Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The USA Transplant Olympic Games

Our dad is coming home today.   He's been in Houston, Texas, at the USA Transplant Olympic Games.    He is a player for Team Connecticut.
These are the team colors and shirts for 2014. 
 Each team from all over the country is given pins to trade and collect.   Dad has fun trying to get as many as he can from as many states as he can.
These are pins that he's collected from other Transplant Olympic games that he has attended and participated in. 

These bucket hats arrived days before dad left. Every single one of them was extra-large and wouldn't fit the team members so they're going back but not before we got to try them on for fun!

 This was the schedule for all of the events.   The games began on Friday the 11th and ended on Tuesday,  July 15th with the closing ceremonies.  
Dad was entered in swimming and track and field.   No medals but our paws and fingers were crossed.
Dad says Houston was HOT but he was having a great time ☺

Dad wrote and told us that he came in 4th and 5th place in his swimming events and he said that the high jump was great sailing over that horizontal pole to land on a cushy soft mattress.   But then he told us about the long jump.  Our dad got hurt jumping the long jump.  From what mom told us, it sounds like he planted his shoulders in the sand and jarred his entire body.   He was seen by doctors but he decided to tough out his discomfort.   Monday night, we got a call from one of his teammates that dad was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance.  He was in pain and needed help.   The hospital fixed him up with a sling and meds and discharged him and dad stayed at his hotel room all day on Tuesday trying to feel better for his trip home today.
We can't thank his teammates enough.  They were there for our dad when we couldn't be and we owe them a HUGE thank you for taking such great care of him and helping him out.  Thank you so very much ♥

We've missed our dad.  It seems like he's been gone forever and we can't wait to have him back home with us.  
Hang in there dad.  We're coming for you!  We'll be heading to the AirePort soon and we'll take very good care of you and get you back to 100%!  You can count on us!

We love you, dad♥
Mitch and Molly


Amber DaWeenie said...

We know you are so very proud of your Dad!

Hap-Pee WindsDay!

Millie and Walter said...

Sorry to hear your dad got hurt. Looks like he was having fun until that happened though.

Cowspotdog said...

Well done Dad - you did awesome to participate in the games and we are so sorry you got hurt - but we know Mitch and Molly will take great care of you when you get home

animal lover, quilt lover said...

And you did not tell me!!!!!!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We are SOOOOOOOO sorry that your dad got HURT... butt how GRAND that his Team was THERE FUR HIM and got the help he needed...



Shirley said...

Seeing you guys is sure to make your Dad feel better. You must be so proud of him.
doogy hugs,
Wilberforce and Higgins

Monika + Bente said...

You are the best!

♥♥♥♥greetings - Bente

Anonymous said...

Way to go Dad, we love it when stuffs just never gets one down, hope everything is alright, and that he did have fun. We know all them loves & Kissies you give him will make him feel wonderful!

The Mad Pirate Scots

How Sam Sees It said...

It sounds like fun. We are sorry your Dad got hurt and we hope he feels better soon!

Monty and Harlow

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Congrats to your dad for BEING THERE and competing. We know all of you, including him, want him home so you can take good care of him.

Get in a supply of gelato.

Duncan said...

Sorry your dad got hurt -- he is going to feel sooooo much better when he gets back home and gets some pupper slobbers and kisses!!

Kinley Westie said...

Hope your dad feels better soon!

Golden Daily Scoop said...

We hope dad feels better!

Sully said...

Way to go Dad and he's right Houston is a hot and humid place.

Aroo to you,

SissySees said...

How exciting! You must be so proud of him, but we know no one can make him feel better like you can. Give him licks and love from the furgirls too.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh yes thank goodness for the team members watching out for your dad!
We are proud of your dad for trying!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Wow that is really cool. Be proud of that daddy
Lily & Edward

bichonpawz said...

Wow! We can certainly tell you are proud of your Dad and that you miss him! We are so glad that he will be back with you soon!!

Unknown said...

You must be so proud of your dad and hope he feels better soon - what a scare that must have been!

Susie said...

Many congratulations to your Daddy and hope he feels all better soon, you must be so proud of him. A good friend of ours is going to take part in the British Transplant Games soon, so we will be cheering him on. Have a lovely weekend, love the shirts the colours suit you. Hugs Susie & Treacle xx

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

Way to go your Dad. What a pawesome thing to take part in. I is sorry he hurt his shoulders though. Being back with you two and you Mom will make him feel loads better, I bet.
~lickies, Ludo

KB said...

It's wonderful that your dad has participated in those olympics multiple times. Wow!

It sounds as if he has very caring teammates. I would guess that they've each been through a lot tough physical stuff so they are very understanding when a teammate needs help like that.

I hope your dad is home with you now and on the mend.

Pinot and Angel Momo said...

Mitch and Molly!

Go Daddy Go!

We thought we've known how great and talented your parents are since we met. Now we feel like we discover another part of your daddy. Hope he is well. paws crossed.

Momo & Pinot

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We came to check on your daddy!

Sue said...

We hope your Dad is feeling better really soon.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Teu bad he didn't get to meet Reufus!

He lives in Heuston ;-)

PeeEssWoo: Your dad ROKHKS!

The Army of Four said...

We sure hope your daddy is OK!!!!!! His teammates are rock stars for watching out for him like that!
Maggie T.