Today we went to the doctor to talk about Brad’s developing pressure sores. We had to get our temperatures taken and answer questions before being allowed in the building, which was good.
But what was bad was that the person checking Brad in kept talking to me instead of Brad. That was frustrating. She wanted Brad to fill out some forms and he was right in front of the window facing her. I was standing to the side and looking off in another direction. She said ma’am twice to get my attention and then told me that Brad needed to fill out some forms. Ugh.
To keep Brad safe, I held the clipboard while Brad used his own pen. He didn’t touch anything in the doctor’s office, even bringing his own oximeter instead of using theirs. After every time I touched something I used alcohol spray on my hands.
We got a referral to an occupational therapist to talk about what cushions and products might be best for Brad to heal his pressure sores and prevent them in the future.
Hestia was very good in the doctor’s office! She did get overly excited when we started walking once or twice and got ahead of me, but then returned to heel position. While we were in the waiting room and in the treatment room, I had her stay on the floor and she did a very good job (though not perfect) of not sniffing around and staying in close. I didn’t have any treats because I wanted her to be calm when doing the hanging out on the floor bit and not trying to perform to get treats.
On the way home we stopped to get gas and a car wash (our car was so dirty that the part of the windshield where there aren’t wipers you couldn’t see out of).
When we got home, we decided to show off our outfits and had a little photo shoot!
Hestia is a small white and black dog with googley eyes and a smushed nose. I am wearing a black linen dress with tropical themed capri leggings. Brad is wearing white linen pants with grey stripes, a green shirt, a white bowtie with pink and blue stripes, a pink blazer, a green themed scarf, a straw fedora with pink and purple in it, and a green fern leaf broach.