I am doing this post because Alice is being lazy about it. She had a few bad days last week, but now she is almost back to normal. She was going to do a post but decided to ask me to do it instead. So, this is going to be short.
Alice’s digestive system has taken a beating so far partly due to the strong antibiotic, Levaquin, she was on. This apparently kills all the good bacteria needed for digestion in your system along with the bad ones. She has since been taken off of it and hopefully she will have less of a problem after the next cycle. The sad part is that she should never have been prescribed this medicine from the start according to some of the other doctors at the hospital. Anyway, after having spent $150 at the pharmacy, we are still left with about $100 worth of this medicine. I will sell them to anyone who wants the drug, real cheap!!
We have an appointment with the radiation oncologist this afternoon to talk about her radiation treatment to start sometime next month. No poking with the needle this time.
On a completely different subject, I saw an article in our local paper (Salt Lake Tribune) by Ted Williams who write for the “writers on the Range” or something like that. He wrote about how most of the nature photography is fake. He says that the shows like Marlin Perkins Wild Kingdom and Marty Stouffer’s Wild America were staged scenes and filled with fake encounters. Even the scorpion dance in Walt Disney’s Living Desert was fake. Also, this article says that the footage of lemmings jumping off the cliffs was staged and they really do not kill themselves that way. Oh well, there is no Santa Claus!!!!
In total contrast to the staged, faux nature photography I mentioned above, here is the genuine thing that happened this morning just around 8 AM. The dogs next door, Rasta and Rio started barking up a storm running along the backyard fence. When we looked out there he was, a skinny coyote running along the fence on the outside. He was just going back and forth playing with the neighbors’ dogs as though they were long lost buddies. I took a few photos with our not-so-great camera and here are a couple of shots. We have seen coyotes in the past, running along the fence in the back but they never stayed still for me to take pictures.
(That’s Rio on the left with his tail in the air. There’s a chain link fence separating them.)
There it is, my “mini” post. We will update you if we get any new News.