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I Get to Play Nurse Again …

Well, that silly Mommy is at it again. I think she is trying to win some crazy surgery contest. I don’t want any more of my body parts taken, so I guess I will let her win.

Mommy is having head surgery again – on Friday, April 22. Daddy said we can’t call it brain surgery since it really isn’t this time. The headaches are back and therefore Mommy is having the occipital nerve in her head cut. She will have it cut in 2 places, just right and left of center. Above where the skull was removed in November of 2010.

The surgeon said she had 2 things going on. The brain malformation (chiari syndrome) and the nerve damage. Since nerve blocks and medications are no longer relieving her pain, this is the only option.

I think it sounds scary but Mommy says it will be less invasion than the last surgery. Mommy’s sister, who is a nurse, will be with her at the hospital. Daddy will pick her up in the afternoon and bring her home, so I can help take care of her.

I see a lot of naps in our future.
Nurse Ginger

10 Responses to “I Get to Play Nurse Again …”

  1.   Leslie Says:

    Nurse Ginger, be sure to take good care of your mommy. And tell her the whole tripawds community is thinking of her.

    Oh! And happy ampuversary to you sweet girl! I was so caught up in the end of tax time I totally missed your one year ampuversary. That’s too big of an occassion to miss like that.


  2.   etgayle Says:

    ginger, we know you are the best nurse!!! we’re sending our best ET juju your way, and have all of you in our thoughts and prayers. remember the need for medicinal naps: nap, treat, nap, treat, nap, treat, etc. hugs to all!!!

    charon & gayle

  3.   anjl Says:

    I bet you will be the best medicine for your mom!
    Healing wishes and a big “feel better soon” from Bud and I!!

  4.   admin Says:

    Enjoy those naps and give Mom lots of Golden hugs for us!

  5.   jack crowder Says:

    We all know that Golden Retiever love is just about the best thing for Mom’s. Take good care of your Mom, and give her a hug from me too.

    oh yes, naps, we do need our beauty sleep.

    Shelby, the P.P.

  6.   tatespeeps Says:

    Ginger, your Mom is so lucky to have you to take care of her and I know just seeing you will make her feel better right away!

  7.   GerrysMom Says:

    Thank dog for pet therapy! More healing thoughts and prayers coming your mom’s way.

  8.   Clown Cooper Says:

    Good Nurse Attorney General Ginger Legal pants….my goodness!! you wear alot of hats! you take good care of your mom! she means a lot to all of us! we are thinking of you all and sending pawesitive thoughts!

    Coopers pack

  9.   cometdog Says:

    Tell your mommy, I got word that all the Tripawds in Doggie Heaven that they are sending out their famous Tripawd Healing Wishes too! (don’t ask how I know but suffice it say, I know)

    And Ginger if this surgery doesn’t work, then you are in charge of all doctor visits for your mommy! IXNAY on CUTTING HER HEADAY! Okay? You are AGGLP after all! Just flash your big brown eyes and tell them how much you (and all of us here) need her to feel better!

    Bunches, Lots, Oodles, Tons, Loads and Massive Good Vibes coming your way!

  10.   riosmom Says:

    Wow, your family has certainly been through the ringer. Thank goodness for Nurse Ginger. Good luck with the surgery and best wishes for a speedy recovery!

    Rio and Rio’s mom.

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