Papa Dash is out of surgery. All went well, no complications. A >lot< of scar tissue from previous visits by the outside world that have marched through his insides, including a bit of lead put there by some soldier whose name is lost in the mists of time.
That said, the tough old bird bragged to the MD that he has been known to wake up quickly and suddenly during procedures. The MD quirked an eyebrow and pulled at his medically licensed ear.
“Oh? good to know.” And that was all he said before he left.
Well, Papa Dash did NOT wake up, nor has he been awake for more than 60 consecutive seconds. So I sit here in the hospital room with him, watching. Laughing quietly to myself..
You ever see one of those cartoons where the protagonist stands in front of a giant snowball that picks him up?
Sort of the same thing, only this way it is by way of medicine. The snowball they used on him looked as if it was thrown by a large Yeti.
“PLOMpffFf…” Snowed! It’ll take a while before his sleep button is not stuck in the “On” position.
Tough men, big egos and doctors with buckets of medicine that would make a pooh-bear unafraid of heffalumps.
Unless of course, maybe that was Papa Dash’s intent all along, of course. I’ll have to ask the Wise Owl if that was his
No matter what, as the family cheerleader, I get to laugh from the sidelines no matter how it panned out.
So the update, Papa Dash, the man who looks like Sean Connery with the voice of James Earl Jones. (Or, as one nephew thinks- Voice of God.)
AH! Food arrived for him, he will be only slightly disappointed, he got coffee (His words- “YAY!”) but it is decaf (His word..well.. clean it up some…”Boo!”) Chocolate Pudding, Chicken soup (YES! They do use it for treating sick folk!)
The lady asked me his birthday, and what do you know? I got it right the first time!
Anyway, I’m going to go get some full-leaded coffee for me. It’s been a longish day including 3 hours of driving. HE got to sleep through most of it.
I wonder if I can draw little flowers on his forehead while he sleeps?