I'm six feet, 225 pounds, and the L.L.Bean XXL flannel shirt is slightly too big, too long in the tail and sleeves (which I roll up to show my watch of course). I'm not returning it because it fits well enough but future L.L. Bean flannel shirts will be XL for me.
My XXL has been through a wash and dry cycle and is still slightly too big.
Today I spent $750 to find out that my dog Gretchen has toxicity in her gall bladder and an inflamed liver. The treatment is Amoxicillin for the liver and Ursodiol to clean out the gall bladder. Plus a Pepsid Famotidine too soothe her stomach. I got the latter, a pill, after several tries with boiled chicken.
But Grethen's teeth punctured the Amoxicillin capsule and powder went everywhere. She will not take this med. So I guess her liver will go to hell.
Tomorrow I'll try the Ursodiol which is challenging because I'm supposed to give half a capsule. That should be fun.
I'm feeling very incompetent and frustrated right now.
As I saw on many videos, I placed the capsule in the back of Gretchen's mouth, blew on her nose while closing her mouth, and the capsule went down.
Actually, one is leaking now but many will surely follow. My fillings are 30 years old. During the removal, I will be exposed to toxicity. The big day is January 3. I wonder what the side effects, if any, will be.
Today my dog Gretchen is getting blood tests, urine analysis, stomach ultra sound, etc. As you can imagine there's some sticker shock here. I might have to make a painful decision if they find something. So far there are irregularites in her liver. Now we're trying to rule out tumors and whatnot.
One thing for sure, I want the quality of Gretchen's life to stay at a certain level. I don't want to drag her along.
My wife and I adopted Gretchen 12 years ago and she was such a sad, scared, and abused dog her previous owners returned her to the rescue shelter. We kept her and she's been happy. But I will say the last month she's taken a turn south.