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One step forward, two steps back

October 16th, 2006 at 02:55 am

After a week devoted mostly to my dog Henry and his surgery (and incidentally to work), I finally stopped and tallied the week's and the month's expenses. My usual monthly outflow is 2400, and that was the price of Henry's surgery, so I doubled expenses there. Then there have been ancillary costs--things like additional meds or things to keep Henry from scratching at his stitches, plus stuff for me--a bit of money eating out because between the dog and my cold, I've not been cooking; money renting DVDs since sleep has been erratic and sporadic, etc.

Henry is finally done with the post-surgical pain, but he is beginning to lick and scratch a bit at his stitches, which is a no-no. Still have yet to get the biopsy results but so far he's only had about one minute of one of his digestive "episodes" since the surgery. Since I've been sick, I stayed at home all weekend monitoring Hen, catching naps when I could, doing a bit of prep work for the week, and finishing going through the second season of Grey's Anatomy (a show I hadn't even heard of 10 days ago, which I've now seen two complete seasons of).

Life has been "abnormal" in many ways since Hen's illness (not least of which has been that I've been sleeping on the living room floor to keep an eye on him). Hoping things move back towards normal and the high level of spending normalize this week.

2 Responses to “One step forward, two steps back”

  1. moneycents Says:

    I'm glad to hear that Henry is doing better. Please take as good care of yourself. You sound exhausted. Don't let thinking about your expenses compound your situation right now. Take care of yourself and Henry, you have plenty of time to worry about the budget once things get back to normal.

  2. Carolina Bound Says:

    Sometimes you just have to go above and beyond for those you love, which includes pets. Maybe especially pets. Hope Henry makes a full recovery.

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