TEN DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS! Can you believe it? I'm floored by the thought. Astounded. Where oh where did the year go?
OK..enough of the small talk. PG is doing great. As good as we could have possibly hoped for. We have her out of the soft cast and she's wearing a plastic 'brace' that is made for just this sort of thing. It's Velcro-strapped to her leg, and I add 2 strips of the stretchy-clingy bandage wrap stuff to help hold it. The length is just right, but she has tiny thin bird-like legs and it's fallen off twice until I started adding additional wrapping inside and out.
She has a sore or two inside there and I hit them with Neosporin every morning when I put the brace on, and she licks it to death every evening at bed time when I take the brace off. Without the brace she continually puts the foot down toes-first and they bend under and she will stand on them...not sure how far down the feeling has come but it's not there yet. We have an appt w/ the surgeon on New Years Eve day, and I'll find out then and have a good idea how far it's moved in the last month, thus how many months to go roughly. In the meantime, she's loving life. She eats fresh chicken and veggies morning and night, and LOVES LOVES LOVES her new food. As long as the cancer remains in-check, she will be living the dream!
Being as it's been an entire MONTH (ie: since BEFORE Thanksgiving) that I last posted, I need to catch up. The farm. We had a great time at my bro-in-law's farm in Virginia over Thanksgiving as usual. The weather wasn't too bad either...a bit chilly the first day but probably in the 60's most of the days after that. Still quite chilly at night, but the good ol' cast-iron wood stove works it's magic, and he can pretty much heat the entire house with that alone. Here's some VA pics: