Welcome to this week’s Sunday Post. This feature is brought to you by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, so swing by after you are done here and get the full list of participants!
- [24 Sep] #SundayPost: September 24th
- [25 Sep] Risk by Kenzie Macallan ★★★½
- [30 Sep] #FreebieFriday: September 29th
- Dark Memory by Christine Feehan
I got nothin’
Happy October! I can’t believe it is already October. You wouldn’t know it because no one told mother nature here in SW Ohio. Its in the mid 80’s all week.
Monday morning at 4:30 am my oldest dog fell down the couple of steps that lead up to our bed. In doing so, she dislocated her hip. We initially hoped she had just pulled a muscle or was sore, but after a few hours with no improvement, we knew it was time for a trip to the emergency vet. We went to one place and they drugged her up and got x-rays. The vet there said she recommended we see the ortho vet at the more advanced ER a few miles away. So, the vet called the other place, sent over everything she had done (blood work, x-rays, etc), and actually talked to the ortho on the phone so they could be ready for us when we arrived. The ortho stayed late and was able to push Calleigh’s hip back into joint. This only works in about 50% of cases, and given her age and arthritis, we did not expect it to work for her. We were so grateful and relieved. So, Calleigh has hobbles on her back legs to keep her from slipping or moving too fast and knocking that hip out again. My husband built ramps off our back deck and into our mudroom so she could get where she needs to go. The hardest thing for her was she wasn’t allowed to sleep on our bed. Its too high and steps are a no go. The first two nights she was miserable and I had to sleep on the floor next to her. Then we caved and got a crate for her. Our other dogs all sleep in crates, but Calleigh hasn’t been crated since she was a very young puppy. Thankfully, she has been okay with the crate! I got to sleep in my bed.
She has to go to the vet (the regular vet) every week for 3 weeks for them to swap out the hobbles (which are just made from medical tape holding her back two legs in a specific place). We found out our vet refuses to change the hobbles because they would have recommended surgery and nothing else. So, we found another vet. They were willing to take us on as new patients and replace her hobbles weekly as needed. So, while all this has been the best case scenario, it has been so expensive. Two emergency vet trips, an ortho specialist, making ramps for the house, buying a crate, and all the other random things we needed added up super fast and I had a pretty significant panic attack (worry about Calleigh, who is my OG baby, and worry about money). Now, our biggest problem is when she pees, it hits right on the hobbles which now smell HORRIBLE. All things considered, I have never been happier to have smelly dog be the problem.
Work was busy as always. I feel scattered and disorganized this year, which is weird for me. That has always been a strength of mine. I’m not sure why, but I am hoping to get organized this weekend.
I’m having a Marvel rewatch. It’s been fun!
So, whats new with you this week? Did you read any of the same books I did? Did you find any great book deals I need to grab ASAP? Let me know in the comments!