Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Grandpa Bob Results Are In.....

We are going to keep this short and brief because Mommy isn't in the mood to type tonight. I Lily Belle, have rather large paws for a cute, sweet, adorable Doxie and every time I TRY to type, it just don't work out too well. And just furget Muffin doing it, 'cuz she don't type at all!

This morning Mommy took Grandpa Bob to his Cat Scan for his aortic aneurysm. Why she didn't take him for a Dog Scan is beyond our comprehension. We think if she did, he would have gotten better results.

After the Scan, they had to drive back to see the Surgeon for the results. As soon as the Surgeon walked into the room, Mommy could tell it was NOT good news. The look on her face said it all!

The stent that was put in place in 2010 has shifted. They believe it is because the aneurysm is now growing quickly right below the end of the stent and it's pushing the stent out of place. The new bulge in the artery measures over 6+ centimeters. According to the Surgeon, it is at a very dangerous size and needs to be repaired rather quickly. His surgery is scheduled for August 29th.

He also has a 2nd aneurysm that is quite large and they will keep a close eye on that one. They will not fix the 2nd one because it would seriously impede the blood flow to the lower half of his body and organs. So that's an issue for another time.

The Surgeon had a long talk with us about the surgery bcuz Grandpa Bob after all, is 88 and has COPD. For those who don't know, COPD is just a fancy term for "can't breathe worth shit!" His lungs are crap and are getting worse. She said that sometimes when you put someone in his condition on a ventilator for surgery they never come off of it again. We know the risks, enough said!!

Now, the better news is the Surgeon will talk to the Anesthesiologist to see how he feels about keeping Grandpa Bob awake for the surgery and just giving him a local VS being knocked out. She's not sure how that will go over, but said she will give it a shot. She is also concerned that Grandpa wouldn't be comfortable to lay on a hard table that long without moving. Right now it's all up in the air and we won't know until the day of surgery which way it will go. They will also be keeping him in the hospital for a day or two after the surgery.

Not a fun task, but tomorrow Mommy will sit with Grandpa Bob and make sure all his affairs are in order (again.) Hey, this ain't her first rodeo ya know. She's VERY organized bcuz like she says "never get caught with your pants down."

Muffin and I will be helping to nurse him back to health when he comes home from the hospital.

We told Mommy she can pull out her nurses uniform again from the closet.

Mommy said that's for Daddy's eyes only!

So that furends, is the news we're dealing with tonight.

Lily Belle

P.S. I hope you didn't think that was really a picture of Mommy! Mommy's shoes are black, NOT red!


  1. Oh no! Paws crossed for Grandpa Bob. Gotta say though, Momma spit her water out when she read about the nurse outfit!
    Love you,

  2. OMD, you guys get Grandpa Bob going back towards good health again, we will cross ours paws for Him. Lily Belle you did a good job typing, so keep us informed!

    The Mad Scots

  3. You know we will have all our paws and fingers crossed for Grandpa Bob during his surgery and before too.

    Millie, Walter & Cindy

  4. Oh yes, we Beaglebratz r just shure Grandpa Bob wood haf gotten much better resultz frum a DOG scan. Butt, it iz what it iz an'we will b keepin'all 8 of our pawz crossed fer Grandpa Bob. Yep, once he haz hiz surgery an'iz bak with u'all - he WILL GIT BETTER furry much faster - we just know it.
    Shiloh'n Diva Shasta

    Pee-Ess 'Boutz that nurse uniform - may-b u shood grab it an'HIDE it.

  5. First sorry about your grandpa prayers going up. Second thanks for stopping by my blog and yes my brother's name is Grunt and my mom's cat is named Shit b/c she is one.

    Aroo to you,

  6. So worrying....we'll keep our paws and fingers crossed.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  7. Sorry to hear Grandpa Bob has to have surgery. U will need to buy lots of m & ms for him to help with his recovery process.

  8. BOL funny re mums' shoes. We are praying for Grandpa Bob. He is in our thoughts and prayers. Such awful decisions to have to make. Damned if you do and damned if you don't. We feel for you. Our fingers and paws are crossed very tight.
    Our very best wishes Molly

  9. We are so sorry to hear about Grandpa Bob. We are crossing paws and tails for him and wish him all the best. Our Lady thinks a nurse outfit like that may not be good for Uncle Bob's heart . . . regardless of the colour of shoes! Have a great day. Lee and Phod

  10. So so sorry... Lots of kises for everyone.

  11. Oh you guys!!! How do you take such a scary situation and still make us laugh is beyond me! LOL

    Seriously, we understand how frightening this situation is for all of you. Just know we are saying prayers and sending comforting vibes to everyone. And you know how powerful the POTP can be.


