. I kept going back to the dr. for stronger drugs and at the end, I think he must've thought I was a dope dealer or something. It just seemed like nothing helped.

I know physical therapy will seem slow going in the beginning but I hope it helps.

Totally understand about not blogging for a bit. You just get better, that's the important thing!

Gus said...

We understand about not blogging. We don't have nearly the good reason you guys do and look at us. No, don't look, we are hooomillliated.

We hope the pain can be controlled soon.

licks and kisses from Gussie n Teka toy

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

looks like both our Mom's are struggling - tell your mom to try keeping her arm up - it really does help with the pain

K9 Katastrophie said...

Oh dear! We will say some prayers for her! Now you guys be sure and take good care of your mom!


T. Maxx said...

Poor Mom! Hope she's resting it well and you pups be sure to give her lots of snuggles and luv!!
We'll be crossing paws and fingers for her to recover soon!!! :))
Enjoy your day!

Maxx and Mommy

Suka said...

hey OP Pack,

Your poor mom! We are sending her lots of healing thoughts, and she is in our prayers for a quick recovery. We are really sorry to read that her pain has been difficult to manage. I am sure you pups are giving her lots of love and licks, though, to help her through this tough time. :->

Thanks for the update and we are thinking of all of you and will miss you. But, moms come first, especially hurt moms who need to heal. :->

Suka and K

Shane Kent Louis said...

shocks, what happen? oh, so sorry to hear it, but we're sending you our prayers for comfort and more strength!

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Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Sending our most powerful White Dog healing energies to momster. We hope she finds pain relief that is effective and gentle...it is hard to focus on the important things when you hurt all of the time. We know you all are taking great care of her and we ask that you explain that we want her to get strong and mended, not to worry about blogging....we feel your presence and know you do ours.

rottrover said...

I found these scar gel things that you can stick on the scar and it helps it heal. I'll look for the name when I get home. Yes! I found that the nerves waking up from the surgery to be most painful. Part of my thumb is still numb. I'm SO sorry you have to go through this, especially right now. Sending gentle rottie kisses...

-Bart and Ruby

Just Ramblin' said...

Yikes! Double yikes! Rest and heal. : )

Sue said...

Ouch!! Do either heat or cold help with the pain at all? I had that nerve problem after throat surgery. The nerves in my neck that were cut started connecting and I'd get strange shocks for no reason. It's no fun. I wish we were closer so I could help out.

houndstooth said...

Please know that we are really thinking about you and hoping for a speedy recovery. If it makes you feel better, I had nerve repair surgery done on my hand several years ago and my hand and wrist were in a cast because I wasn't supposed to move my thumb at all for the nerves to heal. When the cast came off, I was just stunned. I wasn't prepared at all for how it would be and I could barely move my hand. I had physical therapy that first day, but I went out to the car and cried. Fortunately, the exercises they gave me to do really helped and I started to gain mobility pretty quickly. I think the one thing that helped me a lot was playing with theraputty while I was sitting and watching TV or waiting for something. I managed the pain by taking the Vicodin they gave me only at night and sticking to over the counter stuff during the day. I know that it's really discouraging and frustrating right now, but I think you'll start feeling better soon. I do know that it isn't easy!

Bunny's mom

hisqueen said...

Oh Momster...healing thoughts and crossed paws for you. I would suggest Tylenol or Advil PM which will help with pain and help put you to sleep. But, if you're like our Hu-Mom you will probably fair worse off with sleep since you would be scared of hurting it worse at night and not being able to feel it since you were put to sleep by the PM part of the meds. It's a tough situation to be in. Hope you get some sleep soon. How about using a small pillow to put under your arm for comfort and security? our Momster did that after she tried to break her ankle and it was the size of a grapefruit.
crossed paws from Aria and Mikey.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

oH gosh
We hope you can get the pain under control.
Do not worry about commenting.
We are sitting right beside you and will stay right here as you recooop.
No worries. We just want you to get better

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

I'm packaging up my BEST Rumblepurrs to help with the healing. If you need I could send you the Ham to act as your servant while your hand is unwell>

Kari in Vegas said...

Oh I sure hope they fix you soon so you can get back to my verification word (which happens to by: playin)

Stop on by for a visit

Roo said...

That does not sound like much fun at all! :( The Roo Family is sending you our most positive healing thoughts for your pain to ease and then for your wrist to fully heal quickly!

Hugs and wags,
The Roo Family

Mango said...

Hopefully Momster can still manage the one button clicks required for reading as visiting pals will certainly act as a distraction from that arm all dancing and vibrating.

Sending big Mango vibes for sure.


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

We're really sorry the pain is so bad. Wrist injuries are just awful. We are sending lots of purrs and good vibes.

Purrs, Woofs, Neighs and hugs,

Ailsa,Teesha and Burtie said...

Hi op pack Mum, mY daddy had lots an lots of pain wiv a hurt back and he allergic to most of the pain killers so wasnt able to do much, Mums got a hurt wrist so has to wear a brace or she cant hold stuff, buts they just gots a machine to try and its working great. now theres is Australian buts maybe you can get one there. what ever brand you get, you must have one that has double patches.not just one connection as they dont work as good.

Ms. ~K said...

