August 10, 2009

Theo has picked up a lovely shrieking habit. It's shrieking wiith joy, but still eardrum-shattering nonetheless. He has apparently discovered that he has a voice and wow, it's fun to use! The funny thing is that he likes to shriek at Scout, and then when she gets tired of it and leaves the room, he shrieks even louder. After Kevin told me this, I pointed out that Scout herself has a habit of whenever we get home and Theo's sleeping in the car seat and we bring him in, Scout gets right up next to him and barks and barks and barks at him, invariably waking him up. So I wouldn't go so far as to say that Theo is retaliating--he really does shriek out of joy and he LOVES the dogs (sometime will just look at them and coo and laugh and laugh), but I think Scout is getting a little taste of her own medicine there, so it's hard for me to feel terribly sorry for her.

Knee is feeling better today. I can definitely feel improvement, incremental as it is. I got a call from the surgery center asking how things were going and asking if the wound was weeping at all or if it was still swollen. I haven't looked at it so I didn't know, but they said it would be okay to take a peek as long as I didn't go poking around in there. The verdict is that it is still swollen but not unreasonably so (I think) and the incisions themselves look just fine. There are a couple of holes from the arthroscope, and then a doozy along the side, maybe 4-5 inches long, where they had to attach the ligament. My days as a knee model are over.

Posted by Shelby at August 10, 2009 06:14 PM