Category Archives: Smokey back

Home, home, home at last.

I brought Smokey home from the hospital today. He has a different painkiller and an anti-nausea drug, and they seem to be working. But we had a bucket and a towel in the car just in case… The dogs were … Continue reading

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Better later than earlier.

When I got to the hospital to pick up Smokey yesterday, he was sitting in a wheelchair and puking his guts out. Morphine and oxycodone make him mega-nauseous in spite of the anti-nauseous drug the nurse had given him earlier. … Continue reading

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News flash!

Smokey just called. He thinks* he will be released from  the hospital today so I am getting ready to drive down and get him. Two days post-op? Now, that is FAST. * However, he was pretty groggy. I had to call the … Continue reading

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All is well.

Smokey had his back surgery yesterday morning. I dropped him off at the hospital at 6:15am. He went immediately to the surgical unit, was anesthetized at 7:30, work up in the recovery room at 2:30, and was asleep in his … Continue reading

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This is a rebuilding year.

You know how sports teams, when they have lost all their star players and consequently are not winning many games, they call it a "rebuilding year"? That's what Smokey and I are having in 2012… literally. But not in the … Continue reading

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