Big surprise over here, I failed at Blaugust. To be fair, I have a pretty good excuse. One of my Boxers, Echo, is super sick. She’d had some bad diarrhea for a few days and I brought her to the vet last Monday. It turns out she’s bleeding internally in her tummy or intestines. As an afterthought, I mentioned what felt like a growth to her vet and it turns out it’s a mast cell tumor. They’re fairly common in Boxers, not the end of the world, but they do emit histamines and chemicals that can cause acid and ulcers in dogs.
So far, the tumor is our best guess at what’s wrong with her. She’s having surgery tomorrow morning, but for the meantime she’s on a million medicines. One of them is Benadryl, which makes her sleepy and sad looking and mopey. I feel so helpless when my dogs are sick. This one in particular is “my” dog, my favorite in the household who is basically my best dog friend. I don’t know what I’d do if she has complications in surgery. I’d lose my mind.
I have all sorts of things going on in my mind. This weekend was our two-day childbirth education class, which was super informational but also left me with so many conflicting thoughts about my birth plan. My husband is sick with a cold so unfortunately he missed day 2 and the hospital tour. I’m pretty excited about how big the labor & delivery rooms are at our hospital, and also how small and quiet the place is in general. It’s not one of the big bustling high-volume birthing hospitals in San Diego. It feels more boutique in general, which I like.
Basically, I do have a lot of thoughts to blog but I’m running out of time and energy and I’m on the verge of sickness myself. So I’m going to crash tonight at 10pm and hopefully I’ll have time to write something this week. I have our baby shower next weekend, a healing dog to deal with this week, trying to keep my brain focused on work for the next month or so until maternity leave, and a ton to do between now and baby’s arrival. So much for R&R before baby arrives!---------------
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