Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Tired Puppy

The Smaller Portion did not last a week.  He is now back in hospital suffering from:  diverticulitis, adhesions from his previous surgeries and a partially (mostly) obstructed bowel.  He is feeling sore and sorry and I am feeling like death on a stick.

The diverticulits is treated with antibiotics.  The adhesions and the blockage may clear themselves - or then again they may not.  If not further surgery will be needed.  Which reminds me I need to ring the doctor's surgery tomorrow to cancel the appointment to have the staples from his last hospital stay removed.

This crass and vulgar image leaps to the forefront of my mind.


65 comments:

  1. Sorry for the SP, but he is where he needs to be. More sorry for you because you don't have staff looking after you. Unless SiL is still with you?
    An early night might be in order.

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    1. dinahmow: He is indeed where he needs to be. The battle to get him to agree to that was epic though. I had my early night and feel improved for it. His sister is still with us. She is more than a little peeved at him though - she had asked him the day before (when he surely knew all was far from well) whether he was improved enough for her to go home. He answered in the affirmative, and she booked her flights. Which she now wants to change. I told her that any financial penalties were his.

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  2. Oh blasted. Darn it. Drug yourself and sleep. I use Nyquil, half a sip. tonight, it was margarita and not half a sip.

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    1. Strayer: I didn't need drugs last night. One glass of wine (small) and I fell into bed and crashed. Big time.

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  3. Sorry to hear that EC. Didn't like the prognosis after being allowed home with an inflamed wound. Hope you are both OK.

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    1. Cat Drawings: It is a bugger and a blight, but at least he is back where he should be.

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  4. Oh No! This is awful! What happened? They let him go home too soon? I'm so sorry, I hope he comes through this okay, and you too. This has to be stressful.
    I'm off to the doctor myself tomorrow, I've had pain in my side/back, around the ribs off and on for months now. I'm sure it's just muscle strain, but I'm getting it checked now that I'm on holiday. And while I'm there I'll mention a few other test I want done.

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    1. River: I think it was a combination of things - they let him home too soon, and he didn't shout out when things were not as they should be. Good luck at the doctors and I really hope that it is just a strain.

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  5. Oh EC, that is awful for you both! Was it because he was shoved out too early....?

    Are you going to be OK? Do you have an opportunity to rest up and look after yourself during all this as well...?

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    1. Kath Lockett: It is vile isn't it? As I said to River, I think it was a combination of things. Hopefully they have both learned from it.

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  6. I'm sorry he had to go back, but even more sorry for you. It does sound as if they let him go too quickly.

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    1. Lynn: My comfort is that he is where he needs to be.

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  7. O dear, I so hoped he would recover fast (for you both)
    This is bad news. I don't know what to say really, other than the obvious; that the blockage moves of it's own accord and recovery follows . . . meantime that you get some peace and rest.
    I feel for you both. I hope and pray for some light to shine through.
    Thoughts and prayers x

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  8. Bugger, for him and for you. This time I hope they keep him in until he is better and that he does the right thing and eats when they tell him too (and what they tell him too).

    Please rest as much as possible, send his sister up to visit while you put your feet up and be kind to yourself.

    Much love, healing wishes and a great big hug from Perth xxx

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    1. Kakka: Thank you as well. Fingers (and toes) crossed that they keep him till he is much, much better.

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    2. Hope the news is better today and that the blockage is moving and the antibiotics are working. Even more warm and healing wishes coming your way to day, you have been on my mind. xxxx

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  9. Oh man....it sounded too soon for him to be cut loose from the hospital and sent home and, it was. Here's hoping the blockage moves on its own and he heals up fast. Get some rest if you can. Healing thoughts headed your way from Canada.

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    1. mybabyjohn/Delores: I will get all the rest I can in the intervals between visits. And thank you as well.

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  10. Well, shame on the hospital for releasing him too soon - he obviously needed to be there until what sounded from your last post as the beginnings of some post-op complications had been properly cleared up, rather than heap on top of that the stress of these repeated releases and re-admissions. May SP recover soon and this bad stretch of road become smooth again. Sending you much love and all the faith and stamina I can spare!

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    1. Two Tigers: While in the Accident/Emergency ward yesterday they were trying hard to tell us both that it was a co-incidence that these things happened so soon after his release. 'Liar, liar pants on fire...' Love, faith and stamina gratefully received.

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    2. We have a private joke here when it comes to doctors: "It's a coincidence!" Because no matter what obvious cause-and-effect thing is happening, it's always a "coincidence." Doctors never take responsibility for anything.

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    3. Paper Chipmunk: How can you be so unkind about doctors? Those lovely men of course know more than you do. And have immense egos as well. Sigh and growl.

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  11. I'm so sorry you're dealing with all this medical misfortune. Sleep as much as you can; SP is back in the right place right now.

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    1. Joanne: It wasn't sleep so much as a coma last night. I am not certain I even turned over.

