Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or
slow to do the humble work.

- Mother Teresa

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I am the proud mom to 6 kids: Natasha, 24, Nikolai, 20, Reese, 20, Maylee, 14, Erik, 10 and Violet, 7. The kids come from Russia, Ukraine and China; I'm so proud of my family sometimes I think I'll burst and I needed an outlet for it - so I've created this weblog. :o)
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Poor Daisy!! Despite my long and winded lectures, she didn't listen. She got it in her head that she didn't want the bandages on anymore and she took it upon herself to take them off. This afternoon, I thought it was so cute that she was hiding in Adam's crate. The other dogs went outside and she has been feeling so well lately that I thought she'd like to join them for the first time so I called her to come out of the crate and join them out there. I called and called. She didn't come (unusual for her). I looked in her bed and her eyes were HUGE (doesn't take much for that, but you know...). She had this look about her that made me wonder...

I coaxed her out of the crate and she hobbled out (and she hasn't been hobbling much anymore). And there she stood, with 1/2 of her bandage around her ankle, hanging onto the other half on the top by a piece of tape. She looked SO GUILTY. That's what she was doing in there when I thought she was being so sweet and cute!! UGH!

I found some sharp scissors and carefully cut away the lower part of her bandage (which really was just tape, not really a bandage. There was some non-stick stuff over her stitches, but mostly very sticky tape on her shaved skin.). It was so red and irritated from being licked to death and puuuuuulling off of her skin! Poor baby!! The incision was intact, but red and wet from her licking.

She gave me no choice. I went to Petco (it's where the pets go) and bought an Elizabethan collar for her. She is NOT happy with me.

She is hobbling still, and seems very weak in that leg. I'm assuming that the tape was on there so tight that it formed a sort of brace for her and she used it for support instead of her muscle; as a result, I think her muscles atrophied a bit and that's why she's hobbling. I can only imagine what it'll be like when she gets the other bandage off...! Poor baby!!

So here she is, in all of her glory: you can see what's left of her bandage/tape, her incision, and of course, the look on her face...


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Nikolai, Mark, Missy, Reese, and Erik

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