A huge thankyou to everyone!
Your comments and thoughts are so very appreciated. This has been a tough week. DAM is out of the hospital and in a rehab facility that is right down the street from our house. We were a little leary about choosing one sight unseen but went with the closest one to us. We went to check it out before they transported her and we were amazed. If I ever, ever, ever have to go to a rehab facility I'm checking myself in there. I pictured a stinky place with people sitting in wheel chairs with bibs on. You know...yuck. This place is beautiful! At the entrance you are greeted by a receptionist with a personality. A fake, but beautiful fireplace, nice furniture. And the hallways are beautifully wallpapered and pictures are hanging that are peaceful and warm. Ya know, we're kind of hoping she likes it there so much she won't want to leave! And the best part is that dogs are allowed the same visitation rights as people as long as they are house trained. There's an extra bed in her room that we're thinking about setting Maverick up in. Maybe the physical therapist will do a two for one!
So, I'll leave you with this visual...the first whole day that DAM was in the hospital things were very busy and we didn't get there when we thought we would. When we got to the nurses station there were people that wanted to talk to us and since Drs. and nurses are so busy we talked with them first before letting DAM know that we were there. The nurse wanted DAM's permission to tell us everything so we went into her room. No DAM! All of a sudden the bathroom door opened and out came DAM in a cloud of smoke. She was busted smoking in the bathroom! Let's just say that nurse chewed her out and went through her things to find the cigarettes and gave them all to me. But DAM is too smart for that, she had more but I don't think she tried to sneak one in the bathroom again. Heaven help us!!!