Thursday, March 21, 2013


My babies are home! Yippee, Wahoo & Yeah!

OK, so Muffin may look really pathetic.....

But she's home and back in my arms. Right where this little love bundle belongs! She wanted me to be sure to point out her little purple "badge of honor" on her paw. She said she looks good in purple and I would have to agree.

Poor Muffin, really had a miserable day yesterday. What was supposed to be a routine cleaning and tooth extraction turned into a nightmare.

Lily is waiting patiently to see her sister Muffin. Look at the concern on her face.

When we met with her Dr. late yesterday he gave us the low down on what happened. They had sedated Muffin for her surgery. They carried her into the operating room and just as they were about to intubate her, she woke up. I damn near fell off my chair when I heard this. (This has happened to me before except I woke up during the actual surgery.) The Dr. was really upset when he was telling me this. He said that it most likely was because she was so scared and fought through the sedation. So they gave her more sedation to knock her out. Then her blood pressure dropped. Once they got her stabilized they went ahead with the cleaning first.

Then it came time to pull her little broken tooth. Well, the tooth broke while they were trying to pull it. Then they had one heck of a time getting the 3 roots out. He said that they were really latched in there. They had to take 2 x-rays to be sure they got all the roots and to double check that there was no infection. (She did have a hole in the side of the broken tooth. We're very thankful for NO infection.)

This is the her broken tooth before surgery. That little red dot on the picture is the hole in her tooth
.These are her stitches. And yes, that's a big ass tube down her throat!

Because of all the "complications" the surgery took way longer than anyone expected. They put Muffin in the ICU to keep a real close eye on her. Dr. Thomas himself even went and sat with her. I mean come on, is he great or what? How many Dr.'s do you know that would do that!

When they brought her into see her Daddy, Lily and I, it was a tearful reunion.

I hugged my little one so tight.

And you know what? I'm not letting her go..... And truthfully, she's not letting me go either!

Then it was time to talk with Lily's Dr. This was the first time we've seen him since we originally brought Lily in on Friday when she first got sick.

He asked me what made us bring Lily back in on Saturday. (I thought this was an odd question.) I told him that between Friday when he first saw her and Saturday she had taken a turn for the worse. (He was off over the weekend.) I explained that by Saturday afternoon, she couldn't open her eyes and couldn't even lift her head up. He told me that I was a very good Mom. He said that the Vet on Saturday had called him at home to tell him about Lily being in the ICU. He told us that had we not brought her in when we did, she would not have made it. He couldn't believe that by Sunday afternoon she was that much better and could go home. Dr. O'Sullivan said it was something short of a miracle.

He was thrilled that Lily was now giving him some attitude. She wanted nothing to do with him and was squirming all around and that just brought laughter and a smile to his face. He said "now that's the Lily I know and love."

You wanna do WHAT to my butt? I don't think so! Go get yourself some other girl.

Lily does have a little blood in her poop. The good Dr. put her on another antibiotic which will help with her GI tract. She has to stay on the original antibiotic also to clear up her infection. It's the best antibiotic for her UTI and he does not want to take her off of it. Definitely don't want a repeat episode of having to rush her to the Vet's. We're going to keep a very close eye on her poops and will follow up with him on Saturday.

Just checking to be sure Mommy's still here

 All's good now!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all our friends for helping us get through this very difficult time. We've appreciated all the phone calls from Snoopy, Newby, Amber, our Aunt's (Rona & Pat) in New York, to all the e-mails (especially from our lovie Herbie in Texas, from Puddles, Nola and even Lady & Marley from India.) And to all of you who are leaving such loving comments, we just can't say thank you enough. 

Our new daily routine ~ Soft food all around
I'm beginning to feel like a nurse. That goodness for Pill Pockets!

 And wait, there's more.... We're told that the Tooth Fairy will be showing up for Muffin after all. From what I understand, she's got an assistant that lives in Kentucky (cough, cough Miss Shelle from Simpatico ~ who BTW has the sweetest little southern accent), and a little something will be arriving tomorrow.

We feel the love!

Lily reading her get well card from her bestest blogging friend Nola

Today is a new day. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, our new fruit tree's are growing and my babies are home.

We're kicking all the sickies to the curb. Throwing all the bad mojo out the window.

Come hell or high water, it's gonna be a good day!

Mommy Kim


  1. So glad she's back and yes no matter what people say to me, they do feel each other's pain. They need to know the other is OK.

  2. Oh this is wonderful news all happy for you and that Muffin and Lily are home safe and sound where they belong

  3. That is amazing news! I am so glad it has worked out for the best! Perhaps Miss Muffin was feeling a little left out with all the attention Lily was getting and doesn't to create her own adventures! Take care and enjoy the drug routine!

  4. YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaa Lily Belle and Muffin are HOME and getting better by the second. WE are OVER THE MOON with happiness. We are going to CONTINUE to send our POTP to Both of of you girrrrrls.

    Happy Dance Happy Dance We are doing the HAPPY DANCE

  5. We are all over the top with yippees for Lily, Muffin, and an incredibly smart and loving Mom who knew just what she had to do.

    We are so happy things are sooooooooo much better. Phantom recongnizes that can of I/D, can't say he likes it very much, but on the days Mom can get him to eat even a little of it, he does much better with his food. It is great for the tummy.

