October 10th 2012 7:06 pm
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It was a grey, dreary, cold, windy drizzly day, here, today...just the right combination for feeling yucky and getting cabin fever!
Meowmy went to her MD today...sure enough, the EB Monster bit her again...sigh...so she got to tell the work place that she had a note for yet another week off, of course they were not too happy about that, but She didn't think they wanted her to be there as ill as she is...so we too will have her to snuggle with! Yeah!
Pawppy said he needed to go and try going into a restaurant...but we really think he wanted some time out of the house, he seems to be suffering from real cabin fever! MOL!
So we watched him get ready,and Minko tried to help by playing with the cane handle's loop...and Pipo was trying to put furs on the pants he wanted to wear.
Well soon enough they were gone!
And meowmy said they got to use the placard with a wheelchair on it, though pawppy doesn't even have one of those! Meowmy calls that placard the privileged parking ticket! MOL!
Eventually they came back, and we of course were ready to claim his lap back as ours...
Meowmy feels not too bad, if she keeps loaded up on the meds to control the fever...she alternates acetaminophen with ibuprofen...she also has special headache meds but they make her feel furry strange...
October 9th 2012 11:00 am
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Pawppy is HOME!
He came home yesterday afternoon.
Doing so well, that they said he could even use the stairs to go to bed! Wow! And of course he did. But Meowmy told him that he needed to choose his clothes before going to bed, so she could take them downstairs with herself, so he would only need to negotiate those steps once a day...
Us furs swarmed him! Meowmy made sure he was sitting down before she let us get near him...
We gave him some of my patented kitty rubs and kneads, right on his lap! OMC, We were SO excited!
Later when pawppy was resting on the pull out couch, we kept him there, by lying on him, all spread out, we purred and kneaded and then we even got to hear him snore..MOL!
Today he won't let us on his lap, he said he needed to do some catching up on his own laptop...
So that chapter of hospital junk is now closed.
He starts outpatient therapy on the 11th.
Now we have another problem...all this stress has wreaked havoc on Meowmy's body, and the EB Monster she had in June, has returned with a vengeance, UGH!
Her head feels so awful, She can hardly function. Her teeth chatter every evening, that seems to be the time when her temp elevates. She can smash down the headache by alternating motrin and tylenol, but how long can a peep do that?
She tried to get into the doctor today, but they can't see her till tomorrow, since she thinks she knows what her trouble is, she doesn't think she needs to go to an urgent care, just to get a note to get off of work this weekend...won't they love her!? Its almost funny, except her head says, 'no it isn't'...
We hope you had an enjoyable time with the Thanksgiving gatherings, if you are Canadian furs.
Well, my catretary needs to rest her weary head again...and stew about all the chores not getting done, MOL!
Pawppy says hello! (He is almost not using his pain meds, wow!)
When meowmy feels better, maybe she can start making more comments, but as fur pictures, she still won't have a lot of time, because Pawppy is not allowed to drive and she has to be his taxi, etc...
We are glad that we can snoopervise all his progress fur ourselves now!
October 6th 2012 3:09 pm
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Yes, and grimaces too, like when the PT gal challenged pawppy to do some things he could do, but OMC, it was hard...
Pawppy did a lot of walking using a quad cane, graduating from constant use of the walker. He walked all the way around the whole building with that device. Then he grinned and said it would be great to use as a weapon(!) when we try to get under his feet...what?!!
He got into the bathtub, not to have a wash, but to try & see how that would go when he gets home.
He practiced some more stairs and did some strange exercises on a squishy sponge...to work on balance he was told...and to make some other muscles and tendons get stronger, too.
He had a big grin on his face when the PT said how awesome he was! We, of course, agree!
Then he got to finally sit down and get time to himself...to watch the football game: Go Blue!!
October 5th 2012 8:06 pm
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Pawppy is doing a lot of hard work...he walked up and down the corridors, did a lot of different exercises, and even got to work at using some stairs.
He might come home even before the scheduled Oct 10th date!
Yeah, Pawppy! Go, Pawppy!
Go Tigers, too!
Those red birds won a spot, and now we want to watch & see if the orange birds might have a chance...those baseball games are hard work, too! Its a tie right now...ooh, tense! Suspense!
October 4th 2012 8:39 pm
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Pawppy has a new home...temporarily, BOL!
He was discharged from the hospital and transferred to the rehab hospital for a few days.
He is getting stronger evfurry day...and more bored, too.
We can't wait for him to come home.
When Meowmy gets home we can smell pawppy on the laundry she brings in, but then we wonder where the man is that usually is inside those clothes...sigh...we shall go into zooming mode when he comes back! Oh, and we will be able to join him in his bed...hooray!
