Saturday, September 17, 2016
The over wound metronome.
Sophie trots off with the radiologist as if he's her best friend. Her tail is doing its over wound metronome trick. So much for worrying about her being nervous. We assume she's going to have a mild anesthetic but she doesn't. '' If only all my patients were as good as she is ". This is, to put it mildly, a surprising take on Sophie's personality. Within two minutes of her return we're looking at the x-rays on a screen.
Sophie is booked in for knee surgery on Tuesday week. The first slot of the day. Ten days seems a long time to wait but the specialists operating schedule is full until then. She will need to spend a night in the hospital recovering and will be allowed home the next day.
The surgeon says we will need to keep her as immobile as possible for two months to enable the pin to take. We rearrange travel plans through to the end of the year. Flights and hotels are cancelled. The thought of keeping perpetual motion Sophie 'calm' and away from her brother for so long would seem to be a near impossible challenge. She will be a 'feisty' patient. After the 'operation' she was supposed to be kept in overnight but she made so much noise the night staff phoned and asked if we could come and collect her.