Month: May 2012

What Does Memorial Day Mean To You ?

I’m sure there are a variety of answers, opinions for the significance of Memorial Day.  For those of us that defend land , humans , countries, oceans, animals, we all fight for a cause however, not everyone is willing to risk their lives for that cause.   I see many different types of heroes and to fight for your country is among those.  Generation through generation warriors are passed down and they should be thought of.

Sandy’s Surgery Update

Sandy’s Stitches

So Chickie pooh had to be at the vets office before 9.  Sandy’s Dr. performs surgeries on Tuesdays, it was May 15,  many thoughts of new moments running through my head( her first surgery, first time being under anesthesia, will she have a bad reaction, possible fatality under the knife,  etc…. ) So we drive to her vets office, once we get out Sandy gets excited to smell all the different animal smells ( cat and dog).

I am not a drama momma I just had normal worries of my loved one.  The vet must have seen the look of concern all over my face, he explained she would get a  loopy shot and then she would get the put her out ketamine shot.  She held up pretty well with the loopy shot, then we went back with her to the surgery room and as soon as he stuck the needle in her vein she was out .  It was an eerie feeling to see your dog lifeless with her tongue just a hanging, and being hooked up to a monitor.  I got a little teary, gave her a big kiss and we took off.

About an hour later we got the call that she was waking up, so we headed back to the vets.  They had her in a large kennel and she was  out of it.  I knelt on the floor next to her, rubbed her head.  It took a good hour maybe before she got up.  It was weird to see her body, motor skills, come to in sections ( from her head all the way back to her tail).  The doc spoke to us and half of what he said about exercise, getting the area wet, went out the window, I was wrapped up in newness, however he did say to call with whatever questions I had.  So we got her back home, she was not herself, she pretty much slept all day, and into the next.  I had antibiotics and pain medicine that I gave her for a couple of days.

So we got the biopsy report and it was adenocarcinoma .  They were two small tumors, doc thinks he got it all, it is an awful limbo state to be in.

My Hat Goes Off To Production Events And Road Crew Personnel

Monday I got to experience the take down of the Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama .  It is amazing to see behind the scenes, the people who put up all the equipment and then take it down.  The money that goes into events like this from the bands to the catering. The massive audio, video equipment that gets stored and shipped around the U.S .  The road crew ans-amble is pretty neat.  Everything is down to a science, a well oiled machine.

Sandy Went To The Vet Yesterday

My dog sandy had her yearly check up at the Vet’s office.  Her tag was updated, heart-worm test, and we weighed options on the mass that is around one of her nipples.  She has never been spayed so mammary tumors are more common for dogs like her.  We would like to have another Sandy, I’m just not sure it will happen, it’s been almost 9 years, we have never tried leaving her with a male, and she shows no interest.   So we are going to have them remove the mammary tumor on the 15th of this month and they will do a biopsy on it.  It’s still going to seem like forever before we know for certain whether the tumor is good or bad.  I just hope for the best, she is my baby.