In other news… Back on March 21, Grammy and Ed gave Matt a nice envelope of the good stuff for his 40th. But more wonderful gifts were given when we were in Florida that are perfectly Matt. It’s like you’ve known him for 20 years, mom.😉
Rum from Cuba! He thinks it’s one of the best he’s had (he did some comparisons to the one we brought back from Costa Rica) and it’s something Matt has hoped to try for a very long time. He tries to buy rum or the local spirit most everywhere he travels in the Americas and got hooked when he lived in Venezuela.
He also received Cuban coffee that Grammy got from a coffee farm and a cigar. Thank you, Grammy, for using so much of your allotment of what you were allowed to bring back for Matt.
The wall pictured below was Simba’s fall from grace. Or I should say his enthusiastic jump from grace that ended in the worst howl and a floppy arm.
These two photos were taken on a different day.
I carried Simba and Nicholas was a trooper walking a long distance, but we made it to the car and headed straight to the vet. Here is a picture from the actual day, once Simba had calmed down.
His surgery was quick, he’s in a lot less pain now that his bones are back together. Simba is now the proud owner of a plate in his leg and ten pins that are just a millimeter big.
The big new, no cast needed. On the other hand, no jumping, running, stairs, or off leash time for two weeks. And then another four weeks of conservative behavior.
Wish us luck with that part.
He’s resting happily at home, has good pain meds and a little sedation to help us out (we can get more sedation if we decide we need it).
He has another X-ray is four weeks and his stitches cone out in two weeks. If the stitched area looks good, he can take off the cone.
The gates are back up all around the house. It’s time to carry this guy around. On the plus side, he’s willing to walk a short distance to go potty and he can bear some weight on his leg already.