Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thinking Thursday

We are thinking about all our furiends & their beans that need purrs & purrayers. We wish we could help out with all the auctions & raffles going on. Right now all we can do is purr & purray for them, so that's what we're doing. Mama is sending up lots of prayers too.

We are also thinking how much we like having Mama home with us. She likes being home, but says there are no green papers from staying home. See, she was what she calls "self-employed" so there aren't any unemployment benefits for her. She's been looking for work but there isn't much out there right now. We do have a little bit of green papers that "Daddy" sends twice a month, but there won't be enough to pay bills after Mama makes her car payment. She's trying to talk "Daddy" into giving us a few more green papers, but he wants to wait & see if she has to have surgery or not.

Mama had her ultrasound test on Tuesday but she doesn't know when she'll get the results. She's having lots of pain now that she's being "weaned" off the steroids. We've been taking care of her though. She sleeps a lot when she takes 2 of her pain pills, so we just have a nice nap pile on the bed.

Mama says sorry if we sound like we're whining, we know there's lots of kitties & beans that have it way worse than we do. And we're thinking & purring for all of them.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day & Emma's 3rd Gotcha Day

Remember that freedom isn't free & let's honor those who gave their lives for our freedom.

Today is also Emma's 3rd Gotcha Day!! She was soooo tiny, but sooo fiesty! She still tries to keep the boys in line........

Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Birthday ML!!

ML, we hope you have a wonderful day!! Our birthday wishes are for things to continue to improve for you & the whole Sherwood Bunch......We love you very much!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Three Cheers......

Thank's for being such a wonderful Bean !!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Auntie Deb!!

We hope you have the bestest birthday efur!! We love you Auntie Deb!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

After the v-e-t....

Mama had her appt. with her GI v-e-t this morning. After he examined her & talked with her, he decided it wasn't her colon. He thinks it's a "female" problem. Which is what Mama told the ER v-e-t & her regular v-e-t. So now she has to have an ultrasound to see what's going on. Such fun.....NOT!!

This is where they finally got in the IV when Mama went to the ER. Two weeks later it's still fading off.

Mama got this picture of Festus last night while he was on her lap.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Just One of Those Weeks

Sorry it's been so long since we posted. Mama's been taking it easy when she can. She did go back to work last Friday & worked Monday & Tuesday of this week. The Blurpy got sick Tuesday night so the Dadbean stayed home last night & the Mombean stayed home tonight. The Mombean told Mama this morning that they would need her tomorrow, so Mama will work tomorrow night. The Dadbean told Mama Monday night that the 22nd will be her last day with them. They rearranged their shifts so they won't be needing childcare.

Mama knew this jobbie wasn't gonna last forever, but she thought she had till the Blurpy started pre-school. She's very sad & scared about what she's gonna do. Mama's really gonna miss the Stickybean & the Blurpy, too. She's been taking care of the Stickybean for almost 3 years & the Blurpy for the past 7 months, she really loves those little boogers.

Physically, Mama is doing some better......still having some pain but not near as bad. She has had Ulcerative Colitis for about 30 years & the bean v-e-ts think she is having a "flare-up". They put her on steroids (Jeter, does this mean Mama can't play baseball??) & she has an appt. with her GI v-e-t on Monday so she should find out more then. Mama just doesn't remember the pain being this bad.....but then again she's old, maybe her memory isn't what it once was.

She did take some pictures of Emma & Sammy yesterday & said she would post them for us......enjoy.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tired Tuesday

We need to ask for more purrs for Mama. She spent 5 1/2 hours last night in the ER. She's been having bad, bad tummy pains off & on for a week, but it got worse yesterday evening. Mama's friend took her to the hospital & sat with her. It took the nurses 6 tries to get the IV in cause Mama's got lousy veins. They got there about 7:15 pm & Mama got discharged at 12:45 am. That's really pretty quick considering....
Anyway, they did a CT scan, which came back OK but Mama is still having pain. She has an appointment with her bean v-e-t in the morning & who knows where they'll go from there.

Mama talked to the Dadbean that she works for & told him that the bean v-e-t from last night gave her some pain meds & that she would be able to go back to work tomorrow. He was fine with it, but about 5 minutes later, the Mombean called down & told Mama that as long as she was taking these particular pain meds, she didn't want Mama taking care of her kids. And, if Mama was going to be taking these pills for more than a week, they were going to have to "make other arrangements" for childcare. Mama is very upset! She understands the Mombean's concern for her babies, but to decide all that & not even know the dosage (which is very small) of the medication......

Mama did leave a voicemail on the Mombean's phone telling her about the bean v-e-t appt. & that she was gonna have the v-e-t or the nurse call Mombean so she could discuss her concerns with them.

We know this isn't kitty-related, but we just had to rant. Mama feels bad enough without feeling like someone is kicking her while she's down. If anybuddy made it all the way through this, thanks for reading!