If you’re a long time reader of this blog you may remember that last year poor Sampson had an allergic reaction to something in our yard. If you didn’t know about it, but want to check it out you can read about it here.
This past weekend I noticed Sampson had a couple of scabs on his head.
Seeing as I haven’t gotten my vet’s cell phone number yet….I text my friend Jen (My Brown Newfies) first thing Sunday morning and asked her the proper dose of Benadryl for a dog Sampson’s size. She may yet regret giving me that number…:-)
I started Sampson on the Benadryl immediately and called the vet first thing yesterday morning. Unfortunately they were all booked up and couldn’t fit me in until NEXT Tuesday!
I took the appointment and asked to leave a message for my vet.
A few minutes later the office called back saying they had a cancellation and could I come in for an 11:00 am appointment. It was 10:30 am. There was no way I could make it home to get Sampson and down to their office in that amount of time.
They said they’d keep trying.
I relayed the story to Hubby when he called at lunch time, we decided to keep Sampson on the Benadryl unless the vet told us differently.
Around 3:00 pm the vet’s office called to tell me after speaking with our vet, arrangements had been made to see Sampson this morning at 10:00.
I let Hubby know this when he came home from work, as I said it I looked over at him and said, What are you smirking about?
He said, I like how you had them bend to your will.
I laughed. It might seem that way, but that’s not what happened.
This morning I left poor broken-hearted Delilah with Grandma, while Sampson and I took a trip to the vet.
I was taking Sampson’s picture when our vet came in. Her vet tech said, oh I forgot to tell you about Dr. Soutter’s condition.
I whipped my head around.
Dr. Soutter is suffering from a shoulder injury, which is how it happened we got an appointment today. She was scheduled to be in surgery today.
After examining my sweet boy Dr. Soutter determined he is having another allergic reaction. Luckily for us we caught it before it became infected. Thankfully they didn’t have to shave his head this year.
Tonight he started a short-term dose of steroids and Dr. Soutter wants him to remain on the Benadryl for a bit.
When I went back looking for last year’s blog post I noticed I had mentioned I needed to find a hat for him to wear in the spring/summer so as not to expose his head to whatever it is that he is allergic too.
I still haven’t done that.
I also noticed how horrible my writing was at that point!
My goal for writing a daily blog was to improve my writing skills.
Based upon what I looked at today, I think I’ve succeeded.
Have you ever gone back and looked at earlier posts to critique yourself?