Mom's been absent lately for very good reason. Grampa (Dad's Dad) finally had his surgery. I didn't mention it till it happened for two reasons, 1. didn't wanna jinx it & 2. Mom didn't wanna announce "hey, I'm not here, the house is empty".
Soooo, Grampa did real good, he's now got a pig part of all things inside him. The Doc replaced his faulty valve with one from a pig. I guess it's the closest match to a humans and he won't have to take extra meds for his body to accept it. Dad, Mom one of the sisters and her husband all went down to WV to be there for him. Another sister who hates hospitals stayed at his house with his lil Mickey dog. Grampa is a hurting puppy as they have to break your sternum to get to the hear to do the replacement. But, they gave him a cute teddy bear named "Sir Coughs a Lot" to hug when he needs to cough, or move. Seriously that's the bears name, it's Tshirt says that! Mom noticed as soon as they got to see him how wonderful his color is, he's not all pale, his lips and nails aren't tinged blue they be nice n pink :) The Doc feels the passing out will be over and done with now.
Yesterday Grampa was moved from ICU (where the nurses are wonderful by the way) to the floor. From there he'll go to rehab for up to three months so as he'll heal AND gain strength back. Dad n Mom knew being there would be best for him as iffen he was here, he'd park on the couch and not get strong again. The rehab peoples will be sure to make him get up off his duff. While he's there Mom n Dad will be looking for a senior apartment near us & hope to move him up to Ohio soon.
Not to worry bout us four leggers, while they were away though. Danette the neighbor who boards horses came to take care of Maizee, Margeaux n Me. She made sure I always had water, my bedroom clean & I had my three meals a day. I love the way Danette smells, cause all her horses are boys, I made sure to give her a good sniff over everytime she came! Tye, Promise & Ivy all went to a friends kennel where Mom will pick them up later today.