Everyday I try to remind myself that I shouldn’t wait until the last minute to do things, especially things that really need to be done. When I read a book for a review I sometimes make notes as I read or jot down thoughts I want to include in the review. But I usually wait a day or two after I finish the book before I write the review. This gives me time to think about what I got out of the book and what impressed me the most. I don't like writing reviews in a rush. I always leave out something when I do.
For that reason, I don’t have a review today as I had planned. I was going to write my review yesterday but life had a different plan for me.
Let me give you a little background first before telling you about
Sunday, Nov. 7, the spot had swollen quite a bit overnight. We called our vet, he told us to give him Benadryl and bring him to his office first thing Monday. On Monday, Nov. 8, they put Brisco to sleep and checked the spot. The vet said it appeared that Brisco had an infection and put him on antibiotics with us to return in a week. On Friday, Nov. 12, DH thought the spot was spreading so we went back to the vet for another check. The vet said the spot was getting softer and that the swelling appeared to be going down and it would move through his body.
Yesterday, Nov. 15, we were scheduled for Brisco’s weekly checkup on his spot at 4 p.m. Shortly after lunch the spot busted and fluids started leaking out. It wasn’t like a big hole opened up, but more like a where a cut or a sore had opened up. Back to the vet (earlier than expected). Brisco was put to sleep again and they removed the infection and drained the wound. We don’t like leaving our pets at the vet (even though we trust our vet) it just the way we are. You have remember, our pets are our kids. So we had to wait for Brisco to wake up and then for the vet’s assistant to show us how to wash out his wound twice a day. Guess what, we go back to the vet Thursday, Nov. 18, to have the tube removed from the wound and make sure he's beginning to heal.
Here’s a photo of his jaw with the tube in it. I will say this may be gross to look at for some.
Anyway, that’s way I don’t have review today. It probably wouldn't be so bad, but you don't know how many times we've been to the vet lately between annual shots and tests, and a hurt back leg not to mention last year when he ate bad mushrooms and oh, yeah got kicked by a horse.
What kind of unexpected events have you dealt with lately?