Sunday, March 26, 2017

One Slight Problem

Greetings to all!  It's me, Dr. Mags.  Cam and I are trying our best to help our mom heal up, but there's one slight problem.

"Shouldn't you be resting?"
"Mom, you need to listen to Dr. Mags!"
"But... ooh, look!  I can use the iPhone camera now!"

 Yep. She won't listen.

"This is not the time to embrace your inner Siberian, Mom!"
"Yep. She listens about as well as we do."

I may have to crate her if she doesn't start listening better. 

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher
AKA, Dr. Mags

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Greetings to all. It's me, Dr. Mags, here with an update on our mom.

When we last blogged, Mom had been to the Emergency Room at Fort Riley -- here's what that looked like:

Mom in the ER, waiting to be discharged

Nice still-life, Dad!

Diagnosis at that point was her left knee and wrists were bruised and sprained, and her right wrist may have a small fracture. They put in a referral to Orthopedics.

Cam and I have been working tirelessly, with Dad, to take good care of her.

"Let me take a look at that thing, Mom.  Trust me, I'm a doctor."

I thought she should get some rest.

"Stay right here, Mom.  This could be tricky. Maybe Nurse Cam should help out, too."

I put out the call, and the nurse came in and got busy. It's important to keep her wrist elevated, so ...

"Very good work, nurse. I'm going to go back to doing doctor things. Like looking out the window for birdies."
"That's it, Mom. Keep it elevated!"

Mom got in to see the Orthopedic doctor on Tuesday. The good news is her knee and left wrist are just sprained. The not so good news is ...


Mom is less than thrilled about the break, but does feel very blessed, as she knows it could have been a lot worse. Nurse Cam and I are reportedly being extremely good, and Dad is a godsend; there is way too much Mom just can't do without him. She WAS able to tag along on this morning's walk, though, even if she couldn't unzip her jacket afterwards. 

That's our update. As this has taken Mom 87 hours to type, we aren't back to blogging yet. We miss all of you!

Yours sincerely,
Dr. Maggie

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Spring Break

Greetings and hello, everyone!

We will be taking a short  break  pause for a bit.

"Don't say 'break'!"
"Oh my."

Mom had just finished with some gardening when she tripped and fell down in our driveway. She fell forward bruising one knee while catching her fall with her hands. Dad took her to the Emergency Room, where she was treated and had X-Rays taken of her knee and wrists. Her left knee and wrists were bruised and sprained. Her right wrist may have a small fracture. They put a splint on it and referred her to orthopedics. They will examine the X-Ray and probably call her Monday or so.

In the meantime, we will try to check in on your blogs, but with our typist down, we won't be able to comment.

Thanks for understanding, and have a nice Spring  Break  vacation, everyone!

Mags and Cam

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Countdown To Fun

Ready to launch in 5... 4... 3...


Have a great weekend!

Mags and Cam

Friday, March 17, 2017

Back To Normal

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  Cam would like to thank all of you for your kind comments yesterday - it was a routine check up and we are very pleased with everything the students and vet had to say!  Having said that, it was really awful being apart for  a whole hour and fifteen minutes  the very long time that she was gone and I missed her tons!

Oh, I know, you think I'm all about the ...


... and I am, but I also regard Cam not just as my big sister, playmate, and all around best friend, but like a mama. So after she got back and I sniffed her all over, I didn't leave her side.

After brunch, we did this for a long time:

"I'll be right here if you need anything, Cam."
"Thank you, Maggie."

Then Mom and Dad went out on the deck and we went with them. Cam got comfy, then I went over to check on her.

"Do you need anything?  How about a little kiss-kiss?"
"That helps a lot, Maggie.  I missed you, too, you know."

I wedged myself into the corner so I could keep a close eye on her.

"I'm right here, OK?"
"Thanks, little one.  Zzz..."

I stayed close all the rest of the day and night.

Of course, today we're back at the BOOM! and playing Crazed River Otter Games, but Mom sure kept commenting on how sweet we were yesterday!  Me?  I'm glad things are back to normal!  I'm sure Cam is, too.

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie.  I had a routine check-up this morning.  Maggie missed me tons and tons while I was gone (a whole hour and 15 minutes), so now we're doing this:

Maggie and me

She's giving me my space, but staying close.

I missed her, too.  ... and my breakfast.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017