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Friday, November 20, 2020

Hanging In

 Lee Lee is doing...well, we're hanging in there. Her surgery went well on Tuesday—they cleared out some infection and closed the fistula—but she managed to tear her stitches out on Wednesday, so we had to do a quick vet run for that. Her mouth only needs one week to heal and our primary goal for this week is to keep her from touching her mouth. I've been alternating keeping her in a backpack with only her head free and letting her wander around in a cone, and so far it seems to be working. Fingers crossed.

I'm still a bit behind on school—nothing's late, but I haven't started a couple projects that are coming up, and I'm not quite where I'd hoped to be on some bigger projects that I've already started. It turns out it's really hard to focus on anything when you're trying to keep a very resourceful dog from ripping her stitches out. I don't have class at all next week, so hopefully I'll be able to get myself caught up.

I've also not really been doing much knitting. I do have a shawl sample finished, and I've started writing the pattern, but it's on the back burner for now. I'm also feeling pretty burnt out—I was handling working full time, school full time, and pandemic stress pretty well, but then we got slammed with election stress just as I was also getting slammed with this whole vet mess, and, understandably, I'm pretty fried. I'm focusing on taking care of Lee Lee and paying attention to my self-care plan, and then whatever I have left goes to making sure I'm not missing anything for school. 

So that's where we are right now. I'm hoping that by the end of the weekend Lee Lee is healed up enough that she doesn't want to scratch at her face and we can try going for walks again, but we'll see how it goes. Take care of yourselves, kittens.

1 comment:

  1. Oh poor Lee Lee and poor you! Too much stress!
    I hope she will cooperate and heal quickly. I always feel for dogs in pain because they just don’t understand or have any way of knowing that it will get better. Good luck to both of you.
    I was always stressed in school, working my butt off to get straight As. I’m not sure I could have done it differently, since I am who I am, but until I got out of school I had no idea how little my GPA really mattered. It matters when you’re trying to get into school, get scholarships and all that. What I’m saying I could have allowed myself to get a B here and there and it wouldn’t have changed anything in my career. I’m a middle school teacher, btw.
    I don’t know what your situation is, but I’m trying to say if you’re an overachiever, this is the year to get over it.
    Everything is too damn much, and we’re running full speed just to not lose ground. Give yourself some grace. You definitely deserve it.