Sunday, February 27, 2011

What About Bob??

Yes,  what  about  Bob?--poor  sweet  little  Bob.  For  those of  you  who  don't  know,  Bob  is  a part  of  the family. 


He's  my  daughter's  and  son-in-law's  dog--just  don't  tell   him  that!   Well,  Bob  has  been  having  some  problems.  About  5 weeks  ago,  when  they  woke  up  in  the  morning  they  noticed  that  Bob  was  limping,  and  then  they  noticed  that  his  back  leg  was  swollen.  So  that  day  they  took  him  to  the  Doctor's  and  by  the  time  they  got  to  the  Dr.'s  office,  his  leg  was  twice  the  size.  The  Dr.  told  them  that Bob  must  have  hit  his  leg  the day before,  and  his  leg  was  filled  with  blood  and  it  needed  to be drained.   Okay,  no  problem---
(although, in  their  mind,  they didn't  think  he  hit  his  leg  at  all)

Here  he  is  all done  at  the  Dr.'s  office.   Notice--he's  panting--not  because  he's  hot (it  was  probably  20 degrees out)--it's  because  he's  happy and  excited  (he  pants  when  he's  happy  like  this : )   He  loves  going  to  the  Dr.'s--it  doesn't  matter what  they  do  to  him  either.  I  think  he  was  proud  of  his  new bandage  too.

Well  after  a  week  or  so,  it  just  didn't  seem  to  be  healing  right,  so  the  Dr.  decided  to  re-open  the  leg, and  drain  it  again,  but  this  time--for  added  protection--this  is  how  Bob  came  home--

He  was  very  proud  of  his  protective  cone  too!!  Although,  if  you  notice, this  cone  is  a  new  kind--it's  a  foam  material,  which  was  no  problem  for  Bob  to  be  able  to  maneuver around  it  and  rip  his  bandage  off.  (He's  home  alone  all  day  --so  this  probably  gave  him  something  to do)

Well  after  he  did  this, and  after  the  Dr.  checked  his leg,  he  said  just  to  keep  the bandage  off   because  it  looked okay  and  being  open  to  the  air  would  heal  it  faster.   Well......it  didn't.  As  a  matter  of  fact,  by  the  next  week,  it  was  worse,  and  it  got  to  the  point  where  Bob  was  walking  only  on  3  legs.  I  want  you  to  keep  in  mind,  that  Bob, the  whole  time,  never  complained--he's  always  happy.   When  they  finally  took  him  back  to  the  Dr.'s  for  the  umpteenth  time,  my  daughter  told  me  that  it  looked  like  there  was  a golf  ball  underneath  his  skin.

Immediately after  seeing this,  the  Dr.  set  him  up  for  emergency  surgery.  And  what  they  found  were  a  mass  of  tiny  and  spreading  tumors  in  his  leg.   Somehow  these  tumors we're swelling  up  his leg with  blood--not quite  sure--you'd  have  to  talk to  the  Dr.   Needless to  say,  this  was  very  alarming,  and  a  biopsy  was  taken  to  see  if  it  was  cancer.  And  if  it  was  cancer,  they would  have  to  amputate  his  leg.    This  was  a  week  ago.

My  son-in-law  wouldn't  leave  him  and  fortunately  he works  for  his  very  understanding  father,  and  Marc (my son-in-law)  stayed  home  with  Bob.  But  Marc  was  bored,  so  his  father told  him  that  he  could  bring  Bob  to  work  with  him,  as  long  as  Bob  was  contained.  So...that's  just  what  he  did--


HAPPY  as  a  clam!!!---he  got  to go  to  work  with  Dad!    As  long  as  he's  with  people,  he  doesn't  care  what  the situation is.  You can  kind  of  notice  the  very large  splint  on  his  leg.   This  is  why  they  didn't  want  to  leave  him  alone  at  home--they  didn't  know  what   they  would   find  when they  came  home  at  night.

Okay--the  news  is  good--99.9%--not  cancer--sigh  of  relief!  The  Dr.  is  going  to  keep  checking  him  however  in  the  next  few  months.

Poor  Bob--he's  always  having  problems--but  always  happy!  And  in  no  time,  I'm  sure  he'll  be  back  to  normal!


60 comments:

Martha Lever said...

Oh my goodness, what an ordeal for Bob, and his family! I do hope Bob gets better. Please let us know how he is!

Diane Writes said...

Bob is a role model! I hope we all have Bob's spirit too. Not afraid of the doctor and continues to become happy knowing that there are people who love him. :)

Keep us update with Bob :)

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful and cute dog!
Kisses.

PaperPumpkin said...

Poor sweet Bob! My Ellie would LOVE Bob! She's happy too and would want to comfort him and play. What a blessing our people-dogs are, aren't they? Bob is absolutely adorable! A true best friend. I love his eyes. ~Kathy

Emelie said...

