We are going to keep this short and brief because Mommy isn't in the mood to type tonight. I Lily Belle, have rather large paws for a cute, sweet, adorable Doxie and every time I TRY to type, it just don't work out too well. And just furget Muffin doing it, 'cuz she don't type at all!
This morning Mommy took Grandpa Bob to his Cat Scan for his aortic aneurysm. Why she didn't take him for a Dog Scan is beyond our comprehension. We think if she did, he would have gotten better results.
After the Scan, they had to drive back to see the Surgeon for the results. As soon as the Surgeon walked into the room, Mommy could tell it was NOT good news. The look on her face said it all!
The stent that was put in place in 2010 has shifted. They believe it is because the aneurysm is now growing quickly right below the end of the stent and it's pushing the stent out of place. The new bulge in the artery measures over 6+ centimeters. According to the Surgeon, it is at a very dangerous size and needs to be repaired rather quickly. His surgery is scheduled for August 29th.
He also has a 2nd aneurysm that is quite large and they will keep a close eye on that one. They will not fix the 2nd one because it would seriously impede the blood flow to the lower half of his body and organs. So that's an issue for another time.
The Surgeon had a long talk with us about the surgery bcuz Grandpa Bob after all, is 88 and has COPD. For those who don't know, COPD is just a fancy term for "can't breathe worth shit!" His lungs are crap and are getting worse. She said that sometimes when you put someone in his condition on a ventilator for surgery they never come off of it again. We know the risks, enough said!!
Now, the better news is the Surgeon will talk to the Anesthesiologist to see how he feels about keeping Grandpa Bob awake for the surgery and just giving him a local VS being knocked out. She's not sure how that will go over, but said she will give it a shot. She is also concerned that Grandpa wouldn't be comfortable to lay on a hard table that long without moving. Right now it's all up in the air and we won't know until the day of surgery which way it will go. They will also be keeping him in the hospital for a day or two after the surgery.
Not a fun task, but tomorrow Mommy will sit with Grandpa Bob and make sure all his affairs are in order (again.) Hey, this ain't her first rodeo ya know. She's VERY organized bcuz like she says "never get caught with your pants down."
Muffin and I will be helping to nurse him back to health when he comes home from the hospital.
We told Mommy she can pull out her nurses uniform again from the closet.
Mommy said that's for Daddy's eyes only!
So that furends, is the news we're dealing with tonight.
P.S. I hope you didn't think that was really a picture of Mommy! Mommy's shoes are black, NOT red!