Sure wish we were closer and I could help out in some way...
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers...
Take care,

Bailey Be Good! said...

Don't you worry about all of us -- you just take it easy and get better!! We'll be thinking of you! Sending healing wishes your way. :)

Woofs & hugs, <3

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

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Yikes, your Mom hurt her arm badly. We are sending healing purrs and Fenris licks in hopes it helps with the healing. Thinking about all of you and we understand about you not being able to comment. Just enjoy snuggling with your Mom and tell her to follow the Doctor's instructions.

jen said...

I'm sorry to read that you are in so much pain still. I hope that things start to get better for you very soon!
We are sending giant, slobbery hugs your way!!

Mrs. JP said...

I've been anxiously waiting for a "telling." Oh, don't you love the nerve party at night.
I'll be praying that your pain decreases and that PT goes well.

brooke said...

Poor mom! Hope her pain subsides and she can use it normally soon!
Tell her to take all the time off she needs!

Bobby said...

That looks very painfull, we hope it gets better soon. But we guess it will take a while.
Licks Bobby.

The Thuglets said...

Crikey..that looks so painful. Your poor Mom please take good care of her.
Sending lots of pawative thoughts and airezen to help her recovery.

Extra Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Deborah said...

OMGoodness, I'm sorry, I haven't been around to know you got hurt I hope you have a fast recovery and we are sending you lots of healing vibes. That must hurt like crazy. I couldn't even imagine.
Rest, Rest, Rest....

Julia Williams said...

Lots n lots of purrs and healing thoughts coming your way. That looks very painful! Hope it heals soon.

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

Healing sibe vibes for your momster.
Ma says fur your maw to keep her hand elevated above her heart level. It cuts down on pain and to prop her arm on a piddow at night too.


Tucker said...

Posting is the least you should worry about. Keeps your hooman healing!

woof - Tucker

The Thundering Herd said...

Just focus on the healing and know that we are all thinking of you - whether you are posting and commenting or not.

Holly Loves Art said...

Thinking of you and hoping for a speedy recovery. You have your beloved furchildren who no doubt are by your side, giving you love.
Enjoy cuddling and KNOW that with time, things will get better.
Holly and Phoebe

Cyber-sibes said...

We think woo pups should pack her in your excess furs.... its nice & soft & will protect her. Snooter kisses help a lot, too. We're beaming healing Sibe vibes to her!

jack & moo

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We're keeping our paws crossed for your mom. Hope someone else is making Thanksgiving dinner this year! Your mom deserves a rest. Besides, a turkey has to weigh more than 5 lbs!

There MUST be a pain med that will work for your mom without making her sick. Does heat or cold help?

Jed & Abby

Wild Dingo said...

OMD! that looks HORRIBLE! i'm so sorry she can't take pain pills. maybe woo have some left over from a past vet visit or surgery?

does she have to wear the cone of shame? please make sure Lightening gives her his cone. i'm sure he's really helpful that way!

Best wishes that she heels soon and for no more pain!

KB said...

We are sending the momster healing vibes from CO. Oh my, it sounds like she's have a terrible time. I wish that there was a pain med that she could take, even just at night.

In any case, we are thinking of you, hoping that the healing speeds along.

Snowie Baby said...

We hope yr mommy get well soon! will keep my paws cross for her! speedy recovery!

Thor and Jack said...

Hope you feel better soon! Paws crossed and healing thoughts for speed recovery!
Love, Thor and Jack

2 Doodles and a Dane said...

Ooh dear! That looks like a bit owie!
We are sending all our special slobbers to you and we hope you feel better soon.

Sampson, Dante and Daisy-Boo

Sagira said...

Aww...I am so sorry to hear it is so slow going. I sure do hope your mom feels better ASAP! Hang in there momster. :)

Kasha said...

Holy cow! So sorry about your wrist! That looks painful. Did you know there are 70 plus people that have left comments? You have a lot of love lady! Hang in there!
Kasha and Africa

FiveSibesMom said...

Keep resting and recuperating...we will miss you all, but know you'll be back. Take care of that arm and let the babies ply you with tons of kisses! Will be thinking of you and hoping they stop that terrible party in your arm. Rest up and get strong!

River said...

We're sending healing vibes and hope things get back to normal soon for you.

love & wags,

Pippa said...

Misery feels for your Mom. When I pulled her over a few years ago, it took months for it to heal up and get sorted. She could never believe how she could actually learn to use her left hand.

Healing paws to your mom.

tula said...

your paws looked owwieeee ow! no worries.. rest up!


pam said...

Oh my gracious goodness! I've not been too active and didn't know of your fall and surgery. I'm so glad it's healing enough for the brace to be off and am sending special prayers up to ease your pain.

Kisses to the pups!

Bobo, Meja and Pam

Karen Jo said...

I am really sorry that your Mom's nerves are throwing wild parties while she is trying to sleep. I hope that the PT helps lots and that she heals quickly. Don't worry about posting and commenting until it's not painful. We understand and we will be here for you when you can blog and comment again.

sagechronicles said...

We totally understand and wish you all the best in healing fully. Pain meds are tough, and I agree, hard to take. Hopefully every day sees improvement. You have a wonderful support system in both your family and your blogger family, so keep at it! Sage & I will be thinking about you and sending you healing thoughts.