Friday, March 25, 2011

The lastest on the Luc

July of 2010 started our frequent visits to the vet for heartworm treatment. Well, three weeks ago Lucy received her final blood test to complete her treatment and it came out NEGATIVE! She is officially heartworm free and I thought I was handing my credit card over for the very last time. (For a few months anyway!)

(Waiting on the Doc)

Well, I was surprised when I went to shake Lucy's hand this week, she flipped out! She had an injured due claw. After freaking out and realizing my vet was closed....I calling my sister and two other friends who are all dog people. I was about to rush her to the Emergency Vet (because I'm a freak.) But they all assured me that A. I couldn't afford the Emergency Vet and B. She whould would live until the vet opened, so I waited. As the days went on, she seemed okay. I think I was more bothered by it than her. But I knew I needed to get it checked so to make sure she didn't have an infection.

Today was the day....we visited the vet to evaluate the situation. She suggested that we temporarily sedate Lucy, pull the nail off, and then reverse the sedation. After being assured this was our best option, I agreed. They took Lucy back for the procedure.....

And when they brought her back to me, she was DRUNK! It was one of those moments you wish you had a video camera. She turned the corner and her little legs were sliding out from beneath her, she stopped next to me and literally FELL DOWN! I couldn't stop laughing. The vet tech and I carried her to the car and we went home. After falling down our front stairs, I carried her into the couch. I have never in all my life experienced something so sad and funny. This is the middle of the vet's lobby, where she just fell down.

We finally made it home and battled the stairs! Sweet purple bandage!

And FINALLY on the couch, with a pillow of coarse!

The vet said everything went well with removing the nail, she will be in a bandage and on meds for a few days. Poor Luc, she can't catch a break. Hopefully she is on the mend and we can stay away from the vet for a little while.

Wish us luck.... (I think we need it!)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Girls Weekend!

The best cure all is a girls weekend hands down! My best friend Emily is in PT school in LA. This is her last semester and she decided to do her final clinical at Shriner's Hospital in Boston, MA. Talk about a drastic change, she went from sunny LA to a hellish winter in Boston. But she is doing awesome work with children at a very well known burn hospital. I couldn't pass up a trip to visit while she was on my coast line! In the mean time, my college roommate and other best friend, Monica decided to visit at the same time! Perfection, three friends, one location! I have to say we walked a record amount, saw lots of interesting things, but mostly enjoyed each others company!
Check out my little trip...

We met Emily at work right after we landed. I have to say...seeing her in her scrubs made it all real! She has worked very hard to become a Physical Therapist and I know she is going to do great things with her skills, she already is.
I had a "proud friend" moment!

The weekend we were visiting was restaurant week in Boston.
We took advantage and had lots of great food!We thought these potties were hilarious.
They are public bathrooms on street corners. And for a quarter or two, you can use them! ;)One of my favorite things was a beer at cheers. It seemed like a "have to."But my most favorite thing was Fenway Park!
After working for a minor league team and living with a baseball fanatic, I have grown to love and appreciate a baseball stadium. Fenway in particular has a lot of history.
I just think an empty stadium says so much and to see it come to life is almost magical!
I hope to visit many more minor and major league parks, in has been added to the bucket list!

Me on the Green Monster at Fenway, it's one of many famous seats in the stadium!

We also took advantage of the history in Boston. We did the Freedom Trail, it leads you to all the hot spots in Boston...its 3 plus miles of history.
I can't say I like history or 3 plus miles, but I actually enjoyed it!

This is where the Declaration of Independence was read to the public for the first time,
pretty cool I thought. Last but not least, the three of us in a cab. The BEST $30.00 I have EVER spent. Emily is a walker....Monica and I....not so much! We enjoyed every cab ride we got!

Joking aside, we had a wonderful time together! Like I said, a girls weekend is a cure all!
We aren't what we use to be or where we use to be and who knows who or where we will be in the future, but I am so glad to call these girls my friends!