I've been giving our dog the monthly injections of Adequan for his arthritis and that seems to be helping a lot, but I've run out. I called the vet office yesterday to see if there was any way they could just mail me the vials and I pay over the phone, so I don't have to drive an hour each way. Or if that wasn't going to work, maybe they can give me the prescription to fill online or something. But, she said no problem, she can send me some vials. She's not set up to take a payment over the phone with credit card, but don't worry, she'll include the invoice with the vials and I can send a check in. This is when I love small towns, LOL. She said she might not get it out today, but tomorrow for sure. I said no rush, I have 2 more weeks until he's due for his next injection. One more item checked off my to do list.
I'm getting comfortable now at giving him the injections. My only problem is trying to get the last 1cc out of each vial, without a bunch of air. Each vial is 5 cc's. He needs 2 cc's a month, so a vial lasts 2 injections, but then the 3rd injection I need the last little bit of 1cc left and then 1cc from the next bottle. The stuff is very expensive, so I don't want to waste it. I'm sure there is a good/easy way to get the last part out, but all's I seem to do is end up with a bunch of air in the syringe after I manage to get the last cc out. A nurse, I am not! I think the reason he's giving it in these vial sizes is that it's actually the horse dosage, but for dog only use 2 cc's. He had mentioned it was cheaper this way, than actually getting it in the dog application version. I just need to figure out better how to get the last cc out, haha.
DH has been working on his hoard - a bit. Again, very baby steps in actually getting rid of stuff, but I think I mentioned over the weekend he got a a wheelbarrow full of old planter pots thrown out. Then he showed me another wheelbarrow, that was super old and needed to be thrown out. He got part way with it, LOL. He took off the plastic "barrow" part and threw that away. The bottom part is made of wood (that's how old it is, haha) so he wanted to know if he should make a wood box for it and we can use it as a yard flower planter, like in the rockery area. That would be good, but at least the part that is left is taking up less room in the garage, until he gets the box for it made, then it can be put outside. But, then yesterday he mentioned he might just throw the bottom part out too. I said that is fine with me. He also threw away a few things and got rid of some extra boxes (he doesn't need so many!) out in his shop. Then he moved some things taking up floor space up onto his car trailer. Now with that clear floor space (and a little more finagling) he's going to move our old T-bird back into the shop for the winter. It's been sitting under a car cover in our garage, but he wants it in the heated shop for the winter, since our garage is not heated. That will leave some open space in the garage now, so that's good. As I've tried to tell him before, just starting to get rid of stuff, even if its not much, will leave room to get to other stuff he can start looking at to see what to be done with it and eventually he'll start seeing some room to actually move around in! Well, ya, that's the idea, but it will never completely happen. I just thank God he's never hoarded in the house, because I couldn't stand living like that. Our house is big open space, LOL. No clutter. He's a very bizarre hoarder, LOL. He's OCD and has to be extremely organized. Nothing is ever just tossed somewhere, so it's strange that he can stand so much stuff. Some of it must go back to his childhood, where as one of 5 kids in a poor family, none of them had anything of their own, until they got to be teenagers. DH said even birthdays were shared, which is really weird. DH and his younger brother were 15 months apart. On dh's birthday, the little brother got gifts, too, and I guess the same went when it was little brothers birthday, dh got gifts. Whatever they were given was pretty much understood it belonged to all of them. Even if as a kid, he earned some money and bought something for himself with it, it really wasn't his. So, maybe when he got to be an adult he had this need to keep everything, now that it was his and no one else's. I also think he thinks if he holds on to something he's keeping the memory intact, though why he needs a hundred plastic planting pots, is beyond me, LOL. But, hey, at least they are all stacked and organized and in their own labeled bin. Whenever I buy a new outdoor plant I have to get the pots into the garbage can right away. If they sit around too long, he will end up saving them.
DH has to get another covid test done before his endoscopy next week. They had originally told me he could do it at the local hospital here, rather than having to go into the city. But, a lady called yesterday and that's probably not going to work. He can't have it more than 5 days before his procedure and it's taking at least a couple days, if not more, to get the results back, out here at our hospital. They also don't do testing on weekends (Saturday is the first day he can get it done) so he couldn't get it done until Monday and they can't guarantee the result would be back before he procedure Thursday morning. So, on Monday we have to drive into the city, where that hospital has a drive up testing station and she said the results will be next day and assured before his procedure. If they would just let him have it on Friday afternoon, we will already be in the city for a different doctors appointment, but nope.
I'm not sure how long an endoscopy takes. If it's going to be awhile I might just either run over and see my mom or go get a little shopping out of the way. At least we know right where to go. It's on the same floor as where he had his ultrasound done, just down at the end of the hall.