  12. Oh guys, we are thinking of your Grandpa Bob today!

  13. Sending tonnes & tonnes of doxie feel good vibes Grampa Bobs way.

    Hugs & love

    Love Ruby & Penny

  14. We will keep all our paws crossed for grampy. If mom wears that, there will be a lot of patients feeling better
    Benny & Lily

  15. POTP for Grandpa Bob! WHN 's dad (also named Bob) had aneuryisms too so she really is praying hard for you guys!

  16. I'm sorry your grandpa is having so many problems. We will cross our paws TIGHT for him!

  17. OMD you know how we LOVE Grandpa Bob. We are so sorry that the scanning Cat did not give you better answers. BUTT fur SURE Grandpa Bob is in the care of some SUPER Paws... Not so sure about the Nurse Outfit pawt fur your mom... butt hey if it helps... we say GO FUR IT.
    Ernie and I have our paws crossed TIGHTLY and are sending our strong POTP fur Grandpa Bob and fur your MOM TOO!!

  18. Poor Mom, poor Grandpa. But he has weathered so many storms, we will be optimistic for things to go well. And it won't hurt at all for us to add our crossed paws and Mom's prayers. God bless and we hope everything works out fine.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  19. I am crossing paws for Grandpa Bob and Mommy is praying for all of you.

    Loveys Sasha

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  21. oh my gosh.... I certainly hope all goes well.... I will keep you all in my prayers. Please let us know how it goes. Hugs to all and belly rubs for Lily & Muff Muff.

    (the RED shoes are for the other outfit right?)

  22. Paws crossed for your grandpa and that all will go well.

    Jazzi and Addi

  23. Howdy Lily and Muffin so sorry to hear about your Grandpa Bob butt he is in grreat hands with your mum looking after him and the Doctors who hopefully know their stuff! We will keep all paws and fingers crossed for him. Take care all. Give your mum extra snuggles too cause we reckon she needs them. We're sending slobbery hugs too for your mum. No worries and love, Stella and Rory.

  24. My Dad has had two stents put in & they helped a great deal...Take good care of Grandpa Bob & give him lots of snuggles

  25. Goes to show it's always something! Nurse uniform looks great - but I haven't seen a CAP in years! :)
    If the surgeon & anesthesiologists are a go for the LOCAL (w/sedation) - GO FOR IT!!! Our docs (group of anesthesiologists) perform frequently with great outcome for the patient (Granpa's included).
    Thinking pawsitive . . . Cowboy & Ginger Ale

  26. Well that is one outfit for the gipper wowzer!!! My mom would fall over in those shoes cos she can't walk in very tall shoes..but your dad loves it when you momma puts those duds on. Grandpa Bob knows how much you loves him, and that he is in great hands. We will of course be thinking of you and her on the day of his surgery and sending up lots of prayers. It is very hard when you Dad gets sick.
    Stella Rose

  27. Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about Grandpa Bob's aneurysm... well, aneurysms. So, so scary! I haven't been reading your blog for very long, but in the short time I have, it's been easy to see that he has already been through a lot. He JUST got through with the skin cancer surgeries, didn't he? My Dad passed back in early '06, but my Mom is still hanging on. She's nearing 78, and has a laundry list of health problems, so I understand. I'm the last of nine kids, and because I'm the youngest, I suppose... I've been tasked with her will and managing all the crap one has to take care of when a parent passes. Yay. So I understand the unpleasant business of getting the affairs in order too.
    Regarding local anesthesia vs. general anesthesia... I hope they're meaning local + sedation anesthesia. If that's an option and it's safe for his age, then go for it. I had a relatively minor surgery done on my shoulder that way and I don't remember a thing about it. You're totally out of it, but no need for a ventilator.
    Either way, many prayers and pawprayers for a successful surgery. August 29th seems so soon and so far away at the same time. Bless his heart.
    Oh dear, a nurse's outfit! Such a serious post, then you throw that in there! ;)

  28. All the mini herd have their paws crossed for Grandpa Bob!

  29. I'm so sorry to hear that Grandpa has aneurysms! Mommy's brother passed away unexpectedly a few years ago from a brain aneurysm. Mommy says he was way too young and is still so sad about his being gone. :(

    I will keep Grandpa in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you!

    Woofs & huggies, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  30. Paw hugs that your grandpa gets better! Love Dolly

  31. Oh Noes gurls!!! I'll be keepin' my paws crossed and Ma will be keepin' her fingers crossed that Grandpa Bob will work through this. My Gma had COPD, and no, it's not funs at all! Ma understands all that that involves, and she gives you {{{{hugs}}}, and will be thinkin' of all of you these next few weeks!
    Ruby ♥

