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August 23rd, 2013:

Bionic Lemon

So my Dude and my Dog both have a bum left wheel.

Dude strained his hip flexor in a baseball game last Sunday. Of course he thought he was “better” on Wednesday and against my better judgement decided to practice. His coach didn’t ask him to do a lot, but Dude wanted to take batting practice. One half-ass terrible swing because of pain later, he hurt it worse. Trip to the doc revealed hip flexor AND hamstring strains. So now he gets to have NO activity for an entire week (killer for a 13 year old boy!) other than the exercises doc gave him to do. After the week, he can see how it is on a daily basis and decide when to practice again. I was sooooo mad he didn’t listen to me and hurt it again and worse and had to start all over with healing! I guess natural consequences are the best kind of consequences for a stubborn teenager!

In other news, our largest 4-legged child tore her other ACL. Yup – she will have her 2nd TPLO surgery in a 13-month period. I know I know – it’s a lot of money to spend on a dog. But she’s only 5 and she’s happy and we love her to death. And we are fortunate enough to be able to make this decision for her. So my lovely yellow lab with a puffy ear and¬†allergies will have two bionic legs . . . because we can and because – just look at that face!

We are considering changing her name from Duma to the Bionic Lemon :-) I think it has a nice ring to it!