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Rough Couple of weeks - emotionally and money wise

June 5th, 2018 at 10:04 am

My last day at my job was 5/24, a Thursday. I had a half day (paid for full) and then we off Friday. My husband took off with me and we had some time together- lunch out and a movie and had a really awesome time.

Saturday morning, my dog (of 3 years) bit me. He has been having behavior issues, but he was hurt and I reached to help his paw, and he bit me hard. An emergency room visit resulted in my hand getting 14 stiches. $$$ large bill coming

Because of his bite history and the severity of my bite, we worked with the rescue we originally adopted the dog from to address this issue. Unfortunately, after the 10 day quarantine, he had to be put down. We are so upset, but medically/mentally, something was wrong with him. The rescue & vets office agreed. He was sick.

By Memorial Day (Monday), it was infected and I was back at the ER. I was admitted right away and they started me on IV antibiotics. There was concern about possibly doing a surgery, but after 3 days, I was released to go home on Thursday.

Friday morning, I woke up with infection symptoms returning and I was right back in the ER and being admitted. Saturday, I had hand surgery. I was released to come home yesterday (Monday).

So of the last 8 days, I spent 6 in the hospital. That bill will be ridiculous. Our family health insurance deductible is $2400. We used up some of it already, but the actual out of pocket cap amount is $7000.

I am doing better. However, because I could not start my new job on the 29th as I was supposed to, I had to tell them to release and open the position up. LUCKILY though - the company that I really wanted to work for called Tuesday and offered me a position at a salary higher than the original new job offer. I have a start date of the 18th.

I have mobility issues of the hand and hope that my dexterity is better by then. Trying to take it easy is hard!

So because of all this craziness, we have unknown medical bill coming, $361.45 vet bill, and incidentals from eating out, etc. that my husband had to do while traipsing back & forth between home, babysitters and hospital for the last week.

I am very lucky though - my hand will be ok, my family is ok and I have a new job starting. I just have to hold onto that.

7 Responses to “Rough Couple of weeks - emotionally and money wise”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm so sorry about your hand and your dog. Isn't interesting though how all those events led you to the job you wanted for more pay. I'd say overall still pretty lucky. May your healing be swift!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Oh, I am so sorry, that's rough! What a time you have had! But I'm glad you ended up with a better job with more pay.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Oh my goodness, you have had a roughtime. Glad your hand is doing better.

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    Wow, I am so sorry to hear about everything. ((HUGS))

  5. Rose. Says:

    That is definitely a lot. Congratulations on the new job though.

  6. Dido Says:

    I am so sorry to hear about this. Prayers that your hand will be ok and I am sorry about your dog. I had a rescue dog that bit me four times and ended up having to be put down; it is always so hard.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear about the bite / your dog.

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