Thursday, November 19, 2015


Yesterday Dad and Mom went back to the UNI for another doc. visit.  They said his spine looks good, and that everything was in place ...that they do not foresee any need for surgery in the future.  They showed them the xrays and you could see where one vertebra had burst and the other breaks, so the bones are very slow healing.  It has been  6 weeks.    One of the doc's said it could take a whole year until he has recovered, and that it may not ever be the same.  

He is going to start PT on his neck and left shoulder next week. They are thinking the brace is pulling his body forward and this is causing these new issues.  He also can take his brace off for one hour in the morning, afternoon and evening.  He tried it last night and after the hour was more than ready to put it back on.......his back muscles are very weak.

We may get some snow tomorrow night, so Mom said at least she does not haf to worry anymore about dad having to drive on bad roads.........that is the silver lining to this

Dad is working on car models to keep himself busy.  What that really means is Mom comes home, to paint that WILL NOT wash off on her table and chair and anything else it happens to land on.  It also means that the house smells like paint thinner.  Our Dad is the grown up version of that little boy "pig pen" on Charlie Brown.  Mom has to bite her tongue, a few nights ago we finks she drew blood.   Today mom ran down to the gas station and gots him lots of newspapers to lay all over the place............................

We will try to be around more next week, ............we know everyone is super busy this time of the year.....hugs and our love...............stella rose and momma


  1. Glad you finally got some good news! Hope it just keeps raining (or snowing) good news for you guys from now on! :o)

    Happy TurdsDay!

  2. Lots of hugs and good vibes sent your way. Pat will be the best treatment and all your slobbers
    Lily & Edward

  3. I is very, very glad to hear Dad is healing, even if it is a slow process. Now, its up to you to pin hims down and makes sure he does not over do thingys, I'm sure the 3 of you can wrestle him to the bed fur afternoon naps!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Soo happee to hear the good news...errrr, well not about the snow! I hate that yucky white stuffs!


  5. I know that moments with the tongue.... and it's a difficult thingy, that's for sure. I hope so much that efurrything will heal without complications. Please be careful with that snow, it looks harmless like ice cream but it's sneaky and slippery evil stuff.

  6. We are thrilled to hear no surgery is required! A year is a long time, but hopefully everyday will get better and it will pass quickly. Hugs!

  7. That is encouraging that the bones are healing although slowly. It is crazy how our muscles weaken so fast, but each day should be better
    Good your dad has projects to work on so he doesn't go stir crazy and the newspapers should help!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  8. Dear Stella,
    I am happy dancin' that your daddy is on the mend. Yes, it will be a long haul and he may never be 100% again. . . but those are pretty minor bumps in the long long road of life. Wishing you so much good happenings going forward.
    Love Noodles

  9. We are glad to hear your dad is feeling better. We are keeping our paws crossed for however long he needs our POTP. Those model car things sound like a great idea to keep him occupied except of course for the mess.

  10. We are so happy to hear that no surgery is required. It sounds like the models keep him busy and out of trouble☺

  11. Do happy dat your Dad is doing so much better.
    Oh... I hear dat clothes-pins work wonders on da nose.

  12. Our Dad likes to work on stinky projects too. Ghostwriter makes him do them in the garage if it involves anything that smells like paint. She also says she knows how long it takes for people to get better from bad injuries. No matter how bad it seems now, the time will go by and before you know it, things will be all better.

  13. Heading for 105°F here, today. But it's only supposed to be for today. Tomorrow should be much better. Can't imagine snow. Glad your Dad doesn't have to have surgery. Remember as Pig Pen said, cleanliness is next to impossible...BOL!

  14. Oh my word this is excellent new on your Dad's healing progress.
    PT will be worth might be hard but tell him to stick too it.
    It worked miracles on my sweet BIL...he was paralyzed on the right side after the November 2013 and by April 2014 he was walking and talking and do everything he used to do.
    We saw your email and sent you one in return. I'm very excited
    Hugs madi your bfff

  15. That is wonderful to hear the good report on Dad's healing, but it is a shame it is going to be such a long process for full recovery. We hope Dad can find some other less messy projects to keep him busy:)

    It will be busy here next week too. And Mom says until the New Year, life will be very busy. We just all have to do what we can to keep in touch.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  16. Be patient with your Dad - healing from such things is really hard. You continue to be our our thoughts and prayers.

  17. That is some good news! But it is still going to be slow going so maybe your mom can bite on a bone so she can save her lips?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy and Stanley n

  18. What great news about your Dad...we hope he keeps feeling better and ummmmm maybe doesn't make your Mama bite her lips tooooo mch.
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  19. Everything is working out perfectly,,, just like the miracle we asked for

  20. I am keeping paws crossed for your Dad and all of your family. I hope that they can help him heal and feel better.

    Stellarose, I have you for the Christmas gift exchange!! I am so excited. Please let me know what kind of toys you like, stuffy or squeaky and what kind of treats you like. My Mommy's email is chickamom85(at)comcast(dot)net.

    Ziggy Out!!

  21. We are so happy to hear that Daddy is on the mend! We know that Daddy is making a big mess at the house, but at least he is home and safe and healing!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  22. It's very good to hear that your dad is healing, as slow as the healing goes!

  23. Glad to hear your pop is improving and keeping busy. We're supposed to get some snow, too! I'm not ready!


  24. I'm glad your dad is healing well! I think he should spend more time petting you three, and then he wont' have time for mischief with models.

  25. You are still in our thoughts and prayers. You will come out of this ordeal stronger than ever. Good luck and good playing in the snow.

  26. So happy to hear a good report for your dad! "Pig pen" BOL! Oh man. It must be a dad thing. *ear licks* Noodle

  27. Continued good thoughts and vibes coming, to keep the good things going! Take care, and I hope your weekend is quiet and restful!

  28. We are sending the patience of Job to your Mama! Glad your Dad is starting therapy and hoping things continue to improve.
    Marty and the Gang

  29. That's great news! ...except for the paint part. :/ Hope your dad opens a window!