View Full Version : Update & Prayers Please

11-24-2006, 05:44 PM
hello! first, thank you all for PMs - from lawsuit thread - wow! I got notifications but didn't realize I had more than what I got. you people are incredibly wonderful. :) now I'm back, I'll try and catch up with all of you!

right now, I came on to ask for prayers for my good friend (best landlord in whole wide world) - he fell off the branch cutting tree three days ago (27 feet down) and shattered about 15 bones, including 4 major joints .. :eek: :( and was helicoptered to biggest local hospital. the house has been so quiet, dark and cold (he loves his doggibarkings, lights and heat!) and I'm still recovering from my fractured rib, so busy taking care of five extra animals -- two demanding labs, one elder calico cat of his and two of my friend's superwild kittens I'm kittysitting for.

he just had operation this morning putting pins outside his nearly whole body and they will open him up to put pins/plates in neck, shoulder, collarbone and knee next week...yipes. he won't be home for about four-six weeks. :(

at least it's fun to have this big three stories house to myself! :D :p so we (and his daughter who have been over too, checking on the house) would appreciate any spare vibes you can give, for him to get well really soone - thanks!

and I hope to catch up on you guys soon, missed you for a while. :cool:

..gina & co.

11-24-2006, 05:47 PM
Wow Gina sorry to hear about your friend. A friend of mine fell off a ladder several months ago and hurt her face pretty bad. It did take time but she is fine now...

11-24-2006, 09:50 PM
thanks caseysmom - glad she's okay - they both could have hit right on the head! most serious injury. my friend (landlord) told me his order is to lay up for 6-8 months! or could be more, he's almost a senior. oh..I don't know how I'm going to handle all of this. he is one who mainly takes care of this house with all of bills I pay him. and I start school again in two weeks.

please, please keep praying, talking.. he was in good spirit until this late evening, he heard more about multi-surgries and wants to give up and isn't doing good in trauma room - won't eat for three days now - isn't feeling or doing too good.. he has a choice and if he wants to give up, we all lose this dream home.

again. :( :mad: :(

11-24-2006, 10:06 PM
Remind him that his puppies and kitties need him...and about his wonderful house and how it won't be the same without him. Also...ask him where you will go if he doesn't keep up the fight?

If he has other living creatures to think of - both you and his furkids - it might help him focus differently.

Prayers and hugs and vibes are all yours and his!

11-24-2006, 10:24 PM
Tell him all of Pet Talk will be praying for him, so he just has to get better. Sneak him in some chocolate, or whatever his favorite treat is, too.

11-24-2006, 10:49 PM
he knows. he knows.. he once told me his loyal labs was what kept him going.

I see him at hospital everyday since he admitted there, crayola gets to visit him too in case he's really lonely without a dog. boredom is his greatest fear.

he loves chopping, cooking, reading, sparkling his van, makes sure and keeps things (house, mobiles, mowers, bike, basement) running in good condition .. I can totally understand him. I get jitter syndrome if I do nothing for 10 minutes! his 47 years wife just passed away a couple months ago too.

karen, remember I told you I brough him his favorite drink, mountain dew (I don't know what else) - he didn't wanted it. I've never seen him this sad. :( :( I just stood there, my eyes got teary, didn't know what to say - he doesn't know anything, what had happened to me, lost home thrice and all - I could tell he felt bad. nurse then asked me to leave, I was there too long.

sigh. thanks both.

11-25-2006, 12:03 AM
Geesh. I feel so bad for your landlord. He sounds like a very nice man. I noticed, having cared for my parents, they tend to get depressed and worried and want to give up.especially if a loved one is gone.

I understand about the pins and bolts and screws, but of course I wasn't as bad as he is. The docs can do some pretty amazing stuff these days, believe me. Please try to encourage him to fight. The mind can also work wonders in healing. Remind him how his labbies need him. Tell him he'll be able to come home. Tell him how needed he is to his daughter and you.

You might want to tell his daughter to have the hospital send in a psychologist. It helped me.

Please tell him his unknown friends at PT are praying and rooting for him. I feel so bad for everyone...LES

11-25-2006, 05:33 AM
Oh Gina, this is all too sad. :( I will keep your landlord in my prayers and you, as always are in my prayers. Could you tell us his first name? We could use his name in this thread, then when you show it to him we will be using his name instead of 'your landlord'. And yes, like others said, encourage him that his dogs and cats need him.

11-25-2006, 07:37 AM
Oh Gina.... I hope Crayola helps cheer him up!

11-25-2006, 08:27 AM
you know, when you're so sick, you don't want anything or to do anything. I think they're giving him too much morphs?

sorry, chocopuppy - his name is ron.

I tried to call him this morning (9AM everyday), no answer yet, probably in a test right now.

I will be sure to tell him (and constantly remind him of course) about you all pulling up for him next time I speak to him, thanks all!

k9karen, it's good to know what else more I can do for him - I'll talk with her daughter too - I'll keep you all updated ..

11-25-2006, 08:34 AM
i kinda think a bit of morphine is good for you when you've had a few surgeries and metal pins are sticking out of your body in a hospital setting. there is a limit on the IV pump and he can't really overdose, it just won't give more then an alotted amount per 24 hours. and ron is lucky to have you there, as are his furries. he's in my prayers, as are you gina. get well everyone

11-25-2006, 03:18 PM
lots of good vibes and good thoughts coming for Ron for a speedy and full recovery. Those puppers and kits of his must really miss him. Ron is a lucky guy it was not worse. He must have had some angels watching over him that day. I would like to think they were PT angels.

