Saturday, March 13, 2010

Medical Technology and Gratitude

Much has happened since the last posting. Little Haint has become a part of the family and we have our fingers crossed that the heartworm treatment is successful.

Speaking of hearts, FryDaddy is dealing with some cardiac issues. Three years back, he had to have a cardiac defibrillator implanted in his heart. Long story, let's not go into the details. The idea behind it is that if his heart ever goes wonky (it's a technical word, I know), the "device" will shock his heart back into working properly.

Only on Thursday, it needed to and it didn't.

So we're in the hospital, having tests run and (mostly) waiting to have tests run. We've been in one hospital or another since Thursday afternoon and we'll be in one hospital or another for the next few days. You always need to pack your sense of humor (and the laptop!) and maybe even more so at the hospital. So - a partial list of things to remember:

1. Vampires should look at working in the health-care field. No one blinks when you come in at 2 a.m. to take blood.
2. IV stands make great places to hang baseball caps.
3. Be sure to refer to your cardiologist as a "mechanic" and ask if that pine tree scented air freshener comes with your tune-up.
4. Hospital coffee is just awful. Plan accordingly.

I know that last one isn't funny; it's just good, hard, practical advice.

1 comment:

Akin said...

Hope everyone works out okay