Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tough Times for Mountain Girls

Well, this year is going out poorly for us. Last Tuesday Lee Anne complained of severe nausea  upper back pain and shortness of breath late night on the 11th of December. It is a long way to the hospital when you are in pain and on bumpy roads. We got there close to midnight, I feared she might be having a heart attack, since they tell you those are the symptoms for women. Turns out she had a badly infected gall bladder. They took it out on the next day, but could not do it laproscopically, since she had previous surgery adhesions. So she ended up with about a 7 inch long incision under her right rib. Recovery is more difficult when the surgery  is done this way and she was in a lot of pain. 
Two days after the surgery I came home after visiting her during the day, I received a call she had gone into intensive care for A-fib(heart problems). I spent all night watching the monitor along side her bed and things even out enough she could come home on Sunday. Lee is very drug sensitive and we felt it had been a reaction to one of the drugs they gave her. However, to be on safe side we are going back today for echo-cardiogram. 
You would think that would have been enough drama from the entire year, but the day after I brought her home Scooter and Leo got into a bad fight over a grouse on my woodpile left my some hunters for me. Try as I might I was helpless alone to get them apart in the wide open space. They fought until one of them didn't move (Leo). I put Scooter away and went back to retrieve Leo. I had fears he might be dead, but he was standing and limping toward me. I had to take him to the Vet to be fixed up, Scooter came out good enough he just needed some antibiotics.
So now I must find a new home for Scooter preferably without other dogs. I can't risk anymore fights it is dangerous for the dogs and anyone trying to separate them. Needless to say I have shed more than a few tears over this decision, but it is the right thing for both of them and us. Scooter has gone everywhere with me the last five years as many of you know from watching the blog. He will be 6 in May is neutered, has good basic obedience commands and loves to retrieve tennis balls. He weighs 95 lbs so he is not a little dog and he loves attention sometimes a little overbearing in that regard. If you know of someone who can give him a good home email me directly at Don't post a comment if you want me to contact you because I can't respond directly to you.
So along with a low amount of work and high expenses. I have decided to sell five acres of land I own on the other side of the road. It is all wooded on the North slope and has Buck Run Creek going through it. If you are interest see sidebar and contact me direct. It is also listed under Zillow.
2013 can only be up. Mountain girl, Paula, logging out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope you luck improves. Sorry about your dogs. I hope that things work out for them.