Damien survived the surgery. Everything went well, and they tried to fix his face so he wouldn’t be a grotesque monster.

Now to see if his system handles the anesthetic OK. That’s hump number 2. But his heart rate is OK, and he breathes OK (with a tube — there’s still fluid in his throat) on his own (i.e. without mechanical help) so that’s a very good sign.

Hump number three is long term recovery, but his chances are a hell of a lot better if he wakes up OK. So now, we wait.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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3 Responses to 501

  1. ryeth says:

    I’m so glad to hear that – your journal was the first thing I checked when I got home ;)

  2. alchemist says:

    That’s so sweet. Thanks – we (Renee, Damien, and I) really appreciate it.

    If you aren’t already taking you animals somewhere else, I cannot recomend Pittsboro Animal Hospital (and specifically Dr. Corey) highly enough. They’re great people, and do a great job taking care of animals.

  3. ryeth says:

    Thanks for the recommendation. I’m really glad that you’ve got a place that is treating your baby so well.

    My animals (the 2 large dogs) are rather unsocial when it comes to doctors. I can introduce them to people fine, but they have learned animal hospitals over the years and have become more and more unrulely. We now have a wonderful vet which is the old-style come to your house country vet. He is great. He does everything right here at home (except surgries, obviously.) If you ever have a need for someone like that let me know.

    Keep us updated on his condition!

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