I can't express enough gratitude for all your comments. I told Ivy she was famous, that people all over the world were wishing her luck and hoping she felt better soon. She thought perhaps since she's so well-known now, maybe there'd be a movie about her. "At the theatre, on television and on DVD."
She's doing well, she isn't even taking any pain medication--she was refusing it at the hospital because she hated the taste so they figured they'd see how she tolerated things and she's been fine. The hardest part is getting her to slow down--she wanted to check out the new library and have her celebratory dinner out tonight, halfway through dinner we had to pack things up because her stomach started to hurt. She's a little unsteady walking around but that's to be expected. And she's very, very happy to be home.