1. Macey finally got her sock!! Her compression sock. She got it almost two weeks ago. It just looks like a skin colored thigh high sock but it is very heavy and pretty scratchy. She wears it all day long and then has to take it off at night. Last Thursday night after dance she wanted to take it off and Mom said she would help her. Well guess what, Mom couldn't get it off, she got it clear down to her ankle and then Mom wasn't strong enough to pull it off. Why? Well, it is that tight and heavy, and mom is WEAK. Finally, Macey's momma got it off of her. Hopefully by summer Macey can have a lighter weighted one. It seems to be helping a little bit. I think it will just maintain where she is at.
WE CAN'T GET ANY PICTURES TO LOAD HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD THAT PROBLEM?
2. Grandma started her radiation treatments this week. She will do 33 sessions five days a week. At first she was really nervous but she has had two and told mom last night she is not so anxious now. The Cancer center she goes to are very kind to her, and try to make her as comfortable as possible. She will go back up to Des Moines this month for her checkup with the doc who did her surgery etc. We are praying everything is going just fine. So we figure by the time spring arrives she will be done and on her way to better health. She has even cooked a few meals for Grandpa which is a good sign.
3. Our dad goes on Friday back up to the University to have a MRI on his shoulder and arm area. Ever since the accident he has not been able to move it to the side, or use it to put his arm in a sleeve etc. without it spasming and locking up. For some reason the doc's were not on the ball about it until last month when they xrayed to make sure he did not have a broken shoulder bone, which he did not. We are hoping his new arm doc is very smart and can give us some answers. In two more weeks he sees his back doc. Yesterday he went to PT and they said they are going to tell Workmans' Comp that he does not need to come back because they just cannot help him without knowing what they are working with. They said his body is pretty messed up, and they really don't know what to do. So we are anxiously awaiting Friday....I wonder if our dad knows a MRI is in a tube that is sorta tight........ugh....................
So that is it folks, we are moving along, in the right direction.........thank you all for being right there beside us.
Someone asked yesterday why we call that cat "weiner" well its because mom and dad used to call her the Halloween cat when she would stop by our house....somehow it has turned into this name.???
Have a great Wed.
We cross all fingers&paws that Macey gets a pawfect sock what helps her to enjoy a good summer and we hope your mom gets good news when she goes to Des Moines, we hope so much that the C is gone and it never somes back to her. And we send good thoughts to your dad and a lot of potp for his arm&shoulder, we hope the dogtors find a way and they have good news...ReplyDelete
OMD we are SO happy to hear that Macey FINALLY got her sock thingy... and we certainly HOPE that fur summer they can get a Cooler and less TIGHT one...ReplyDelete
Maybe since it was SOOOOOOOOO long in Coming... she GREW and they didn't take THAT into account when they made it fur her.
We are glad to hear that your grandma is feeling like doing some Cookering.... That seems to ALWAYS make wimmen feel BETTER.
Awwwww your poor dad... he has really had a Rough time of this... Hope he gets some GOOD news on Friday.
Thanks for the update!! We are soooo happy that Macey FINALLY got her sock and that Grandma is doing a bit better. We REALLY hope your Daddy can find out what is going on with his arm!!ReplyDelete
We are going to keep up sendinf POTP for everybody to keep improving!!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
Thingys are moving in the right direction, yay!!!ReplyDelete
I finks you haf found yourselves a LUCKY Black cat there, fed hims well....oh a maybe a few extra treats fur my BFF while you're at it eh?
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx
Thanks for the updates. We are sooooo glad that Macey finally got that sock and we hope it really helps! Our mom had shoulder troubles and said it was the most painful thing ever. Adhesions can grow within the joint and lock everything up pretty fast. Yes, a MRI should give some answers and then maybe PT can be more effective!ReplyDelete
Keep Calm & Bark On!
Murphy & Stanley
Hi Stella RoseReplyDelete
Can't load photos? When this happened on my blog it was because my online album (prob google pics or something) had run out of the free 2 memory. You need to buy more memory which is like $5 a month.
Sounds like things are moving in the right direction except for your dad. I am sending him some extra juju because I think he needs it. Long term disabilities have a way of messing with your mind because your body is not doing what you want it to do. I know he will eventually be fine. Maybe you can give him an extra snuggle or even sneak in a kiss which will make him feel so much better. I have been there. I know.
