And now for the question that I know you're all wondering and mommy didn't address in her blog entry at all because she was too busy blabbing about prayer and healing and appreciating people and things and routines and all that crap that humans care about:
He had a what?
Subdermal hematoma. I'm pretty sure those two words aren't English, or even an Anglo-Saxon derivative. But since doctors and the medical community like big words in strange languages, Zack and I did a Wikipedia on it. Basically, it's bleeding on the brain. It's usually caused by a blow to the head (which could have happened one of the times grandpa fell) that causes blood to seep between the brain and skull cap. The doctors did the surgery to drain it yesterday.
I feel so smart explaining that! Maybe that's why these medical people like big words - so they feel smart explaining them. Well, sometimes that works, and sometimes it didn't. This time, we sound smart. But when the vet said Zack regurgitated and mommy explained that it means Zack yakked, well, not so smart. Oh well.
So that's where it's been this week. Mommy and daddy running between work, home and the hospital, and us getting to know the inside of our cages more than we cared for! But we understand. As mommy said in her blog, these things happen, and people (or pets) can't help getting sick or injured. It's certainly not something humans or animals do on purpose. That's one thing we have in common! We all prefer healthy and happy any day.
We're just glad grandpa is on the road to recovery. We'll keep you posted. Sorry we didn't say much about it online until now. Truth is, the parronts haven't had much time to GET online lately, so it wasn't done on purpose. Plus, information and updates were slow in coming, so it really took them until the day of the surgery (yesterday) to really get a grasp on it and feel they understood it and could explain it adequately to others. They really do want you to know what's going on. And now that THEY know and understand it, they feel they can finally explain it better.
That's all today. Take care, and have a great rest of the weekend.