Monday, November 19, 2007

We are not missing....

Woo Woo Woo!

Several of you have posted and asked where we are. Well, I wanted to let you all know that we are ok. We are sorry that we have neglected our blog AND neglected to visit all of your blogs as well. Tia and I will be playing catch up today and tomorrow to visit and comment on all of your posts from the past week.

I did want to quickly thank my beautiful friend Momo for this awesome award she gave to me. Her friends Maya and Kena said "this award is presented to a successful blogger, one who can 'be the blog' - making it their own, staying with it, interacting with the readers, and just plain having fun." Wow, I feel honored! That is awesome. I would like to pass this award onto the Army of 4, Holly, Steve, Kat & Wilber, Meeshka, and MayaMarie. Thank you Momo for this awesome award!!!

I want to turn my blog over to my mom today to let you know some happenings over this weekend and ask that you keep our family in your thoughts.

Shelli here - Friday evening (7 p.m.), my grandmother was in a car wreck. The other driver hit her in the back right bumper and knocked the entire thing off the car. She hit her head (I think on the rear view mirror). She got out of the car to check on her sister and brother-in-law who were in the car with her. As she turned to go back to the driver's side of the car to get her purse, she fell on the pavement and busted up her hand. The Ambulance came and checked everyone out and told my grandmother than her injuries were not serious enough to go to the hospital. So, my mother and father went to pick her up at the Sheriffs office and take her home. Once they finally got home, they took off the bandage of her hand to redress it. That was when they found that ligaments were exposed in her hand!! So, onward to the hospital (which was where the ambulance should have taken her). They decided to also do a CT scan to check out her head since she had a huge hematoma on the right side. The results showed that she had some bleeding on the left side of her brain (about 3 centimeters). So, she was transferred to another hospital at 3 a.m. Saturday morning. My mom called me to come on in. So, another CT scan was preformed about 4 hours later to see if there was any change in the bleeding and her hand was stitched up (which I watched).

She was admitted into the hospital - basically for observation. She had not lost any motor skills; she was still conscious and alert. All of which was good. The NeuroSurgeon came in and decided to keep her over night, do another CT on Sunday morning, then if it was good, she would be released. One of the main concerns is that she is on Plavix (which is a blood thinner). So, they took her off that to see if it would help. Sunday morning, the NeuroSurgeon came in and said that she was stable and could go home. She would need to come see him in 2 weeks to be checked out.

Oh, and we did get the run around! This doctor could not release her because he did not admit her - TRAUMA did. Well, Trauma did not sign off on her when they admitted her to the hospital. After getting the run around from 8 a.m. Saturday morning to 3 pm Sunday afternoon, we finally were able to see a Trauma doctor and get her released. The NeuroSurgeon released her at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. So, basically, Sunday was constantly complaining to people to get a doctor to come up from Trauma to release my grandmother. Believe me, we did file a complaint about the huge lack of communication!

Anyways, please keep her in your thoughts that she continues to heal properly. She just turned 79 in September, and I do want to keep her around for many years to come.

Hugs, Sitka and Shelli (oh Tia too)


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Thank you for the award! We're sorry to hear about your mom's grandmother. Hopefully she recovers soon.

Steve and Kat

The Army of Four said...

Oh, SITKA! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family -- we hope & pray your mom's grandmother will be all better VERY soon!
Thank roo VERY much for the award! You are just EVERY bit as sweet as Zimmie says you are! :) (He sends his "ha roo" but is pretty drugged up and wiped out right now!)
PS: PLEASE lick your mom on the nose for us, OK?

Felicia said...

So sorry to hear about your Grandmother!

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

We are sorry to hear about your mom's grandma. We will pray for a speedy recovery.

Boy n Baby

The Daily Echo said...

Sibe Vibes are on their way to Grandma! Thank goodness she seems to be okay and is safe and sound back home where she belongs. Our Mom knows firsthand how frustating "the system" is. Sitka - give Mom a biscuit!

Tucker said...

The ambulance people needed big chunks of flesh torn out of their legs by angry dogs!

Bump head = see doctor.
Bad bump + blood thinner = see doctor
Ligaments hanging out = ....

There's kind of a pattern here!

Holly said...

I sure hope your grandma gets better very soon. What a terrible thing to happen. I also hope she has a good attorney!! Isn't that what your dad does? Or am I thinking of some other puppy?

