Friday, January 18, 2013

Not the way life should be

Hi furends,

Lily Belle here. Im outta bed long enough to give everyone an update on my health.

Thing's are still not going so well. I'm still on the Tramadol and Prednisone and I still am feeling lousy. I even look pathetic. Hard to believe right?

I am not sprinting to the door when someone comes by. Like yesterday, our neighbor had to escort Grandpa Bob home because he snuck out of the house and went to her yard to pick grapefruit from her tree. The he fell flat on his face! She was watching him from her kitchen window (good thing) and ran outside to help him. Imagine the surprise on Mommys face when our neighbor walked in the house with Grandpa. Grandpa just poo-poo's the situation. Poor Mommy, she's got her hands filled with me and MY issues and doesn't need yet another thing to worry about.

I'm just not myself these days and it's weighing heavily on Mommy and Daddys heart. If everyone only knew what was wrong with me, we would all feel better. Unfortunately I can't voice my opinion to anyone (cuz remember, I'm a D-O-G.)

I have a good appetite and I'm pooping and peeing just fine. My back end is no longer shaking. When Mommy touches me, I don't cry or shiver in pain.  I will NOT hop up the step into the house. It's not a full step, but more of a little lip about 2 inches tall. I will stand there until someone picks me up over the hump.

I will only lay on the floor or in my doggie bed when everyone is busy doing other things. Hey, someone other than me has to do the housework around here and cook! Becides, I only know how to prepare kibble. So Mommy pulled out the crock pot and is making yummy beef stew for the weekend. I know that if Muffin and I play our cards right, we'll get some of the beef and carrots.

Speaking of Muffin, she has been such a good little sister and keeps a close eye on me.


Don't let her droopy eyes fool ya! She really is concerned.

Pending no emergency changes over the weekend, Mommy will call and talk to the handsome Dr. O'Sullivan next week. He wants me to stay on the med's for at least a week before proceeding with any more tests.

Mommy and Daddy went out this morning to our local indoor Flea Market. They went to buy some "window clings" to put on the sliding door. They have some really beautiful ones and since Mommy loves hummingbird's and lily's that is the design she picked. It's a large design and should fit nicely on the door. Then so I don't bump into the door ever again, they bought a whole bunch of little ones to put across the bottom of the glass. We don't know how it is going to look when done, but safety is the main concern.

 When clinging to the window, it looks like etched glass.

While at the Flea Market, Mommy also bought some beautiful tomato's and some lettuce. However, Mommy didn't buy ANY flea's at the market ~ Whew! It's a great place to shop for produce and other types of stuff and or junk. Here, let me show you...


Daddy is checking out the ol'e time country music CD's. And yes, he has a jacket on. Our temps dropped 20 degrees within an hour yesterday. This morning it was 39F outside.

Then Mommy saw this and just HAD to buy it for Daddy.

It's a solar powered Hula Dancer ~ Way too cute the way she shakes her arms and hips!

OK, time to take another nap now. Hopefully many naps will do the trick!

Thank you everyone for your love and support! Please keep the POTP coming, I need it.

Lily Belle

P.S. Happy Birthday to my sweet little man Newby. I wish I was there to give you a BIG kiss.


  1. Woof! Woof! Sending Lots of Golden Healing Thoughts. Hope your naps will do the trick ... seet happy dreams. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. Girl, I wished withs all my might I could help you and tells everybuddy what was wrong withs you...if I only I knew. Is there a possibility them drugs just be makin' you tired and you npt wanna do nuttin'? Also, when my brudder ruptured his disc he acted somewhat okays...I should say he nevers winced in pain and acted like he wasn't in pain but yet he was still "off". I hopes I is makin' sense. I knows your mom will be watchin' fur every little is gonna be okays girly!
    Your poor mom has her hands full with Grandpa Bob huh? I thinks I would put a little bell on da door...hehehe, I is genius!


  3. We've got our paws crossed for you that you get better real soon! And WHEW, I'm so glad your momma didn't bring home any fleas from the flea market! I was a little worried.

