Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Our Dad

Remember a couple of months ago when we posted about picking our dad up at the hospital?  We were so happy to have him home with us!

Our dad has still not recovered from that stay and he is not even close to being 100% - he's actually very far from it.    To make a long story much shorter,  he has fluid retention and it's not going away.  He's had test after test after test and the tests are still ongoing.  One of his immunosuppressant drugs is thought to be the cause.  Dad has been off this drug for 6 weeks already but the effects of it in his system are long-lasting - like MONTHS! 

His body is also not absorbing protein and this is a huge concern to everyone, most of all to mom and dad who have been trying so very hard to right this wrong and the doctors are working very hard to discover the cause. 

Our dad is once again in the hospital and he is not coming home until answers are found so that he can be back on his road to recovery.    Could you all please keep our dad in your thoughts and prayers?  We know just how incredibly powerful the Power of the Paw is!

We sure do miss our dad. 
Thank you so much, guys.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Remington said...

Your daddy is in our thoughts and prayers. I hope they find out whats wrong and get it fixed FAST! Take care, my friends....

Ina in Alaska said...

So sorry!! You can count on us to keep your Dad in our hearts and prayers. We hope the doctors pull out all the stops and get this resolved soon. Sending love to all of you from Alaska, xoxoxo

Jazzi said...

Oh no, that is terrible!! Paws crossed her fur the DR's to get it figured out and ASAP!! Take care and be a help to your Mom ok?

wags and prayers
Jazzi and Addy

Wyatt said...

We have our paws crossed real hard and he is in our prayers. We want your dad to be back 100%. He has barns to build and mountains to climb!

Kisses and hugs,
Wyatt and Stanzie

Sierra Rose said...

Oh friends, we definitely will keep your dad in our thoughts and prayers. Looking forward to your smiles when he is back home :)

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Reilly / Bree said...

I will be keeping all four paws crossed for your dad and he will be in our prayers every night. It is no fun being without your dad (or Mom) and I know how you feel. I hope they find out how to fix the problem and make sure you give your Mom lots of hugs too - she must be so worried. We know you will be needing time to spend with your Mom and your Mom with your Dad, but please keep us informed - we worry so much about all our big bloggie family.

Reilly / Bree said...

PS - Bailey knows she is a real sheltie just like Autumn knows she is a real airedale (it's our little secret) :):):)

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Maggie...
Paws are crossed and we are sending lots of healing vibes to your Dad.

Give your Mom and lick for me too...I know she probably needs it about now!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Paws khrossed and lots of damp Sibe Vibes being sent from Pawsylvania -

Princess RainKhloud Siberian Sponge At Large
PeeEssWoo: My word is PESTS - know any?

Mojo said...

Mojo hasn't blogged in years now but she still follows you daily. And so she and I are sending all our love and hugs to you all. xxx Mojo and mum

Niamh said...

Dear Maggie and Mitch,

We are so sorry to hear that your dad has been having a hard time. We are sending lots of good thoughts your way so that they figure out what is wrong and how to fix it. We are thinking of you all.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Ruby and Penny said...

Paws all crossed in Thunder Bay.
Love Ruby & Penny

Barbara said...

Oh my! We are activating the Paw over here and sending many good vibes your Dad's way. I hope they figure out what is wrong and fix it really quick!

Kari in WeHo said...

We are keeping him in our thoughts


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Maggie and Mitch,
We're are sending positive and healing vibes to your Daddy. We wish your Daddy a speedy recovery, we keep you and your Daddy in our thoughts. Be there for your Mom, we wish we could!
Lots of love to you all.

Angus said...

You're all in our thoughts and prayers.

Jake of Florida said...

Maggie and Mitch,

We know how you must feel because we remember when our dogdad was in the hospital last July. It was not a good feeling at all. So your dad and all of you will be deep in our thoughts and prayers until he is home and himself again!!!!!

Wirey love!

Jake and Just Harry and Mom

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We're so sorry to hear about your Dad - we will hold your family close in our hearts and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

The Army of Four said...

We will join you in prayer for you dad, sweet friends! We hope they can figure out what's going on quickly and get him all fixed up so he can come HOME!!!
Take good care of your mom, OK? And give her a little lick on the nose from me and Zimmie.

bbes tribe said...

We are so sorry to hear your Dad is still not feeling well. WE are sending many pawsitive thoughts and prayers your way. Keeping you in our hearts and please watch out for Mom. Hope they find the answer FAST. She needs you too now.
Ernie,Sasha,Chica,Lucas & Mom Barb

Channon said...

Prayers and crossed paws. That fluid stuff is tough... The Knight's grandfather had that problem and it's not fun.

violett said...

