Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Update

Greetings to all. It's me, Dr. Mags, here with an update on our mom.

When we last blogged, Mom had been to the Emergency Room at Fort Riley -- here's what that looked like:

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Mom in the ER, waiting to be discharged

Nice still-life, Dad!

Diagnosis at that point was her left knee and wrists were bruised and sprained, and her right wrist may have a small fracture. They put in a referral to Orthopedics.

Cam and I have been working tirelessly, with Dad, to take good care of her.

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"Let me take a look at that thing, Mom.  Trust me, I'm a doctor."

I thought she should get some rest.

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"Stay right here, Mom.  This could be tricky. Maybe Nurse Cam should help out, too."

I put out the call, and the nurse came in and got busy. It's important to keep her wrist elevated, so ...

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"Very good work, nurse. I'm going to go back to doing doctor things. Like looking out the window for birdies."
"That's it, Mom. Keep it elevated!"

Mom got in to see the Orthopedic doctor on Tuesday. The good news is her knee and left wrist are just sprained. The not so good news is ...

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BROKEN!

Mom is less than thrilled about the break, but does feel very blessed, as she knows it could have been a lot worse. Nurse Cam and I are reportedly being extremely good, and Dad is a godsend; there is way too much Mom just can't do without him. She WAS able to tag along on this morning's walk, though, even if she couldn't unzip her jacket afterwards. 

That's our update. As this has taken Mom 87 hours to type, we aren't back to blogging yet. We miss all of you!

Yours sincerely,
Dr. Maggie

29 comments:

  1. Looks like all of you are taking really good care of Mom! Keep up the good work! BIG hugs

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  2. just ouch....take good care of her girls and we will send along some healing purrs

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  3. Well, some good news is better than none, we suppose. That wrapped arm and hand bring back not so pleasant memories to our mom. Sending your Mom lots of POTP And good thoughts and prayers for good healing and comfort.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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  4. Oh no! So sorry to hear this. Take good care of Mommy girls!!

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  5. WOW you two make EXCELLENT Doctor and Nurse Combo. We are SURE your mom is LOVING all the T.L.C..
    OMD the "OTHER" doctor gave your mom a PATRIOTIC Cast fur her limb.
    We will send some MORE POTP fur your mom.

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  6. We feel so bad for your mom, but are thankful that she has you two and dad to help her. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

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  7. Poor thing. Feel better
    Lily & Edward

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  8. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh noooooooooooooooooooo!!! Poor Mom!!! We feel so bad! Does Dad cook? We know how much Mom loves to cook and we feel just awful!!!!!! Hoping that heals fast for her! xoxoxo
    DakotasDen

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  9. Dr Maggie, Nurse Cam, and Dad keep up the good work! Tell Mom we hope she feels better soon. Continued prayers.

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  10. Your mom is lucky to have you two to nurse her back to health. We have our paws crossed that everything heals quickly s you won't be away from blogging too long.

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  11. OH my gosh! I am so sorry to hear about your accident! Prayers and paws crossed for a speedy and full recovery. You are in good paws!

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  12. Thank Cod you're both on the job making sure you mom heals up quickly! Yay for your dad's help too! We're sending her lots of purrs to get well soon!

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  13. your poor Mom - we know you will take good care of her

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  14. Your poor momma! We're glad it wasn't worse, and that she has such a grreat doctor and nurse to help her back to health.

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  15. Wow, this is not the kind of adventure anyone wants. You two are being such wonderful helpers. Tell your mom to get lots of rest, and we will all be here when she's back to normal.

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  16. Oh NOSE! That looks like it hurt. We're glad it's not worse, no torn ligaments or things that won't heal but a break is never good. Mom's had a cast twice on that wrist. She tripped in fourth grade over a raised bit of sidewalk while running to Scouts and broke her wrist. She had JUST got the cast off when she went out on her bike with her brother to play "Man from Uncle" with their water guns and fell off her bike, breaking it AGAIN. Her Mom was NOT happy.

    Heal soon!!

    Abby Lab

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  17. Good thing your mom has such good nurses to help get all better
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  18. OH NOES! Your poor MOMS!!!!! I totally missed yesterday's drama! I am glads your Moms got some good medical care (oh, and those doctors seem pawsome too....☺), you keep up the good work, and keep your Moms calm and rested! (that means NO CROG in her bed!!!!!) hehehehe
    You tells her to heal up fast, and tells your Pops, good work! on helpin' out.
    Nows, Ma knows all abouts havin' her arms/wrist/fingers in cast(s), so if there is any questions, just lets me know! (yes...she is THAT clumsy....)
    {{{hugs}}}}
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  19. We are sending lots of healing vibes to your mom, girls. Thank goodness she has the perfect nurses to care for her!

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  20. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MY WORD...WE JUST CAME BY FOR AN UPDATE ON THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY!
    YOU HAVE A MIXED BAG OF NEWS.
    THANK GOODNESS MOM HAS YOU TWO FOR ELEVATION PURPOSES, YOUR DAD FOR ZIPPER DUTY AND ALL THREE OF YOU TO KEEP HER ENTERTAINED.
    HOW LONG IN THE CAST? Geeeez I hope your dad knows how to cook and open cans as well as zip coats and probably tie shoes.

    Kitty kisses and mom hugs for as quick as possible recover

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  21. We are so glad you girls are going to help your mom get better! Tell her to not rush things!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  22. Looks like you gals have everything under control!! Get better soon Mama!!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  23. So very sorry to hear this news! I will be praying for a quick healing of that wrist and for the pain to subside. Well done girls (dad too) taking such good care of her.
    Hugs,
    Noreen

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  24. I am so sorry your mom is going through this. You girls are helping her a lot. Just hanging out with you is helping her, I bet. Prayers and healing vibes going out for smooth healing.

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  25. OMD!!! Your poor Mom!! We are simply soo terribly sorry to see this post and read about your Mom's injuries. We'll be keeping your Mom and family in our thoughts and prayes. It's looks like you pups are doing a wonderful job as your Mom's nurses.

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  26. Poor Mom, but she'll get better much more quickly with you two to care for her, and Dad to do the cooking !

    Inca xx

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  27. Oh, Ouch!!! Mags and Cam, I mean Dr. Maggie and Nurse Cam, you two are wonderful caretakers tending to Mom. Give her our love and keep up the great job! With you two on her care, I know she'll feel better and better every day.

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  28. Awww, and we miss you and your mom! You pups are taking SUCH good care of your mom, keep it up, no matter how grouchy she gets! (We know, because our mom broke her wrist also a few years ago, and she was not happy!) Healing thoughts sent your mom's way!

    Your friends, Kiki and Nala

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  29. Get better soon. We all miss you, and I'm sure it's a very tough time for you with the pain of a fracture and the inability to do what you want. Thinking of you.

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