Diane so well written, what a darling and good little dog, and I wonder if he knows how well his dog grandma writes about him, telling others of the trials in his life.

It seems wrong to say I enjoyed this becaue I want Bob to be well , it is a huge stress in life to have one's pet sick or injured, and then especially to not really know the reasons for the problem.

Sending Bob much wellness.

Buffy said...

Omg Diane,I couldnt read fast enough,I thought it was going to be a bad ending.I'm sooooo glad hes doing ok. And he does alway seem happy. Poor guy. Keep us posted.

Lisa D. said...

I'm so glad to hear Bob is doing well!

Marlynn said...

Oh my, Diane, you gave me a scare and of course I had to run over to check on Bob. At times I was LOL, literally, and am so grateful Bob is now recovering - however he has a taste of going to work - still chuckling on the photo of the "baby pen" and it looks pretty darn permanent to be - WOW Working Bob - do we address him as Bob or Mr. Bob!

Ace of Stace said...

Oh my gosh, poor Bob! He really is adorable. I'm so glad he's going to be okay. Great blog!

Janet Ghio said...

Glad Bob is going to be okay!!!

Bren said...

Bob is an inspiring kind of guy. so glad to hear they found the tumours causing all the troubles and that they are not cancerous. What a great little guy.

Marilyn Rock said...

So sorry to read about Bob's challenge. Bob is amazing and I'm so glad the biopsy came back okay. I will keep him in my prayers and positive thoughts. He's such a happy little guy!

Tina Eudora said...

Oh Diane what a relief that must have been to hear the good news...poor sweet Bob! I am a HUGE animal lover and advocate so it just breaks my heart to hear about a little guy struggling along bravely with an infirmity. Pets can be such an inspiration on how to handle life's challenges...they never fight against what gets thrown at them but just adjust and carry on!
Love and prayers to little Bob!
Tina xo

Isabel said...

Omg!! Poor Bob and soooooo adorable:O) So Glad he is doing great!!!! Adorable pictures, you should make greeting cards of him:O) Dog Lovers would Love this:O)Hugs to Bob:O)

Deedra said...

Aw...sweet puppy!! This made me cry. I love the little guy and I've never even met him.

Hugs to that sweet little guy!!!!!

roc said...

omg..what a story! so happy to hear bob is doing well. LOVE the photos!

Connie said...

Oh poor little sweet thing. I'm glad it's not cancer. Don't you wish they could talk to us. Tell us they love us and when they don't feel good? I do. But that would be kind of freaky too. LOL. I'm glad he's doing ok. I have a dog too and she is my baby. So I can understand why his daddy let him go to work with him. I be Bob was thrilled to be there. Dogs hate to be alone.

Geri Centonze said...

Bob has won my heart! I'm cheering for him to have a complete and speedy recovery...we humans could take attitude advice from Bob!

priti.lisa said...

We should all be mannered like Bob...going with the flow...trusting everything will be OK.
I just looked at your last post...Lovin' the new pieces WOW
So cheerful...just beautiful.
xox

Kay said...

I love Frenchies..soo cute so I was immediately drawn to his sweet face. Poor old Bob. I too and relieved he will be ok. I recently lost my German Shepherd girl and we are all sad here. Haven't been without one for 38 years. I dreamed of puppies last night along with other fun things. Good thing the puggies are here and keeping us from being morose. They too like nothing better than to be with Dad and go places and meet people. Give kisses to Bob for a speedy recovery!

Shayla said...

Poor Bob! I am glad he is okay! I lost my best friend Cork this past week and it really sucks. I love dogs but when you lose one you think is so amazing and special...it is devastating.

Micki said...

So glad that there was a happy ending. I was getting nervous reading thinking the worst. Bob is a sweetie!
Micki

tina kirk said...

Hi Diane, Is Bob a boston terrier? I love his spirit!

Micki Wilde said...

oh poor bob!! my storm (a mini schnauzer) would be a nightmare in that situation, he would not cope well for sure, it's lucky bob is such a happy easy going doggy.

I hope that is the end of his problems, poor sweet boy!!

Hugs

Micki x

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Oh Bob! Beautiful Bob!

I am so glad he will be ok!

Dogs like Bob are so special and such a member of the family. ♥

Serena said...

I am so relieved that your post about Bob had a good ending. What a sweetie he is and I love that he got to go into work with Dad ~ :)

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Whew! So glad to hear it is 99.9% NOT cancer! We lost one dog to cancer some years ago and it was devistating..after all.."charlie" had helped me through my whole cancer experience...
SOOO glad for Bob..he's a doll and sometimes it takes sweet dogs like him to remind us how to live our own lives!

joyfulploys said...

Bob is such a little love. I'm really happy this story had a happy ending and that he's doing much better.
Mary

Ophelia said...

Wow!! Poor Bob! I'm so glad he is happy! What a cutie!!

Debbie said...

Bob is soooo adorable and what a great attitude toward life! Happy no matter what! I love that about him!