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  12. Sorry for SP, I know how uncomfortable all of this is for him. Hopefully, with the assistance of a few good nurses and doctors, they will get it right this time.
    As for you, tell SP that you are taking a day for yourself ... that you need to rest and get back on your feet so you can be there for him when he comes home. Then just stay home for a day a veg out. Take a Benedryl (used as a sleeper in most hospitals) and sleep until you wake up on your own. If the Sil is still there, tell her to do the same. If you get sick it won't be good for anybody (especially not you), so give yourself permission to take care of BP. I wish you well ... you will be in my prayers.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. Andrea: I cannot tell you all how grateful I am for all these good wishes from the blogosphere. Thank you.

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  13. So sorry you're both growing through this. Sending prayers, cyber hugs and healing thoughts. That image is completely appropriate, crass or not. :)

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    1. Jenn June: A friend had sent me that image a few days before when I had imagined I was over tired. I laughed then, and it is even more appropriate now.

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  14. I am so sorry to hear this, EP. I hope this time will be behind you soon. I am keeping you both in my thoughts and praying it will be resolved happily, and soon.

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    1. DJan: Everything crossed for a speedy and COMPLETE recovery this time.

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  15. --Dear E,
    Go get some wine and curl up with Jazz and Jewel.... & know I am thinking of you.

    Many kisses being sent from Minnesota. xxxxx

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    1. myinnerchick: Thank you. I know that you have a lot on your plate too.

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  16. Oh bugger. Sorry to hear he is not doing well. Hopefully they will keep him in hospital long enough for him to heal this time. Rest as much as you can. Hugs, thoughts and prayers being sent from here.

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    1. Karen: It is a pain isn't it? Literally for him and a little more metaphorically for me.

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  17. That is awful! I can't imagine how tired you must be, both physically and mentally! I love the button! Hopefully you can get some rest while the SP is in the hospital, (like usual I can dream can't I), but know that you will be doing a lot of sitting in the hospital. Which is never relaxing. Prayers said that everything will pass and another surrgery will not be nesessary!

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    1. Teresa: So tired I feel sick and more than a little brain dead. It is a great button though. I am going to remember that word.

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  18. Dear EC, that button truly says it all. You and your husband have been through the mill!
    Passing between its stones and being ground down to meal! Peace.

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    1. Dee: It has long been my mantra that I can survive anything - if I have to. I would prefer that it wasn't tested so often though.

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  19. Exhaustipated sums up some days i've had lately :-).

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    1. Windsmoke: I am so sorry. I hope those days are firmly behind you now.

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  20. Oh EC, I'm so sorry! What a year this has been for you. All good wishes for you getting rest and peace and SP regaining health. x

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    1. Austan: It hasn't been a good year, but I will survive it. Thank you for your good wishes.

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  21. OH, buggery, EC, I'm sorry there's more set backs for you both :(
    I hope these issues get resolved soon for both your sakes xxx

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    1. Jayne: Buggery is a reasonable summation. He looks a little better today although there has been no change. At least he is where he needs to be right now.

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  22. Oh, man, what a perfect description - exhaustipated. I have BEEN there; you have my unending sympathy. It is a hard place to be, and hard to get back from. Let go of the notion that you must be visiting x number of times a day. Been there. It will only make you sick as well. Hugs, EC.

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    1. jenny_o: Exhaustipated is great isn't it? Crass, vulgar and so true. And I found it funny as well. I am supremely brain dead at the moment, and hope that the fog of confusion lifts itself soon. Thank you for the hugs.

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  23. OH dear - you poor things. Hope you get some well deserved rest.

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  24. (((((((((HUGS)))))))

    I will send you both good thoughts and prayers and hope they stick this time. Peace...

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  25. It's the right image. I hope this all eases off soon, he gets back home, you get some kind of 'normality' back into your life. Get into the garden hon, hugs from me too xx

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    1. All Consuming: It is a bit sucky over here at the moment. We have everything crossed that it is sorted out very soon. And yes, I may have to play in the garden when the temperature rises above zero today.

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    1. J Cosmo Newberry: It is an excellent word.

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  27. Hey, really sorry, but sending you both healing thoughts and glad he is getting the care he needs.

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    1. Riot Kitty: Thank you. I hope your own recuperation is going well.

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  28. I hope he gets better...and you feel less exhauted

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    1. Kim @ Stuff could...: Thanks - on both counts.

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  29. I have been away, am catching up and am so sorry for all your trials and tribulations. Fervent hopes for SP's recovery.

    What wonderful bird pictures.

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    1. Anne: Thank you. Today will be the pivot point - either he improves or more surgery is essential. The birds provide a much needed break.

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    1. Nikky: They are enchanting birds - noisy, naughty and a delight.

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  31. Ohhhh Sue, what a time you've had! You must be so buggered. Really sorry to read this news. I hope the last couple of days have seen an improvement on the smaller portion. xxxxx much love to you dear Sue.

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    1. Gemma: Sadly at the moment it is getting worse not better. Fingers crossed for some much needed improvement.

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