I’m still waiting for the contractors to get me the written bids for the work needed on the new house. I told them all, bluntly, that they have until the end of the day today to get this to me or I won’t be able to work with them. It’s true. I have got to get the paperwork to the mortgage company so we can have the appraisal done. We’re supposed to close on July 7– only two weeks from tomorrow! Come on people, do your part already! Sheesh. Don’t make me come down to your place of employment and smack ya around like an old rag doll. Because I’ll do it, damn it!
I’m also awaiting the final results of Olive’s bloodwork. I did hear from the vet yesterday, which was odd, because it was a Sunday. But she wanted to let me know that they are still waiting on results from a few specific tests they are running but so far, they know that her white blood cell count is elevated and there are “young white blood cells” present, which could indicate a serious infection somewhere in her body.
The vet is hypothesizing that Olive could have a tick-bourne illness called ehrlichia. It still doesn’t really explain the blood loss, but I guess some dogs that get ehrilichia end up having “heavy bleeding during estrus.” If she’s got this, it’s treatable with drugs as long as it isn’t into the serious chronic stage– at that point, it is treatable but it doesn’t sound good. So hopefully, we will find out an answer today at some point. (She is doing very well today, and yesterday she did great, too. I gave her a long bath to clean her up and so far, things still look relatively good back there. She’s still bleeding, but it’s not like it was at all. She seems to be a little more stable in other ways too: her breathing/panting has calmed down; she’s more mobile again and wagging her tail and smiling like the Olive I know; her eyes don’t look as glazed-over and runny as they did the other day; she appears to be eating and definitely drinking.)
So, as I await to hear things from other people, I guess I have nothing to do but fidget around and try my best to focus on other things I need to get done. Well, whatever…I might as well give *that* a try. It’s still Monday, though, and I feel kind of foggy-dumb, so I have to go shake this off!