Well, the last 72 hours have been a bit stressful in a number of ways, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
So just going to touch on this briefly on the blog, my dad went walk-about and was MIA for four days, and to say that it added to my stress level would be a understatement.. however my dad is perfectly fine, he just didn’t think to tell anyone that he changed his plans and gave a helping hand at a cow camp in the deep dark bush country (no cell phone) helping round up several hundred head..
I will say that I have never been quite aware of the fact that I am NOT ready yet to lose a parent, I would say that no one is ever ready but I know that is not true, I have watched my grandparents fade into “not them” and am aware that a certain point, that passing can be a blessing for both them and the family.
Myself, well I have been dealing with this bruise that is really a wound and darn big one at that, I have been treating it in a number of ways. Its finally starting to settle, I will not say that is healing at this point per say, so much as its stabilized. I am still on half-duty, ok, lets be honest, I am just starting to get back to half-duty today, I have been on.. “it has to be done duty for the past 48 hours with Dh picking up the slack for me”
I will admit that I was so not wanting or ready while feeling like crap, running a steady low grade fever, the overwhelming headache to be dealing with my big 1400 pound cow over the past two days, but thankful just as I am getting stable, she in fact is healing well.
We have allowed her out for brief times from the barn, she can hop, and kick and run around, rub on the big tire, in the dirt, and on the tree’s, visit the pond etc, but overall she has been locked in the barn, I don’t like doing it but if she is not willing to be smart enough to go to the barn from the biting flies, then I will have to do it for her, we have been treating her with salves and I have been keeping the calf on for the full 48 hours both for her healing saliva and to take the milking pressure off me.
I was thrilled to see this morning that she is healing very nicely and has settled back down in her milking because of it for which I am very grateful.
Wishing you all a great weds!