Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Happy Independence Day and an Update on the Dad

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Hello everyone! Thanks for coming by for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am always so very thankful to each of you for joining us. Each and every Thursday we share the things for which we are most thankful and we always enjoy reading all of the things you are thankful for too. If you’re new to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, thanks for hopping in, we do excited when new blogger pals join us!

Today I have a couple of thankfuls. First, it’s Independence Day in the United States and I’m super thankful for our great Country, we love you and we’re glad to be here with you. We just wish there wasn’t so much celebrating with fireworks in our neck of the woods, that would be a really good thankful.

Second, we’re thankful that the Dad’s melanoma surgery is over. He and the Mom were up and out pretty early yesterday (Wednesday) and the surgery was scheduled in the morning. The surgery was done around 10 O’Clock AM and then they had to wait for the report from the lab, which was about a 3 hour wait. After waiting 3 hours they called the Dad’s name. He and the Mom heard the magic words…”you’re clear, the melanoma is all gone”! Hooray, we’re sure thankful for that news. Then he had to have a skin graft and a pretty big looking bandage on his leg. He can’t get it wet until he goes in for a dressing change on the 15th, that doesn’t sound easy but we know he’ll keep it dry. Thank you for all the purrs, prayers and well wishes for our Dad, we all appreciate them!

Thanks to Ann from Zoolatry for the wonderful card!

So, what are you thankful for today? Tell us in the comments and then join us for our 4th of July Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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60 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Happy Independence Day and an Update on the Dad

  1. Kitties Blue

    We are thankful that Dad Terry’s melanoma has hit the road! Mom’s been praying for him and just that result. Our main thankful is that Sawyer was not injured during his last seizure. Thanks for having this hop. Happy 4th! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  2. Teddy

    Happy 4th!! We’re so glad your Dad’s melanoma is GONE – my Mom also had a skin graft from her first melanoma – tell Dad to try wrapping his bandage in Saran Wrap when he showers – that worked for Mom! Just happy it’s GONE and we know you all will celebrate that as well as the holiday today. Sending hugs……..

    Love, Teddy (and Mom Pam)

  3. Pat Hatt

    Yeah, those booms going off aren’t fun.

    Great news that it is all gone. Now just have to keep from playing in the rain for a few days.

  4. Jan

    We are thankful for wonderful online human and feline friends like you that we can visit each day. We love you.

  5. Cecilia Upchurch

    Dear Kitties
    Give dad a few healing biscuits from me too.
    No way can he do unnecessary roaming with you all on lap duty.
    I am so thankful for this news. Ann prepared a POTP badge we have it on the POTP
    blog here

    Hugs Cecilia

  6. Katie Isabella

    Mom and I are so grateful for that perfect news about your Dad, Brian, I see he is wearing your hat too, That was kind of you. Looks good on him as well…but you set it off in a way no other can! The softies for his feets are a great Happy News gift from all of you. Now you get him home at your beck and call. Take advantage of it and get all the extra petting and brushies you can while he’s still. XXXX

  7. Purrseidon

    Meowser, Brian dear furiend, that is wonderful news about the dad! IF you’d had bad news, I was purrpared to suggest that you have him try black cumin seed oil capsules and/or a triple does of graliola for 3 weeks instead of chemo therapy…. researchers seem to be having excellent luck with those for treating bad things….I mentioned the black cumin first because it builds up the immune system, which in this kitty’s opinion is a better way to go than trying to poison the bad cells before killing off the good ones, too.

  8. Jan K

    Yay, we are so happy to hear your Dad’s good news!! We know you all will take good care of him while he’s healing (LOVE the slippers!!). ♥♥♥

  9. Madison

    We are so happy for you all and your dad that everything gone. The healing will pass, and he will be good as new soon.

  10. Mary McNeil

    Hurrah for Dad !
    Garbage bag rubber-banded around the leg for showers or sponge baths.

  11. lisa

    ”you’re clear, the melanoma is all gone” WooHoo!!! Truly magical words. Hope everyone has a wonderful Independence Day…..even with all the Boom Booms. 🙂 Great news in which to be thankful!

