Yesterday Rassilon and I went therapy visiting to the hospital again. We haven’t been for a few weeks because driving was getting too dangerous due to my eyesight.
What a greeting we got. It was like long lost friends going home, everyone remembered Rassilon’s name, and again, Rassilon had more pats from staff than patients. It started off with the nurse that accompanies us around the ward, who had been transferred to Flinders Medical Centre when the Repat Ccosed last year, but Rassilon remembered her.
As we went round the ward we went into the room of someone who was only on palliative care (for the non-medically conversant, he was there to die). Well Rassilon WAS NOT happy and didn’t want to go near that patient, he struggled when I tried to put him near, even giving a little yelp. But when he went to the next room, he went right up to the patient and got patted. So Rassilon sensed something in the first room.
I enjoyed the visit because I could actually see what I was doing for a change, but the huge improvement is settling down. My close up vision is starting to get back to needing glasses, but the doctor said it would. But as it is, I no longer need glasses for driving, and that is fantastic.( I can buy decent sunglasses again).
I went for a check up, and when asked to read the eye chart, (the second bottom like is required to drive without glasses), I read the bottom like. And remember, I have still only had one eye done. The left eye, that used to be the good eye, has now decided that as the right eye can see properly, it is going to rest, so everything is blurred in the left eye, but the right eye is now good enough for me to be allowed to drive again.
But because of the improvement, Rassilon and I are going to be getting more visits from April, although I will be reminding them that I want to get Rassilon into the READ program, and Rassilon loves kids, so I can see him enjoying that. There isn’t as much walking either, and I KNOW he will appreciate that.
Rassilon has 5 new collars on order. The girl that makes the collars has some new material, so because we have 13 collars, I thought I would get some more to get off the 13. so we are waiting for 5 handmade, silk, 2″ Martingale collars in bright and metallic colours. That way Rassilon can wear a different collar for each visit, and by the time we get back to the first one, people will have forgotten it.