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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Road Trip!

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cam.  Yesterday morning, we all got up and moving before the crack of dawn.  Maggie and I wondered what was going on, but seeing as how we did get breakfast, I wasn't too concerned.  We all loaded up into the HR-V, and hit the road.

We had been going for a couple of hours (with a rest stop for us girls tossed in) when ...

"Did you forget your camera, Mom?"
"Hey ... this isn't the way to Quivira!"

It was very odd.  We started going the Quivira way, then headed toward a city.  Hmm.  Eventually, we pulled into the parking lot by a bunch of huge buildings, got to walk around the grassy areas a little, and had some water.  Then Maggie and I got back into the HR-V with Dad, cranked up the air conditioning, and just hung out.  For quite a while.

Meanwhile, Mom had gone into one of the buildings and stared at this for a couple hours:


There were also a bunch of people who came and went and bent her thumb all around and looked at the x-rays and MRI they had taken at Fort Riley and then someone called "the specialist" said the words Mom was hoping to hear - "no surgery needed".  YAY!

Remember the fall Mom took back in March?  In addition to everything else, she also did some damage to the ligaments in her left thumb.  The orthopedic surgeon she had been seeing at Ft. Riley wanted her to see another orthopedic surgeon with more specialization in injuries to the hand/wrist, and gave her a referral to a guy in Wichita.  That's where we went!  (And we girls only went because Mom and Dad didn't know how long it would take and as is, it was shorter than they thought but we were gone almost 8 hours.)

Anyway, we celebrated the good news by going to a magical place called Spangles afterwards!

"I smell burgers!"
"I smell chick-hen!!"

It was totally worth the trip!  Maggie and I got a bite of Mom's burger!  It was the tastiest burger we've ever had!

And don't worry, Maggie and I are continuing to take good care of our mom.

"Don't do anything we wouldn't do, Mom."
"Hey, Mom. Looks like you're only up by one in the Opposable Thumbs Game now."

Mom is relieved and we all hope that this will allow her ligaments to heal up - it's just going to take time.  And patience.

Some of you have been asking about Mom's recovery, so that's why we shared this.  Everything else is going splendidly.  We appreciate you asking very much.

Have a great day, everyone!  And stay cool!


PS:  Did I mention we stopped for burgers??????


  1. Good news indeed! Play bows,


  2. OMD! Yous got burgers?? Yous are living large now! Glad your mom doesn't need surgicals too!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. Burgers??? yum.... Glad your mom is doing better and NO SURGERY!! YAY

  4. Yay for mom! Good news....will take time though

  5. Chick-hen? That was an awesome trip! Oh yeah, especially since no surgery for your mom!

  6. Yay fantastic, we are so pleased to hear about the no operation necessary, such good news. Ligaments take such a long time to repair our hu'dad has been off for month with knee ligament damage, we know how you feel. Sending POTP to your mom for a turbo charged recovery.

    Your pals in Spain

    Khumbu, Kyra, Rita and Arko and hu'mum too

  7. Yippee! Good news and air conditioning
    Lily & Edward

  8. That's great news that no surgery will be needed! Hamburgers! yummmmmmmmmmm

  9. We're very glad your mom is doing well. But remember, someone in the house needs to have opposable thumbs.

  10. Woohoo, well done Mom…no surgery, that is good news fur your poor paw
    And…BURGERS???? You got BURGERS???? I'm droooooling, yum, yum
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  11. Nooommmmmmm....burrrgggerrrs!!!
    Jakey & Arty
    PeeEss - We are glad your Mama is healing up nicely!!

  12. Anonymous7:08 PM

    Thank you for the update, I've been wondering. I'm so glad mom doesn't have to have surgery! I know you'll both help her be patient while waiting for the ligaments to heal. Oh and hamburgers,that runs a close second to mom's good news!~ Margret

  13. We're glad to hear your mom's hand is healing well and won't need any surgery. We will keep our paws crossed for her.

  14. That is such great news - no one wants to have surgery if they can heal without it. Glad Mom got the good news. Burgers and chicken - yummy!!! Definitely worth the big trip and getting time to just hang with Dad.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  15. What a great day! For everyone!

  16. That is good news! no surgery is good. hopefull your mom will keep healing and be good as new soon
    Hazel & Mabel

  17. Dat is pawsome news about you Mom's healing. I can tell you, first paw, dat paw surgery is not fun. Soooo... happy dat she doesn't have to have any.
    Burgers???????? Wow.... dat would have been worth da whole trip.

  18. You are both such good company. Glad Mom doesn't need surgery!!

  19. I am so glad your Mom doesn't need surgery! Hopes and prayers that the ligaments heal quickly.

    Burgers? That's a perfect way to celebrate!

  20. So glad Mom doesn't need surgery. That's a relief. You two are wonderful nurses and I know you'll make sure she rests up and heals quickly! Give her a hug from us!

    Burgers - Score! Yummmmy!

  21. Soooooooooo very happy that your mom is healing well! You girls are taking such good care of her! Any trip that you get a burger bite is a good trip.
    BIG Hugs with Love
    Addie, Lucie and Hailey

  22. So glad your mom got this checked out and she is doing what needs to be done to make things better! And nothing better than a road trip with road trip food!