NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!

Lezlie



Tuesday, June 9, 2009

He's Alive!! Yay!



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It was a loooong day! They laser-burned around in his heart for about 5 hours straight, but Peter's procedure went great! The surgeon said it was about as close to perfect as he could have asked for. Peter's feeling groggy but great and is going to be very excited when he gets to roll over on his side. :-) He has to stay flat on his back, literally, for four hours to let the entrance wounds heal up a bit. (They're in a very delicate area.) He can't even lift his head. He'll get to "dangle" about 10:00 tonight (which of course sent us into gales of immature laughter), and they'll get him up to walk after that if it goes well.

He'll be spending tonight at the hospital and, barring any unforeseen difficulties, I'll get to bring him home tomorrow. Currently, Skye once again thinks I lost his daddy somewhere, Max has already claimed Peter's side of the bed, and I'm a very tired girl. I'm going to go read a bit more until I pass out. Shouldn't take long.

In the meantime, Peter and I thank everyone for all the wonderful prayers and thoughts and wishes! It's so great to be a part of such a caring community!



18 comments:

regularrumination said...

That's so great to hear! I've keeping you and your family in my thoughts today and I'm so glad everything went well :)

Teddy Rose said...

Thanks so much for posting tonight! I've been thinking about Peter all day. I'm so glad that it went so well. What a relief!

I hope you do get to take him home in the morning and that Max relinquishes the bed. LOL!

zetor said...

Great news. Take care.

3m said...

That's wonderful to hear, Lezlie!

Meghan said...

I'm so glad it went well! Here's hoping his recovery goes perfectly as well.

bermudaonion said...

I'm glad things went to so well! I hope he gets to come home today.

Thoughts of Joy said...

I bet you're all doing the happy dance! Well, maybe not quite yet, but the emotions are the same. :)

JoAnn said...

Thanks for sharing the good news! I'm sure you'll both be even more relieved once he's back at home.

Lezlie said...

Hi, everybody! And thanks again! I spoke with him this morning, and he's feeling pretty fabulous. He's been walking around a bit and all his little punctures are healing beautifully. He said it feels weird that he can't feel his heart in his chest. It stayed in perfect rhythm all night last night, and I'm just waiting for him to let me know he's got the go-ahead to come home.

Just for the record, apparently everyone thought Peter side of the bed looked empty last night. They all took turns sleeping there during the night, including Jack! :-)

Lezlie

Dar said...

Lezlie, I'm so happy to hear that it all went well! That is such good news. Now I wish he has a speedy recovery and is as good as new. I bet it'll be great for him to feel good again. Too cute about the furkids.

Literary Feline said...

I'm so glad to hear he is doing well, Lezlie. I continue to keep him in my thoughts and prayers.

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

Yeah - they is awesome!!! I hope he recovers just as well.

Aren't dogs funny - when my hubby is gone, my dog always takes over his side to keep me company! I love it!

Take care!

Nymeth said...

I'm so glad to hear it went well and he's doing okay!

Iliana said...

So happy to hear the procedure went well! And, hope he gets to go home soon!

Anna said...

What good news! Still sending prayers and thoughts your way.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Marg said...

I am really glad to hear that the procedure went well. Here's hoping for a full and speedy recovery.

Susan said...

I'm late with my wishes, but I'm so glad that he made it, and it went well. More wishes for a speedy recovery!

Terri B. said...

Lezlie, I've been away so am just now getting to this. Sooo glad to hear everything went well. Dangling? A new medical term for me ;o)