Wednesday the pulmonary doctors office called and said they had a cancellation could Papa Bear come in Thursday. This is wonderful news. Papa Bear has been waiting since July for this appointment. In July when a CT was done for his gallbladder spots were found on his lungs. This from a man who has never smoked a day in his life. I was a little afraid because he has worked in places and been exposed to asbestos for years.
We left the house at 1:30 PM on Thursday for his appointment. The doctor is 99% sure the spots on his lungs is Old Histoplusmosis and turned into Old Granulomatous disease which isn't really a disease. It is a term used for calcification of the spots which were a result of having Histoplusmosis. Histoplusmosis is from a soil fungus he probably got from growing up in West Virginia near the Ohio River Valley. When the doctor gave us this news I did not realize how shallow I had been breathing. I just let out a huge sigh of relief and probably took my first deep breath in two months. Just to be on the safe side the doctor ordered a another CT to be done in 6 weeks with a follow up in 8 months.
We didn't get home until 4:45 Pm and the first thing we noticed was Bébé was not in the yard or her favorite place on the porch. I called and called her until I was almost hoarse. She usually comes running to me immediately. Papa Bear got the golf cart and rode all over the property looking for her. She loves to go down to the pond and take a dip to cool off but she was nowhere to be found. I cooked dinner, milked the girls and still no Bébé. Before bedtime I went out to the porch expecting her to be there wagging her tail but she was gone.
6AM Friday morning, I opened the door and was so disappointed that Bébé was not there. I fed the cats. went back inside to do a couple of things and get the milking items together. At 6:30 AM I started out the door to go milk and there was Bébé sitting wagging her tail! I fed her and she did her usual thing of going to the barn while I milked. When I got through she went back to the porch, laid down and slept for most of the day.
Papa Bear and I are wondering if she tried to follow us to town and if so just how far she get? She was gone for about 17 hours total before she came back home. I guess she really does belong here. We'll just have to be careful when we leave to make sure she's not following us, if that is what happened.