We're very sorry that your father is back in the hospital. We keep our fingers crossed and feet for him. We hope that the cause is found for his illness.
We are with you in mind.
Mischka, Hoover and Violett

Peanut said...

Your dad is in our thoughts.

Pearl said...

Maggie & Mitch,
I am so sorry your daddy is going through this. I am keeping him in my prayers and sending big hugs your way.


George the Lad said...

Sure will,Maggie and Mitch, positive vibes coming your way from across the pond, give mom a big hug from me, she will need you both more than ever.
Love and hugs George and Jan xxx

Oskar said...

We are so very sorry to hear about your dad's ongoing problems. Powerful prayer from our family to your.

Nubbin wiggles & Hugs,
Oskar & Pam

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh Maggie & Mitch, we are so sorry to read this!
Have no fears though as we bassets are on the job.
We are sending lots of positive energy your way and our human will also remember your Dad.
We are thinking of you all.
Much love
Martha and Bailey xxx

Anonymous said...

You got it Maggie and Mitch!

The Power of the Paw is in the works.

Your Dad's doctors will figure it out and your Dad will be home in no time and feeling better!

woo woos, Tessa

Gus said...

Your Dad is one of our HEROES and we will certainly put him on the prayer wheel here. Not wanting to miss any opportunities, we will also cross paws and send muzzer out to light some more candles. we do believe that the power of prayer combined with the power of the paw has great potential for positive outcomes.

Our hugs and kisses to all of you, but 'specially to your Mom and Dad.

gussie n teka

emilene said...

Maggie & Mitch - we'll be praying for your dad as well, hope he feels better soon! Love yo your mom from us as well!

Abigail the Yorkie & clan xx

Amber-Mae said...

Oh dear, I am so sorry about this guys. I'll definitely be praying for your dad! I hope he gets better soon. Do keep us updated on his progress OK?

snoopydog said...

Oh dear! So sorry to hear about your poor dad. We hope he is on the mend very soon and promise to keep him in our thoughts and prayers. Ros and Oscar

Samantha said...

We have paws, fingers and toes crossed that your Daddy recovers soon - and that those hooman vets figgur out how to make him better fast! Your Daddy is furry special and we are also sending prayers his way - and we send love to all of you from us with
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie, Avalon and Ozzie

Sue said...

Absolutely! We have 40 paws working for him. Our Dad went in for his six month checkup today and they still have no answers on what's wrong with him. Mom is a nervous wreck worrying about him.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

scotsmad said...

We're HERE! Paws crossed and sending positive vibes to your Dad. Hope they can find the problem quickly, so they can treat it.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, dear, Maggie & Mitch. We're so sorry your dad is not recovering as he should be. We sure hope they find the problem soon so he can get better and come home. Purrs and tail wags.

Amber and Nala said...

WE are so sorry to hear that. :( We hope you get some answers for your dad soon. We will be sending good vibes your way.

Nala & Amber

Mango said...

THis is just awful news to hear. We are all focusing on dad and sending the most powerful thoughts we have.

Mango, Dexter, Momma, and Master too

Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch
We awe so vewy sad and upset to heaw this news. mommi and Daddi and I will be pwaying and thinking the pawsitivest thoughts fow him. I know how you and youw Mom must wowwy and we'we sending you ouw love.
The powew of the paw is mighty and I know youw dawling Dad will be all wigh. i just hope it's vewy soon
smoochie kisses


We are so sorry to hear about you dad, we will cross our paws tonight before we go to bed and send good thought your way.

Lots of licks,

Bug and Bandit

Priscilla said...

We are keeping your dad in our thoughts!! I hope they can cure him quickly and we'll try to with the Power of the Paw.

Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

Praying and hoping for the problem to be identified and fixed. Love and hugs from the 4-legged's in Texas.

Kess And Her Mama said...

It always is most stressful not knowing what's wrong. Will keep your dad in our prayers.

Lorenza said...

Power of the Paw in action here for your Dad!
I am sure everything is going to be ok and he will be back at home soon!
I have faith!
Paws crossed!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

animal lover, quilt lover said...

You have our prayers every night Maggie and Mitch. Give Mom some extra cuddling while Dad is not there. She is going to need it!!
Lots of love to you guys, Bambi & Fern

The Thundering Herd said...

Our paws are crossed for your dad. Best wishes for finding the problem and quick recovery.

the 4 Bs said...

we have 20 paws to cross for your dad now! and we have lots of schnoodle/poodle paw power for you! we want him to get better and come back home where he belongs!


