Monday, February 25, 2013

Surgery for Jessie Lee

All week I have been fighting headaches.  I tend to get migraines when a strong weather front comes through.  Well, this week we have had one front come through - then reverse and come back through again.  So, it's been headache, no headache, headache, no headache.  And today - another good ole front is on the way - so, again today, headache.
For the most part I can function - but it sure isn't pleasant.  I just wish I didn't have to worry about them.
I've spent the day cleaning house and doing laundry.  Have I told you how much I HATE tile floors - I sweep the floors every day and you should have seen the amount of dirt I swept up today!  I just can not keep these floors clean - it is so frustrating!  I really think that living on the golf course does not help with the situation.  Between sweeping everyday and dusting every other day - well, I'm just over it.  I will be so glad to get back in a house that has carpet!

Speaking of carpet - we have three more weeks until closing!  Yahoo!  To say that we are really getting excited would be a major understatement.  We have had a few issues that last couple of weeks, but we think that we have them straightened out and everything is back on track.  What does this have to do with carpet, you might ask?  Well, the new house has carpet throughout except the family room, kitchen, and bathrooms.  Yahoo!  We are making all kinds of tentative plans on what we want to do with the house - furniture, paint, construction (yes, a little of that - but all of it outside - and will have to be done in stages).  It is exciting and I'm looking forward to working on it all!

Now, about the surgery for Jessie Lee.
As most of you know, Jessie had some growths that were getting larger and larger.  At our vet appointment last week it was determined that they needed to be removed.

Now, I'm going to show you a picture of the growth on her foot - and I will warn you now - it is gross.  So, if you don't want to see gross, just scroll on down past this next picture.

Photo: Okay this is gross but this is why Jessie has to have surgery tomorrow

You really can't tell how large this thing was, but it probably stuck up a good 1/2 inch.  Poor baby, it was really bothering her.  Friday morning Dan took her up to the Vet's office in Sebring around 10 so they could do her pre-surgery blood work and start her pain medication.  Surgery was scheduled at 12 noon. We called and checked on her at 4:00 and they said the surgery went well and she was ready to go home.

Melissa was here to pick the baby up when we called so we were able to leave right away and head to Sebring to get her.  Poor baby was shaking like a leaf when they brought her out to us (did I tell you that she has only been left without us or Samantha once in her life - and that was when she was "fixed")?

The vet said to keep her "quiet" for the next 3 to 5 days.  Well, let me tell you something, this little baby girl is already going strong.  Jumping off things - even though we are trying not to let her - and running and playing with Samantha and Dan.  She is still on pain meds (once a day) and an antibiotic, but it doesn't seem to slow her down any.

So what does her foot look like?
Well, you won't have to scroll past this picture

Looks pretty good doesn't it?

She also had two growths taken off her chest - but I don't have pictures of those - the incisions are a little swollen right now, but they are looking good too.

Also, by the way, we also had her teeth cleaned and boy is her breath better!

Well, that has been our week - hope you had a productive week and I'll talk to you later.

Hugs -



  1. Glad to hear the surgery went well. Get well wishes for you headaches! Only 3 more weeks til closing, wow, time sure went by fast.
    Have a great week Carol!

  2. Hi Sue - I think the next three weeks will just take FOREVER to pass, but we shall see. Hopefully, they will pass quickly. We are really looking forward to the move - and I am really hope that this will be the last one for a while. Have a fabulous week, Sue!


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