Surviving The Emergency Room

How to get the most out of your trip to the ER with the least amount of pain and suffering – for all involved

At one time or another just about everyone will have an ‘Emergency Room Experience’. Maybe you will be the patient, or, just as likely, you will be there with a friend or family member in need of emergency medical care. Either way it will not be a planned event and it will not be convenient. If you are the patient there will be pain and possibly some bleeding involved, you will most likely not know the doctor or nurses taking care of you, their qualifications to do so, or track record. At best it will be an unpleasant interruption of a normal day. At worst—well… But there are some things you should know and some things you can do to minimize the chances of that worst-case scenario.
Continue reading

Share

SURGERY !

I knew it! I knew it a year ago when I first told you about it. I knew the business of the lump wasn’t over and that some day mom and the Doc would want to do something about it. At least I was pretty sure.
Continue reading

Share

THE BIRDS–RESPONSES FROM MY READERS

The Doc likes to cook—I think I’ve mentioned that before. He has all kinds of pots, pans, and odd gadgets he uses, and an entire drawer full of knives. Long ones, short ones, you name it. He was all excited about a week or so ago when he got them sharpened. I know, what does this have to do with the birds? Be patient.
Continue reading

Share

THE BIRDS

OK. I know. I’ve been away for a while and some of you are upset that I haven’t responded to your questions. I understand, but it hasn’t been entirely my fault. I’ve mentioned in other posts that I get some technical assistance from the Doc, right? The typing and up-loading stuff. Not paw-friendly. The content is mine but without some help from someone with fingers getting it onto the computer just isn’t going to happen. So, when the Doc isn’t available things bog down. Continue reading

Share

GONE

I’ve had more than a few letters lately asking me where I’ve been. Truth is I haven’t been anywhere. The problem is where everyone else went. Without telling me. I mean, the folks have gone away before without consulting me and though I’ve never much liked it I was always pretty sure they’d be back, usually sooner than later. And they were. This time it was different.
Continue reading

Share

US AND THEM

In my last post I mentioned the Doc deliberately watches things on TV that drive him a little crazy. It’s not like he’s watching something he enjoys and somehow accidentally hits the wrong button on one of those gadgets he uses and something annoying pops up. That happens more often than you might think. He’ll pick up the gadget, point it at the TV, push a few buttons, and the next thing you know people are speaking a foreign language. He talks to the TV, pushes more buttons, and, if he’s lucky, the food people come on. If he’s not so lucky, something else comes on and he starts yelling at the gadget. Eventually things work themselves out, the yelling stops, and we all calm down.
Continue reading

Share