Coco goes to the Vets first thing this morning for her operation.
I'm not feeling too anxious about it... I am going to be positive that this tumour will be removed easily, and her spay will go well.
I have to get her in there by 8 am, and pick her up around 4 pm this afternoon.
Something tells me I will need to have a cone ready for her, so she can't pull at her stitches.
Apart from that, I don't have anything pressing to do today.
Bex and Dante are going to visit Lacy and Keera this morning. Lacy is going for her Drivers License Theory test. She's been swatting for weeks, so hopefully she passes first attempt!
So... maybe I shall do some sewing!
Yeah, that's a lovely idea... I love sewing. It's relaxing.
Last night I got another couple of Stitch Menu's sewn out.
I felt really CROSS to discover that Stitch Menu 11 is virtually exactly the same as Menus 1,2 & 3!
AND...take a look at Menu 1, Stitches 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 25 & 33. They are all the same stitch!
Ripped off feeling? Much.
I don't have many left to go before I start stitching out the Alphabet stitches. At least they won't be exactly the same. Yaa.
Right, I better get a move on, and get Coco to her appointment on time.
Well... Coco is at the Vet's. She was as frisky as, jumping all over the place. Bet she won't be like that tonight!
They are going to ring me after her surgery just to let me know how it went.
So, I won't be straying far from the phone today, that's for sure.
It is wet and miserable today, and COLD! Might just have to turn a heater on soon.
My right arm is like a block of ice!
It is white compared to me left arm... it's so WEIRD.
I'm not tempted to go down to the garage and sew right now.... hmmmm, what to do?
Some GOOD NEWS! The US company that 'stole' $1,700 from our Visa Account has reversed the charges!
Our bank said that because of the exchange rate, we got back all but $80 of it. And OUR BANK paid the difference for us! How AWESOME is that?
THANK YOU Bank of New Zealand, you fulla's rock.
Because I am so cold today, I'm vacuming the house and doing a general tidy up. That is warming me up, thank you very much.
NOW I remember why I don't vacum as much as I used to.
My lower back simply cannot stand it. I've stopped midway through the job as I need a panadol. Or two.
I am still buzzing about that Visa charge being reversed. Such good news. We needed some good news to be real.
ME: we hate the cones for that very reason too... plus in makes the dogs coats matt way faster, and they give Teddy and ear infection too! So, here's hoping Coco doesn't have to wear one for long.
Just had a call from the Vet. Coco is out of surgery. It went 'ok'.
The operation was quite a bit 'bigger' than anticipated, her entire mammary gland which was tumerous had to be removed. She will have to be watched VERY carefully for the next two - three days, to make sure she does not suffer any bleeding, as that COULD happen.
So, no playing with Teddy! No rough handling at all.... peace and quiet for our girl for now.
I am going to pick her up after 4 pm.
I have caved in and turned on the heat pump too.
I simply can't get warm. Lunch time soon, and I will snuggle in me warm blankie.
Teddy is crying, crying, crying. Missing Coco.
LACY... Passed the Theory test. I knew she would, she's studied day in day out for it.
The next step will be the practical test.
Only an hour to go before I can go and bring Coco home. Anxious now.
If there's one thing that pisses me off BIG TIME, it's a kid ringing from school asking for XYZ and putting me 'on the spot'. Luckily I have NO PROBLEM saying NO. My kids know they will always get a 'NO' if they put me on the spot.
Brylee is starting to make a bad habit of it.
Coco is safely home again. Very sad looking, walking like an old lady, very gingerly.
I've settled her in the lounge on a warm woollen blanket with a hot water bottle. She will be sleeping with me tonight I think, probably in the spare bedroom, so she's warm.
I let Teddy have a good sniff before locking him out of the lounge. Coco needs peace and quiet for now.
I've taken photos, and will share them tomorrow. Be warned ahead of time, they are a bit ikky.
Her incision is really BIG, much bigger than even I expected.
End of Day: a quiet evening. Kept a close eye on Coco, she's hardly moved though. Poor girl.
We are now off to bed, hopefully she sleeps well and wakes up feeling a bit better.