How extraordinary is the ordinary

Olivia Fowler

Olivia Fowler

On The Way

By Olivia Fowler

A recent visit to the hospital ER showed clearly that we can’t do without Fowler on Fowler Farm. After a six day stay In Baptist Easley Hospital last week Fowler returned to the farm and everything on the place breathed a sigh of relief.

He got wonderful care at the hospital. The nurses and doctors were thorough and attentive and the hospital cafeteria was a pleasant surprise to family and friends who ate there.

We are so thankful to be back to the normal routine of the ordinary life we take so for granted.

We’ve all learned some good stuff. I know how to find the elevators and how to get in and out of the hospital late at night.

After walking around the ground floor corridors I noticed the painting on the wall with two boats pulled up one the edge of the water. I had already passed the painting twice while on this circuit which alerted me to the fact that I wasn’t getting anywhere. A kind security guard had mercy on me and escorted me to the elevators

Fowler learned how to regulate his own drip, how to restart it and how to travel accompanied by his “dead soldier”. That’s what he called the rack from which the bags of various things were suspended.

He said it was just like the marines. You never leave anyone behind.

He was able to tell the nurse what was wrong with his heart monitor. One of the cords attached to the stickers on his chest had a short in it. This saved a lot of time.

He was also pretty good at helping locate a good vein and could advise as to what needed adjusting.

It’s a good thing they sent him home before he donned scrubs and a stethoscope and showed up in the operating room to assist.

He has neutered every male animal on our place so does have surgical experience. As he says, “I’m certified in cut and heal.”

As many tomcats in the neighborhood have discovered it isn’t wise to stray onto Fowler Farm and bully the barn cats or eat their food. Or father a litter.

Although they may arrive intact they do not leave in that condition. All that is needed is a crab net, a tow sack, an x-acto knife and some antiseptic. The whole process can be completed in about three seconds. They never know what hit them.

They may appear surprised when erupting from the tow sack but don’t appear to be in pain. Needless to say they don’t visit anymore.

We are so glad to have Fowler back safe and sound. It was wonderful to see our dogs rejoice when he stepped out of the car into the sun. We want to thank all the staff at Baptist Easley for their successful efforts in getting him well again. God has been exceedingly good to us. and we are very grateful.