  4. You know I am still crossing my paws for you. Just keep taking naps and getting rest.

  5. Oh, Lily Belle, I am so sorry to know that you are not yourself and possibly having some back problems. I am hoping and praying that your medicines will help out real soon. When my little Oscar (which you are a spitten image of) had to have meds for back troubles, he did ok the first time and then again when he had to take them, the medicine for pain seemed to make him sick. I was just beside myself worrying so I know exactly how your Mom and Dad are feeling. I sure hope that by this weekend you will be doing much better. Just take it real slow for now and rest all you can. I know Muffin will be a good companion. I Also hope that Granpa Bob stays put too.
    Well Wishes from Jane and Sambo

  6. Oh wow, I was so nervous when you mentioned they were going to the flea market. Hope none hopped on them for a free ride!

    Anyway, I'm glad you're making some progress and I sure hope you are 100% soon.


  7. Lily Belle, we are sure thinking about you alot here in ioway and hope yu get to feeling better soon! Just rest, and let the crock pot do the cooking, we also hired a crock pot a few months ago to come in and cook for us ...that way when dad is working late at night we know the food will be decent enough for all of us to eat...(those are moms words not mine) oh I about fell off my chair when i saw all those fruits and vegetables...wowzers...we don't have anything like that must live in paradise for sure!!!! Now you rest up this weekend, and stay away from glass opening cos they will fool you everytime!!!
    Your friend
    stella rose

  8. Lily darling take it easy and heal up. We are just hoping that was a ding a ling and you are just resting up till the ding gets rid of the ling. Sending healing paw and love and hugs and Roo has put you on the POTP site for extra measure. Grandpa Bob is obviously with you and making himself your invalid companion. Peeps we say a prayer or two for you all. Take care
    Best wishes Molly

  9. Oh Lily, we hope they can get to the bottom of what's ailing you. SHE had to take a tramadol-type of tablet and it made HER very sleepy and woozy. Sometimes the cure is worse than the condition...

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

    Our paws are crossed for you.

  10. I hope you are feeling like your old self soon and bounding up those stairs! Love Dolly xoxox

  11. Dear Lily Belle, Millie is keeping her paws crossed that you feel much better soon. Maybe the reason you don't even want to step up on the little 2" step is because the medicine is making you a bit woozy.

    That Grandpa Bob is quite the character. I like Puddles idea of hanging bells on the doors so you know when it is opened. Or you could put a bell around Grandpa Bob's neck! I think the window stickers are a good idea too. I love the hummers and lily decals.

    Keep us posted on how you are doing. Be thankful you aren't up north here. We are having a "warm" day of 40 deg. tomorrow and then it will be a deep freeze for the next week with snow every day.

    Love to everyone.


  12. We are so very sorry that you are still feeling so poorly, Lily. Mom says she can sympathize with you because not too long ago she walked right into the glass door at the Apple Store - wowzers, that hurt, she says. We hope you can be better very soon.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  13. Oh Lily honey... you just go ahead and let them help you up that step... You gotta give yourself a chance to heal up and FEEL BETTER.
    LOVE the window clings.. and the ones down low fur YOU will help prevent FUTURE problems fur SURE.
    WE hope that all goes more SMOOTHLY for you and fur your mom... next week.
    Paws crossed fur you sweetie.

  14. My poor BFF! Do you think hydrotherapy could help you? Maybe you can act normal, but are scared of being in pain still. I've heard of that happening. Sending you all my POTP and Doxie healing vibes.

  15. Lily, just keep on getting all the rest you can. That medicine is probably keeping you kind of sleepy. That's what it did to me when I took it. Just keep on eating good and tell you Mommy to try not to worry.

    Is that the flea market in Auburndale on Hwy 92? It looks familiar. If it is, it's only about 10 minutes from me.

  16. Lily I am crossing paws for you and I will send another batch of magic bubbles. I hope they help. Maybe you just need to rest for a few days and get all healed inside. I hope you got some stew and I hope it made you feel better. I am glad Muffin is taking good care of you.