Thank you so much for the award!! I am very humbled by your gift!


Maggie & Mitch said...

Major AireZen is being sent to your grandma! We hope she heals up really fast! Grandmas are very special people!
And congratulations on your award! We love your blog!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Amici said...

Congratulations on your award! You do have a great blog and it is very entertaining. :)

We're very sorry to hear about your human's Gram. Grams are extra special and we hope yours recovers soon! We'll keep you in our thoughts.

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Comet and BLU said...

That accident sounds really scary. We hope your grandma gets better very soon.
Comet and BLU

Randi said...

Oh, your Grandma is one tough cookie isn't she! I am sending LOTS of good vibes & healing kisses & licks so she gets better very soon....I think Sitka & Tia should over see her recooperation...with tricks, cookies & lots of naps on the bed with Grandma..& of couse, lots of licks, snuggles & cold noses to her face..nothing like those to keep a Grandma smiling!

Love & Licks,

Harry said...

Aw, we are thinking of Shelly's grandma, what a scary thing to happen.

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Lacy said...

woofies Sitka, Tia and Shelli!!! 1) congratulashuns on ur awarwd..u deserve it, me luvs ur bloggy..and 2) will have ur g-ma in my prayers, with a speedy recovery..3) heehee it mite b twrouble iffin ya ran all thro the houseie chasin the evil skerrls...

b safe,

Sophie Brador said...

Sitka, It sounds like your family has had an awful few days. I will keep my paws crossed for your grandma. You better give you mom lots of extra love. She must be very worried and stressed and you know, I hear this is what us pups are best at -- taking care of the peeps when they are having a rough time.


p.s. We got snow!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

My paws are khrossed for woo!

I wouldn't want anything to happen to my doggy nanny SO I know how woo feel -

Husky hair heals evfurrything so make sure to send her some!

Woos and Wags,


Colleen and Izzie said...

We're so sorry to hear about your grandmother! Mama says a complaint should be filed with the ambulance company, too. My thoughs are the same: Any 79 year-old-person who has any type of head truama should be checked out, much less anyone with ligaments showing through the skin!

Kapp pack said...

Prayers and Sibe Vibes for your Grandma...that's very scary, but sounds like with some healing she'll be ok!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Ferndoggle said...

Congrats on your award! It is well deserved.

Shelli, we will keep your grandmother in our prayers. What an awful ordeal to have to suffer through!

Jen, Sherman, Penny & Lola

Tasha & Eva said...

So sorry to here about your grandmother. Hope she recovers quickly. She's in our prayers. We like your "snow" bed. Now why would your humans think you're not mature enough for your own bed? You just trying to make it more like a husky bed! We had a snow tease last Saturday. It snowed a little in the morning but was all gone a couple hours later. SOO NOT FAIR! Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva.

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oh Shelli, what an awful thing to have happened. Please give our get well wishes to your Grandmother, we hope she gets better real soon.

No worries about the blogging - you have enough to worry about!

We won't forget you!

Much love from Jeannie and Marvin (who is sending healing licks today)

Luckie Girl said...

Oh my dog, I was so worried to hear abt your Mom's grandma. We will keep her in our thoughts. Grandpawrents are so special and precious to our hoomans. Mom knows that cos her grandpa just had a minor stroke and spent around 2 months in hospital. :(

Luckie Girl said...

Oh my dog, I was so worried to hear abt your Mom's grandma. We will keep her in our thoughts. Grandpawrents are so special and precious to our hoomans. Mom knows that cos her grandpa just had a minor stroke and spent around 2 months in hospital. :(

Snowball said...

I hope that your grandma will recover soon.

My thoughts are with your family.


Ruby Bleu said...

OMD...I hope everyone is ok...that must of been really scawie for everyone!!!

I'll keep thinking good thoughts!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Shmoo said...

I'm very honored by this award, I will cherish it forever and someday get around to nominating others as worthy as we are.

Sorry to hear about the grandma human woman, hope she's doing better.


Bama said...

We're playing catch-up here too, you just have to take a blogging break every now & then to let the humans take care of their human stuff. Congrats on your well deserved award, and we're all keeping your grandmom in our prayers, and sending our fluffiest wishes for a speedy recovery! She's surely a very special human, as humans that live that long usually have so much wisdom & interesting stories to share.
Hope woo all had a very happy Thanksgiving in spite of Grandmom's scary adventure.
Bama & the RHP