The worst appearing areas are still a little crusty with thick necrotic skin that is protecting the healing areas underneath. It looks icky, but it is really not bad, at all. At this time, I'm thinking the scarring will be minimal to nothing. Despite the fact that part of this was 3rd degree burn, I don't think it has done as much damage as I originally feared. Or perhaps the care I got, from my own quick thinking at the time, from my doctor, and from the nurses at work, has helped prevent severe aftereffects. Whatever, I'm thankful for it.
Those of you who have been reading here a long time might remember two little fawns born the year I moved into this house (2007). Two little spotted boys, following after their mother, they gave me so much delight. The following summer, as I was bringing home new canine residents, I enjoyed watching the two little bucks sprout their antler spikes. They were still hanging close to their mother, and they learned this place was relatively safe for them, in spite of the barking of my pups. Also check here, and here to see some of the growth they made over time. Their mother hung out here until last year when she jumped into a neighbor's small fenced yard and died there. Don't know if she broke a leg in the jump or what. The neighbor had a heavy heart as he loaded her pregnant carcass into his truck to take her down to the highway for pick up. All of us in the neighborhood had enjoyed watching her raise two sets of twins in the years since I was here, and we were looking forward to the expected one(s). We all miss her a lot.
This morning the dogs were barking a little bit. I didn't think much about it because that is routine, but I eventually got up to see what they were so persistent about. The two "boys" and their girls were out back. Oh my, they look so grand! Yes, they still hang out here, together most of the time. I suspect they separate during mating season, but the rest of the year they are together with eight or ten does. I grabbed the camera, but the herd was was moving away, into the forested area where I couldn't get a good shot. Then one of "the boys" moved into an open area on the neighbor's property, and I got this pic. Unfortunately, he ducked his head just as I shot, but you'll see the antlers if you look closely.
Sadly, those antlers, now becoming so wide and beautiful, may make "the boys" targets for a hunter's site. I hope not.
I'm dealing with an uneasy tummy today. Just something "going around," I suppose. Early last week I had a touch of diarrhea, then a few days of settling down, and finally yesterday, my stomach was hurting. Not queasy or sick feeling just hurting a bit. I spent the day on crackers, tea, and Jell-O, just to be on the safe side. Today is much better, but I'm still a bit cautious. More of the scrumptious diet for today, as well. Exciting, huh?
A few cute pix of the pups. This morning, Sammy was lying on the kitchen floor with his nose into the table legs. Nope, I don't know why either! It made me chuckle, though.
A couple days ago as I was about to leave for work I was saying goodbye to the pups. I saw Lola under the bed. I could hear her saying, "But Mom, I don't want you to go!!"
A couple feet away, Jazi was watching me take the photo, and in my head, she looked as if she was saying, "It's OK, Mom. I'll take care of the little one while you're gone."
Of course, my daughter pointed out to me that Jaz would take care of things .... as long as it didn't interfere with her planning her next escape from the grounds!! LOL! So true!
OK, I need to go and be productive around the house for a while. You know, a few tasks left over from yesterday. Just a few. Really.
Update: About an hour after taking the picture of Sam, he had been up running around, went outside several times. I walked through the kitchen again, and he was back in that same position! I have no idea what is going on. I hope it isn't dementia setting in; he will be nine this year, a bit early, I think for that. But until I decide that I need to worry about that .... it is humorous!