WTF Wednesday from the adulting rebel

We’re getting another cold front today and I am loving it.  I got up this morning and ran 8 miles and the wind was blowing so hard it felt like it could knock me over but it felt so good. I love mornings like this well, until I get back and then have to work.  I’m not so fond of work lately.

fuck adulting

Hank has been on antibiotics since the spider bite happened.  He did okay with them until the night before last.  I woke up at 5AM and he was throwing up inside the cone.  He did the same thing this morning.  MacGyver and I think it has to be the antibiotics so we’re going to ask the vet if he can come off of them at his bandage change tomorrow.  It looks like the bite is healing nicely so I don’t see why they would need to keep him on them.

The other pets in the house are getting antsy because they really want to be able to play with Hank again.

woodpecker sitting on dog

What?  Your woodpecker doesn’t play with your dog?

I almost went to the salon last night and chopped off my hair.  I didn’t but I seriously need a new hairstyle.  My hair is looking spent.  I want something current and up to date but it has to be longish because I still need to pull my hair back into a ponytail when I run.

rats nest

See!  It’s pretty ratty looking.  I have no idea what to do with it because it’s just getting thinner and thinner as I get older.  What’s a good hairstyle for someone who has thin hair but would like to keep it somewhat long and make it look thicker?  Anyone have any suggestions?

Keep in mind it has to also be low maintenance and easy to style.  If you remember I’m the girl who bought the tyme iron and still cant figure out how to use the damn thing and my hair doesn’t really hold curl all that well anyway unless I leave the curling iron on it forever and I don’t want to do that.

hair fail

Yep, that’s exactly why.

WTF, it’s Wednesday and I’m over here trying to adult and failing.

Surgery, round 2, what the hell is in that spider venom?

Yesterday Hank had to have another surgery.  The poor thing has lost so much skin that this time they weren’t able to fully close the wound.  It’s covered with a honey bandage and I have to take him in a few times a week to have it changed.

Hank and his cone

The vet also gave him a new cone, a larger one.  Hopefully he wont be able to wriggle out of this one.  Apparently while he was in the vets office awaiting his surgery he managed to somehow chew out even more stitches so I’m glad they gave him this larger one.  It’s awkward for him and i hate that he has to wear it but I also want him to heal properly.

The vet had to cut out quite a bit more skin and it’s unbelievable that the venom has spread as much as it did.  I found a holistic paste online which has garnered incredible reviews from both people who have been bitten by the brown recluse and the owners of dogs who have also been bitten.  They say it stops the venom from spreading and expedites the healing so I ordered it because I don’t think I can put this dog through another surgery.

Little Hank

The vet added another antibiotic to his regime as well and she feels this will help prevent any infection as well as stop the venom.  I certainly hope so.  Watching him lay on the sofa helpless, day after day, is killing me.

I had planned on writing about another piece of the puzzle in my long run without migraines success but obviously, I’ve been a little preoccupied with Hank so it may have to wait a few days.

The bandage that Hank has now is actually tied on with strings and wrapped through staples.  I can tell that it itches quite bad because he jumps up occasionally and tries to bite at it.  Unfortunately I cannot change the badge myself just yet, the vet will have to do that for another week or so.  Our next bandage change is Saturday and I sure hope we get that holistic powder before then.

Thanks for all your well wishes and comments, Hank is our little baby and it means so much to MacGyver and me.

Do you have any pets?  

Tell me about them, names and ages and anything you think makes them special?

WTF Wednesday, bankrupt by a spider

Before I get into this post let me just share with you what I found on the lanai last night:

We think this is actually a fishing spider but I don’t care what it is, I almost blew up the house to get rid of it.

Why?  I just got back from the vet.  I had to drop off Hank.  He has been getting better and everything was looking good but then I asked MacGyver to watch him for a half hour so I could go to the store.

just one

When I walked in the door with my groceries, I scanned the sofa quickly and then said, ‘where’s Hank?’ at which point MacGyver said, ‘what do you mean?’

Apparently, we have different ideas about what ‘watch the dog’ means because when I’m at home all day working, I keep him right beside me and I don’t let him get up unless I carry him outside to go to the bathroom because stitches are expensive y’all!

MacGyver just watched him until he fell asleep on the sofa at which point Hank got up and went out to the lanai where he proceeded to chew out some of his stitches.  We basically repeated the scenario this morning except I was only out of the room for 10 minutes to take a shower and in those 10 minutes he managed to chew out another chunk of stitches.

Now, if you saw the pictures of his spider bite and the subsequent surgery, you know he has a lot of stitches but that’s because he NEEDS all of those stitches.  That’s why I took him back to the vet this morning to get more stitches.

As the vet was pulling back the skin to look at how it’s healing she found some additional necrosis.  Fuck!  So now, Hank is in surgery again.

For the love of God

You know what I wish?  I wish that stupid fucking spider would’ve just asked me for four or five thousand dollars.  That would’ve been a hell of a lot easier.

WTF?  It’s Wednesday and if I never see another spider in my life, I really wouldn’t give a shit!