Ruby is home!

Β© willowdot21

Home from Vetinary Hospital, after a traumatic month of shocks and operations. Fingers crossed cancer cut out, there is a lot of nursing to do but she deserves the best. There is some concern that the skin flap the Surgeons used to close the wound might necrotise but hubby and I will do our best to prevent this. Stitches out in 2/3 weeks.

Ruby says thank you everyone for sending her love and good wishes.πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Author: willowdot21

Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and hopefully in to light ?? I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well. I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits.

78 thoughts on “Ruby is home!”

      1. I can imagine. Poor Ruby with that cowl! Finbar only ever had one once, and because of his long nose, long legs and long neck he needed such a huge one he could hardly get through the doors!

      2. We have just changed her dressing, her wound looks awful. It was very harrowing for us because it’s a sticking plaster type dressing. Ruby was amazing, no moving, no moaning just so patient. Bless her.πŸ’œ It’s going to be a long 3/4 weeks recovery πŸ’œ

    1. Oh, thank you Geoff it is a tad gruesome and worrying at the moment. Won’t go into details but I hope we have done the right thing. She is so patient, calm and gentle.

  1. Sending you and hubbie good, positive, strenthening thoughts. Extremely gentle healing hugs to Ruby. Sounds hard and harrowing. Good luck. Will keep you all in my thoughts.

      1. Yes, it must be harrowing. When my husband had surgery on the top of his head, I changed the bandages twice a day. It was gruesome at first; but as the wound healed, it got easier. Wishing all three of you the best.

      2. Thank you we all cope don’t we! That must of been hard doing your husband’s head but we have to so we do πŸ˜„πŸ’œ

    1. Ruby update
      Ruby’s foot is swollen and still oozing a fair amount of clear pinkish fluid. We have been changing the dressing 4 times a day. We are worried so we contacted the vet hospital to find out if this is normal for such a wound and how long it will ooze for etc. We haven’t a clue. Their I.T. systems were up the swanny yesterday morning but they rung last tonight and having seen photos we sent them yesterday morning. They want her back this
      morning at 10.30. We also got in touch with our local vet and sent pictures. They came out tonight and gave her an antibiotic injection and took a swob of her wound.She is eating , wagging her tail and seems happy but the wound is tight with the swelling. She is tired it’s all a bit stressful at the moment.πŸ’œ

      1. Practicing positive thinking every day If you tend to have a negative outlook, don’t expect to become an optimist overnight. But with practice, eventually, your self-talk will contain less self.
        Positive thinking, or an optimistic attitude, is the practice of focusing on the good in any given situation
        Good morning

      2. I have lived most of my life in Atlanta Ga, Based in Johns Creek. Live in PA for over 10 years got married there, Moved from Pennsylvania 6 years back after my divorced. Currently living in Johns Creek Ga now for over 6 years. It’s been long time thou.

  2. Awww what a sweet girl Ruby is. Give her lots of hugs when she can handle it πŸ’š

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