I'm so glad that it's the end of the week and we have a long weekend!! It was a crazy week at work--But then it always is when I'm "front desk girl" and the office manager is on vacation. Of course we were busy with college students home for the holidays. We had one college aged patient come in on Tuesday who was 35 minutes late for a 45 minute appointment. Just before she arrived the next patient came and was taken back a few minutes early. But the "late patient" argued with me that she should be seen despite being late--A long story short, I tried to accommodate her,with another appointment, etc., but it wasn't good enough...Then we had 2 college boys named Ryan come into the office to have their teeth cleaned--Not so unusual except one came on the wrong day and he was the one that was accidentally seen--We figured that out too and both patients never knew--I blamed it on 2 substitute hygienist and the office manager on vacation.
The dogs had a quiet week too. I think they were glad that we went back to work--However Carl was off on Monday and is feeling pretty crummy with a bad cold (that he got from me!). But I think they like being able to sleep their days away rather than feeling like they have to follow us everywhere.
I did take Tanner to the ophthalmologist for his last post-op appointment. There was NO change in his eye pressure and he is now off ALL his glaucoma medications!! Of course we're thrilled!! Because the condition (uveitis) which triggered the glaucoma is chronic, he'll always have to be on eye medications to prevent it from happening to the "good eye." But being down to 3 medications instead of 6, and only having to spend about $35 instead of $240 is good news for our wallet too!! When I got home I left Tanner outside while I went in to let the other dogs out. When I came back, I couldn't find him. He always stays close to the house, but I didn't see him in his usual places. I finally found him tangled in some vines--I've no idea what he was doing or where he thought he was going. But I pulled him loose, and he promptly rolled in the snow--I think he was celebrating being free and the good news from the ophthalmologist! I was so happy with his good news, I could have rolled in the snow too!