Last Week Was Intense
I don’t know about you, but last week was very, very intense for me, even though it was a short week. Our dog, Mr. Spanky, turned out not to have had a bad tooth, he had an Canine Osteosarcoma below his eye. We choose to have the tumor removed, with we will follow with Chemotherapy, in hopes of giving him a little more time with us. (They tell me Chemotherapy for dogs isn’t nearly as bad as it is for people!)
Right now, we have a dog with a cone on his head, who can only be coaxed to have a little turkey by eating it out of hand. It was a major surgery, so we knew that the two week healing process would be hard for him. Then again, so were the first few days after we got his two back teeth out at the start of last month. I’m just glad Mr. Spanky is still with us!
Mr. Spanky had a pretty aggressive procedure to get all the cancer, and is back at the vet clinic this afternoon so that the good surgeon can look in his mouth, and see how the reconstructive surgery is holding up. (Everything looks fine so far!)
The day after Mr. Spanky’s surgery, I drove to Houston, so that I could be with my dad while he got his cateract removed. (He’d backed out of the surgery a couple of times before.) After getting his cataract removed, my dad was THRILLED at the result!
“If there’s no more to it than that, when do we do the next one?” my dad asked the doctor in the recovery room!
I helped my dad put the drops in his eye, and taped his night eye shield over his eye for him.
So I’m hoping that this week will be a nice quiet week of recovery and lack of trauma!