First, the really bad news. Smooch has another Urinary Tract Infection. I watched her squat to dribble out pee every 2 mins while I mowed the yard yesterday. I told myself that she was just marking the yard, but I think deep down I knew she had another UTI. That was confirmed when she peed massive amounts while in her crate (with no blankets so she was just sitting in it, completely miserable) for less than an hour during lunch time. I literally wanted to cry. I hoped so much that the surgery was our fix for this issue.
We went back to the vet today, and it was confirmed she has a recurrent UTI. 2 more weeks of antibiotics, but not much of a plan beyond that. Rahul and I have been doing our own research and plan to make some diet changes, along with adding some supplements. It surely cannot hurt at this point.
So for now, my sweet Smooch is sleeping outside.
Now, I know she is a dog, but she is a part of our family so for her to be banned to the outside feels mean. But, I have been cleaning up accidents for 6 months now. Yes folks, half of a year, and I am so done with all of this. I know it is not her fault, but this is all so much more than we planned for.
Hoping the 3rd time is the charm for antibiotic treatment.
Now for the other bizarre news of the day. Time Warner Cable contractors *finally* came out to bury the cable from the house to the workshop. Initially the TV did not work, but I am happy to report that I was able to troubleshoot with the remote (yes, I held it and operated it all by myself!)
After that, I needed my 2pm Starbucks Cool Lime Refresher. Think: more than double the caffeine of coffee…woo hoo!. I open my car door, and a 4 ft black snake shot out from underneath my car….right between my legs! It happened so fast, I did not even have time to react. I told Mr Black Snake (he has no name yet) that on Wild Azalea Lane, he is welcome under the following conditions:
1) do not scare me.
2) you must allow photographs
What would you do if this (not our resident black snake, courtesy of Google images) slithered between your legs as you were getting in your car?
Last, but not least in the day of bad news.
I picked up Samantha from school, rushed to get Aidan from his CFS carpool friend’s house, then back to the house to get Nooks for reading and Aidan’s guitar for guitar lesson. I made sure to pack up my lecture notes to work on my next power point during practice. We get to practice at 4:28pm (go mom!) and I realized my finger was bleeding. I got Aidan to practice and went back to the car to get a bandaid. Someone pulled into the spot *right* next to me, so I got distracted and tried to hurry up. As we were packing up at the end of the guitar lesson, I looked around for my car key. Sigh. I locked it in the car. This was not me in the picture, but how I felt in that moment.
Thankfully Rahul met us at guitar practice and the plan was to go out to dinner as a family. Oops. As usual, hot headed mom and dad did not do well with this change of plans. Peaceful Aidan helped us get thru this bump in this stressful day for both of us.
So, right now I am enjoying a large glass of wine and hoping tomorrow is a better day. One free of snakes, arguments and pet health issues!