Another big week in Allardland. Sunday night Phil was getting in the car to get take out and hit what looked like a blood blister gone bad - it squirted so much blood it looked like the Julia Child skit on Saturday Night Live. Towels were needed.
Monday we went to a walk-in wound care center and they sent us to a hand surgeon who removed the polygenic granuloma. Phil was very brave. He got a peppermint Patty and a nap as a reward.
Tuesday it rained so hard that we took everything off the basement floor, just in case. Food shopping required letting the bags dry on the kitchen floor, a real cat treat. Then there was cooking for Passover, cleaning up, checking the basement for water and waiting for Katie's blood tests to come in. We found out that Katie, who had lost a lot of weight and couldn't hold anything down, didn't have any cancer cells in her blood work, good news, but we were still waiting to find out what was making her sick.
Wednesday morning the rain let up and the basement was dry so I was feeling hopeful about the day. Katie was looking perky and the subcutaneous fluids were keeping her hydrated, good news. We found out that she has pancreatitus and needs a special diet and low dose anti-biotic but that the pancreas can heal it self. We are cautiously optimistic that she will be with us for more years to come. (Katie is 15).
Seder dinner was a success and the laughs we had afterward (along with the chicken soup) were good for the soul.
Thursday was good news at the vet, Katie didn't lose anymore weight and was looking better. I packed up food for Phil's father and we headed for Bridgeport with Phil's daughter Hannah. Phil's mom looked good and is progressing in rehab. We thought she broke her hip but it was her femur and it's healing nicely.
Good Friday we went to Great Barrington - one of our favorite towns. We stopped for a bagel that is the closest thing to a NY Bagel that you'll find within a hundred miles. Great Barrington also has a used book store that we love "Yellow House Books" that has a resident kitty who loves her pets & rubs. We scored some great (and inexpensive) reading material and heard a great blues CD: Joe Callicott: Ain't A Gonna Lie To You. I love that it was put out on the "Fat Possum" label. We walked around town and induldged in scoops of first ice cream of the season and drove home with the windows open. It was an absolutely delightful day.
Saturday will filled with chores and here it is Easter Sunday. And the first day of the baseball season. I talked to my kids and my grandchildren today. All in all... today was a good day. Now if we can just keep that going!