    Loveys Sasha

  17. Hey Lily Belle. We can see Muffin is giving you lots of TLC. We hope the weekend rest is just what you need.

    My mom is a hummingbird nut too. The first day of their arrival each year is a National Holiday.
    We enjoyed the flea market
    Madi your bffff

  18. Ok we are back the first 1/2 of your post did not show up until after we commented above. Crazy iPad.

    We are so sorry Gpa Bob fell! Mom certainly knows how this is worrying everyone and we are so sorry you are still feeling poorly. You are too sweet to feel bad.
    Lots of tender hugs
    Madi you bffff

  19. Oh Lily, we really hope you feel better soon!
    Love to you.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  20. Oh Lily so sorry you're feeling so low - all paws and fingers crossed for you to get better very soon, Take care - woofs and licks from Magic & family xx

  21. Lily, I'm so sorry to hear that you're still not feeling like yourself. We're thinking about you and hoping you start feeling better REALLY REALLY soon. I'm a therapy dog, you know, so maybe I should come visit you to make you feel better? Meanwhile I'll see if I can do therapy from a distance.

    your pal,

    p.s. - mom says she really feels for your mom and dad because she knows how it is to worry about your pup

  22. We have just popped over and Oh my,wez so sorry your not well. Poor Mommy and Daddy must be worried sick. Wez sending all'z our love'z and hug'z for a speedy recovery :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  23. Oh, Lily....we worry about you so! Mama was on Tramadol (for pain) and it made her vomit...lots. Since it is a narcotic, it will make you very dopey and lethargic. Which is kinda what you want to do...especially if you are dealing with a back issue.
    Sorry to hear about Grandpa....thank dawg he wasn't seriously hurt. We can only dream of pcking grapefruits....waaay too cold here in the great frozen North. Please tell your Mom & Dad that you & your family are in our pawrayers....we know everyone is so worried about you.
    Be well, out little friend....

    (((hugs)) your friends
    Oskar & Schatzi

  24. Lily, We are still sending you the POTP. As someone who has suffered severe disc problems myself (and have had 3 major surgeries for them), I do know that sometimes it takes some patience before those medicines start to help you and your body starts to heal itself. We are all thinking of you, sending you strong and healing thoughts.

  25. We are sending lots of thoughts and prayers and hoping for a speedy recovery!

    We have a little something for you over here but don't feel like you have to do it cause we know your mom is really tired and worried and you just don't feel up to it:( Just want you to know we are thinkin' about you!

    Have a great weekend!

  26. The DWM are sending all of their POTP- if your mom needs anything have her call WHN!

  27. we are so releived that your mommy did'nt pick up any fleas at the flea market as you dont need anything else to worry about. shivers that they dare have a market of their own those pesky things. anywoo, we are sending our strongest pibble toots to surround you in healing pibble power. we will be praying for your health very much so

    pibble sugars
    brinks and bella
    of the houston pittie pack

  28. We are laughing at the Houston Pittie Pack's response to hard to put together any good response of our own. Picking up fleas at the Flea Market!! hahahahah

    We loves the clings on the window... anything to keep our special girl from getting hurt! xx

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

  29. Howdy Lily Belle, hope you are feeling better very soon sweetie pie. Just snuggle and rest ok? We're glad too your mum and dad didn't get any fleas at the market. Much better to bring home good stuff for sure. We love your mum's choice of window decoration. We have similar things on our door cause years ago our angel sissy and brother both walked head first into the door. That was just after mum had washed it and so that's her excuse for leaving it dirty now hehe. Gentle smoochies to you. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  30. Hi Sweet Lily Belle; Thinking only good thoughts for your recovery. When I jumped off the bed I was really sore but the Vet could not find nothing bad wrong. I still fall off my ramps so Mom has put pillows aroung the bed, couch and my ramps . I know you will be well real soon. Thank you Muffin for being such a faithful friend to Lily Belle. I will be waiting to hear an update soon. All my doxie kisses and love; Herbie

  31. Yes sometimes when it rains it pours....but I promise the sun will come out again...hang in Kim and Lily! Oh and tell Grandpa Bob I would do the same thing for a Fl grapefruit...well not the falling down part I would hope ...but the sneaking out and into someones yard to get me However my luck I would have a pack of dogs trailing behind me giving my sneaky butt

  32. OH Miss Lilly Belle, I sure hope they can find out what is causing you so much discomfort. And whats with Grandpa Bob, sneaking the grapefruit from the neighbors. I mean, who likes grapefruit anyway?

    You just keep taking it easy and I am just gonna keep praying you get all the way better soon.


  33. oh gosh, i am so sorry lilly! i hope you feel better and get back to your old self. i know it is so scary for mom and dad when things aren't right. praying for you!!


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