Monday, June 27, 2011
Finally got around to coming on here tonight. Took my dog back to the vet today and was there a long time, being Monday, there were alot of walk-ins.
He had his anal glands cleaned, but the doctor said his main problem is a perineal hernia.
It is pushed out into his anal area and causing him not to be able to go, causing his rectum to be curved.
The vet said he could do surgery to repair it, but the success rate that it wont return is only about 30 percent....he recommended I have him neutered instead and said that might cause alot of that swelling to go away.
And as if that wasnt bad enough.
We get home and about an hour or two later, I take him outside to go and I am sitting on the porch, maybe 13 feet or so away from where he is, when I hear my other dog barking and going nuts, So, I look up to see my neighbors female pitbull come around the corner of the house.
I jump up and take down the steps of the porch and its too late, I am heading toward Sparky when she spots him and shes faster than me....She is on top of him and wallering him.
She kinda bit at him, but never really did bite him, she just kinda was trying to hold him with her mouth....I grabbed a broom that was lucky to be next to the steps and starting hitting her away, long enough for Sparky to break away and run up the steps, I am screaming bloody murder and shouting for her to get.
And she tries to go up the porch after him, but I take that broom after her and I am able to get Sparky inside.
I go back out and I hear my neighbor calling her like its no big thing.
She goes down into the creek by my driveway and wont come to him and so hes out in my driveway, calling for her to come and he is like, very nonchalant...."what did she do, get after your little dog"...I said, "NO, SHE GOT ON TOP OF HIM AND WAS WALLERING HIM AND TRYING TO GET HIM IN HER MOUTH".....!!!!!
He was like "everytime i open her kennel door she takes off past me and I cant get ahold of her"....so, I just turn and come back inside.
I get Sparky and take a wet wipe to him all over checking for blood.
I dont see any....he doesnt seem to even really be wet from her mouth.
But about an hour later, he is limping.
And at first it wasnt all that bad....but as it got later in the night, I have noticed he is really limping worse and it seems to be in his front left leg.
At first I thought maybe it was just from the hernia and what all tests they did to him at the vet this morning.
But about 9 pm, he was in his little bed and he starts hacking, like hes trying to cough something up...like hes got something in his throat.
I could hear like grunting in his chest, like when you have a cold.
So, now I am really worried, that maybe she laid her weight on him, remember hes only 9 lbs and she is a full grown pit bull....maybe she crushed something in him.
So, I have a feeling its back to the vet for him, if hes still limping in the morning, going back and making them do an xray and send the bill to my neighbor!!!!!
And, letting him know to keep his dog out of my yard or she might not be coming back walking!!!!!
That is about it for me today....I have done nothing much else....its been a dog day afternoon.....and I finally got around to doing a load of laundry long enough to come in and write this blog.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Getting ready for the big family reunion on Saturday. The only reason I am even going is because my brother planned it this year and he has put in alot of work on it.
And because my aunt is coming from Michigan and I didnt get to see her the last 2 years, last year I wasnt able to attend and the year before that her husband had just passed.
So, Am hoping to get to see her, shes getting older and she was always so good to me...when I was a teenager, every time she would come to visit she would bring me a bottle of Gloria Vanderbilt perfume, it was my favorite.
So, I dread it, cause I have to go to the doc on June 29, this Wednesday and I know he is gonna get me lined out for my pre op diet.
I know he is going to give me so much weight to lose by a certain time and I need to start following that.
I have reduced my spark meal plans from 1200 to 1500 calories a day, down to 1000 to 1200 a day, and I know the doc will want me to go down to 800 to 1200 a day and then after a few weeks, he will put me on the all liquid diet.
So, while I look forward to getting these pounds off and getting my surgery scheduled, I hate that its all coinciding with summer.
But, as I was thinking the other day, why do family get togethers seem to always be focused on food?
I will just have to say to everyone, thanks but no thanks on that piece of fried chicken haha....
My health is the main focus. That and hopefully within the next year, getting between 40 and 60 lbs off my frame. Maybe improving my blood pressure and getting my BMI down low enough to qualify for breast reduction surgery.
This is my main goal....health, and less pain. And maybe as part of the bargain, a better body and desire to enjoy life.
And so, back to the Vet tomorrow with my dog...and I sure hope this takes care of his problem.
Hope all of you had a good weekend....and try to have a safe and healthy week.
