Apache Junction, AZ H 87 L 55
I really lost complete and total track of time and days and what we’ve been doing. I really don’t think we’ve been doing all that much but I sure haven’t had much time to read blogs or post one.
We got the boat back from the hospital and Jim stood it for as long as he could. But it was killing him not to be out on the water so one afternoon he and I took it for a shake down ride to make sure it truly was fixed. No fishing and I made sure he didn’t do much walking.
It was a gorgeous day out on the water. Not too many people and the boat ran well. We went to Saguaro Lake. Gorgeous place.
This fellow posed for me (I’m going out on a limb here and say I think it’s a heron.)
We were surrounded by lots of these birds.
We also moved Dianna’s new travel trailer to our park for a few days so she could do some hitching up, hooking up and just learning to live in it. She really did a great job at absorbing all the information and instructions we kept throwing at her. Her next outing will be to Quartzite in January.
Skittlez has been having a really tough time. She hurt her shoulder or front leg. So we were giving her some pain meds but she wasn’t getting any better. She would just shake and would not come out from behind the chair where she has her nest. We took her to the vet on Friday and she was running a fever of almost 104.
They took blood and are running tests for us to find out what is going on. One possibility that really scares us is Valley Fever. The vet didn’t want to wait for the results to put her on the anti-fungal medication so she is now taking four pills twice a day – a pain pill, an anti-inflammatory, an antibiotic, and the anti-fungal. Her appetite has not been affected by whatever is wrong so it’s easy to get the pills down her.
Our neighbors bought a new truck. Just cracks me up the way everybody will congregate the minute you put the hood up on a vehicle.
Tonight we ended up at Urgent Care. Jim’s eye all of a sudden started to sting and burn. He was listening to NASCAR race on the truck radio and wasn’t doing anything that might have gotten something in it. We tried some eye wash but it just got so bad we headed out for Urgent Care. The place was full of folks so it took us about three hours.
They put a die in his eye and then used a black light to see if there might be a foreign object in his eye or if there was a scratch on the eye. Nothing. The Nurse Practitioner decided it might be an infection so she prescribed a steroid, antibiotic eye drop.
My main concern was how this might affect his surgery on Tuesday and she said that since we caught it so quickly, that it shouldn’t be a problem. We’ll double check with his regular doctor tomorrow.
So you can see, we keep busy but I still don’t know what happens to all my days.