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Saturday, August 8, 2015

WHN is HOME!!!

Head Nurse Tasha reporting!

WHN came home yesterday afternoon around four.  We were so happy to see her!!!!!  She had a second operation, another ERCP, to remove the two stents implanted on Wednesday, and sheis doing much better.  She is on a very resricted diet- she can eat no more than 220 grams of fate per day for the next month and after that cannot ever exceed 30 grams per day for the rest of her life, to prevent all of this confusion in our lives.

The nursing staff at Dachs and Beagle Hospital took over immediately- Dr. Snoopy was on the phone with his Muffin. We put her in the shower to wash off the icky smells that whe was exposed to and got her bundled up on the couch just in time to take care of us- she has three days of neglect to make up for us.  Dr. Snoopy came in to see how our patient was progressing and insisted on protecting her from the arm of the couch, while Head NUrse Tasha and Nurse Anna took care of the back of the couch and the other sideof it.  Nurse trainee Sweetie took care of ensuring no one was going anywhere and did a perimeter search, then setled in for a long nap.  

WHN has a new drain!  Lots smaller than the older one, and she has to keep it clean, but was not given any instructions as to how to acomplish this, so we are winging it!  This one is named Ripley, after her favorite character in the Alien movies.  (the first one was named after Cain, played by John Hurt in the first movie)  Now, if she would only get a job as an extra on the walking dead series, or the alien franchises!

Dad has some good news to share- he was accepted into the new class for the Diaconate in the Archdiocese of St Louis and starts his studies next month! The first year is his discernement year and then he has four years of intense study, culminating with his ordination as a Permanent Deacon in June 2020.  WHN and her mom are thrilled for him- his acceptance letter came in the mail yesterday!

BTW- in case anyone cares- WE BEHAVED while WHN abandoned us!  Dad got us chicken nuggets a couple of times, to make up for this cruelty.  

5 comments:

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

So glad WHN is home!

Mark Muller said...

It's great that she is in the best house-pital now where you have an eye and a paw on all things. POTP to WHN for a fast recovery and congrats to your dad... and BRAVO to you for being super weel behaved.

Millie and Walter said...

We are so glad to here WHN is home and under expert care at Dachs & Beagle Hospital. We bet Mr. Google would have some suggestions on how to keep the drain clean. We are keeping our paws crossed that she continues to feel better.

Two French Bulldogs said...

After your nursing duties maybe you'll get more nuggets
Snorts
Lily & Edward

Dolly theDoxie said...

Hey I've missed you guys! So glad to hear about WHN! And congrats to the dad too. Keep good care of her! Love Dolly