Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nurse Pixel Saves the Day - Emergency Surgery on Randolph Monkey

When you are a nurse, you are always "on duty" in a way, because you never know when your helpful skills might be needed. This past Sunday was no exception. The day started out like any other. I was spending time with my family, laughing and playing, when a serious and life threatening accident happened. 
















My dear friend Randolph Monkey suffered a severe 
spinal injury while playing an especially rigorous game of "Shake and Chase" and his tail came off! We've played many times before with no injuries, but this time proved to be different. 







At first I was mortified and feared the worst, but then my years of nursing took over and I jumped into action. I called upon the best person I knew who could sew him back up and save him. Time was of the essence and I needed Randolph Monkey to be okay. Luckily, Mommy was right there when it happened.
















She grabbed her stitching kit as I lay Randolph on the sterile white sheet in preparation for his surgery. Once she prepared what was needed for his surgery, I inspected the needle and ensured all was in order before we began. This had to be done right the first time! Of course, I didn't doubt her precision hands, I was just very worried about Randolph, as I hoped he was strong enough to take this type of injury and subsequent surgery to patch him up. 
"As bad as it looks right now, I have a good feeling about this Pixel. He's made of some pretty tough stuff(ing)," Mommy said as she began her work. I silently prayed as I assisted through every stage. 
Seconds seemed like minutes, minutes seemed like hours, then suddenly she was done.








I could not believe my eyes! Not only had she mended his back from being torn open, but she reattached his tail perfectly as if it had never been ripped off! Surgeon Mommy told me that she used extra strong reinforced stitching techniques so that his back and tail would be stronger than it was to begin with. He's practically Robo-Monkey now! Randolph needed to rest of course from the entire ordeal, but I was able to snuggle up to him and let him know it was all better and he was going to be just fine. Nurse and patient were two very happy campers!










So, the day ended well, in spite of this serious emergency, and that's all any of us can hope for. Just remember, if a sudden emergency occurs in your life, keep a level head, ask for help and do what you can to be of assistance.
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Joy of Taking Time to Smell the Flowers

I have been away from my blog for over a month now and I've missed it. I've missed you. But I've been away because my Mommy has had some very serious medical issues occur that required my full attention, and while I was able to do the occasional Facebook post, I could not commit to a full blog post. I know you all understand these things.
This time away has made me think of how important time is. We are all only blessed with a short amount of it, so it is up to each of us to make the most out of each day we have. So I say, take time to be kind to a stranger. Take time to tell a loved one how much they mean to you. Take time to look at a sunset, and take time to stop and smell the flowers.

Don't forget to stop and smell the flowers. Photo of Pixel smelling flowers.

"You are only here for a short visit. Don't hurry. Don't worry. And don't forget to stop and smell the flowers." 
~ Walter Hagen

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Pixel's Answer to Writer's Block on #WordlessWednesday

I've been suffering from a bit of writer's block as of late, so today's #WordlessWednesday seemed like the perfect time to "fess up" to the fact and perhaps break the trend.
They say that a writer should write everyday, or at least least make an attempt to write. I come from a family of brilliant writers, so I listen to their sage advice as well. My Grampy says that a writer needs to "show up" in front of that laptop or keyboard each day because inspiration can come at any moment. I say why sit in front of the computer when I can lay my entire face and head on the laptop?












I'll let you know when inspiration arrives.



































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A special message from Pixel and her Mommy Jenny:
The pet blogging world and veterinarian world lost a dear person yesterday when Dr. Lorie Huston, DVM passed away suddenly from a severe illness that caught everyone who knew her off guard. We are all in shock. We got to meet her at the BlogPaws 2013 Conference. She was so kind and a pleasure to talk to as she shared her expertise and love of animals. The BlogPaws team is helping to find homes for her 6 cats.
Please hold your loved ones tight, tell them you love them every single day and if you are ill, let someone know so that if anything ever happens to you, they can help. Wishing all my pet blogging and pet loving friends lots of love, hugs and happiness!

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