i made it !! i could write a book on my 4 days in hospital -- you just can not leave me wit h nothing to do but watch peole work and not have me redesign an awful lot-- starting with the hinges on th ebathroom doors are all on the wrondg side for patient access... if they were put there for janitorial access, i would have to add the patient acccess was far more frequent than th e janitorial access-the image was priceless..and i enjoed the problem as i observed the man across the hall try and cope.. solution was to leave teh room door open which meant to get n the rest room you had to swing your rear into the hall as you went around the rest room door... add to that the open back hospital johnnie and teh factor of speed.and it was entertaining..*****.the doctors and nurses were technically wondeful... i survived... (so far)but there were details.... like a minor surgical room.. without an overhead light?? and the doctor not wanting to give me novicain to debried the wound because he "didn't want to stick me" - i have had novicaine in my life... fine needle slight burn.. no problem... what i didn't know was teh only syringe he had on nis tray was a 20 cc syringe like i would use on a horse with a fat needle that hurt worse than him poking without the novicaine...*** teh sterile technique in the whole place would leave George myers(DVM) screaming....
there are 2 competing hospital systems arond here... lahey-- where i was.... and "partners" which involves mass general and many of the big boston hospitals --i just happen to have 2 childeren -- gwen doing someting in partners management -- and the other ( the professor) is into managing information systems and data--both could make use of all this 4 days worth of intensive study--if success is defining a problem and solving it-- then ... there is certainly a "hands on" problme waiting for a solution.
their data management is super as every pill they gave me was scanned along with my bracelet before they let me swallow it.
mean while reeses babies got born with out my help at all... pam and crew did a wonderful job... grace still flu like staggered in and tried but was reatlly hitting on about 3 cylindars... every one pulled together and kept the ship afloat. janine set me up on a laptop to watch long sdistance...-- that had it funny side too... at one point i talked to megan... who was watching from afar also and we both were tearing our hair about details that eventaully will get worked out.-- reese eventually had a toatal of 15 pups-- teh origional 9 live +2 doa were followed by 3 definitely not surviveable and tehn a few hours later one other pup-- margionally alive and now doing well... has to come from the fact that a dog uterous is a bifurcated one----great word-- means 2 horns Y shaped-- not sure whether the last live pup was stuck behind teh 3 not live... or if he was in the other "horn"
he is now nursing well... and teh runt... is one of the harl pups. who is nursing well as of ysesterday...
concept being -- stop micromanaginging the litter and let them have longer periods of sleep- mommy is teh e only expert onn puppy management.. so give her a chance... and stand by in case she inadvertainly sits on one.--- but all this in the basket and out are tiring for me to watch and from the expression on reeses face... it is too hard for her to watch too... she does not understand.. nor does she approve.
so-- for the moment only megan and i will weigh anyone who needs weighing... so maybe we can explainit to her...
i did have alot of this kind of email----
EVERYONE DID SUCH A FANTASTIC JOB THIS MORNING HELPING TO BIRTH REESE'S PUPS, NOW CALLED "REESE'S POOHS". YOU CAN BE VERY PROUD OF YOUR WONDERFUL STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS. REESE'S HUMAN MOM DID GREAT TOO. AND OF COURSE REESE.
I AM PROUD TOO. OF WATCHING YOUR WONDERFUL LIFE CHANGING WORLD AND BEING EVEN A SMALL PART OF THE COMMUNITY THAT SDP HAS CREATED. THANK YOU FOR THIS.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING SO MUCH WITH ALL OF US. YOU HAVE CHANGED OUR LIVES TOO.
another thing i did whle hospiataixed was to give everyone who "waited on" me one of the monkey fists--.... they clipped them to thier badges-- and soon we had doctors noticing and talking to the person who emptied my trash --very interesting... i must have given away 20-- i ran out of the string eventually..
donna just came in and siad vance is doing very well at home... he even asks to be let out... oh really?????? or did you just learn to read him better... negative training does not work well in training dogs-- however for dogs training people, they have thier own negative training methods "learn to listen to what i am saying or i will just put this shlt on your floor" --- listening works well in both directions.