I am tired and it has been another long day. We got water this morning and did a bunch of dishes and a load of laundry and made sure the animal tank has been filled. We marked out where the fences are going to be put and took a few moments to look to the future with fence expansion.
I went to go to Terrys for feed and flea stuff, but they were closed. They close at noon. Anyway, I managed to get a bag of feed and I went to go to an ATM to get cash so could gas up and get a treat (ice cream) for everyone. Only to discover that my debit card (along with everything else) had fallen out of my wallet. Lovely. I stopped at the gas station for some chocolate (I needed chocolate at this point and had enough change) and found out the lady behind the counter who looked horrible had been bitten by a brown recluse and was looking at the possibility of losing a chunk of her thigh. AAAHHHH!
So, I rush home and (R had been with me) we gather activated charcoal powder, garlic capsules, vet wrap, and a bunch of other stuff. (This also reminded me that I need to restock my supplies.) We head back and I am slathering on a paste of charcoal powder and water to her thigh and putting gauze over it and wrapping it. (Activated charcoal draws out toxins.) We gave her explicit instructions on the rest of the stuff and how often to change the bandage, etc. It all got written out.
While there is no guarantee that this will prevent a doctor from cutting, it will greatly reduce the chances of it happening.
Anyway, with my debit card now in hand, I withdraw money, fill up my tank, and pick up some groceries including cherry chocolate ice cream. While I was annoyed with myself for forgetting my debit card to begin with, I am thankful with how things worked out. I will find out next week if she lost a hunk of her thigh or not.