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Well, His Majesty has been home from the hospital for a few days and he's progressing nicely. Physically he really looks better than I expected but that's because I put on my Cherry Ames, Student Nurse cap a lot and clean his eye frequently. Since he LOVES the hot compresses, it's kept the swelling down and he's really compliant about his meds. Boy! that Metacam is a miracle drug. It's administered once a day, in the morning; when Francis wakes up in the morning he's obviously in distress but about a half hour after I dose him he stops trying to rub his head on everything.
He's sleeping a ton but he's requiring less orientation when he moves about. He hasn't banged into any walls today so that's a good sign.
Once again, thank you, thank you, THANK You guys for all the notes and support. It's really helped.
If any of you have been through this and have any more tips I'd appreciate it.
 

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I'm so proud of Franny! I feel so bad for him that my heart breaks, but if his life will be improved after this, then I'm grateful for that. It's wonderful to hear that he's progressing nicely, and Mom's doing OK too. Wishing you all the best!
 

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Again, I just have to reiterate how badly I feel for you, Beverly. This must be so hard on you. I know it's so hard on franny, and THAT'S why it's got to just kill you to see him be unhappy. You are an angel. Hope his recovery keeps progressing.
 

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I am SOOO GLAD you posted an update, Beverly! I wanted to ask, but figured I'd keep my mouth shut (a particularly difficult task for me :(

And it sounds like your nurse's training is coming in VERY handy. It's odd but, even though the specifics are very different, the general care of critters and people is very, very similar, I think.

Please keep us posted!
 

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Cherry Ames and Sue Barton, my heroines! A couple of obvious suggestions--keep stuff picked up off the floor and don't re-arrange the furniture. Sounds like Francis is in very capable hands. :)
 

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good to here he is home!!! my wife is still in!!! starting on her third week in the hospital.what is the name of your VET,because i don't think the doctors here know what they are doing!!!!
 
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I take His Majesty to Angell Memorial Animal Hospital here in Boston. It's operated by the MSPCA and they have a top-notch world reknowned staff of veterinarians and specialists. I love the place, they treat everyone so well and they realize that they're dealing with a totally loony population (the owners, not the pets)
 

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Geeez, Billy, I hope your wife gets better quickly.

Basset people are having a hard time this summer.

Beverly, I'm hoping His Majesty is doing well? My guys (who are currently doing their nightly stomp and fling in the middle of the living room :roll: ) send good thoughts for a good and quick recovery.
 
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PineHawk, what's wrong with your wife? Three weeks is a long time to spend in hospital! I pray she'll be home soon.
His Nibs is definitelyon the road to recovery! How can I tell? I almost crowned him last night. In and out, in and out...we'd go outside for a minute, he wanted back in...minutes later he'd be whining to go back outside. I was exhausted after a long day at work and he just wanted to rock n' roll. I think he's ready for a good walk.
His new eye is starting to show because the swelling is going down and it looks pretty good for a new eye. :D
 

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I second Beverly, pinehawk --- that's a long time! Keep us posted on her.

Beverly, that's GREAT news about The King. You always know when they start getting up to hi-jinx --- now's when that good nursing care of yours will be really put to the test. :D

BTW, everyone looks like a whale in nursing uniforms. I'm pretty sure they do that on purpose. ;)
 

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on the zippy has a sore neck thread i had some stuff on there about the Fantasic Mrs.Pinehawk.she is still in as of tonite,but is experinceing some memory loss from all the painkillers and anesthesia,but she remembers being married to me.( damn it ) she had a operation last May ( Gastric By-Pass ) right after it she was having some problems and was being blown off by the doctors because they could not find what was wrong.at this point i think they thought Mrs.Pinehawk was ready for a trip to the NUT HUT!!! ( hey she married me and was sober when she said yes,so she can't be all there ) well by some stroke of luck she got a hernia,which was in part to the GBP it does happen in some people we were told.After that was when the downhill slide started and FAST.back to the hospital at 2am yelling at doctors,almost getting a free ride to Monmouth County Jail by some very nice policemen(4 of them against little ole me,i think i could have took 2 of them,but they are lucky i didn't try to find out!!!) 6 days later they find abcesses in her body cavity,but they don't know where they came from,i suggested a possiable leak some where? next day they open her up from her Belly Button to her sternum to find what was leaking and found 2 small pinholes in her small intestine that they felt happened during the GBP operation last May.(lets here a big uh-oh out there!!!!) and she has been getting better slowly but getting better ever since.she was having little bouts of sepsis the hole time,but it never got to her blood stream and that is the reason that she is not dead right now!! oh and i case you all are wondering,yes i did contact a Lawyer and they seem very interested in helping my wife with her little problem!
 

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Wow! Bad stuff your wife has had to go through. I hope it is almost over, and she's home soon.
 

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Pinehawk, yikes! VERY serious stuff!

I got blood poisoning years ago --- which I think is like sepsis --- it came on like lightning one night when I was at work. Bad, bad stuff.

Very glad they found the problem with your wife! Good, good luck and many good wishes that her recovery proceeds as quickly as possible.
 

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Poor Mrs. Pinehawk, that is all so very sad and scarey. I'm glad to hear she is on the mend. Also very glad to hear you didn't waste time in finding a lawer.
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Sending wishes for an swift recovery. :)
 

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well Mrs.Pinehawk came home Friday night after a same day surgery operation that lasted 22 days.she is very weak and still in some pain but happy to be home.she asked me to relay to you all many thanks for the kind words and prayers( i thank you all too ).she's not in to Basset's as much as i am,but she knows that we are a tight knit family that puts aside any and all differences when some one is in need of any sort of help.i will not be attending to many events this year because she is still facing a long road to being fully recovered,and sometime in the begining of 2005 i will have my knee replaced so that i will hopefully be ready for the fall 2005 field trial season.
 

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That's good news --- I bet Mrs. Pinehawk is VERY glad to be home. 22 days is a lo-o-o-ong time, esp. for a same day surgery.

When she's fully recovered and you have your nice new knee, you all will appreciate the basset events that much more.

In any case, good good news.
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Glad to hear she's home and that much closer to being back in action. :)
 

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Welcome Home to your wife Billy! I'm sure that now that she's home her recovery will be that much faster.

Just think of all the things you'll be able to do with a new knee. ;)

[ August 29, 2004, 07:42 PM: Message edited by: Barbara Winters ]
 
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