5.14.2010

A Raggedy Week!

Hello Evfurry Buddy!  Its good to check in with you today even though it my part of the world its not quite Saturday.  This is Mom here and talking about starting our Physical Therapy on Wednesday, my meet up with my surgeon on Thursday and today again with the therapist.  The Doc seemed to think all was going well,  I will be having PT three times a week for an hour each time.  And you know what, its a killer!  I'm no real stranger to PT, having dislocated my shoulder two summers ago, but I must say this is quite another story!  However, coming from the Chin-Up kind of family, we are doing the very best we can manage.  In addition to our PT guy, we are expected to do home base PT on our own two times a day on days we also have it at the Center, and then three times a day at home when we don't.  The plus here is that you get stronger and better faster, by doing all this work.  The minus is your body is yelling for a strong pain pill and the bed!  Whats that you say?  You didn't tune in to listen to me grumble?  Somebody ought to, don't you think? 

Stella here, this grumbling seems to be catching, do you think?  We have had a whole week of rain, except for today,  Just spent the days lolling around snoozing.  Nothing wrong with that, really, but I do love to get out and walk a little.  Today was Sunny and  Lori came and picked me up for a walk and what a pleasure that was!  (If you remember Lori was our sitter while Mom was in the hospital.) Lori is a fun walker, much faster than Mom is and we really put on some tracks in a short time!  I love to zoom along like that!  I hope Mom's new knee is fast like that when she gets it running good.



Ali Zophia here.  I agree with Stella that it has been a snoozy week with lots of rain here.  Even though I have been made a member of the Naughty Kitty Club, I have had no time to deal with any kind of naughty stuff at all.  I have spent time snoozing with my Mom and keeping her cuddled and warm.  I suppose that is the least a cat can do to help their Mom along the road to recovery (if that is actually what she is ON!)  There are some questions in my mind here.  We haven't even been able to read many blogs at all either.  We are limited to an hour at the computer, so that is not much fun at all.  Oh dear, well, things will get better don't you think, think about some of our fun times and we will get them back when Mom stops feeling sorry for herself.  So thanks for dropping by, and we may have a better report for you next week!  Be sure and have a good look at Joe Stain's blog, all  about moving house and very funny!

Love and hugs,

Jo, Stella and Ali Zophia

23 comments:

The Thundering Herd said...

Hey - grumbling can be lots of fun. We will listen.

Remington said...

Grumbling is just fine! It can be a long road to recovery. Take care, my friend. My wish for you is a fun filled weekend with a good book and lots of treats!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Grumbling is soothing! Grumbling actually can be healing!! I think so anyway!! I sure know how physical therapy can be...it makes you want to take a few pain pills and just stay in bed. Please take care of yourself and do as much as you can. (Oh..this is mom talking..not Holly!!) I'm glad you have Stella and the kitty to help you recover. Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

You are doing so well with your PT, no problem grumbling. Our Mom seems to do a lot of that these days too. So nice of your friend to take Stella for a walk. And Ali Z., we are sure Mom loves all that cuddling. We have had a lot of rain too - the weekend doesn't seem to be showing signs of improvement either.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lorenza said...

Glad to know everything goes well!
Just be patient!
Have a great weekend!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

The recovery part is no fun. It's true though, doing those excersizes will make for a speedy and more complete recovery! did the give you one of those knee moving machines?

Seems like with all the rain you picked a great week to snooze and recover. Plenty of time to enjoy the better weather when you're up and mobile!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What's a bit of grumbling amongst furiends?

GOOD THERAPY!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Dory and the Mama said...

Isn't the grumbling part of PT?? I am pretty sure it is!!

Sounds like Stella and Ali Z are taking good care of you...keep up the great work!!

Smileys and Hugs,
Dory and Beth

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh guys, sometimes these humans need to grumble!
They are not like us dogs at all.
We hope your mom continues to do her physical therapy and we know she will soon be up and dancing!
Well at least walking - so make sure you look after her.
After all that is our job.
love
Martha and bailey xxx

Martha and Bailey said...

ps .....or cats!!!!!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

It sounds like everybody is doing well.. Mom keep up the practice we want you zooming with Stella as quickly as possible.. Stella enjoy your time with Lori.. Ali sounds like you are doing a great job keeping mom warm and comfy...
No herding this week. Our Lori is selling her home and this is the first week she is showing it.. Next week I have to work. Memorial Day weekend we are heading on a road trip to Wisconsin to see family. It should be interesting traveling 1000 miles with 3 dogs.. Probably lots of wayside stops...
Get well soon.. We miss you....


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello evrybuddy its dennis the vizsla dog hay its ok to grumble now and then or all the time if yoo ar tucker!!! ha ha oh and to anser yore kwestchun frum before it seems that do to a misshap with wun of trouble the kittys doomsday weppons trouble the kitty is now in tuckers body and tucker is in trixies body and trixie is in troubles body!!! crazy huh??? fortchoonatly i had wanderd off to pee wen the misshap okkerd and so for wunse i wuz unaffekted!!! ok bye

Sam said...

What good is a blog if you can't grumble on it! Here's to a quick and easy road to recovery - hugs to you and your animals! Feel good, Jo!

Sagira said...

The best of friends are not only there for the good, but also the grumple so they say. :)

Joe Stains said...

Sorry it has been a grumbly kind of week for you. We are sending healing vibes to your Mom and lots of Arizona sunshine to you!

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hi Jo, Stella and Ali Z!
How nice to hear you news. And to learn that Scotland isn't the only place where it rains too much!
Now Stella, i hope you are encouraging your Mom to get on with all that PT. Tell her to think about all the nice walks she'll be able to take you on. That's not a selfish attitude is it?
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Samantha said...

I unnerstand all the grouching what with exercising a knee that is ouchie PAINful! (But Ma says that the more you can get over the initial ouchie parts, the faster your mom will recover, but sometimes it doesn't seem that way). So sorry Stella and Ali Z - I think you are being furry patient pets with your Mamma, which is just perfect for all of you! What a good family!
Big Hugs xoxoxo

Sammie

Huffle Mawson said...

I'm always happy to listen! Just glad everyone is going along okay.

Ludo van Doggy said...

Grumbling gets all the grumblies out of you. I do it just afore dinner everyday. I hope the therapies does not be too hard on you and that you get better very soon Jo.
All my lovings, lickies, Ludo.

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Hi Jo, Stella, and Ali. It's ok to gruble, we don't mind. We love you lots. Even sometimes Ali, pretty much most of the time.

Sending lots of hugs,
Cloud and his mom

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Gruble? What's a gruble???

*Cloud grumbles about mom's spelling...*

MAXMOM said...

Hey there Jo and the babies...
Im just popping by to say that I've not forgotten you. I hope that you are managing all the physical therapy. Before you know it, you will be as right as rain...even if it doesn't seem so at this point.
And...Ali-Z: That is the best place to be...right next to mom. I am sure you are both helping to get her better.
Sending lotsaluv from us all.

MAXMOM AND THE MAXPACK IN SOUTH AFRICA

KB said...

Jo, Stella, and Ali Z: I can hear myself in your words and remember all too well how it starts to feel like an endless process. We're all pulling for you through the grumbling and the happy times.

Although I agree that the PT stuff is painful and boring, you're absolutely spot-on that it's a big key to getting your mom's knee working at high speed! So, Stella, it's your job to supervise her with Yips of approval for good jobs. Both you and Ali Z can share the job of snuggling when she's tired afterwards. We're thinking of you. You're as tough as h#11 so I know that you're on the road to recovery!

BTW, grumbling is just fine with me. We all do it and usually feel better afterwards!