Mommy has been having a real tough few weeks. She hasn’t felt like blogging even though she truly enjoys it & taking lots of pictures of us. Two weeks ago her boss told her that she will have to go on part-time in just a few short weeks. Project money is running out. She has been with her boss for 6 years. No one saw this coming wif her position as assistant to her boss. Her boss started out with the sentence “I have been meaning to tell you . . .” - LIKE YEAH, A FEW MONTHS AGO WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER SO SHE COULD FIND A JOB WAY BEFORE HER SURGERY DATE!! This coming up along with her being scared about her surgery, her blood pressure went sky high. Her doctor put her on some meds for her pressure. Last Thursday, Juneau and I wondered why mommy & daddy were late coming home from work & was late for our dinner time. Well, we found out later that mommy had a reaction from the medicine & couldn’t drive home. Daddy took her to the hospital. I heard him tell our 2-legged brother, Josh, that she had a kitty-scan, chest x-ray, EK-sumthing, & lots of blood (Ouch!) for tests. The doctors wanted to rule out heart attack or stroke. Well, we were very glad that daddy brought mommy home that night, but she was very tired! It turned out that all the tests came back normal & the doctors decided that it had to be the new medicine. They told her to stop taking it.
To top it off daddy’s horse, Cutter, went very lame. After one of the vets trying to take x-rays of his front legs 2 days in a row that didn’t turn out, they met the ‘head’ vet at our nearby racetrack to do digital x-rays on the big guy. We were all so worried that Cutter wouldn’t be coming home wif them! He is 17 years old & he is in the early stages of having navicular. This is like arthritis in horses. Quarter Horses are more prone to get this. The vet put him on strong dose of bute (which is like horsey motrin) & he will be getting special shoes on his front legs (the farrier just called & Cutter now has his new shoes on which will help his recovery). After 10 days of stall rest, daddy should be able to start to ride him again. On the day that they took Cutter to see the vet, mommy saw her doctor to get her blood pressure evaluation. In spite of what has been going on, her pressure is back to normal.
She has calmed down a lot. She has Juneau & me to keep her occupied at home. Juneau is getting soooo big, he leaped up & landed in her lap in the chair. I jumped up on the side & we all gave each other squeezes. Mommy started to laugh & hug & kiss us. She has an interview for a new job lined up & another phone interview. She also has an appointment to see her surgeon on 9/20. His assistant told her that she would not be wired tightly shut & she will be able to talk (not eat though) & she will be able to go back to work in the time before the next surgery. She is a little nervous having to go through the job interview process again, especially so close to her surgery date. Every-puppy & friends, please keep your fingers crossed for her!
If Amber reads this, keep those jokes a-coming - they make her laugh!!