Showing posts with label monkey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label monkey. Show all posts

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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Monday, January 27, 2014

The Joy of Laughter with a Friend - Black & White Sunday

For Black & White Sunday, I thought I'd revisit a special set of photos with my dear friend Randolf the Red-Eyed Monkey from this past November. We really enjoy each other's company.
Black & White Photo of Pixel talking with Randolf the Red Eyed Monkey ToyHe really makes me laugh!
Black & White Photo of Pixel laughing with Randolf the Red Eyed Monkey Toy



Black & white photo of Pixel listening to Randolf the Red Eyed Monkey Toy tell her somethingAnd he always makes me smile!
Black & white photo of Pixel smiling big with Randolf the Red Eyed Monkey Toy

Black and White Sunday blog hop is hosted by my friends Dachshund Nola & Sugar the Golden Retriever ...