Friday, August 12, 2005

Thanks to all who donate Blood and Platelets

Having been a blood donor since 18, I appreciate the inconvenience and sometimes discomfort of donating. Watching Sam walk steadily last night for the first time in a very long time I appreciate the wonders blood products can cause. This is one of their minor miracles. He ran a 100 degree temp and for a while his blood pressure soared, but he gritted his teeth and sat the infusion out, in great discomfort. His IV line was burning badly, so he asked them to do a new one this AM. He is so hopeful now that he has started walking better.
Macks and I found out that there is a doggy daycare in C-ville, behind Bodo's Bagels, and off US 29. For $22 they will let him play from 7AM to 5:30 PM. That might be useful if Sam has to be hospitalized again.
Honey Bear, the neighbor's female who seems to stay here more than there is in full heat now and Macks is frantic. A part-lab is hanging out in the yard, waiting for her to be ready. I have her on the downstairs porch with food and water to keep her from being bred. It is more dangerous to spay her if she's carrying puppies.
Back to C'ville, and to see who's at the dog play lot...

1 comment:

Steve said...

I found out recently that you can now donate double red blood cells in one donation. This is especially nice for those of us who get turned down occasionally because our hemoglobin level is too low. The time "on cot" is a little longer but the overall time compared to two trips to the blood center, two waits in line, etc. is much better.

I found your comments somewhat ironic as I wrote just last week about giving blood in a "hint 'o the week" that I send. See