I worked the first part of Spring Break and Murphy got neutered. That was not the most amazing start to either of our Spring Breaks, but we made it through.
Murphy was neutered on Tuesday and I was one
calm nervous Momma. I dropped him off at the vet at 6:30am. Around 8:30am, my cell phone started barking. When my cell phone barks, that means my fabulous veterinarian is calling. Seeing as Murphy was supposed to be in surgery, my stomach dropped down to my knees. I answered the phone and before anything could come from the other end, I said, “please tell me my dog is alive.” Considering both of my long time family dogs, Bluey and Buster, went to heaven this past year, it was a completely logical question for me to ask. Dr. R said, “Hey there, yes, Murphy is alive.” Right then and there my stomach floated back up to my abdomen and I exhaled. He then proceeded to ask me if we had talked about Murphy being Cryptorchid. We definitely had not talked about that. While not a life-threatening condition, Cryptorchidism is a condition where one of a male dog’s testicles doesn’t distend out of their abdomen like the other does. Sometimes, this happens with both testicles, but luckily, it had only happened to one. Needless to say, instead of going in for a routine neuter for $105, Murphy had to have what is considered major surgery to go up into his abdomen and remove his undropped testicle (and of course, his testicle that did drop) for $350. Dr. R said he wanted to talk to me about it first before they operated and I’m so grateful that he called. Talking to him about Murphy’s surgery definitely put me at ease. Today, almost two weeks later, Murphy is totally back to his spunky, spit-fire self. He’s in major need of a grooming appointment though. He looks a hot mess!
The remainder of Spring Break, Murphy spent with his Grander aka my mom, being spoiled rotten. From what I understand (and hope), she adhered to my 3-4 treats per day/NO TABLE SCRAPS rule. The remainder of my Spring Break, I spent with my Grammy, Popey, Uncle Alan and Uncle Mark. I had more fun that you could ever imagine. Aunt Helen came to visit twice, I planted the remainder of the garden with Popey’s supervision, Uncle Mark cooked us his famous and my favorite barbeque chicken and Grammy, Uncle Alan and I went to have menudo for breakfast before Grammy and I went to play BINGO at a church picnic in a neighboring town. I won two games of BINGO! It was very exciting!! I also went to Uncle Alan’s house and helped him do some cleaning up and storage placement at his new house. I was supposed to take pictures of his new house, but totally forgot. It is an adorable little house and I will take pictures the next time I’m down there.
Me and Popey taking a break on the golf cart (he sat there and supervised so it was really just me taking a break haha)
Murphy after I got home
All in all, it was a wonderful visit and I’m so grateful I got the opportunity to go down there. Those few days made my Spring Break amazing and I cannot wait until next time!
This week, I have two tests and a quiz. Time to buckle down and stay focused on studying! Happy Monday :)