151..... The time was here, it was Thursday
September 22nd 2005 and Ruffles was at last packing her final things to take
to the hospital. She knew she must double check everything. She had extra
shoes, her comfy nursing cushion, the knitted romper, her own ivory rattle
given to her by Toddimus from her mothers treasures, her mirror and hairbrush
and all her special things. She wanted nothing to go amiss, she was so
nervous... She packed her favourite book, "Billy Quack" and double checked
the rattle and romper.. would it fit???
152..... The rattle reminder her that she may
never hear silence again. This was to change both of their lives and she
hoped that Raffle was ready for it. She called him to help her down the
stairs with the rather over packed case. She knew that she should not be
carrying this and no matter how much she had tried to "slim her case" she
just Had to take all her things. She had no idea how long she would stay in
153...... Raffles was really feeling a little
wobbly, he was not sure if he was ready to take on the responsibility of a
cub. Ruffle was now feeling very uncomfortable and said to Raffle .."you
better hurry dear...this baby seems to have decided today is the day on its
154.... Ruffle had to lean against the case..
her back was so sore. For sure., this was it...Baby was on the move...this
was no "Too much Honey tummy, " this was for real....the taxi arrived and in
a flash, they arrived at the hospital.
155...... Ruffle was whisked to the maternity
unit on a trolley, there was no time to lose.., The obearstetrician Dr Bling
( Raffles felt sure he had seen him before..???) Put an experienced paw on
her bump and said "Ruffle, are you having pains? This baby needs to be born
VERY quickly, we may need to take action.. how do you feel about a
B-Section?"...Ruffle just nodded and agreed whatever was needed...was
NEEDED...and QUICKLY>>>>QUICKLY!! owwwwww....................
156...... With that Dr Beardowen took Ruffle to
the Theatre where they prepared Ruffle for her operation. Raffles was
invited to attend as Ruffle would stay awake for the delivery. Raffle
was not sure what was happening at all but just hung onto the bed as he was
beginning to feel faint...he hated hospitals...somehow all he could think of
was hospital pants!