My beloved baby is going through major surgery today.
I’m extremely sad.
I’m a little worried.
and frankly, I’m quite upset that she’s having to go through this procedure at such a young age..
My husband noticed her symptoms first.
“She’s whining a little…” he mentioned one day with very little emotion. He’s so matter-of-fact sometimes.
“I don’t notice anything different.” I tend to brush things off that I don’t want to think about.
“Well, maybe it’s because you’re around her everyday for hours at a time. You’ve become used to her whining.”
I listened closer….determined to hear the change in her normal humming noises. Nothing. But I followed his advice and took her in to determine the source of her whine.
I was shocked with the results.
“It can’t be!!” I shouted to my husband when I got home. “There is no way, at three years old, with the way that I take care of her, that she should be experiencing these problems!!”
I continue on before he can even answer.
“I take her in for regular check ups. I clean her everyday. I feed her only the best. (Ok….best priced) . How can this be happening?
“You can always get a second opinion.” He was desperate for me to calm down and think clearly.
My response was to do what I do best. Ignore the situation and hope it goes away..
And that’s what I did.
For about 6 weeks.
By then she was experiencing other symptoms, so I brought her back in. The prescription for her new symptoms were minor, so I was surprisingly calm about treating them. But when I consulted again with my husband, he repeated his advice to have her bigger problem taken care of before it gets worse.
I stubbornly crossed my arms, and replied. “She is TOO YOUNG!”
“At this point, it doesn’t matter how old she is. It needs to be done, so you may as well quit putting it off. You’ll both feel better when it’s all over.” Dang. He can be so unemotional sometimes.
So Monday night after work, I dropped her off. It hurt to leave her there… all alone. But I’m trying to trust that she’ll come out of it okay. And more important. I’m hoping the insurance will change their minds and cover her procedure.
You see, they declined it when we first approached them. They think she’s lived a lot longer life than she really has. I know she’s growing up fast. But she’s still only THREE!
So there you have it.
My Mustang is in the shop to get the real axle bearings replaced before they get any worse. It’s about 6,000 miles outside of warranty, and when we tried to fight it (because it really is only three years old), they declined to cover it. I know it has over 80,000 miles, but they’re all highway miles. (I put 100 miles on it everytime I go to work). I really do take good care of it, and normally I am sooo proud of it, but the idea that Ford is not standing behind their product really bothers me.
So I’m sinking about $900 into a three year old vehicle and I’m ticked. But the hubby is right. (Yes… again). I’ll feel much better about her once she is up and running and behaving like a normal three year old.