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Maggie, Mitch and moms
All of us have our paws crossed for your dad. In fact I have been keeping him in my doggy prayers for a long time.
We will all circle you with our paws, and we will expect a miracle.
I know how hard it is for all of you to have your dad not home,,,, its no fun at all.
We are sending good vibes for the answers to be found, and for your dad to get better soon.
We love you
tweedles and moms

Anonymous said...

Oh, Maggie and Mitch. I'm so very sorry to hear that your daddy doesn't feel good. I'm holding all of you real close to my heart and crossing my paws super tight that they find out what's wrong and fix it soon so that he can come home.

Sending all of you big, wet, slurpy brindle kisses!

Luving wiggles & wags,

Benny and Lily said...

Poor Paw... he must be frustrated not to feel better yet. We will keep our feets crossed for him
Benny & Lily

The Life of Riley said...

My paws are crossed, and mum and I are thinking of your dad, and hoping is feeling better soon.

Teddy Bear said...

We are praying for your dad and are sending lots of hugs to you all. We sure hope the doctors are able to figure out what is wrong with him so they can help him feel better.:)

Teddy Bear

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Sending you all, especially your Dad, lots of get well wishes and my paws are praying for him.

You are all in our thoughts.

love from Marvin xxxx

oh and lots and lots of get well wishes from Jeannie too! xxxxx

"Thinking of you"

parlance said...

I will pray for him, that when he comes home from hospital the doctors have solved the problem and set him on the road to continuing good health.

3 doxies said...

Oh NO! I thoughts everything was going good furs your dad!
I hope ya'll gets some answers soon, da hardest is not knowing. Please know we haves ya'll all in our thoughts and prayers and we hope dis will all be overs and he can start to gets betters.


Fred said...

We'll definitely be praying for your dad to be all better soon!

Enya said...

I'm so sorry to here that! I wish your dad all the very best! Wait and see - it will come out all right!
love, Enya

Anonymous said...

You know what? I've been moping around a bit today. I was thinking of my friend Duncan who had surgery and NOW I'm reading about your Dad. That must be why I'm just not myself.


Sending love and Rooooooos to you and your Dad, Stuart

julandmatt said...

sending good thoughts to your pops! and you and your mama!
Get better DAD!

sophie...^5 said...

many loving vibes are wending their way down to all of you and daddy! Take care!

Ludo van Doggy said...

We is sorry to read this too. I will cross my paws and hope and pray for him to be ok!

Clive said...

Dear Maggie & Mitch

Special prayers from us all here for your Dad - Murray is a great man for saying his prayers and your Dad is top of his list!

thinking of you all,
Clive and family

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch -

We are so sorry to read that your Dad is in the hospital. Grammy fell last week and has a hairline fracture of the hip. She was just released from the hospital on Monday and is at a rehab facility where she has to get physical therapy until she is well enough to go home.

Kaci is with some friends of Grammy's. They will be able to take her to the rehab facility to visit with Grammy.

We will keep your Mom and Dad in our thoughts and prayers. We hope your Dad does not have to be in the hospital too long and that he has a speedy recovery.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

rottrover said...

We are sending strong rottie healing energy and all 12 paws are crossed for your dad. Thanks for letting us know.

-Ruby, Gizmo and Bart

Stardust said...

Aww.. kids. I'll be praying for your dad! While mom keeps herself strong for him. Be praying for a quick find out and a right treatment.

Cheer up kids!

Sapphire said...

we're so sorry to hear about your dad. we are thinking of you and to mom, be strong and keep hope.
do update us on your dad's condition.
Pats and hugs to you both!

auntie lydia and dave said...

Big AireZen from the Wet West Coast!
we wish your dad a speedy recovery so he can come home and you can take him out for ice cream!

TwoSpecialWires said...

We just saw reference to your dad being in the hospital when we were reading about the wheelies pressies ... now we know why you were so much on our minds and in our hearts the past couple of days. We are so sorry to hear that your dad is still struggling with this monster and this mystery. We want you to know we join the others in sending positive thoughts and many many prayers your way.

Jake and Fergi

Archie and Melissa said...

oh m & m!
i am sending you and your mom and dad huge hugs.
i will keep checking in on all of you.
i know he will feel better soon!
your dad is a very strong person!

Bocci said...

Wow-how did we miss this post? We're concentrating real hard and sending out the most powerful prayers and pawsitive thoughts and vibes for your Dad to be 100% real soon!-He certainly does have many more mountains to climb and barns to build! Hugs to your Mom, too!

Hollie and Janie said...

I'm so sorry about your dad, but I'm so happy he's safely home and back with those who love him sooooo much!!