Friday, June 24, 2011
The glasses saga is almost over. I went to the eye doctor this morning and got a new prescription....this being what I was told I would need to do by Walmart Vision Center.
After seeing the eye doc and taking my script to them, The lady was telling me how it was going to cost me 145 dollars for the new lenses, and a few other fees.
I told her this was pretty sad since the glasses were made there and since I had paid 290 dollars for them only in October.
But when she got on the computer and looked up my info, she said my prescription was virtually unchanged, a very slight change in my right eye.
And since it was my left lense that is so scratched, she was only going to change out the left lense and leave the right one alone.
AT NO CHARGE!!!!!
Now that re-instored my belief that there are some good people left in the world.
And I thanked her, alot.
However, I might have fibbed just a little when she asked if I was going to be sure to get my next pair of glasses made there.
I said yes, but, maybe I might have to think that over, since they ARE NOT AN OPTICIAN....I could probably have taken my glasses to one of the 2 opticians in town and maybe possibly have gotten them buffed or something to remove the scratch and still may try that, since, I have until at least July 1st before my new lense will be ready.
I should have realized Walmart doesnt make the glasses there.
OH WELL, LESSON LEARNED.
My son is doing so much better, today he took a test to receive a very important card he needs to find work around here. He finally has learned that no help from mom and no one to come rushing to make things right, he had to step up and do that himself.
And by the way, he had to pass a drug screen to take this exam and passed it and got his card.
So, he is going to NA meetings and trying so hard to improve his life and I am really proud of him.
I just hope I can get my house organized and get everything in order here so I can start to focus on what I need to do to prepare for this upcoming surgery.
I still dont know when it will be, part of me really wants to put it back to around Sept.
Just so the weather will be somewhat cooler.
But I will see what the doctor has in mind.
Hope each of you has a good weekend.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Havent done much sparkin today. Had planned to stay right at home today and not even leave the house....But I had to go take my mom to the store, then I pulled my car up close to the porch to get out a few groceries and I moved it for Honey to mow the yard, he backs it back up and right into a table and busted my tail light out!!!
Will refrain from anger, I am sure I can get it fixed.....
Am angry enough for another reason as it is. I have only had my eyeglasses, which I have to have....for 8 months and they are already scratched up pretty bad on the left lense.
So, I called today to see about getting the lense replaced from the place I got them WALMART----and wanted to bring my old pair in and have the lenses replaced in them as well---only to be told they dont keep the prescriptions that long.
So, uh, How exactly were they going to replace the lense in my new pair if they dont have the prescription????
So, I have to see the eye doc and get a whole new prescription and then have one pair done at a time, so I can have a pair and a spare.
So, next Sat, the 2nd, is my family reunion....And while I am looking forward to seeing a few out of town cousins, I am not looking forward to everyone snapping up pictures to put on Facebook for all the world to tag and share and comment on with ME in them.
Part of me doesnt even want to go due to this. But I guess I will just have to suck it up.
Hope each of you had a good day, and better than mine.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Almost missed it. The blog that is. Have been busy with laundry all evening. And Sparky, bowel problems again.
Had to give him an enema and let me tell you....well, never mind, you can probably guess the rest.
I just hope hes doing ok now cause I sure dont want to have to take him to the vet again, if I do, I am going someplace new.
He seems to feel ok, he doesnt drink as much water as I think he should, not with this heat.
But I am watching him closely and hoping this enema and the dulcolax I gave him today will keep him on track.
Am feeding him soft food with pumpkin and no treats.
I didnt get in a workout today. I have pretty much made a decision in my life...I just dont see myself having positive results without some surgical intervention.
I have been at the same weight for nearly 3 years, give or take a pound here or there, and not going down any.
So, the decision is one I have been dwelling on, and thinking over and deciding on for about 2 years and its been made, and I will be having lap band surgery in about 3 or 4 weeks.
Never ever ever let anyone say it is the easy way out, cause it wasnt easy to do from the first moment I decided to embark on it.
I feel pretty good about it....I know it wont be an easy road, but nothing about this has been easy.
But I know it will ultimately get me to my goal weight alot faster, and to get my BMI down to under 40, which is where it has to be for me to get approval for my breast reduction surgery to ease this neverending back pain.
I hope I will get positive feedback, I know not everyone will agree, and some will say I am copping out.
I am scared, but I am more scared of never losing weight and always having high blood pressure, back pain, and getting heavier and dying at an early age.
So, upon weighing the options, I am happy with my decision.
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