Wednesday, November 16, 2011

~NO VACANCY~

When life becomes stressful... I let my mind wander... I focus on a warm summer's day back in August, the scent of suntan lotion in the air and the cold Atlantic ocean lapping at my toes...I soon find myself centered once again...Long story short...My dad underwent back surgery yesterday....at 84 years young, he is in amazing condition, walking daily and a lifetime of playing tennis certainly has paid off. His surgeon is amazed at his resilience and promptly labeled him a "tough old bird." My mother on the other hand is just as tough and let me say as "stubborn" as they come. You see the day prior, my 82 year old mother was in the woods (alone) gathering pine boughs and red berries to fill her window boxes...her feet became entangled in some form of a vine and she fell. On the morning of surgery, I picked my parents up at the ferry terminal...we soon arrived at the hospital... my dad was admitted...the surgeon joined us and explained the procedure...my mother asked if he would mind looking at her foot and wrist....long story short... x-rays showed a broken wrist and a badly sprained ankle...the doctor was amazed she was able to walk...everyone in the office had to get a look at it. Tonight, thankfully we are all safely gathered under one roof...my mother sporting a splint on her wrist and an ice pack on her badly swollen ankle....my dad sporting an incision that has already begun to heal... So...I am happy to say the inn is full... all the beds are taken here at Dog Trot Farm...and I am grateful for all my blessings...Goodnight...

21 comments:

The Sweetest Days said...

My word Julie, it sounds like my parents! So glad both your mom and dad are doing well. The back surgery sounds fairly minor and that's good.

I know you're taking good care of everyone and providing some good food too ; )

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

How lucky they are to have you to help them weather this little health bump. I hope everyone healths fast.

jennifer768 said...

Wow what a couple of days that you have had my friend! Glad to know that both your parents are on the mend.Will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!Hugs,Jen

Holly Hills Primitives said...

So glad everyone is okay, what a scare! Put on a pot of tea, set back and just count your blessings! Dawn

Farm Girl said...

Those are some amazing blessings you have. You come from tough stock. I am so happy they are doing well.
I bet you are too,
I will keep you all in my prayers.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Oh my! I'm glad your mom didn't hurt herself any worse and happy to hear that your dad has begun to heal. It's so hard with aging parents but be thankful for each day they are still here!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Larkrise garden girl said...

And now I know why your such a good person. Your parents sound so wonderful. You hang in there and have a nice evening. Hugs Cheri

acorn hollow said...

lucky are you to stil have healthy parents. So glad you have them with you to dote on for awhile.
cathy

Janice said...

Oh, yes...much to be grateful for there. I'm mentally sending good healing and good health to all of you.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Julie the inn is full! Sounds like your Mom and Dad are bouncing back well. And what a great place to recuperate there at Dog Trot with you. They will heal up twice as fast I'm sure! Sending healing thoughts your way.

Ginny said...

Good genes!! Now you know that you will be the same. Sending warm and good thoughts to the Inn at Dog Trot Farm.

Ellen said...

I agree, you come from strong and obviously loving stock. It's a wonder that your mom was able to get up and out of her predicament. So happy they are both healing. I will keep them in my prayers.

Peacemom said...

Julie, Blessings to your folks as they heal, my prayers are with them. ~Vonnie

Courtney said...

What a strong woman your mom is! Poor lady! Hope they are both doing better! I'm close with my husband's parents...they are such a comfort and source of joy.
Blessings!

Eve said...

Sending love to the old bird and my auntie get well soon!!

Pondside said...

What a day!
If you are half as tough as your parents you will be amazing!
I wish your mum and dad, both, speedy recoveries.

The Barn Door said...

Oh gosh! How lucky you are that they are so 'tough'!! My dad is 83 and pretty frail. Best wishes to all for getting better soon!
Karen

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Even though they may be a little worse for the wear after being bandaged and banged up I know you'll enjoy their company! How lucky are you! Please with them get well & Happy Thanksgiving from me!

Loretta said...

What an amazing story...you have to be very proud of the fact that they are still active and strong! Hello, I am searching blogs today and I found you...I love love your blog and concept...it may be due to the fact that I love animals! I'm now your new follower! Please come over to visit and follower us too...we would love having you join us! I'm away for a bit, but don't let that stop you from visiting! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Loretta

cockermom said...

Homer Winslow has so many people to take care of! I am so glad they are doing well! Have a great weekend!
Donnie

Jacque. said...

oh my goodness, Julie...what a week! Hope things get back to normal for you very soon. Best wishes to your Mom and Dad!