Friday, February 15, 2008

Barb's knees #3

Gosh Darn! No one told me yesterday was Valentine’s Day! I could have made a card for that hottie black-and-white kitty. What an octet! Oh, excuse me … Little HM told me to keep it clean …

Big HM knew but never told me! I only found out because I found the card he made for Little HM. It’s really very simple and not up to my standards but he did manage to use some fancy staples. I laughed when I saw where he put them though … he’s got no idea of how to use Little HM’s tools … and it looks like he used his teeth to cut the paper! Like I said before: I think he answers why we sometimes eat our young.

I know Little HM ‘stages’ photos so I tried too. I think she must use a better backdrop though. The inside of the card is too mooshy to print here … almost made me cough-up a hairball.

Hey, I got some great comments from the ‘evolutionary-challenged’ (dogs) about my party. There are three dogs that come around once in a while and they seem okay but they give me the creeps. Once, they came right up on the deck and Big HM even opened the door for me to check them out but when one tried to sniff me, I went crazy and told them off. Something inside me just doesn’t like critters twenty times my size that could eat me in a single bite. Perhaps I should consult Dr. Phil about this but that’s for another day …

Anyway, dogs can come but I don’t think the mouse-kabobs would be to their liking. And tell them not to slobber … we know where that slobber has been … yuck!

But no squirrels! Too distracting; they wreck the party!

Little HM actually made a few steps yesterday. And today she’s on a continuous motion machine that moves her knees 0-60°, one at a time, for 1½ hours each. Again, she’s in high spirits and is now taking pain pills as required rather than the shots she got post operation. Big HM was going to visit her today but is having too much trouble so your emails will have to wait till tomorrow.

There is some difficulty in getting a bed at the other hospital so she’s staying at Thunder Bay Regional at least one more day. Her doctor promised she would not leave there until she either had a bed at St. Joe’s or was ready for home.

Big HM hasn’t done anything yet today but is already exhausted so I’m going to sit with him awhile and leave the computer. Keep all those prayers coming … they’re working!

17 comments:

flipflops4sherri said...

Sounds like GrammaStamper is doing really really great!! I love the updates. Keep them coming! Sherri

Tami Bayer said...

Lovely to hear the updates. I adore the valentine you shared. So sweet. Sending lots of pain free wishes grammastamper and don't forget to take care of yourself grampastamper.

Jennifer said...

Hank, you are one very awesome cat to keep such great updates on little HM. Jennifer is absolutely tickled pink to hear about her progress so far and so quickly.

Hank, try not to be too hard on Big HM's card making skills. We know that cats are the superior race but it is our job not to rub it in. Oh wait...maybe we ARE supposed to rub it in. That is why they think we are aloof.

We are going to pack our kitty suitcases and come to your party via dog sled if we can get our two big galumphs of dogs to pull us in the same direction. If we don't make it, we'll be there in spirit.

Oh...Jennifer sends head skritches to Barb. Or maybe she said hugs. I don't know.......

Meow!
Tango, Merlin, Renoir
Yeah, yeah, yeah...and Gabe and Bella and Jennifer and Paul too!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us all updated! It's great to hear that she has already taken a few steps! WAY TO GO BARB!!!


Stinkydog at the Shack

Denise... said...

Woohoo! You go girl! Sounds like you'll be out and about in record time! Thanks for the updates! Love hearing how it's going!

Shannon McGann said...

Love the card Big HM made for Valentines! Great effort - the fancy staples are a great embellishment!

So glad to hear that Barb's doing okay. It's great she's moving her legs some with the machine and is off the "hard stuff" (pain killer-wise).

Thanks for the updates. Love and prayers to Barb for a continued successful recovery.

Anonymous said...

I am glad to hear of your progess also! The reports are great and put a smile on my face. Keep up the therapy and soon you will be back home. Cheri aka Ctinyjoy

Anonymous said...

So pleased to hear Barb is doing so well. You better watch out, she will be chasing you around really soon. I hope they find a hospital bed soon. (I see health systems are the same the world over!)
Sarah
Loobylou

Kathy W said...

Yeah, Barb! Glad to hear that you're getting those knees moving. Hang in there; your blog is in good hands (paws). Thinking of you every day,
Kathy

Anonymous said...

Wow Barb, you are superhuman. Already taking steps -- woo hoo! You'll be doing that jitterbug with John real soon.

Hank, big hugs and kisses to you for keeping us all updated on little HM's progress. We love to hear about it. Keep 'em coming.

Joanne (tojoco)

Jan~Logcabincreations said...

Hi Barb! Grampastamper is keeping us all updated and entertained. You have a great guy!!! Keep up the good work Barb. You are doing fantastic! Sending up lots of prayers and cyber hugs.

mudmaven said...

Great card! Don't be too hard on big HM Hank, not many would even try - little HM's shoes are hard to fill! We put some mousekabobs on ice and are trying to arrange our escape so that we can come to your party - our HM is really strict about going outdoors, so we're not sure we can make a break. Please pass on all our continued good wishes and prayers for a very speedy recovery to GrammaStamper! ~harold and maude (p.s. we don't think much of those doggy creatures either! and chris sends her best too)

pescbrico said...

I love the card and thanks for the updates! :)

Heather Grow said...

I'm glad to hear Barb is on the road to recovery. Sounds like quite a workout.

Cathy said...

l'm so glad your doing better Barb, wow up already..you go girl..l have been missing you,but big grandpastamper has been so funny and keeping us busy with all his cards,pictures and stories..Tell him to rest too.
God Bless you both my prayers and Hugs are being sent to you.

Alexandra said...

Whoo Hoo Barb! It is great to hear you are doing so well - keep the updates comin'! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Anonymous said...

Glad you're keeping yourself busy John!! LOL
Hope you're looking after yourself as well. I've talked to Mom a couple of times and can't believe how well she sounds.
Owen & the bump send her (& you) loads of kisses and we all wish we could be there for you both.
Keep up the blogs - getting much more news from here than from anyone else!
love kirsten x