A couple months ago, I hurt Daddy. I didn’t mean to, but it happened. We were playing tag on a nice sunny day. Daddy reached out to tag me and I ran right through his arm. All of a sudden the fun stopped. Daddy was in pain! Ringo and I ran over to him. Ringo jumped up as if to say, “Daddy, Daddy are you okay?” I looked down because I felt really bad, then looked up with my big brown eyes saying, “I’m so sorry Daddy, I didn’t mean to hurt you. We were playing, right?” Daddy looked down at us and said, “Come on fellas, let’s have dinner. I’m okay.” His arm was dangling and looked really weird.
The pain was constant and his arm turned black, blue, purple and other colors! Mommy asked him to go to the doctor many times. He finally did this week. He needs surgery! Daddy has a ruptured bicep. The doctor wanted him to have surgery next week, but Daddy wasn’t ready. He has a big project at work and wanted to do more research on the procedure. He and Mommy are going in next week to talk to another doctor and ask questions. Anybody know a really good orthopedic surgeon? We want this done right the first time. Daddy will be out of work at least a week, not able to lift any thing for three weeks, weight limits for 4 – 6 months and a cast! We will have to figure out how to do many things around the house without Daddy’s strength to help us. A few projects around the house will be put on hold. The worst thing for Daddy – no motorcycle.
It’s a good thing we are a great team! That is our big news… on the lighter side, Mommy wore real shoes for the first time in over a year and a half! She said it felt strange! She was very careful and walked slowly for a short time. She gave herself a mild concussion earlier this week, but at least she got to see many colors of stars in her head!
Ringo and I are great – someone needs to be healthy in this family. We are excited about spring and the book orders we’ve been having lately. A nice size order was sent to a hospital, a few books to our Canadian fans, one out East and six titles locally. Not a bad ten days! We hope it continues! I think we are in for an unusual and exciting Spring! Wish us luck!
Boomer the Mellow Yellow Lab