What this event meant was that Nettie and I went up the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital in Gainsville on Tuesday afternoon for pre op evaluation and she was back there on Wednesday morning at 7:30 for surgery.
Gainsville is about an hour and a half drive from here so we opted to stay overnight a couple of miles from the hospital at an animal friendly Marriott Residence Inn.
Considering her stress level, she was able to make herself right at home.
They weren't sure if she would be released the day of surgery or not so I took the room for 2 nights.
This meant packing for me to be busy so I wouldn't be worrying about the dog all day.
I packed enough stuff to keep a small army busy.
3 Knitting projects
1 Crocheting project
1 Nook loaded with over 250 books on it
2 Small books, the old fashioned kind made with paper
1 Sewing Machine and its parts
1 Iron and Ironing board
a stack of fabric
cutting board, rotary cutter and ruler.
and 1 change of clothes.
I did read while I was in the waiting areas at the hospital
I crocheted while in bed watching TV
and I cut out an entire Christmas project while waiting for word that she was out of surgery
I opted not to start sewing because by then I knew she was being released at 5 and I knew I wouldn't get a chance to finish sewing the project on that machine. The project would have too many seams for me to want to switch machines mid way.
So I did a tiny bit of shopping while I was getting lunch
I love Red shoes.
We are home and she (we) is adjusting to the collar. It's really hard on a dog with a pushed in face. The collar is really long so she can't reach her eyes with her paws but that means she can't reach her food and water. We are learning so many ways to work around the thing that will be part of our lives for the next 2 plus weeks.
She has figured out how to get on and off the couch and spent the day comfy cozy watching TV with Michael.