Have You Ever Been to a Hospital?

Well, I have. Now. Let me tell you what happened…

Mom got sick a few weeks ago and then Dad got sick. I knew there was something wrong. Then, over a week ago, some humans came and took Dad away in a big truck. Mom said it was an ambulance. And then she was gone. A LOT. And my hu-sis suddenly came all the way from the Popster land! And they were gone. A LOT. I was really sad.

Then, one day, Mom says: “Do you want to go see your daddy?”

Did she have to ask?

Off we went to this big place with lots of door and elevators and stuff. I wasn’t scared at all. Then, all of a sudden, we were in his room! It was really special–Mom said he was in the Cardiac ICU, whatever that means. And they like dogs there! I was soooooo happy. And so was he.

Every day I go back to see him. All the peeps that come in think I’m such a good dog! He’s now in another room, but that hasn’t stopped me going.  kissing Dadsnuggling with Dad

My funny face

Here I am! This is my Dad

Dad has to go someplace else before he can come home, but I know I can go visit him. I’m not so sad anymore.Happy SageMom here: Sage’s Dad developed pneumonia a couple of weeks ago and then lost all mobility in his legs.  He was admitted to the hospital over a week ago. A few days later, he coded and was moved to the Cardiac ICU. His heart muscle is fine, but he has developed atrial fibrillation (a-fib). After several days of trying to reverse it chemically, the decision was made to insert a pacemaker. There will be another procedure at some point to ablate the a-fib. Then he will spend a few weeks in a rehab facility to regain his mobility. Sage has been magnificent throughout all this ordeal and the awesome ability to be able to take her to see him has lifted both of their spirits.

We probably won’t be around much to visit for a while, but we’ll do what we can.

35 thoughts on “Have You Ever Been to a Hospital?

  1. Oh my, I’m so sorry to hear that Sage’s Dad has had so many medical issues lately. 😦 Sending prayers for healing! I’m SO glad Sage was able to go visit! That is so important. 🙂

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  2. Oh noes! Sage your Dad must have been so lonely without you. Just great you are now your Dad’s very own therapy dog. Linda here: I had a co didn’t called SVT…supraventricular tachycardia. I had a catheter ablation in 2005 and have been permanently cured. I know A Fib is much more serious, and I hope that Sages Dad gets well soon and comes home to you Ann and Sage

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  3. I’m so sorry to learn that your husband and Sage’s dad underwent all this but THANKFULLY he’s recovering. What a wonderful hospital to allow Sage to visit. Can’t think of anything better for anyone’s healing. A-fib has been around for years and with all the new treatments for it your husband should recover and live a long healthy time. That’s my/our wish for him. Sending lots of love and special admiration to Sage for being simply the best ever!!! ❤

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  4. So sorry to hear all this, and I wish Sage’s Dad a speedy recovery.
    it is absolutely marvellous that you, Sage, get to visit your dad and help him to recover 🙂 And don’t forget to give you Mum some attention too!

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  5. Oh my goodness, we sure hate that and we send our best purrs and prayers to your Daddy. Of course you are good Sage, we already knew that so take care of that Daddy and update us all when you can.

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  6. Love and paw prayers from our family to yours. It is so wonderful that Sage could visit, we know how much that lifts the spirit. Paws crossed for successful and quick healing. RosyPoodleKisses, AnnieSpanielSnuggles and MomHUGs.

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  7. That is swell they let you visit, Sage! My Gramma had a similar thing happen last fall and has a-fib. She was in and out of the hospital for four months, but she has been holding steady since February. It is very scary stuff! We spent a lot of time at her house taking care of her. I sure hope your daddy feels better soon and can get back home. Gramma is really only now starting to get her “zing” back. Paw prayers for your dad.

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  8. We are so sorry to hear that your Dad has been so sick, Sage. We will hope and pray for his speedy recovery. It has to help being able to see you!

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  9. Oh Sage! It is absolutely fabulous that the hospital let you visit your dad! I know you helped him feel about 1000% better. You must be so busy taking care of your dad AND your mom!! Sending POTP for his speedy recovery.

    -Ruby and Otto

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  10. We wondered why we weren’t seeing you much. That must have been so scary. We are so sorry you have had to go through so much. We hope your husband will be much better soon. They do say a visit from a beloved dog can really make one feel so much better. Sage is a wonderful girl.

    Woos – Ciara and Lightning and Mom too

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  11. Sending lots of love and prayers your family’s way! So glad that you get to go visit him–I can’t think of any better medicine than love from a dog!

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  12. Hi Sage, We’re so very sorry to hear about your Daddy. It sounds like you’ve got Daddy’s care under control now which is pawsome. You’re right on top of things. Our Daddy had A-Fib not too long ago and it was no fun. But he’s much better now, thank goodness. We will be keeping you and your family in our good thoughts and prayers. Give your Dad a big kiss from us and tell him that Blogville is here cheering on his recovery.

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  13. Sage, we know how hard it is to try to figure out what is going on with the humans we love. We’re sooo glad you were able to visit your dad in the hospital ’cause we know that’s the big reason he’s getting better every day. We’re glad to be in touch again, but not happy that it has to be under such worrisome circumstances. Your mom and dad and you will be in our thoughts and prayers. (((((hugs)))))

    Tinker, Anastasia, Chopin and Bridgie along with mom Julie

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  14. Oh, Sage we are so sorry to hear about your dad we are praying lots of prayers for him and for you and the family. Wow, that is wonderful that they let you go to the hospital to visit him. Hugs and nose kisses

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  15. Sage, we are sorry to hear about your Dad’s health issues.
    We send big purrs so the doctors can get him fixed and well
    so he can return home to you and the rest of the family 🙂
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  16. We just learned about Sage and his daddy and that his daddy has been in the hospital. What a wonderful pick-me-up to know the hospital has been supportive in having Sage visit with daddy while he is in the possible.

    Sending our purrs and support to all.

    Karen and The Boys (Christopher and Phillip)

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  17. Sorry your dad has been so sick but it’s great you are now able to go visit him. Getting to see you is most likely helping him get better, so keep it up. We hope he will be home with you before long. Purrs and paw taps.

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  18. Sage I am so sorry to hear that your Dad got so ill. Sending POTP to your family and Mom is putting him in her prayers too. Fantastic that you have been able to visit him, that is one special hospital!
    Marty and the Gang

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  19. Sage we sure hope you Dad gets to feeling better soon sweetie and we are super glad you could go and be part of his therapy team..see doggies make us peeps always feel better..smart hospital i say..sending purrs and woofs and prayers your way..loves Fozziemum xx

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