Today is a fill in the blank kind of day. You know what I mean. It’s raining and cold. Another winter storm is coming. My boy is still in pain and our doctor dropped the ball. I’ve been trying to pick it up all week, making every phone call I know to make. The puppy is ADORABLE, but very attached to me right now, not Hunny. Which makes sense, since I’m home with him all day. Hello! Puppy!
So it’s a fill in the blank kind of day. A flotsam and jetsam Friday. I am burning the candle at both ends and in the middle at the moment. And I’m itching to show you the treats for March, BUT IT’S NOT MARCH YET. Y’all know that means a giveaway next Tuesday.
Maybe it’s follow up Friday, huh? I’m following up with doctors and nurses. Here’s what I have, since so many of you are my friends and one or two of you might have worried about my boy.
He essentially sun burned his lungs when he inhaled sodium hydroxide gas during a homeschool experiment gone wrong. ER that night. Doctor two days later. Lots of pain, but pain abating slightly now. Doc wanted a rush appointment made with a pediatric pulmonologist. That didn’t happen. I’ve been on the phone with the referral people (leaving messages and hearing nothing), our insurance (I don’t need a referral, but I’m not a doctor, so no one will rush an appointment for me and April is when there are openings), back to my doctor.
This morning my doctor responded, and responded appropriately. She’s getting an appointment today for a second chest X-ray. At least, I think that’s appropriate. I hope so. We’ll see. My boy’s fingernails were purple yesterday and his blood oxygen levels had dropped a smidge.
And in the middle of all of this?
So help me here. Fill in the blank. This puppy is ______. Squatch will be ______. The weekend promises to be ______. Because I have no clue which end is up at the moment.
So help me, I’m really not wanting to complain. Just feeling a little helpless. And not, at the same time. I’m grateful for good friends and great advice. I’m grateful that my boy is alive and seems to be a little better. I’m grateful that spring is around the corner. I’m grateful for all of you. And I’m grateful for Jones chews – they level the playing field with all three of my dogs. And the nasty, stinky Hoof has kept Chewy blissfully busy the last two days.
So. I’ll let you fill in the blank for your own weekend, as well. I hope it includes Jones chews for your dogs. Someone should be smiling, right? 😉
Until I write again …