Another Killer Day

I was supposed to get my dog’s stitches removed.

Shortly before I left for the appointment, I noticed that what had looked like a scab was torn loose, and was an open wound beneath. It turned out to be necrosis – the skin had died, necessitating removal, cleaning, and pulling the edges together to close the wound. Fortunately, like me, the no-longer young dog has some loose skin.

I just arrived home now – 3-1/2 hours later, over $600 poorer.

But, the dog does look more comfortable, and is sitting up – which he hasn’t felt well enough to do very much for several days. The vet says that he should be in better shape very quickly, and visibly improve every day from here out.

I need to head to bed. This is all exhausting.


    • pc-not on October 24, 2022 at 11:47 PM

    What we do for our pets, Linda.  My son had to bring his family’s 8-year-old male cat in for emergency vet surgery.  “Brady” had never been sick a day in his life.  They determined it was a bladder blockage.  Should be out of the vet’s Wednesday.  So far the bill is $2,000.   
    I had a reverse shoulder replacement six weeks ago.  Re-hab is going fine, but I need to do a lot more cardio.  Getting winded easily.  Out of pocket cost for me was zero thanks to Medicare and a great supplemental plan. Maybe the next Biden or Pelosi scam will be free pet insurance!

    • Univ of Saigon 68 on October 25, 2022 at 6:52 AM

    pc-not, it’s depressing when you cat has more expensive healthcare than you do.

    • Linda Fox on October 25, 2022 at 9:00 AM

    Lord, I hope not! There actually are some pet insurance/discount programs available on the open market. Would hate to increase taxes to pay for them for those “cat ladies”.
    But, I’m just thrilled they were able to take care of it. This morning, he’s already perkier than he has been in a week.

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