We're so relieved Macy has her sock at last!! We'll cross our paws that everything goes well for your Grandma's treatments and your Daddy's MRI.ReplyDelete
Oh sending some prayers to grandma and dad!!! And to mom who is still not getting her remote!ReplyDelete
Glad things are going a bit better - still sending POTP!ReplyDelete
We are always keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers, Stella Rose. I sure hope you keep on moving forward...that is the best direction to go!ReplyDelete
So many hard things going on in your lives right now-sending lots of love to you all.ReplyDelete
Noreen and Hunter
Yay for Macey! We are so happy to hear that she finally got her sock. We pray it works wonders for her! We are keeping grandma and your dad in our thoughts and prayers and sending lots and lots of positive vibes.ReplyDelete
We always think of you and Macey. Sending lots of hugs your wayReplyDelete
Lily & Edward
so glad to see Macey has her sock! and that Grandma's treaments are moving forward. We sure hope Dad's MRI will help point his treatments in the right direction tooReplyDelete
Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel
Glad Macey FINALLY got the sock. But we can see problems when the weather heats up. At least you know it can be made. Lots happening at your house....ReplyDelete
Sending lots of POTP!ReplyDelete
Bell Fur Zoo
I know why Y'all haven't told us what's been going on with the family it's because y'all have been harassing me. I'm glad Macey got her sock and I'm glad your mom didn't get frustrated and cut it off. I'm also glad grandma isn't as nervous about her treatments and the treatment center is good to her. As for Dad, I hope his MRI turns out good and prayers for his new arm doctor to be super smart.ReplyDelete
Aroo to you,
We're glad macey got her sock. Guess what? I have a friend with a special sock too, and she puts monster stichers on it!!!!ReplyDelete
It's wonderful grandma has started her treatment! It will goby fast!
And we hope the Dr's fix your dad fast!!!
We continue to keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. I hope Macey sees some improvement by wearing the sock.ReplyDelete
The Johnsons, LB, EJ and Abby Lab
Well, what do you know, finally that sock has arrived!!! We hope it at least maintains things as they are, but with a lot of POTP maybe we can get it to do even more. All paws crossed for both Grandma and Dad to get back on track too.ReplyDelete
Woos - Ciara and Lightning
Wow, she finally got the sock! Man, that was quite the wait. I hope it will help. You guys sure have had a lot of health/medical issues to deal with these past months and months. Hope you're all holding up. We'll keep sending good thoughts your way!ReplyDelete
We are so glad Macey FINALLY got her sock! We keep her in our purrayers. Our niece, Sami, that has much same condition is carefully navigating college life with this problem. But is doing good.ReplyDelete
Mommy says our new year has started out much the same way and said she wants a "do-over", then it got worse.
Her and the Daddy are now in bed with a virus that caused fever, rash, and horrific itching. They are NOT fun to lay on right meow! MOL! I guess all we can do is keep on "keeping on". Sending much love and prayers for all of you, especially the Grandma.
We can't believe how long that dang sock took to arrive. That's the problem with health care these days. One hand doesn't know what the other one is doing!!ReplyDelete
Poor Dad. He's gotta be able to move that arm and shoulder. Otherwise, how will he give you treats??
Your Grandma is a strong woman. Give her lot's of kisses from us and we've got her in our daily prayers.
Stay well friends!
Lily Belle & Muffin
I pray that things are starting to look up for all of you. Will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyDelete
Still praying for all the medical issues. I hope everyone gets good news this week!ReplyDelete
Is there an answer on what is causing Macey's leg to swell?ReplyDelete
Ohhh thank goodness Macey has her sock. I hope and purr she starts to see lots of improvement and there is a lighter one for summer.ReplyDelete
Hugs and Purrs to Grandma she is a strong woman
and paws crossed Dad's MRI will fill in some information gaps
Hugs madi your bfff
Thanks for the updates. We're glad things are going forward. You've been dealing with quite a bit. Hugs!ReplyDelete
best wishes you have so much going on it must be very hardReplyDelete
We have friends that have a weiner dog and they call it Weiner Weiner neener-neener! So glad to hear the long wait for Macey to get her hose is over. Sounds like things are progressing ahead slow and steady. Maybe all is starting to go right in your world. We keep your family in our prayers.ReplyDelete
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot
Oh my gosh you have so much going on. We are sending lots of prayers. My Grampy had to wear compression socks. You can buy a tool that looks like a show horn on Amazon to pull down the socks. Hope it helps. Prayers and love to youReplyDelete
Thank you for all the great updates. I am keeping all of you in my prayers and Ziggy has paws crossed for his buddies.ReplyDelete
Anne and Ziggy
I was wondering if macey put monster stickers on her new sock yet?ReplyDelete
Sounds like some good news and some okay news. We will keep our paws crossed that things keep improving for everyone in your family.ReplyDelete
Thank goodness that Macey finally has her sock. I hope it helps her!!!ReplyDelete
Your Grandma is a superwoman! I'm so glad that the cancer center has been so good to her... and I like the vision of a return to health in the spring!
I'm so glad that your dad is getting an MRI of his shoulder. That sounds an awful lot like my shoulder before I had surgery on it. I hope that they can fix it, and that he can then start PT - on the road to health again.
Thinking of you all.
So glad to hear that things are all moving in a positive direction!!!!! WooooHooo!!!!!ReplyDelete