  12. Sandee

    What great news on the dad. You take good care of him as i know you and the mom will do. Great news on the report too. Happy dance going on here.

    We wish there weren’t any fireworks either, but there will be and we’ll do our best to tolerate another year of noise.

    Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday and Independence Day. My best to your peeps. ♥

  13. caren gittleman

    YAY YAY YAY that the bad stuff is gone!!!!!!! YAY!!!! Best news ever and that will make today and EXTRA happy 4th! Tell Dad maybe he can put a garbage bag around the bandage to keep it dry? He can do it!!! Just take sponge baths!!! Best news ever!! xoxo

  14. Valentine

    Brian, what a strong and brave papa you have! Make sure he gets plenty of rest so his body can recover fully. So-o glad to hear the bad “m” is now out of his body. Sending my hugs and purrs.

  15. Deziz World

    Oh Brian, that’s pawsum mews. We’ve been purrayin’ hard fur the all clear and will continue our purrayers fur a speedy recovery. Big hugs fur all and extra fur uncle Terry.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  16. Annabelle

    Back in 1991 Mom had a large melanoma removed off her back (200 stitches). They did things a lot differently then than they do now. Every time Mom goes to the Dermatology dept at Mayo the new Resident Doctors always make comments about her scar (& scar tissue). Back in those day they did the “scoop” method and it used to leave large concave ‘scoops’, Mom’s Doctor at the time didn’t want to maim Mom, so he didn’t do that, instead he stitched her up with a lot of stitches. A lot….but thankfully she has been cancer free since then. WE purray your Dad will be too!

    Happy Fourth of July!

  17. Cathy Keisha

    Hooray for the all-clear for your dad! I’m sending lots of healing purrz. I’m sure you’ll look after him. When Pop had the elbow surgery, there was a plastic sleeve he could wear to shower w/o getting it wet.

  18. The OP Pack

    That sounds like some very good news for your Dad. We are happy for him and we wish him a speedy and good recovery.

    Not only do we have to deal with fireworks all over the neighborhood, but we also have noisy thunderstorms that are going to last all afternoon and end just on time for more fireworks:(

    Happy Fourth of July!!!
    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  19. Crystal And Daisy Mae

    Happy July 4th. Joined your blog hop. Here’s wishing you lots of fireworks and if you don’t like them do what Daisy Mae Does. Hide under the vanity or stay near your Dad.

  20. Angel Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song

    That is great news. We are very happy for your dad.

  21. Anne Robinson

    I am late but wishing everyone a beautiful Happy Fourth of July. Love the photo you have shared and always enjoy seeing the felines. Have a great weekend. HUGS

  22. thecatguy

    Glad to hear the good news, that procedure doesn’t sound like much fun, I picture grafts going better with fruit trees than humans. I hope for tpainfree, rapid healing! Purrs and prayers from all of us at Fourwhitepaws

  23. RO P

    So important to be thankful, and I’m appreciative of the reminder. Speaking of thankful, I’m so thrilled that all went well with the melanoma surgery and all is clear. I can imagine the stress of waiting for 3 hours, but so happy that the wait ended with good news. I’m thankful to have you, the other cats and the rest of the family too! Hugs, RO

  24. Ducky’s Mom

    Haven’t been reading much this week, so just now seeing this post. So glad your Dad’s melanoma is gone! Ducky and I are sending POTP and prayers for a successful skin graft!

  25. The Oceanside Animals

    Charlee: “Yay, we’re glad to hear the good news about your dad!”
    Chaplin: “Dada says several people in his family have had that melanoma thing and he has started to get checked by a dermatologist every year, just in case. Something about all the sunlight out here in California.”
    Lulu: “Maybe that’s why Dada hates sunlight so much?”
    Charlee: “No, we think that’s because he’s a vampire.”

  26. Nicki and Derry

    Thanks for sending us the link to the update! We’re very glad, and thankful, that all went well and that your dad got the “all clear!” Yay! 🙂

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