Aren’t mobile (Cell) phones wonderful. During the trip back home I was able to call herself and get her to have a taxi waiting for me when the coach arrived at the
terminal. Thus, I was home at 11:50 – before midnight :o) Apart from the crazy idea of walking through Adelaide, I was fairly fresh by the time we got in and then home. I stayed up for a while and worked on my notes and report – which I have about four weeks to complete. It was a good meeting, interesting and very worthwhile and I am really glad that I made the decision to go. Thursday I took herself to her medical appointment and spent most of the day in and around the house keeping an eye on her since she had had pre-op medication. Friday and she was admitted into the hospital – Day Surgery. I took her up to the hospital at 7am and at 7:30 they came to collect her. I came back home. As the time started to wear on past lunch I was just a tad concerned. I didn’t get a call to go back and pick her up until 2:30, but I spent a good deal of the time working on the introduction and the first part of the report. I went to the hospital when I was called but it was after 3pm before we were finally on our way home. The rest of the day was fairly quiet and I let her rest. Dinner was light and simple and after the news she watched Rugby and I vanished into the room to do some work. I did take the dogs out for a while. Anyway, we don’t have to go back to the hospital until 5th June, so we have a bit of a break, which should allow us to return to semi-normality for a bit.
As an aside – I have to say that I told the doctor’s practice manager over the phone that I was going to charge her for all the white-out I was using as she changed times and dates on me. Next time I went up there she handed me a Liquid Paper unit. My comment was ” I was only joking” her comment was ” Yes but I’m not and I have to change the date for the next appointment ” :o)
Since the hospital I have been busy planting several rows of Lettuce and several rows of Parsley. I have also planted an attractive Lasiandra Jules, so it would be nice if that takes. The Sturt’s Desert Rose amazes me. The flowers are so delicate, but the bush on which they flourish is as tough as nails. It’s amazing the contrast between the hardy plant and the delicate flowers that never last more than a few hours.
I continue to take the dogs out each night and whilst I still carry the Man for a bit, I find that I am not carrying him for
as long as I used to. I think perhaps the cooler weather is good for him. I believe that and the fact that I take them out after the sun goes down ( no flies ) is a great help. He does sleep a lot but he is still eating well and he still gets excited about going out – in fact if I am slow in getting ready, the pair of them are not slow in t
elling me. The Man is about thirteen and a half and the problems with his life before he was rescued are really starting to tell. He has no teeth and when I give them their treat in the morning, Chienne takes hers out side and I close the door on her – that way I can break his treat up and hand feed him until it’s all gone. I have not measured him for a set of wheels since he seems to be walking a lot better in this cooler weather and I would rather he continues to walk whilst he can, but I will order them when I think it’s necessary.