I just can't get enough of the zinnias this year. They are, quite frankly, my most successful crop. I think next year I am just going to plant an entire garden of flowers.
Sunday morning. The Big Plan for today is to drain Buster's ear. Buster is one of our poodle mutts and despite the fact that the day he and his sister depart for the Rainbow Realm will be the happiest day of my life, I don't like seeing him suffer which he is right now. Suffering. For some reason (and there are many possibilities and all of them have to do with dog-related pests) his right ear has swollen up like a sopapilla fresh from from the deep fryer.
(Yes, like this. Only with fur on it.)
We have been discussing this for two days now and today Buster seems to be even worse and so today is the day that Mr. Moon will become Dr. Moon and begin the procedure. The first problem, though, is that we don't have an appropriate syringe and you can't just go down to the drugstore and buy a syringe.
Damn those junkies, fucking it all up for us dog-ear-fluid-removing-law-abiders!
They sell such things at the feed store but the feed stores aren't open on Sundays so Mr./Dr. Moon called a friend of ours who has horses and dogs to see if he had such a thing and he does and he's bringing it over. The procedure will now begin.
I can't imagine anything I'd rather not do. Just touching that ear makes me sort of want to die.
Yes, I am supposedly a nurse but the only sort of nursing I really care to be involved in is maternal/neonatal nursing and not even much of that these days so...ick. And yuck. And...bite me.
Which of course Buster may try to do when the procedure begins. I wouldn't blame him one bit.
Yes, we could take him to a vet but I can only imagine how much that would cost and on a Sunday it would be double. So. We get to do it ourselves.
I asked Lis what she thought would happen if we just let the ear heal on its own.
"It would not be pretty," she said.
"Would it explode?" I asked.
"It might," she said.
Well, the fun just never ends, does it?
No. It does not.
Happy Sunday, y'all.
Love...Ms. Moon, RN, BSN, NOT A VET TECH