Friday, June 22, 2007

What a week...

It has been quite a week around here. First of all, my Dad is probably not going to be able to join mom and my cousin, Kristen on their trip over here this Saturday. Dad is one of the million people waiting on their passports to be processed. He applied in plenty of time for this trip; however, he still has not received his passport. I am so upset and mad about this I could just scream...but there is absolutely nothing I can do. AHHH...

Anyway, then there is Maxie. I noticed last Saturday that she was holding up her back paw when she walked. I am not sure exactly what happened but I knew something was not right. I took her to the vet on Monday to have it checked out. The vet gave her antibiotics, a medicine to soak her foot in every night, an ointment to apply on it, and a shot for pain and inflammation. After we left the vet, Maxie vomited all over me in the car. She has never gotten car-sick. I got her home and she got sick again. I called the vet and told her what was going on. She said that if she vomited another time to call her back. Well, she vomited 2 more times. So I had to take her back to the vet for a second visit.

The vet gave her a medicine to stop the vomiting and she was fine after least the vomiting was over! Now on to her paw....

All week we have been soaking it, applying the ointment and taking the antibiotic. I took her back to the vet today for a follow-up visit. Her paw had gotten worse and now she has to have surgery tomorrow morning. AHHHH...... The vet thinks there is something in her paw that needs to come out so she has to cut it open and see. It seems like it is going to be a simple little surgery...and I am sure it will be. But as you know...I am a bit nervous about them having to put her to sleep to do the surgery!

I have to travel to Amsterdam to pick up mom, Kristen...and maybe Daddy (I am not giving up yet) so I am hoping Maxie is up for the 2 hour drive! We are also taking the train to Paris on Tuesday and had planned on taking we will see how this works out!

It should be another interesting week next week! At least I am on vacation!!!!!!! YAHOO!

I also have to get my hair cut and 'enhanced' tomorrow by someone who I am sure does not speak any English! With the track record I have had this week....I am a bit worried how this is going to turn out for me!!!

Say a little prayer for Maxie and my Daddy...oh and also, my haircut!!!!

Happy Friday!

1 comment:

  1. Tippa....I've so enjoyed reading your stories...and have especially enjoyed following team mate Benjamin's adventures. I will say a prayer for your Dad's acquiring a frustrating for him....and a prayer that Maxi recovers from surgery.

    eileen olewinski