    Have a wonderful day.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  6. We are sooooo happy they are both well and home and doing better..ayayyayayayyayaya.....we kept checking on here last night to see how they were doing.....give them a big ole hug from us!!!
    stella rose and mags

  7. Wanted to check in on you before we head out the door...again! This is the best news to start off the morning.

  8. I'm so glad everyone's HOME and SAFE! You grrls both get better real soon, okay?

  9. We were so worried for you. Thank God everything is alright. That news has brightened up our day. High 5! Onwards and upwards.
    Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  10. I am glad everyone is home and we know you'll be giving out extra hugs today. Hope they continue to get better!!

  11. That's the attitude!! We're so happy everyone is home. You just hug those pups.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  12. Whew.......... we are so happy we gots them tears rolling!

    Your Pals
    The Mad Scots

  13. Look, it is letting me make comments again. Thanks for letting me know about the new post, I was so releived to hear the good news. I bet you two are still tired and sore, just know we are thinking of you and sending our love
    Bert and My Vickie

  14. Snoopy i bsuy packing up his blanket and toys- we think he is going on a trip to Florida to take care of his little Muffin!

  15. Sounds good! Glad every buddy's home
    Benny & Lily

  16. Muffin looks so happy to be in your arms again! I hope today is a warm, relaxing day for all of you.

    Cindy & Millie

  17. We are so happy everyone is home!


  18. The Tooth Fairy is a very sneaky girl indeed... :) Who knew she was based in Kentucky!!

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

    What wonderful news to hear and see for ourselves the Darling Doxie Duo.
    Those girls know this I am sure, but they have wonderful loving parents.....
    Blessings and hugs to you all. Bad mojo and nasties are out on the curb with this week's trash.
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  20. I am so happy the girls are okay (mostly)!!! I've been so worried, it's crazy. POTP is an ice edible thing.

  21. My goodness you have been going through the fire girlfriend! I'm so glad your baby's are home. And what an amazing story about what the vet said on Lily! Oh my gosh how close... it makes me shiver. I'm so glad you brought her back in! Well I'm with you on the goodbye to bad mojo. May you guys have the most blessed day ever!

    Hugs from the whole pack!

  22. Great to know that the girls are doing well....Take care!! And get well soon, babies!

  23. WE're so happy everything is better! We were purraying very hard for you two adorable woofies. (Doxies have a soft spot in our hearts.) Happy Thursday!

  24. Poor things!!!! I'm so glad everyone is feeling better. What a tough time to have both of them not feeling well. Feel better Muffin and Lily! I know you'll be taken care of :)

  25. YEA!!!!!! Oh, I am soooo glads your babies are home!! And, it sounds like (paws crossed tightly here!) that the worse is over, and it's gonna be smooth sailing from this day forward. What great docs and vettie hospt. you have there!!!
    Give kisses and hugs to everyone from MOI!!

  26. Yahoo!! We are so glad you are noth home!! Mommy said she's gonna keep on saying her rosary for you girls until your 100% betters.

    We love ypu girls so much............Mona, Weenie & Mommy too

  27. Poor Muffin. She looks so content to be with her family. Glad all is well.

    Love Ruby & Penny

  28. Those are the news we were waiting to hear!
    I am very happy Lily and Muffin are at home now!
    I am sure they will be fully recovered soon!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  29. OMD!! OMD!! We are shocked to read all that has happened to our dear furiends!! Thank dawg everything turned out so well..and we know how much your humans were worried.
    Thank you to your vet for being so special & seeing our buddies get back to good health. We are sending tons of wiener pawyers your way!

    (((hugs)) your friends
    Oskar & Schatzi

  30. Glad things are on the up. Deccy x

  31. This mornings update is the best blog ever!! So happy the girls are improving. Seems like the sun is shining brighter today. Mom is off today so I will get so spend some outside time in the yard playing with my water hose. I always look towards the East to say hello to my special girls in Florida. If the wind would pick up my ears a little higher I would fly right over to you to say hi. lol Herbie

  32. Hi Lily Belle, Muffin, & Mama!!
    Wesa started following you today. Wesa just popped in to see how Lily was doing and for goodness gracious sakes...poor Muffin. Yousa all are having it rough in one short week what we 5 puggies have had over a few months. The good lord definently needs for us'uns to swap war stories and share the love...Yousa all best friends with our best friends, so I think our friendship was meant to be. Take care girls as you are Queens in your castle and have your mom and pop wrapped around your fine paws.
    Much Luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums
    George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

  33. What an ordeal! I am glad everyone is on the road back to normal.

  34. Now that has made our weekend. We're so glad you are all together again. We have paws crossed here in Oz you are all feeling much better real soon. Take care mates. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  35. Hi Girls; Hope you both continue to heal. Will be looking forward to hear that you both are outside enjoying spring. Always in our thoughts and prayers. lol

  36. I am so glad that everyone is home now. I am going to keep crossing paws for all of you for a while. I hope you are all better and no more trips to the Vet unless it is just regular visits. Rest now my sweet pals and sweet dreams.

    Loveys Sasha

  37. We're sure glad to learn the girls are doing better.


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