Shirley and Early peek in to the sunroom.
Last year at this time I was on my back with left ankle above my heart recuperating from a broken ankle and subsequent surgery. The fall was nothing dramatic, slid down a small embankment under a large cherry tree while doing volunteer work at the Humane Society. Cherries on the ground made it slippery and I sure did a number on my ankle. Just writing about it now makes me feel anxious, the pain was bad and then the emergency room experience at our local hospital thereafter was bad. I finally ended up at another hospital with an excellent ortho surgeon but took a lot of agony to get there.
I broke the ankle on July 20th and it was Sept before I could lower my ankle below my heart without agony. Took approx 6 months (and a lot of pain meds) to start walking normally again but I still use it very gingerly, not that it hurts, but I'm very protective of it.
Today, we took 3 young goats to a Farm Vet. Had to go a county over and had never been to this doctor before. A regular Vet isn't allowed to practice on dwarf goats, must have a large-animal license. Sundance has had some diarehha and I needed to know what type of worms he had, can't use one worm medicine for worms, have to know which worms to combat. Cahoot sometimes has a snotty nose. Gabbi developed a lump where I gave her a vaccination. 3 goats checked out and 2 medicines later = $35. Can you believe that? I didn't know you could walk through a doctors door anymore for less than $50 anyway.
I walked out to the truck where Mike was loading the goats, I tried to have a peculiar face, asked, "you know how much that was?" He said, "I don't know, $200?" I cracked up, "$35!"
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