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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Chest pain, more surgery and Fertilizer Friday! Oh my!

I'm joining Tootsie over at Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday.
Be sure to visit and see everyones gardens.

A quick walk around the backyard reveals
tons of blooms on my cascading Roses
and Blue Flag Iris
(which, by the way, are for sale in my Etsy Store)

and yummy Sweet Peas

Whew! YAY!
Wasn't sure if I'd make this weeks
Fertilizer Friday, missed last weeks :(

It's been quite a ride since then.
Hubby's birthday day was the 18th,
but we celebrated it on Sunday, the 16th
at Red Lobster with friends and family.

Left: Tony(birthday boy), Lynna, and Dewayne (friends)
Right: Brandon (oldest), Tanya his girlfriend,
Melissa (our daughter) and Cody (youngest son).

We all had a good time and ate way too much!

About midnight, Tony had severe chest pain.
He has a history of heart problems
so off to ER we went.
They kept him over night for observation.
Monday they said they would do an angiogram
and angioplasty, if needed, on Thursday.
Tuesday, they said it would be Wednesday, early morning...
the same day, Baylee, our cat had her second surgery scheduled.
I called the vet to see how early I could drop her off.
They came in extra early so I could drop Baylee and run to hospital.

My oldest son and girlfriend met me there and we visited with hubby for a bit.
We were told it would now be about 1pm before they could get him in, due to emergencies. Long story, hoping to be shorter, they didn't take him until 6pm.
The vet called to say she was keeping Baylee overnight due to the extent of the surgery. Good, cuz there was no way I was going to make it back to pick her up before they closed.

After the procedure, the Dr went over everything with us.
There were no blockages..yay!
But some plaque was forming in a congenitively
narrow artery and he had better quit smoking
(I was jumping up and down inside, maybe he'll listen to someone else!)
or he'd be back with severe consequesnces.
He was released at 9pm, we were home by 10:30p and I fell into bed.

Now, back to Baylee.
On the 10th day when she went back for her
stitch removel that darn sarcoma had
already grown back to the size of a nickel.
Very aggressive stuff!
So the Vet recomended another surgery.
She had gotten the whole thing out the first time
but only by a very narrow margin.
This time she removed more muscle, tissue and even nerves.
Baylee had 27 stitches as opposed to 6 last time.
Should the Sarcoma return,
the vet said she would remove the leg for free.

I braced myself when I went to pick her up....
I knew it was a much larger incision this time.
To my surprise she was eating, purring, playing??!
They had just given her some pain meds and she was feeling good!
She looks so much better this time than last.
Only issue is the IV leaked into her leg
so it is swollen but that will go down as it is resorbed.

So not sure about you all,
but I'm starting my weekend right now...
where'd I put that beer?!


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