Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Nervous Waiting

I'm pacing nervously awaiting a call from the vet that Penny's teeth cleaning under anesthesia is over and that she's fine.  This has always been an annual routine procedure, but Penny was having some health issues that I had checked out.  My wonderful local vet and a specialist vet in Lafayette together with consultations with LSU vet school found that she has an enlarged heart, a mitral valve issue, and an enlarged liver.  We're just keeping a close eye on her for now and she'll go on medications when the problems progress.  She was cleared for anesthesia by a vet cardiologist specialist, but I'm still nervous this morning.  My vet promised me that she would call me immediately when Penny was awake. UPDATE:  Penny did fine.  I'm SO relieved!  Of course, she's not going to be talking to me for a couple of days!

It's so beautiful today that I thought I would ride and walk around downtown to get rid of some of this nervous energy.  The town is preparing for the big harvest festival at the end of the month.  Well, "big" is a relative term when you live in a small town.  But it's been fun watching the decorations go up along Main Street, around the historic light poles in the middle, and all of the store fronts that are decorating.  I dodged traffic - don't laugh; there were a couple of cars - to grab a few pics.  The businesses and organizations are still decorating the poles, so it'll be pretty when they're done all the way down the boulevard.  In the meantime ...





Isn't that sky the most gorgeous blue?

7 comments:

Gloria said...

So glad that Penny is doing well. We love our pets and worry about them!

mascanlon said...

Such a lovely day in LA ! And the town looks so pretty. Glad Ms Penny is OK, she'll be looking for extra treats to make up for it.

Laura said...

Feel better soon, Penny! Your town looks very pretty.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking the same thing about the sky here today. My grandfather used to have an expression (in French) about the "blue skies of October" but I can't remember exactly how it went. The photo with the highway sign made me think of the "LA 44" signs that were so much a part of my childhood.

Glad Miss Penny came through her teeth cleaning. I always worry, too, when my dogs have their teeth cleaned.

Cindy in NC

little acorns said...

So glad to hear that Miss Penny came through ok & will keep you in my prayers for her health & for wisdom for the vets. Thank you for the peeks of your town! It's lovely! You would never see the care of decorating for Autumn in LA! I love that about small towns. Please give Penny hugs & smooches from Bailey & me. 💕

Sherrill said...

I've always felt the small town festivities were so much more fun!! The last 4th of July that Frank was able to do anything (just prior to his GBM diagnosis), we went up to Pagosa Springs for their small town stuff. It was SO fun and several in the family went along with us. So glad we went. Glad little Penny is done with the teeth til next time.

Marilyn said...

Happy that Penny came thru this ok!

Franklin is a beautiful little town. Glad you can finally enjoy being there in your own home. Thanks for sharing it with us!