Looks like I will have a busy week next week, what with MonkeyBoy's birthday, and DH's impending hand surgery, plus our foster dog Sarge came up lame this morning for some reason. I'm currently waiting on the vet telling me what time they have time open to see him today.
So yes, it will be busy next week. MonkeyBoy is growing up fast. He finally hit a growth spurt, and got longer rather than wider. He's still not quite as tall as me, or his younger sister, but I seem to have to keep buying him longer and longer pants! He is also maturing nicely, though at times he needs to rein in his temper.
Stenosing Tenosynovitis is the official name for what is wrong with DH's hand. Two fingers on his dominant hand are currently affected. For some reason, this problem is overly common amongst diabetics. I can't learn of a good reason why this is so, only that it IS a common complaint. Also according to our favorite Orthopedic Surgeon, diabetics just do not respond well to non-surgical treatment (aka cortisone shots). He says every single diabetic who received a cortisone shot was not fixed. Yet only one surgical treatment that he has done had the problem recur in the treated finger. We are well aware of how cortisone affects blood glucose (badly!), so we did not consider that a viable option anyway.
His surgery is late next week, so if you are so inclined, I would appreciate any prayers you care to utter for DH, and those involved in his care and treatment. I trust his doc, lord knows I have enough scars to prove that! And though it is a minor surgery, it still carries risks, especially as a diabetic.
And then there is poor Sarge, our local foster pup. He came up very lame this morning. Bad enough that he clearly does not want to bear weight on that front leg. I don't know exactly what he did to it either...he seemed normal last night when I crated him for bed. At least he will get to see a vet today or tomorrow I think. The local shelter has approved a voucher for his treatment.
Then there is the normal household stuff to do, plus planned lifting M-W-F, plus maybe a short bike ride or two...I expect next week I will feel like I'm running around like a chicken with its head cut off!
UPDATE from Saturday: So today we tackled replacing the main pump motor for the pool. Thank God for Youtube! It wasn't technically difficult, really, but there are some parts you DON'T want to break! (Can you say impeller?) Plus the videos were not an exact match to our system, but we managed, and once done, we got to do the leak check. Powered up the motor, and voila! No leaks, no howling bearings, and a whole lot more water flow through the system than before. Yay!
Then it was time to chainsaw more logs to size, and split and stack them all. At this point, we need to gravel in the remaining wood pad if we are going to split more wood. We got about two hours of work done on the wood pile before we were willing to call it quits for the day.