K is having her first issue with her gut(diverticulitis) since her exploding intestine last December where she spent 11 days and surgery in the hospital. Around midnight she got scared and said to take her to the ER. I had her call her GI doc first and he responded immediately. He assuaged her fears somewhat about having to go to the ER. We are supposed to call him this AM and see if we can get in or if he wants to send her some antibiotics. This condition will be with her her entire life. But his was the first time since since her surgery and some fear is to be expected. Being night time just compounded that and she has admitted that. I wasn't really worried about her health, but I was worried about her mental and emotional state. Consequently she wasn't planning on calling her doctor for instructions. Fear does funny things to you and night time just makes it worse it seems. If you have ever spent time in an ER, they always seem to be busier at night. I won't postulate about the psychology of fear and night. I just know it happens. In the meantime we wait to see what happens with the doctor.
Most of Texas is feeling the brunt of the first real cold front this morning. I hear there is even snow in the panhandle, that is pretty rare for this early in the year. It is about 10 degrees colder than the weather guessers predicted. It's about 42* and extremely windy as I write this at 8 AM. Oh and it is raining again. Already have had 1.5 inches. I'm glad it's cooler but this makes it hard on the dog and with all the issues he has. It is really hard to get him in and out of the house in the rain when he needs to go out. His weakness makes him stumble and fall easily and this is not good when it so wet, it is even easier and he gets really soggy with all that hair.
The bucks have been pretty active the last couple weeks. I think they may be in full rut this morning with this colder weather. I saw this big boy this morning while trying to get Buster outside.
I only had my phone so it doesn't do him justice. he has 10 points and they are very heavy horns. heaviest I have seen in a long time. When it is this windy we don't usually see any deer. They will lay up as the wind plays havoc with their senses, detecting motion (everything is moving) smell is being blown away. This guy was more interested in the doe you could just barely see in the video. The rut makes them nuts and lose their good sense.
K just got off the phone with the doc's office. They took her information and will either call her to come in or send her a prescription to the pharmacy. Her fever is now down and she isn't anxious at the moment.