Kelly Berkey said...

Diane, what a funny story, even though poor Bob has gone through the wringer! Glad he is doing better. He is treated like Onyx, who I sauteed liver and heart for this morning in butter, his favorite! lol.
xo

Kelly Berkey said...

Diane, what a funny story, even though poor Bob has gone through the wringer! Glad he is doing better. He is treated like Onyx, who I sauteed liver and heart for this morning in butter, his favorite! lol.
xo

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Poor sweet Bob! What a little trooper. I'm so happy to hear he doesn't have cancer - that is a relief. He has such a wonderful spirit - in spite of all he's been through! Give him an extra big hug - and maybe a special treat - he deserves one! Theresa

Diana said...

Ah, sweet Bob. So glad he doing better. What a cutie!

Diane Costanza said...

I can see Bob is a beautiful soul. Those eyes say it all. I hope it all works out for him.

pinkglitterfae said...

What a darling little pup! I think Bob needs to have a permanent spot with Dad at work, lol! He's such a happy little guy, I think he could be their maskot :-)
very happy he was cancer free
xoxo

kluless said...

Poor little feller! He is a trooper, that's for sure. I hope all is well very soon.

Julie said...

If Bob isn't the cutiest (I know it's not a real word but it fits Bob so well) thing I have laid my eyes on in a loooong time! Godspeed healing for that sweet boy. Your work below is AMAZING...I truly love and admire all of your assemblage art. :) xx Beautiful!

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Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I realize I'm late getting here, but Bob is always a subject I love reading about. And yes, it was good to read that Bob is now better, even enjoying his time at the office. Heaven only knows what those two would do if they had another "child."

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhh, Diane! This poor little guy has sure had a time of it all! Thank goodness Bob is such a happy little guy. Please keep us posted on his progress. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Lesley said...

Oh I know I shouldn't but this story has made me laugh my socks off, say Ahhhh several times, and take sharp intakes of breath...not having met Bob before I am now smitten - particularly after seeing him in his cone (I did giggle at that one) and now wish Bob and all the family well.

I'm sure he'll be fine.

Thanks for sharing
Lesley x

Heather said...

Ahhhhh poor Bob! He is too cute!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my goodness, he is a doll! Poor little thing! I wish you lived close because he could play with my Jamie who's a little maltese and so sweet....I hope he feels better soon.
XO

Jessie said...

Poor Bob! he does look pitiful with his 'lampshade' on doesn't he? Hope all goes well!xx

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness! Your family has been through a lot with their baby! And what a cutie he is - the fact that he is always happy despite what he has to go through is a true lesson for us all - thanks for the reminder and best wishes on a speedy recovery!
In other news, I am SO HAPPY to hear that you are the House of Art's first Muse! How cool is that?! Glad to be in your talented company ;) xoxo

Tammie Lee said...

ah, poor Bob. So glad it sounds as though he will be ok now.

Rebecca Anthony said...

Oh my gosh Diane poor Bob is right! What a little trooper he is! He knows he's in good hands and that special people are caring for him!

Beth said...

Oh Bob! What a doll, what a trooper. Uh oh, a story that makes me rethink not having another dog. A big hug for Bob.

ArtSnark said...

glad Bob's going to be okay. He sure is photogenic - love the cone pic

Rosie said...

Bless him - these little furry friends leave their pawprints on our hearts don't they?

rachel awes said...

love to you & sweet bob! xox

ShabbyChicShaz said...

He is just adorable and a brave little soldier, so glad he has such a great, caring family to watch over him :)

JoMo said...

Poor sweet Bob! Hope he is on the mend. What a sweetie!
Cheers,
Jo

soraya nulliah said...

oh yikes! poor little Bob! I hope he is on his way to a speedy recovery! Love the shades on him...perking up already:)

Msartist said...

Poor Bob! But, thank goodness he is ok. He seems like a great companion.
I ended up winning Tara's giveaway! But I missed signing up for the class. I had to help a sick daughter out of town and when I got back, sign up's were over! Can't wait to hear about it. Maybe next time. & It would of been nice to jump start some new creativity. Wishing you well! Thanks for the visit and comment too!! xo Theresa

Julia Christie said...

What a terrific doggy story!
Bob is a trooper and sooo cute!
I hope all goes well with this little sweetie!
Thanks so much for the recent feedback about my latest pieces! I really appreciate your opinion and enthusiasm!!! Your comments just make my day!

Sunny Carvalho said...

Poor, sweet Bob!! What a joyful boy, even in times of trouble! I'm glad he is doing better and there's no cancer. Your art is gorgeous, by the way...and thanks for visiting my blog!

Pamela Holderman said...

Love that Bob. Zoe goes to the vet today and she does not like it...shakes the whole time. I will tell her to be more like Bob.

Neusa Cunha said...

Tell Bob someone from Brazil is sending him a big hug! I hope he is doing fine now. He's a cute guy!

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