11-25-2006, 03:53 PM
joyce, I meant, enough for him. he didn't really liked all (three) IVs going into him. I got a hold of him around this noon before I went out for a visit - he's having a cruddy pain in tummy and no one knows why from a test yet. :(

hey there michelle, what a surprise you're back!! :) ((((welcomeee back!)))) thank you for prayers, I'd like to think corinna was there too. :)

I baked him some keylime cheesecake (another thing that makes him happy) and took it to hospital, today is my last day visiting him. he said he'll have some later (and visitors could have some too). :rolleyes: :p

I'm gone to new york city tomorrow early morning and won't be back until thursday. so please take over this dear ron in your prayers for me (and for him) until I get back. it was already as bad as I left. :(

thanks everyone again, talk to you all soon.

11-28-2006, 03:46 PM
I didn't have time to reply to all your threads but your in my thoughts, the family is too. hugs

12-01-2006, 10:29 PM
it's good to see you, lvdogs and thank you for stopping by.

ron is doing okay, swollen and itching mad from medicine going in him - he isn't very happy camper right now. I went and saw him at the hospital today and heard that he's going to nursing home in about a week. he probably won't come home for another months to a year. :(

I'm about to explode (or is that breakdown?) here... I keep coming home to labs' logs and peepuddles everywhere. ron usually is around at the house (retired, works around the house) and take labs outside whenever needed. I am not home as much as they need me and I'm feeling all trapped. especially my school is starting this coming week! plus, my missing cat isn't found yet -- please see this (http://www.petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?t=117457) if you haven't yet. I can't keep cleaning up after them unnecessarily.

I kept calling ron, and we both kept calling his daughter. poor sick ron isn't in position to argue, ask and beg. I honestly think these dogs need to go now. I don't have time for their trainings, they nip me aggressively too and nobody is helping me here. :mad: their food ran out twice already, unaffordable for me anymore now.

well, this is vent, I'm just at end of my wits and don't want any advices. but know this, I wish I could show more of my gratitude for all of your thoughts, words and hugs better and always appreciate them. I would have been gone.

thank you everyone, and I'll respond to your PMs soon this weekend, sorry.

12-02-2006, 08:18 AM
The Labs need training, and it sounds like 24/7 supervision/rehousebreaking at this point, as MElissa has just let thing deteriorate. These dogs need care, and you are not their owner, they are not your responsibility. I know you want to help Ron, but you cannot sacrifice your own schooling and health to try to do all this, and he would not want you to. Tell Melissa if she
won't take at least the one that is "hers," you will contact Lab Rescue about a foster home for both dogs, which may be an option fopr Ron's dog while he's in the nursing home/rehab place.

Melissa sounds like she cannot see beyond the end of her own nose. As her father, Ron probably knows this about her, too, whether or not he'd say so.

12-03-2006, 02:03 AM
thank you, karen. I'm still not sure about taking these dogs away - ron would need them when he comes back. he convinced me (we've talked about this) that he'll be home sooner than three months and the nursing home is about right behind us. there's a old guy (friend of ron's) who said he could take care of them for temporary - I'd rather him than this sad woman - she will be arrested next time she comes into my property anyway.

guys, please keep praying - ron is on suicide watch for a few days now - I've told him about you community friends are pulling up for him, although he won't admit, he nodded slightly & cracked a smile.

12-03-2006, 10:17 AM
Poor Ron.And all involved...especially you Gina.I'm so sorry you're going through this.
Maybe we can send Ron a get well card.Is that OK?
I hope his dogs get to that other persons house soon.And I'm so happy your cat was found.Don't know where she was found though.Will you tell us where she was?
Prayers for you Ron and all the pets.

12-03-2006, 10:25 AM
Sounds like a very sad situation. I hope that Ron makes a full recovery, and that things start improving for everyone soon.

12-03-2006, 10:39 AM
hey carla, what a good idea, thanks! gee, why didn't I think of that? maybe I thought the hospital he's staying at doesn't have e-card system?? I'll check and PM you with info of how and where soon okay? anybody else wants to too? beep me please. and eclypse, you probably have missed in original thread, she was found in attic. crayola is my hero and saved her!! :)

thanks all again.

12-03-2006, 11:11 AM
hey carla, what a good idea, thanks! gee, why didn't I think of that? maybe I thought the hospital he's staying at doesn't have e-card system?? I'll check and PM you with info of how and where soon okay? anybody else wants to too? beep me please. and eclypse, you probably have missed in original thread, she was found in attic. crayola is my hero and saved her!! :)

thanks all again.
I think mailing a card is nicer. :)

12-03-2006, 11:38 AM
I would love to send a card too Gina. And how about we all light virtual candles for Ron? I think the thought would be so nice. He needs to know we are all cheering for him and want him to get well. I am off to light a virtual candle and will post the link.

12-03-2006, 12:03 PM
here (http://virtual-candle.org/index.php) is the link for the virtual candle site if anyone else want to light a candle.

I lite a blue candle for "Emotions. Love. Healing. Tranquility. Understanding. Truth. Sincerity". I thought this was the best choice as he needs to know we are all behind him sending love, healing thoughts and wishing him peace and tranquility in his healing process.

You can see the candle I lit on the show current page here (http://virtual-candle.org/showcurrent.php)

12-03-2006, 12:52 PM
quoted by catfamily
I think mailing a card is nicer.

yeah, I agree.

PMed you both! and I'll have the virtual candle link post in prayer thread too - thanks so much again.