Monday, July 7, 2008
Reno and Dorf Bellies & Monday Noos
So, Orinch 1 and Orinch 2 have been around here lately. Orinch #2 looks just about exactly like Orinch #1, but a shade darker. Remember when Maw saw Orinch #2 a few months back? Well, Orinch #2 showed up twice in the last week. The reason Maw knows that it is Orinch #2 is because Orinch #1 and Orinch #2 both stand in the backyard and complain to each other. So there you go. Orinch #1 still hangs around here daily and lies on the patio during the warm parts of the day, and takes off running when Maw goes outside. He really is a cutie pie.
Ok, so Maw saw the neurologist on Thursday and he was really quite surprised that Maw had such a large stroke and yet managed to not have the neurological issues that many people have. He was also surprised that she found out she had a stroke because she went back to the doctor and complained about a sinus problem. He's like, "You didn't know that something was wrong?" Maw was like, "Well, I thought it was all because of my sinus problems." So there you go.
So, he's like ok, we're going to get a ton of tests done here. First off, a bunch of various blood tests which Maw completed this AM under a fasting diet. She dropped off 14 tubes of blood at the blood joint. They are going to test Maw for like EVERYTHING. And then tomorrow she is getting a test done at the place where she had her CT Scan and MRI Scan and this will be a MRA Scan of her brain and carotid arteries. Also, if the test comes back from the sonograms as AOK, then Maw has to be sedated and somehow they are going to stick a camera inside her and take pictures of the underneath portion of her heart. Loverly.
And the neurologist also is sending her to a speech therapist. Maw read on the internet that many of the functions created by a stroke are often rectified within 3 months of the stroke. Maw's speech is getting better, but she still has problems with writing. Maw will write something and go back and read it and say, "What did I want to say?" Strokes are very difficult and Maw is extremely lucky that hers did not mess her up too much. Hopefully the doctor can figure out what happened to her.
Ok, so efurrybody got their toes trimmed yesterday except for Sally who stayed out in the cage most of the day. But we'll get her soon.