Thursday, 12 February 2015

HGY update + interesting fact about Nottingham!

It is very tedious that us pups are not allowed inside hospitals, so I haven't been able to check out for myself how things are with Human Granny.

However, Gail has been visiting every day and tells me that HGY is much better than a week ago and the doctors are thrilled with her progress, although she is still unable to walk.

Yesterday HGY had an MRI scan, which was 'clear'. She is receiving treatment for a suspected infection of the brain - viral encephalitis.

I feel duty bound, in my scientific adviser role, to point out that the technology behind the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) technique was developed here at Nottingham University by physicist Sir Peter Mansfield who, along with the American chemist Paul Lauterbur, won the 2003 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his pioneering work.

I wonder if my readers can name any other famous Nottinghamians (aside, of course, from the Sheriff!)

33 comments:

  1. Bertie, glad to hear that HGY is making good progress. Been thinking about you and Gail, and hoping all was ok. I think dogs would be a welcome distraction in hospital and potentially sped up recovery times. I wonder if there is any science behind that?

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  2. How good to hear about the excellent progress of HGY. I'll think of your Bertie when I have an MRI scan next week (nothing major). I think I remember from school that DH Lawrence was a native of Nottingham?

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    1. Ten out of ten for literary recall Craig! DH Lawrence attended the same school as my brother but in the 1960s they were still rather embarrassed that a former pupil was responsible for Lady Chatterley's Lover…Cheers, Gail.

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  3. Glad to hear dat HGY are doin better.

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  4. J.M Barrie? Peter Pan?

    So happy HGY is improving. And we must say, that you look wonderful.

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    1. JM Barrie was in fact from Eastern Scotland, just south of Aberdeen. We don't know of any Peter Pan / Nottingham connection, but stand to be corrected!

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  5. Nope but did not Boots The Chemist start in Nottingham? Paws and fingers still crossed for HGY. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Full marks for Jesse Boot. In fact Boots is why Gail's father and mother came to Nottingham in the first place, and where they met!

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  6. Does knowing and visiting (!) 'The Trip to Jerusalem' count?
    Glad they've found out whats wrong with HGY so now they can give her dedicated treatment. Paws crossed for a quick recovery
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. Oh yes, that counts. Well done Leah, clever girl. An image of this famous Nottingham pub features on all the curtains in the hospital here!

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  7. Oh, such good news about Human Granny. Little by little. We're sending huge thoughts and are keeping our paws crossed.

    Love,
    Tootsie

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  8. Hari Om
    Relieving news indeed... been racking my brains but not coming up with folk - so am off to G-land for a research!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  9. WONDERFUL WONDERFUL NEWS ON HUMAN GRANNY....MY WORD...WE ARE THRILLED.
    AS FOR A FAMOUS SCIENTIST IN NOTTINGHAM I DON'T KNOW...BUT TWO FAMOUS ONES IN BLOGVILLE ARE GAIL AND BERTIE.
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF
    AND GIVE HUMAN GRANNY A HUG

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  10. Bertie I'm so glad for you, your gail and your granny. I hope so much that the meds help and that your ganny feels better and better, efurryday a little bit. The wife of Mr. Hitchcock is a nottinghamian and sir paul smith the fashion designer :o)
    easy rider

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    1. Most impressed you knew about Paul Smith!

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  11. So glad tht HGY is doing better and has a diagnosis from the doctors. Sending love to her and to you Bertie and to Gail. Scored 0 on the Nottingham question....

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  12. Bertie - That is great news.

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  13. Excellent news about HGY! Now, we must deal with the hospital problem. Do the hospitals allow therapy dogs? You would be a shoe in for certification and that might solve getting in to see HGY. Let us know if you need an international reference.
    Gus

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  14. that is such excellent news and we hope HGY continues to get better.

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  15. GRAND news about HGY getting BETTER..

    We think MAID MARION was from Naughty Ham.

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    1. Correct! And there is even a street called Maid Marian Way, running right through the heart of the city.

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  16. We are happy to hear that Human Granny is doing better. We pray that the Doctor's are on the right path to making her feel better. Give your Mom an extra hug from us.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  17. I am thrilled to hear that she is doing better. Also I am so looking forward to our date Sat night Bertie!!!

    Wags
    Addi

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  18. Glad she is getting along better,,,,,,,hopefully they have found the problem and get it resolved.

    As for Nottingham...nope, no clue!

    The Mad Scots

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  19. Sorry, we don't know and Google didn't tell us right away!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  20. That's great news about HGY! hope the next update is even better.

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  21. So glad to read the news about HGY and we continue to wish her all the best. TND's mum suffered a bit with the Encephalitis during chemo and it not a nice thing so keep Gail in good spirits Bertie.

    I is afraid I don't know very much about Nottingham, but
    I liked reading all your friends facts in the comments,

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  22. Howdy Bertie, fabulous news on your Granny. We're sorry but don't know much about Nottingham at all :-(
    No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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  23. We can't name nothing. But we do have our feets crossed for granny
    Lily & Edward

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  24. We are also happy to hear good news about HGN...and although at the beginning of the comments we didn't know about any famous Nottinghamm-ers except Maid Marion...we know bunches more now!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilb

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  25. We are thrilled to hear that your granny is making progress.
    Wally & Sammy

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  26. Bertie I'm most impressed with your 8" WFT scientific tail. Give Gail a hi 5 for being able to measure it. We know it is quick as lightning!
    Hugs all around
    Madi your bfff

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  27. so glad she is doing a bit better hugs to you all

    retro rover

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