Even though May has some wonderful qualities like warmer weather and our favorite fragrance of lilacs, it has not been kind to us the last two years. As you may tell by the lack of activity in our blog, it was quite a month!
You may recall, Daddy had surgery on April 29 to repair his ruptured bicep. Mommy took good care of him for a few days, but started feeling really sick. She ended up having to go to the hospital on May 8 and stayed there for 8 whole days. The doctors figured out she had a nasty virus called Shingles. Since she is a transplant recipient, it didn’t present itself in the normal way. Mommy felt awful – nauseated, fatigued and in a lot of pain from the bumps all over her body. She was not able to eat or drink anything, so she was very dehydrated.
Ringo and I tried very hard to take care of Daddy while Mommy was in the hospital. She ended up having to go back in for a little tune-up because of the horrible medicine that hurt her stomach.
We also had some great fun with 5 health classes at Como Park High School – and delightful 3rd graders at Tanglen Elementary. Mommy talked about the importance of organ donation to the health classes and she talked about Rudy’s Little World and our lives with the elementary kids. It was great fun, but very exhausting. I think Mommy pushed herself a bit too hard, but that is Mommy – that is what she does. She will never miss an opportunity to touch the lives of others.
Daddy’s arm is healing, the surgeon did a great job. It will be a few months before he can play Frisbee with his right hand, and even longer before he can ride his motorcycle. It will be hard to stay patient with his progress.
Now you know why I would like to skip May next year. I realize we can’t skip the time, but maybe we can call it something else. Perhaps April part two or the month formally known as May?
I included extra pictures this time, since we haven’t written for a while. Enjoy!
Boomer the Mellow Yellow Lab