1.20.2013

Working Weekend

The practice has been unusually busy for this time of year, but we are not complaining!
We have been swamped!
Saturday morning was one of the coldest we've had here, and our neighborhood looked so beautiful with the frost on the ground as the sun came up.
Our normal business hours for Saturday are 8-12, but we had an emergency case come in at the last minute on Friday evening that needed to have surgery.
After taking x-rays, we determined that it would be best to wait and do the surgery on Saturday right after we close.
So, by 1p on Saturday we were gowned out for surgery.
The surgery took about an hour as the dog had a foreign body that turned out to be a lot of sand, leaves and sticks.
Brandon just has a gut feeling that there is more going on with this particular case-perhaps cancer, so he did a very throughout exploration of everything inside the dog looking for lumps, masses, tumors, and discolorations. 
Everything appeared to be normal, but the stomach did have some discoloration, which could have been cause by the foreign objects, but he still took a sample of the stomach to get it biopsied.
The dog is doing much better after the surgery and its temperature has finally come back down to normal.
About the time we got everything cleaned up from the surgery, which was quite a mess, we had another emergency call for a possible pancreatitis case.
After examining the dog and asking questions, Brandon had a feeling that something more was going on and told the clients he wanted to run chemistry on the dog.
Thank goodness he did, because it's liver values were through the roof, so we got it the meds it needed and they'll have to have another check-up in a few weeks.
By the time we finished everything it was nearly 5p. 
We came home and mowed the grass and finished just after dark.
 I am so excited because I've recently learned how to operate our zero turn mower really well!
I can now cut the grass all by myself!
I've been mowing the grass since I was in second grade, but I always used a push mower.
This thing has a lot more speed!
Needless to say, we were beat after such a crazy week.
We had cereal for supper, built a fire, and went to bed by 10p. 
 I love the way the yard looks right after it's been mowed!
Sunday morning Brandon got up and went to the clinic to do treatments on our surgery patient and he was looking great!
I was ready for church by the time he got home, so off we went to hear the good Word.
After church we went to lunch, Brandon dropped me off at Ulta while he ran in Dick's Sporting Goods, then we went to Publix.
 Ulta had several buy one get one 50% sales, so I got a few new products...I'll let y'all know what I think about them.
By the time we got home the Falcons game was starting so we camped out in front of the tv for that.
 This is Lady Vol, she is our bratty orange tabby.
 I still love her.
 Bayla got some one on one time with her mama today, and that made both of us happy!
 Bayla loves to lick and she had just gotten me in the face.
Then we went back to the clinic to do treatments again. 
Our practice is open today and we are booked solid. 
We are so thankful for the business-it is a blessing from God.
I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend and if you have today off, enjoy it!!

10 comments:

  1. I love all the pictures. Your grass looks so beautiful. Prayers to all the animals.

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    1. Thank you, Aleshea!! Your prayers mean a lot to us and the animals! Bless you!! xoxo

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  2. Riding mowers make you wonder why you were sweating it out under the power of Fred Flinstone for so long. My husband is very particular about how grass is mowed (think patchwork or on the diagonal) and was mowing from the time he was about 8 because he hated how his dad mowed the lawn just willy-nilly. That's the first thing he notices about someone's house, and he said yours looks good. :)

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    1. Amen, Erin!!! You made me laugh out loud! That is hilarious about you husband-tell him I said thank you!!!! :) xoxo

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  3. I've always love to mow the yard. I'm also using the illegal length mascara and I like it.

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    1. Great! Glad to hear you like the mascara-I still haven't tried it yet :) xoxo

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  4. I work in surgery. Ive always wondered if its the same concept and techniques on animals as it is on humans.
    Great job on the yard!

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    1. That's awesome you work in surgery! I think some of the procedures are very similar, but the setting is much more elaborate in human medicine, obviously. I know Brandon had to learn a lot about human medicine in veterinary school, simply to know how to relate specific things. Thank you, girl! xoxo

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  5. What camera do you use girlie? Your pictures always turns out amazing!

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