Friday, December 28, 2007

Monkey Medical Update

Monkey came home from the hospital today, after a twenty-four hour stay. She is now minus one thyroid, and is slowly recovering from her surgery. She has been sleeping, mostly, so, it's not very exciting for me, but I am very happy that things have gone as smoothly as they have.

Our trip to the hospital was a positive one. All of the staff were pleasant (except the guy shoveling walkways, who yelled at me for trying to drive where he didn't think I should), and we never felt like we were waiting for long stretches of time for people to do things. They told us Monkey would be released in the morning, and at 10 o'clock, we were out the door. I expected to be there until after lunch.

Monkey now has a bandage on her throat, and some poke marks on her arms and hands from IVs and blood tests and such. Her throat is still sore from the tube they had down her throat. And, her calcium levels are a little less than the doctor would like, but she seems to be doing as well as can be expected.

We'll keep you updated as conditions warrant. Thanks for all the well wishes, thus far!

5 comments:

La Fashionista said...

Thanks for the update! We're thinking of you, Monkey, and sending you love and wishes for health and healing!

Love,

Anon AMVB and P

Jami said...

Good news Tony. Thanks for keeping us informed about the medical happenings in Stinkin' Lincoln. We will miss you and M.M. on New Year's Eve but will toast her health and your happiness in 2008.

Happy Holidays - J.T.

comoprozac said...

We're glad to hear that Monkey is recovering. Have a happy New Year!

boring election said...

Glad to hear the Monkey Business went smoothly and she's home and resting. Such a better place to be than the hospital. Especially around the holidays!!! Here's to a speedy recovery and a medically uneventful 2008!

(Despite what my nickname might suggest, I'm SO nervous about the Jan. 3rd and who will prevail in Iowa. And for once in my life I wish I actually lived there.)

Jami said...

I don't believe Boring Election for one minute and you shouldn't either Anthony!!!!