May 21, 2012



John Lennon
“One thing you can't hide - is when you're crippled inside.”
John Lennon


Hi friends,
Mona Mi and Cakie Head here, or as I would rather be called, Do Do Head, with a health report on our Mommy and to let you know we might not be posting much this week.
Our Mommy is a wreak. Her insurance won't pay for her insulin, Humanlin 70/30, amymore so three weeks ago her doctor changed it to Levemir and it ain't working. They haven't found the right dosage and she keeps getting reading over 300. So they keep increasing the dosage. Poor Mommy is tired all the time and frustrated too!

Today she went to the Orthopedic doctor about her knees, hip and her lower back. He gave her 2 steroid shots, one in each knee but he wouldn't do any x-rays of her lower back or hip cause he said she needs an MRI. He thinks the hip problem has to do with her back. After the MRI he will do a hip x-ray if needed. She's got  Old-Arthur-rities, that follows her everywhere she goes, plus pinched nerves and NO cartilage between some of her discs. He says she needs knee replacements but she is fighting it. She's also gonna have to have a test on her left hand that's always hurting but he don' think it's carpal tunnel.
So Thursday she's gonna have the MRI.

Please send some good vibes and Power of the Paw for the old lady. She had back surgery in 1974 and that's when Old-Arthur-rities started following her night and day, so she don't want NO SURGERY!!

Sniff ya later......Do Do Head, aka Cakie Head for this week only.


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Ernie and I (Frankie Furter) will BOTH have our paws crossed fur your mommy. AND we will send her some very much STRONG Dachshund Feel Good VIBES>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

GOOSE said...

I will for sure cross my paws for your mommy. My MOM has type 1 diabetes and she has to take two diffident insulin's. So I know what you are going through with levels. It can be scary. Stupid insurance.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh my word, poor momma. We are sending tons of good vibes to you
Benny & Lily

harrispen said...

I hope your mom does well on her tests. I recommend the knee replacements highly. Both of my parents have had theirs done (my mom had both hers done last year and dad had one done a few years ago) and it makes a huge difference. My mom is no longer in pain every day with her knees.

Also I am sure surgery for backs has come a long way since 1974. I know having these surgeries wouldn't be easy, but they might make you feel a lot better.


Cupcake said...

Oh no, poor The Mommy. I feel so bad for her. My paws are crossed and I hope she can find a way to ease her pain.

Love, Cupcake

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh no, poor Mommy - we hope she can get the meds straightened out and the MRI will give the doctor some ideas for how he can help her. Please give her some gentle smoochies and hugs to her from us.

Woos - Blue Eyes, Thunder Dunder, Prissy Sissy, and Flash a.k.a. Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Teddy said...

We'll keep our paws, fingers and wings crossed for your Mommy. That arthur-i-tis can be a terrible thing. Shame on that insurance company not covering her medicine. We hope the other meds start kicking in. Tell your mommy to hang in there.


The Websters said...

OH NO! We are praying for no surgery. Please keep us posted.


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Her come the bubble in the sky-filled with good wishes for your mama, that the insulin issue gets fixed stat.
That all the tests get done- MRI's and everything else... and that
Arthur man leaves her alone.
Also for the insurance company to be flushed in the toilet.
They better not mess with your mama, or I will peee on their shoes.
Sending love! Go look for the bubbles!

chicamom85 said...

Mona Mi and Cake Head, Mommy and I can totally relate to this. Daddy is a diabetic and uses Humalin, our insurance covers only a very small part of it and it is expensive, as you know. He had a kidney transplant so the doctors insist he stay on Humalin so we have to pay it. Insurance really stinks sometimes. I am crossing paws and Mommy is praying for your Mommy. We want her to get better. My Mommy has spinal stenosis so she understands that part also. Good luck and we are sending lots of magic bubbles filled with love and hope.

Loveys Freckle Belly

Mr. Pip said...

My paws are crossed for your sweet mom! No yucky surgery!

Your pal, Pip

Raising Addie said...


We will have all paws crossed and will be praying for the tests to go well and for no surgery.

BIG hugs all around!

Addie, Lucie, Hailey and Staci

sprinkles said...

I definitely feel for your mama with the insurance woes! I've had a lot of problems w/ several insurance companies in the past, so I can emphasize with what she's going through.

I have a bad hip too. I was supposed to get an MRI but my insurance (through work, which I clearly didn't research!) wouldn't pay for it because I hadn't met my $2500 annual deductible. The MRI itself would have been about $3000, so the insurance would have covered very little of it, the rest would have to come out of my own pocket. I was already having to pay for physical therapy from the year before (over $3000 for 6 weeks, and the insurance paid less than 10%) so I couldn't afford that.

I hope the drs. figure out her meds soon and that she gets to feeling better.

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Mitch and Molly said...

Our paws are crossed for your mom, Mona Mi and Cakie Head. We don't want her to have to have surgery!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Team Beaglebratz said...

Oh yes, we Beaglebratz will b sendin'out sum of Beagle-slobbers (make that kissez) strong Beagle healin'thoughtz. Yep - our mom haz herd alot more really good stuff 'boutz thoze knee replacementz - her sis needz one an'a friend she werkz with had one 'boutz a month ago an'iz plannin'fer the other in a week. An'she haz an uncle haztz uze insulin fer hiz diabetez an'sumtimez it gitz all wacky. Yep, we know all'boutz you hazta b with your mom now an'help her feel better. You'all go du what you hazta du.
Doodle Boy'n Wiggle Butt
(Shiloh'n Shasta)

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh is so worried bout Mommy. We is all sendin da bestest vibes we have and some prayers too. Hope Mom gets all straightened out soon.

K9 Katastrophie said...

Oh dear, we are praying and sending love!

Snuggle Bug

A MilShelb Mom said...

Oh goodness! We are thinking of your Mom! Give her kisses from us!
~Milly and Shelby