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No more cone! We were SO thankful when Silas got the okay to not wear the cone any more.
I’m really thankful that he still has all of his ear (even though the scar is going to be pretty gnarly unless the fur grows back to cover it) because we came really close to losing half of it. It doesn’t look bad in the pics from the front, but the back of his ear was pretty scary looking.
I’m thankful that he’s healthy and was able to make a full recovery from this with ZERO complications. 10 months old and I sincerely hope we never have to have the cone again.
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Cone of Mayhem day 6. He ended up wearing it for nearly 3 weeks to let his ear heal. He didn’t seem to mind it… the rest of us were extremely tired of it by the end of our ordeal.
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Cone of Mayhem.
(Silas got an owie on his ear and had to wear the cone of shame for three weeks!)
Three weeks ago my puppy got an owie on his ear. He had to wear the ‘cone of shame’. We came to call it the ‘cone of mayhem’ because he tore down anything around him with it. (2 broken glasses… numerous bruises on our legs, knocked over tables, chairs… etc.) A cone on a 10 month old german shepherd puppy is insane!
And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America
Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.
Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.
Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.
But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?
Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.
Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!
OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T
how can anaesthetic cost that much??
how is this legal??
WHAT? And I thought having to pay £7 ($11.55) for stronger prescription allergy meds instead of £4 ($6.60) for the less effective store-brand ones was ridiculous.
You have to pay for the ambulance!?
OK, I’m shocked by the prices, but all of the people from other countries who are just shocked that there ARE prices just make me so so sad.
This is so screwed up.
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Silas ~ 5 1/2 months old (black and tan GSD)
Zephyr ~ 4 years old (solid black GSD)
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Silas howls on command. We tell him “moon” and this is the result.
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Zephyr being adorable (as per usual) Silas being puppy. He’s 19 weeks old! (that’s 4 months and 15 days)
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