Weekend Fun + a Salem Update

Ever since little man arrived our weekends go by in a flash. I'm still nursing him every two hours during the day so our outings typically revolve around that. On Saturdays we'll all wake up around 7:30, then I our morning goes something like this: nurse, eat breakfast, nurse, workout, nurse, shower and eat lunch, nurse, and then we are ready to leave the house. So, it's usually 1 before we are set to go out. It just makes the days seem so short!

On Saturday we had an appointment to have Salems teeth looked at. About a week ago he started having very bad breath. When we had his vaccines updated in Alabama prior to moving up here the vet said his teeth could use a cleaning sometime soon. So, I got recommendations for a good vet hospital and made a pre-dental appointment at Aurora Animal Clinic.

The vet was very nice, and after looking at Salems mouth found one of his very back teeth was slightly abscessed. I couldn't believe it! He's been acting fine, eating hard food, and here he was with probably horrible dental pain for the last 1-2 weeks (the vet said it probably happened around the same time we started smelling his breath.) SalemWhile we were there we went ahead a did a complete blood panel on him, and he got an injectable antibiotic in case the tooth was infected. Since he's FIV+ everything is treated more aggressively than it otherwise would be.

The earliest they could get him in to clean his teeth, remove the abscessed tooth, and shave his matted butt was Feb 17th. I told them to call me if anyone canceled last minute and I could have him there within 20 minutes! They gave us an estimate for the dental work...even though I knew it was going to be substantial given he will be sedated I was still taken aback at the "high" estimate of just over $1,000! Everything is so pricey in Alaska. Of course we will pay whatever it takes, and I'm happy we've found a great local vet hospital (we tried the vet on post last month for Rudy and were not impressed.)

Later that day I drove over to the North Pole to get my hair done. While there I drove by this ancient dwelling. I love that Alaska is stuck in the 90s in so many ways. BlockbusterThe salon, Head 2 Toe, was on Santa Clause Lane. My stylist Alexis did a great job! I took about 5" off and really wish I would have done it before we had our family photos taken. It was way too long before, and just completely lifeless. She washed, cut and styled my hair for $35. Will definitely be going back there! hair cutHow was your weekend?

What are you looking forward to this month?