Yesterday and today warranted hats. They cover so much. Like that patch of equal parts dry and oily skin on my forehead, my unplucked eye brows and the obvious, unwashed bed head. It’s been two days since my last shower, but some things you do well to overlook in the name of maintaining sanity and peace among the natives. The natives being the two male children I’ve brought forth. Also, I feel I can run errands incognito, just tip the bill down a bit and bam! Stealth mode.

We’ve been on shaky ground today, and were up all night last night with Judah, but I can feel the warmth of the light at the end of this tunnel. At least I hope that’s what it is. I joke around a lot and generally find humor in these patches of ungraceful days, but when Judah is on a rant, they’re serious business. While his ability to regulate his emotions and behaviors has progressed, it’s still difficult some times for him to gain control. And quite honestly, aside from my nerves being a little frayed, it hurts my heart to see him struggle.

The good news is, it seems our insurance has approved his ABA services and they should resume again sooner than I thought. He is currently settled down and enjoying a little movie time; And I’m off to squeeze in a little painting with the youngest ginger before bed. And then a shower. A shower must happen tonight. :)

{Sweatshirt: Ross, Pants: T.J. Maxx, Boots: Target, Hat: from my high school days, probably old navy? Scarf: vintage poncho turned neck warmer}

Veterinary medicine

Veterinary medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in non-human animals. The scope of veterinary medicine is wide, covering all animal species, both domesticated and wild, with a wide range of conditions which can affect different species.

Veterinary medicine is widely practiced, both with and without professional supervision. Professional care is most often led by a veterinary physician (also known as a vet, veterinary surgeon or veterinarian), but also by paraveterinary workers such as veterinary nurses or technicians. This can be augmented by other paraprofessionals with specific specialisms such as animal physiotherapy or dentistry, and species relevant roles such as farriers.

Veterinary science

Veterinary science helps human health through the monitoring and control of zoonotic disease (infectious disease transmitted from non-human animals to humans), food safety, and indirectly through human applications from basic medical research. They also help to maintain food supply through livestock health monitoring and treatment, and mental health by keeping pets healthy and long living. Veterinary scientists often collaborate with epidemiologists, and other health or natural scientists depending on type of work. Ethically, veterinarians are usually obliged to look after animal welfare.

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