This is an older picture of 2 of my boys. On Tuesday we lost the all orange kitty. Sweet T was such a sweet cat and I can’t believe he is gone. I had no idea he was sick until it was too late. As soon as we saw that he was in bad shape I took him to the vet. He passed away right as I got there. The staff was amazing and even did CPR on him. Now he is wrapped in one of Julia’s pink princess blankets and is awaiting burial. I will put him with our other kitties that have gone on. Sweet T, I miss you.
"It’s a Spaghetti Monster pin."
“How would you describe the Spaghetti Monster?”
“It’s a semi-serious, semi-parody religion. If you substitute the word ‘Spaghetti Monster’ for the word God, it exposes religion to critical thinking. Because of the cultural reverence for the word ‘God,’ so much of religion flies under the radar of critical thinking. But if you think about it— the word ‘God’ is just a noise we make, just like ‘Spaghetti Monster’ is a noise. Both are placeholders for a concept, and neither is more valid than the other. The whole point of the Spaghetti Monster is not necessarily to say that God isn’t real, but to point out the flaws in our conceptualization of him.”
Forever and always touched by his noodly appendage.
This was us yesterday. One patient has been with us for 2 weeks and sings like Yoko Ono 24/7. She has been on our unit many many times over the last few years and we are all exhausted by her. Last night before I left we got back another difficult total care patient that we had recently for about 4 weeks. She is also on contact isolation and she has been unbelievably needy in the past. I felt so bad leaving last night knowing they were filling up with the crazies. Some of our other admits were repeat customers, transfers from an outlying hospital with gangrene and severe vascular issues, and a person with conversion disorder who had already had security called on her in the ER for her behavior and was termed “batshit crazy” by the residents down there. Neurovascular …gotta love the variety.