Saturday, February 25, 2012
Doggie Update & Jellybean & Peep...
Well, the little man came home Wednesday but then was back in the hospital on Thursday.. poor bugger!!
Swollen and sore.. at both ends. It had been a real challenge to keep him from licking and scratching - the amount of damage to his neck area doesn't allow for a collar of any sort and usually, in altering situations, you want to use an "e collar" which prevents the animal from licking and infecting the surgical area.
In a matter of seconds and while he was napping - a simple itch had torn at least 2 stitches from his neck and re-opened the surgical area. Flying in the car, breaking speed limits (kidding) but back to the vet's office (with our dinner getting cold on the kitchen table).
It was back to the office this morning to have the drain tube removed, so his wound is much 'nicer' and not so gruesome to look at. He's healing up nicely and he should be able to have the remaining stitches removed in about another week. :)
I love our vet's office... that much I can say! The Doctor is one of those ole' fashion docs who still makes house calls when needed!
The boy had his surgery, for both the altering and for the wound, boarding, and all the medications and pain pills.. and less than $350.00 (Where I live, most vets in the area easily charge double for just the 'altering'! not to mention any medications that may be needed afterwards) The emergency follow up, that interrupted dinner, no charge and today's visit was only $35.00 Yes, a vet who actually cares about the animal and not the profit line. LOVE IT! I wish everyone who views my blog could go to this office.
So anyways.. it's like 24/7 babysitting (since he cannot wear a protective collar to prevent scratching) I've had a real hard time getting much done.
JellyBean the Bunny you were able to see on my last post -
Well, JellyBean has a female friend named "Peep" and she's nearly ready also, so I thought along with the update, I would also update you with some PICTURES!
JellyBean and Peep each stand at an impressive 21 inches tall! Big enough to tag along behind your little one and help search for Easter eggs on Easter Sunday or just cuddle up under the blankets with and watch a favorite movie.
JellyBean will be made available in 2 separate patterns 1 dressed and 1 as seen in the photos above/below.
Peep's pattern will be dressed only (however purchasing Jellybean undressed and changing to lighter colors could give the appearance of a 'girl' bunny)
The dressed versions will be slightly more advanced containing slip stitches, surface stitches, long single crochet stitches and a version of the "invisible decrease method".
The undressed version is simple stitches throughout the pattern.
A simple project which can be completed in a few hours for the advanced crocheter or a day or two for the beginner.
It is my hope to have all 3 up by tomorrow evening - but at latest, all 3 will be available on Monday the 27th of February.