  32. Wanted to share this with you - Saw it online tonight. Thought it was both cute and oh so true!

    50 Ways you can tell you're in a Dachshund home:

    1. Every purse and coat pocket is rifled when you walk through the
    2. The bed has sausage shaped lumps under the covers.
    3. The doggie door is only 8" high.
    4. You're face gets licked by a dog standing on the back of the couch.
    5. When you come into the house after being away only minutes and you
    are greeted like you've been gone for 10 years.
    6. When someone hands you a tennis ball as soon as you walk in the
    7. When the owners introduce their Dachshund as their oldest son.
    8. Footstools are placed strategically around the furniture and bed.
    9. The house is decorated with Dachshund items.
    10. The owner is decorated with Dachshund items.
    11. Gates are placed in each doorway.
    12. After the doorbell rings, you can't hear a thing for 10 minutes.
    13. The alarm clock is set for HIS wake up time.
    14. Dachshund "nose art" is proudly displayed on each window.
    15. There are at least 45 balls laying around the house.
    16. All socks, underwear, and shoes have holes in them.
    17. The sign outside the house says, "Dachshund Lovers Parking Only."
    18. You have to look before you take a step.
    19. All squeak toys no longer have squeaking ability.
    20. The doors to many rooms must remain closed.
    21. The owner's bed never remains made.
    22. Rugs and furniture are all dark colors.
    23. The cat litter box magically cleans itself.
    24. You will find dogs instead of clothes in the laundry basket.
    25. When you arrive, you find the living room covered with chewed up
    toilet paper rolls, Kleenex, etc...
    26. All snow is shoveled from the yard to protect the "Ta-Ta's" of
    male Dachshunds.
    27. You notice small fox holes in the yard.
    28. You are kindly told not to eat the green beans and carrots because
    they are for the dogs.
    29. Toy boxes are bone shaped.
    30. All waste baskets and trash cans are elevated at least 3 ft. from
    the ground.
    31. There is a Bissell Green Machine always within reach.
    32. A cupboard is full of tiny clothes that were purchased before the
    owner realized that Dachshunds would rather remain nudists.
    33. Company doesn't come around much anymore.
    34. The owner talks a lot about getting a super king-sized bed.
    35. The living room looks like it's covered with snow due to the
    batting which came out of de-stuffed toys.
    36. Blankets cover each piece of furniture for better burrowing
    37. The owner has no food yet his Dachshund has plenty of premium dog
    38. The mailman is warned, "Watch out or he'll bite a hole in your
    39. The mailman passes a brightly colored card to other mailmen
    saying, "A dangerous animal lives inside. Do not use mail slot."
    40. Bricks are placed inside trash cans.
    41. The Dachshund gets kisses before the owner's significant other.
    42. The owner runs around looking for a "sitter" if they're going to
    be gone for more than a few hours.
    43. It is too dangerous to walk around the house without shoes because
    of partly chewed up Nyla-Bones.
    44. Little blue pee-pads are placed by the back door.
    45. You notice that the Dachshunds receive more Christmas presents
    than human kids.
    46. All the owner's computer "favorites" are Dachshund related.
    47. The grass is mowed very very very short.
    48. There is always plenty of toilet paper to pick up poops.
    49. The owner's bed is covered with no less than 4 gutted toys, 3
    balls, and 2 nyla- bones.
    50. You are immediately told not to sit in the dog's chair.

    1. This is the funniest thing I've seen in a long, long time! And... exactly what I needed right now!

      Thank you so much.

  33. Dear Kim, Lily Belle and Muffin, Dad and Grandpa BOB
    Mom and I send your our hearts full of purrs...the loving care of our aging parents is such a difficult road to travel...
    You will be in our prayers and thoughts.

    That last picture cracked us up!!! We knew right off it wasn't your mom cause everyone knows red shoes are so 80's!!
    Hugs and keep smiling
    Madi and Mom

  34. Dropping off some "last day of the weekend," woofs & huggies! <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  35. Sending you lots of hugs and good wishes. I hope that everything becomes clearer and that Grandpa Bob is on the mend soon. I think that you Doxies need nurse's outfits like one in the photo!

  36. Our Grampy has the same thing but his is smaller. We wish you Grampy all th luck in the world and will be praying for him

    we all agree that a DOG scan would have given you much more better-er information! we are all praying for all of you guys. hopefully he will do well with just the sedation and not full-on anesthesia. maybe he just needs doxie nurses to keep him distracted so he can lay on the table for a long time. good luck, and we will be praying for you.


    PS: dad said he likes the nurse's costume, but mom and i think his mustache wouldn't match the hat. BOL!

  38. Oh dear. We are sending you all power of the paw. Your mom is so organized and on top of things, but gosh this seems like she needs lots and lots of fur therapy. We hope everything is okay & healing for your grandpa.

    Lots of love,
    Tootsie and her mom

  39. Dropping off some loving thoughts and some prayers! :)

    Woofs & huggies, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  40. Oh Kim we are praying! And I'm going to put this on our pray chain at church. We have some storm the gets of heaven prayer warriors. Big hugs my sweet friend! And please give Grandpa Bob a hugs just from us. :)

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  42. Oh, wow. Our mom doesn't even know what to say.... other than we are praying lots and lots and lots right now. Our Daddy's mom had a aneurysm that didn't end well... so we are very scared for Grandpa Bob.

    We are sending lots of love to you. :) Need us to come up? Newby is already packing his bag!

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

  43. Cute, we have a black and tan and a red one as well.

  44. Happy weekend woofs & huggies! We're thinking of you! <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  45. Hi Lily and Muffin, we are praying for Grandpa Bob that his surgery will be successful and he will be back with all of you very soon.

    Baxter, Baxter's Mom & Dad

  46. Hi! Lily & Muffin
    Its an Amazing and informative post.
    Thanks for the amazing post. Would love to read more from you. Keep up the good work


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