October 3rd 2012 8:33 pm
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Here is the update on Pawppy for today:
Meowmy has been spending long hours at the hospital with Pawppy.
Today he was so much better already.
Making treks with the walker to the hallway, to the chair and to the potty...the place where he, Meowmy and the nurses all rejoiced in his production...MOL! (Those were his own words, we are not kidding!!)
Well, he agreed to go to the rehab hospital for a week or so to be more independently mobile and stronger. So tomorrow the plan is to be 're-homed' there.
Meowmy was glad with this, because she felt so scared to have him home so early, needing all that help. No one else here to help, it is daunting...he will have about 3 hours of therapy each day, and then upon discharge from there he will go to out patient PT 2 - 3 times a week for several weeks.
Meowmy will of course be his chauffeur or is it chaufesse?
She sure will be looking forward to the emergence of an 'new' Pawppy...thank the Lord that his level of pain is not that bad by now, and that he even told peeps that he can tell that the damaged hip is not there anymore to cause that kind of discomfort.
Patience will be learned by this, and more of the same for Meowmy!
We have noticed that that camera box is a lot less visible lately...so we don't think any new pics will be forthcoming...that does not make us sad at all, MOL!!
Well, Meowmy has to get ready fur another busy day tomorrow...nighty-night!
October 2nd 2012 2:33 pm
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Well, today is 24 hours post-op and counting.
The PT peeps came in early this morning and tried to get Pawppy up...well he sat up, that went OK, he stood up, about 30 seconds and his BP dropped under the floor; he went back in the bed.
Good thing those were strong men, and they had a transfer belt around him.
So, then a few hours later they were back. More of the same, and this time pawppy took about 5 - 6 steps with the walker into a chair.
He went in that recliner chair to an exercise class with others who also had joint replacements yesterday. Meowmy was there to learn what she has to do.
Later back in his room pawppy said he felt like he had just finished a full day's hard labor. He couldn't believe that yesterday he walked into the hospital unaided and now he can hardly even move his legs let alone walk...OMD The road is stretching out long befur him...uphill all the way. Good thing he is motivated.
Meowmy giggled a bit, and called him a wee weak kitten, she couldn't help it, but pawppy did have to agree, MOL!
Meowmy is trying to find out if there is anyone who can come to our den to see what still needs to be 'fixed' so he can come home...otherwise he may need to be at the rehab hospital for a week or so, till he is more mobile.
Meowmy moved a lot of fur-niture...and found half a ton of furry kittens under that stuff, MOL! Now we are having a ton of fun rediscovering the new layout! Once we came out of hiding from that naughty fur stealing machine...
Thanks for all the gifts, and comments and support.
Those balloons were a fun thing! Our page is going to float away, MOL!!
October 1st 2012 7:21 pm
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Here is some news about Pawppy's surgery today.
They had a bit of a wait at the hosp. this am, but then he was taken back, about 15min later than first thought. He was in the OR about 90 minutes, then the surgeon came out to talk to meowmy, he also showed meowmy a picture of the old joint. There was NO cartilage left on it at all.
He said that he thought this was caused by a shallow joint 'cup' a congenital malformation.
Pawppy then told everyone in the room that he had been having a soreness there most of his life...go figure.
Maybe he thought this was just how he was until recently when it got to be unbearable, and likely worsened by that fall he had 4 years ago.
He had a lot of severe pain right after the op, but once that got under control he did much better.
He had a good liquid lunch...YUCK!
Then he had some rest until before supper.
Well, when the nurses let him sit on the side of the bed, he felt very faint, so it didn't last long...
But he was eating a solid real food dinner, and looking 100% better at 9pm than earlier this afternoon.
So that is progress...and he isn't using morphine anymore, just a more ordinary analgesic.
Tomorrow the PT & OT peeps will assess him and design a 'plan'.
Well, thanks for your thoughts and prayers and our tired meowmy is going off to bed!
Tomorrow will be another busy day!
October 1st 2012 3:00 pm
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Kitties, a furry short update to the entry we made this morning.
Thanks for all the purrs and pawyers and gifts and messages.
Pawppy had his surgery and at the moment is resting...soon the nurses are going to try to get him up, OMC!
Meowmy is going back there, now. She will update here when she gets back.
October 1st 2012 3:56 am
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DDP On Pawppy's Surgery Day!
Wouldn't you know it, MOL!
Got up at 5 am and had a check here and OMC, thhere we were! Well, now all of Catsterland can purr with us fur Pawppy...and we will help too of course.
We will update later.
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