Doctor and pictures 1


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.

Veronica stands in front of a tree with her left leg cocked and Hestia looks into the camera.
Veronica stands in front of a tree with her left leg cocked and Hestia looks into the camera.
The wind blows Veronica's hair as she faces the camera and Hestia looks to the side.
The wind blows Veronica’s hair as she faces the camera and Hestia looks to the side.
Veronica brushes the hair out of her face.
Veronica brushes the hair out of her face.
Veronica smiles into the camera.
Veronica smiles into the camera.
A black and white photo of Veronica on her knees leaning over and into Hestia.  Hestia is sitting looking up at Veronica and leaning in.
A black and white photo of Veronica on her knees leaning over and into Hestia. Hestia is sitting looking up at Veronica and leaning in.
Veronica lounging in the grass with Hestia sitting in front looking at the camera.
Veronica lounging in the grass with Hestia sitting in front looking at the camera.
A black and white photo in almost the same pose as the previous one.
A black and white photo in almost the same pose as the previous one.
Close up of Veronica leaning over in the grass with Hestia sitting in front looking to the side.
Close up of Veronica leaning over in the grass with Hestia sitting in front looking to the side.
Brad in his powerchair smiling while posing in front of a tree.
Brad in his powerchair smiling while posing in front of a tree.
Brad laughs in this shot that is closer in.
Brad laughs in this shot that is closer in.
Closeup of Brad's face slightly off center in the frame of the photograph.
Closeup of Brad’s face slightly off center in the frame of the photograph.
Closeup of Brad smiling with his head slightly cocked.
Closeup of Brad smiling with his head slightly cocked.

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