Stan, be nice to AlexS. She is dealing with juveniles all day and comes here to have some mature conversation, don't you think? I like her, so don't run her off. LOL
Roadyy, good golly. I saw the open hunk of meat on the leg and the next one with proud flesh and honestly didn't realize it was a before/after picture. That is awesome, beyond words. Hearing of the Boo's issues with ropes, trust, and restraint makes your achievement all the more impressive. Excellent, excellent job.
Corgi, hugs. So sorry. Could they move your dad closer to you now, and then relocate him when he's able to be discharged from the hospital? Did they ever figure out what caused the dementia? Some people get it just from ICU; there's even a name for it. Plus don't let them overlook his thyroid hormone levels and electrolytes....sometimes it's the simple things. His body has been through a lot and it can throw things out of whack, certainly.
Nicker, sometimes things are just meant to be -- sounds like a door closed but lots of new doors opened up. That's a sign!
CW, it's nice to hear that Marc made it through his first day! He'll feel worse on day 3 as his muscles adjust; don't know why that is but I always feel okay on the 2nd day but on day 3 I can hardly move after a big workout. I had to laugh when someone recommended horse linament for Marc. A caution, and a funny story -- years ago I had an unscheduled dismount from my horse on a windy day when we were followed by a couple of bikers on motorcycles. It was before the days when helmets were the rule, so I picked the time to let go and chose to do so when I would land fluffy butt first instead of on my head. So... I broke my lumbosacral junction of my lower back. I didn't know it at the time, hobbled back to the barn, put the horse away (I boarded at the time) and went home. I was trying to tough it out but the pain was pretty bad. I had brought my horse's linament home with me from the barn, as I remembered my Grandpa using it all the time when I was a little girl. So, when the pain got too bad I had my hubby apply linament to my lower back to see if that would help the pain. Well......imagine the scene. I'm on my tummy, with muscle spasms in my lower back; he's gently applying the liquid linament, liberally, generously, with the best intentions. But - he used too much and the linament followed curves and gravity and ran into places where it simply is not to be tolerated. After I quit screaming I rushed into the shower, cleaned it off, and begged to be taken to the emergency room. That was the last time I used linament, LOL!