For many reasons it's always such a relief to me when Thursday unceremoniously arrives. The hectic and exhaustive pace of getting up early, getting home late and 3 full days at work are behind me. Ahead is my day off and the weekend after a short work day on Friday. My life and my time become mine again.
Lucas saw the vet this week and all the tests results show that he's in good health--Except for his teeth. My vet commented that she has never seen a dogs mouth in such terrible condition and with so much active infection. A thorough exam of his teeth was difficult to do because he was whining and crying when she pulled back his lips. Lucas has been referred to a veterinary dentist because he is unfortunately going to have to have all or almost all of his teeth taken out. I've called for an appointment and he won't be able to be seen until the 31st. Until then he is on antibiotics and pain medication. Lucas is getting along well with the other dogs and is right in with the crowd for treats (which he swallows whole) and mealtime. It has been a bit of trial and error but I have finally found the right combination of a dehydrated food, mixed with canned that he likes and is able to eat with just a little help from me. All in all, he really has settled in very nicely this week! He will come and sit next to me and put both front paws on my leg, look at me and wag his tail. Needless to say, it melts my heart. But I think he knows he's going to be okay.