Shhhh. . .I have to be very quiet. My mommy is sleeping and I have been sleeping a lot, too. Everything is very different at our house now and my mommy isn’t busy anymore! I don’t really understand it but I know something changed. And even my daddy is at home. That’s pretty special. I love having both of them home at the same time and I love it when one of them sits down or lays on the sofa so I can snuggle next to them. And sleep!
Two days ago my mommy told me she was going away for awhile yesterday and she would come home again before bedtime. And, you know what? She did! I almost wagged my tail off when I saw her! She told me things would be different for awhile. I didn’t know what she meant but I listened very carefully – and I’m trying to be a very good boy so I don’t disturb her! I’m not sure what’s wrong, but I know something isn’t normal. When she came home late yesterday afternoon she had a funny thing on her left arm – I think she said it’s a sling. Or something like that. I was so happy to see her again. I wanted her to pick me up and when she told me she couldn’t do that I knew she felt bad about it, too. I like to sit near her and wait for her tell me to jump up on her chair or the sofa beside her. I could hardly believe my ears when she asked me to write to you on her blog! She knows I can handle it.
Late last night my daddy sat down at the computer and sent an email to a whole bunch of friends. He told me I could copy it so you would know more about what happened to my mommy yesterday. This is what he told our friends.
Just a note to update you on Adrienne’s shoulder surgery today. But first, let me thank you for your prayers on her behalf. The Lord’s presence was certainly with us today.
We arrived at Providence Milwaukie Hospital at 8 AM for pre op preparation. At 10:15 she was wheeled into surgery. One hour and five minutes later the Dr. came out to the waiting room to tell me that all went fine. Two large bone spurs had been removed. After a few hours of recuperation in the hospital, I brought her home where she is resting comfortably. Her voice is raspy from the breathing tubes, so she must limit her talking for the time being. Her pain is controlled with the nerve blocking shot she received in the hospital. She has started a regimen of pain meds as the shot will wear off by tomorrow.
Again, thanks for your prayers.
God is Good,
(He didn’t sign it that way – I did because that's what my mommy calls him.)
Some things have changed since Daddy wrote that email. I’ll try to tell you what I heard them say when they were talking this morning. Mommy is resting comfortably. She had trouble sleeping last night because she slept so much during the day. I snuggled next to her for awhile but she kept moving around and getting up so I decided to move somewhere else where I could sleep without being disturbed. Early this morning I found her sound asleep on the sofa in the living room and I woke her up. My daddy said it was time for her to wake up and take a pain pill so I had to do it! Even though I wanted to let her sleep.
The shot they gave to make her arm numb has worn off (I don’t understand that – I thought things that are worn are tattered and look old but she looks pretty good!) She has been up walking around and doing a few things by herself. My daddy fixed her a nice breakfast and she liked it a lot. I heard her tell Daddy ‘thank you’ and she said it was very good.
I’m so glad my mommy is home again. She is resting and taking it easy. She told me we will be able to do all kinds of things again. I like that. I love to do things with her.
I think I’d better go lie down – it’s time for me to rest!P.S. - My mommy looks so pretty! My daddy bought her some new tops that zip or snap up the front so she can get into them easier than some of her other clothes. She has a new purple top on today. It has a shiny butterfly near her heart. I don't know what she means but she told me it adds just a bit of 'bling'! Oh, I have so much to learn!