|More on the Hard Stuff
||[Jun. 25th, 2011|10:32 am]
R- had his cardiac catheterization yesterday, had two stents put in, and had (by his report) a very uncomfortable night (they pulled the catheter sheathe at 1 am, so sleep was pretty much out of the question.) I get to bring him home today, but he's not recovered yet. Cardiologist appointment Monday, and then it's time to find out when they'll do the stomach and bowel resection and what recovery time is likely to be. Since the cardiologist has him on blood thinners, and blood thinners are not ideal companions for gastric/gut surgery...well, we'll find out when we find out.
Just sayin', this is not the summer we planned for.
So far today I've fed and watered horses, checked the wildlife waterers at Fox and Owl (refilling both the tanks and noting that Fox Pavilion's storage tanks are both very low...) and done some preventive mowing (ragweed) in the near meadow.
On the good side, the Eustomas (Texas bluebells, actually a large-purple-flowered gentian) are in great shape, the most we've ever had on the west end of the place. They've colonized the entire gully system but I'm also finding them remote from it. (What eats and drops the seeds???) I even found one in the west grass (east of the all-too-dry creekbed.)
We need rain. Everybody here needs rain. It would take 12-15 inches for the water table to start springs and creeks running again.