Sunday, 4 July 2010

It was the worst of weeks..........

Last week was most definitely NOT a good week.

Aside from the 'love it/hate it' house debacle, Small Dog had a traumatic experience following her recent vet's appointment. She was booked in on Wednesday morning to have various procedures carried out under general anaesthesia.

  • Teeth scaled and cleaned
  • Claws trimmed
  • Ears plucked
  • Anal glands expressed (eeewww!)
  • Luxating patella checked

She was a mere shadow of her former chirpy self when we picked her up in the afternoon. Very wobbly, falling over, bloody paws, bad cough and sporting a look which clearly expressed her poor opinion of our mothering skills.

Guilt-ridden we went into nurturing overdrive, making up a special little bed for her in front of the patio doors, from where she could keep a convalescent eye on the garden. Her sore throat (courtesy of the ventilator/airway tube) was soothed with a mini milk ice cream, and her dinner (lightly cooked chicken) was served to her on her little bed. As she couldn't manage the stairs at bedtime she was carried, wrapped in her blanky, to a special little quilt-bed on the floor.

She has just about forgiven us.

However that was just the the tip of the iceberg.........

We had to take the campervan for its MOT, always a nailbiting experience.

Then our gas boiler had to have its annual service - ditto.

Then we found another house which looked just the ticket......arranged to view it and could hardly contain our dismay. How can a house tick all the boxes IN THEORY, but in practice be completely and utterly unsuitable in EVERY WAY?

Then I had a vitally important order to get out....stress, stress and more stress.

Plus last week was SO HOT. Heat really exacerbates my MS and I was in such severe neuropathic pain I didn't know what to do with myself.

Which subsequently led to finding myself in hospital after a complete collapse due to over-enthusiastic self-medication.

So, all in all, not a good week.

Let's hope this one is better.

*fingers crossed*


Merry Jingle said...

Well, you sure had a crappy week, but with all this happening, you can't have a bad week coming so I'll keep my fingers crossed also :)

And I hope that you feel better, it's been very hot here also, but it's fine with me as I'm always freezing :)

Tabitha Corsica said...

Glad to hear that you and Small Dog are on the road to recovery..

Irene said...

Oh dear, poor you. I hope things improve for you soon. No heat wave up here I'm fraid - wet and windy today

Margaret said...

Sandra, as Ira said, with such a bad week this one has to be better. Hope you and puppy are both feeling much better.

Anonymous said...

Good grief Sandra. What an absolute crock of a week you have had. Always happens when you are really busy and stressed anyway though, doesn't it?

I really hope you are better now and small dog too and that everything just falls beautifully into place this week.

The right house for you will find you and will all fall into place. OK, it might not actually knock on your door and introduce itself.

This self employed lark isn't all it is cracked up to be, is it?

I hope the really hot weather has subsided and you can plod through the rest of the summer relatively unscathed.


julie campbell said...

That was a really bad week Sandra. Hope you and small dog are both fighting fit again soon and this week things just have got to get better !
heres hoping it does, LOL Sandra, the word verification for this comment is Howle which I'm sure you both felt like doing !
julie xxx

KT MIniatures said...

Well Sandra, blimey, no wonder you have been quiet of late. Chin up can only get better (she says with everything crossed!). Celia

tattyhouse said...

Hope you're feeling better now Sandra.