Thursday, June 26, 2014


WE have heard through the blogvine that it is Jan's birthday......(hands clapping, pugs jumping,) Happy Happy Birthday Jan, we are on our way over for the cake!

We have had some emails this week from our friends here asking how Mom's friend Cindy and her family is doing.  So with Cindy's permission we are updating you.

Last Friday night Cindy came over to my Mom's to visit and have supper with us.  We, mostly sit on her lap and licked her ears, cos we knew that a visit with our Mom and US were her best medicine.  She has several furry kids of her own, so three pugs on her lap was nothing for her to get upset about.  She shared with us, that Julie has now started physical theory at the University Hospital which is almost a two hour drive for them.  She had to go that far, because their is only one therapist that close who knows what to do with a woman who developed HELLP Syndrome caused by preeclampsia.  HELLP Syndrome is very serious and it affects your platelets, blood, kidneys etc.  The statistics show that 1 in 4 woman do not survive if they develop it.

In Julie's case it affected her left side, her vision is very blurry, and her speech.  Cindy knows they are blessed that Julie survived.  She also sadly told us that all evidence says if Julie would have had the C-Section as soon as she arrived at the ER instead of three hours later, that Peyton would have survived.  It was a terrible sad heartbreaking medical error. 

Right now Cindy and her family are just concentrating on Julie getting well.  That is where they are focused, but we know sometimes her heart drifts down that lane of What If's....and that walk is filled with big pot holes, just waiting on you to fall in.  It is hard as a human not to travel that road when you are in pain.

We want to leave this post on a happy note though and it is this.  When Cindy arrived at our house, she had a stack of cards in her hand.  We were sooo excited when we saw them, cos we knew they were from all of you, our dear friends and they WERE!!!  She shared them with us, and let us read them.  Each and every card was so beautiful, but Cindy said, she could not believe how far some of them came from, that you had each taken the time to write something every special inside, and how she found herself each day after a few started to arrive, looking forward to going to the mailbox.  So whenever we doubt that something small we do will TRULY affect another being, remember what she said.  Bless your hearts.
Stella Rose and Momma


  1. I will cross my paws for Julie and Cindy. and I'm so sad for Peyton, sometimes life can be so hard. That was so nice that you gave her some pug hugs, you are the bestest :o)

  2. A long road ahead for Cindy and her family, she is so lucky to have your wonderful pug kisses and your mom's friendship. We will keep them in our prayers
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  3. Just too sad for words but prayers are with Cindy and her family.

    Love, Gampy

  4. Such a sad situation. Cindy and her family is in our prayers. Please give her kisses for us

  5. It is a sad story indeed - especially as it was the second baby to become an angel. They are in our prayers for sure.

    PSSSS...sorry Mom didn't get your card but thank you so much for thinking of her and sending one....that is just as special :)

  6. Oh Dear please tell Cindy and Julie physical therapy WORKS but it takes time. My sweet son in law spent 6 weeks away from home in Rehab and PT last fall after his stroke. He is now 100% doing all he did before the stroke.
    If Cindy thinks Julie would like cards at Rehab let us know where to send them.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  7. We're glad you're doing your part to help heal that family....Pugs in the lap have to be good.

    XXXOOO Bella Roxy & Dui

  8. Aw, we bet that visit made your day! Next time we want to get the address. Not sure what happened this time but mom thinks working from her phone was probably the culprit. So we are glad she got lots of cards. Yes, that "What If" road is generally not a good road. Too many pot holes! On another subject, we have the pool up all the time so come on over. It's okay to swim naked, we do it all the time!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. physical therapy can work miracles, its such a very hard thing for them to go though So sorry

    retro rover

  10. So very sad,,,, all the love from everyone will help heal.
    We keep remembering them in our prayers and thoughts.

  11. I have no words to express my sorrow but I will continue to keep them in my prayers.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully and Robin

  12. I'll keep Julie and Cindy in my prayers and send some power of the paw to them. It is kind of you pugs to spend time helping heal.

  13. I am crossing paws and Mommy will say a prayer for Cindy and Julie. POTP is amazing!

    Loveys Sasha

  14. Pug love is the best medicine. This is truly such a sad, heartbreaking story. We will keep remembering all of them in our prayers!

  15. So sad, we too will keep them in our prayers. I love ear licking too Bawhahwhahaaa . Now auction has finished we should be back to normal ...what's normal BOL. Have a super weekend xxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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