Posted on November 6, 2015
Posted on November 6, 2015Hi friends!
I continue to heal from my surgery & am sure glad to be home. Mama has sorta been absent from the internet & her Twitter pals as she works hard to pay off my bills, which were even more substantial than planned due to my extended stay. She misses all of you so much! She'll try & touch base when she can. Love, Mikey Da Tzu
Posted on October 27, 2015
Posted on October 27, 2015As many of you wonderful people know, Mikey was able to finally come home after an extended stay at the clinic following hip replacement surgery. I don't think he & I have been apart since his homecoming! His movements are severely restricted as he receives physical therapy & recovers, & his poor sisfur is confused. She wants to play with him so badly, but eventually accepts a restful snuggle next to him. The mischievous twinkle is back in his eye, & the depression he showed while at the vet clinic has passed. The bills are much more substantial than expected, but we never even would have been able to schedule without the generous help from our pals. We thank each of you with all of our hearts.
Posted on October 19, 2015
Posted on October 19, 2015Mikey hadn't been eating or drinking since the surgery, and he was somewhat listless. They had him on an IV to try & keep him hydrated, & the staff were great in attempting to bring him out of his depression.
Mikey's clinic is a little over 3 hours from mama's house, which was very problematic (not naming any names, of course... GM... but your sending numerous recall notices in the mail to me AFTER I contacted you about the steering and brakes ceasing to function at 65 mph was especially endearing... & don't worry about the airbags not deploying, either - my head had no problem absorbing the impact). But I digress.
My anipals on Twitter worried about Mikey right along with me, sitting on #Mikeysporch & showing incredible emotional & financial support. They even went out of their way to try & figure out the transportation issue, knowing full well that none of us live that close to one another. Hardly any of us even live in the same state. Have you ever had friends like that before? I never did, until now.
I was able to rent a car (very expensive), & borrowed a vehicle another time. Mikey's medical expenses have continued to get higher & higher than expected. But he did perk up when he saw me - finally a familiar face in that strange place, surrounded by strange people doing strange & often painful things to him. In order to put any money I had toward his medical expenses, I spent more than one night in the vehicle rather than get a hotel room. I think I now have permanent safety belt indentations in my hiney to prove it :-)
I had planned to wrap up Mikey's "Come Wiggle With Me" campaign before or immediately following his surgery, but the additional medical expenses effectively nixed that plan. Hopefully, we'll be able to bring our furry child home soon, & the healing will begin... for all of us.:-)