Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Tough times...

I haven't been keeping up with this, and it bothers me. Things have been tough for the last few months: I had walking pneumonia, then my dog had emergency surgery while I was out of town. His back is healing nicely, but he is not eating, so he isn't recovering. He's lost more than 10% of his total weight in three weeks, which is extremely dangerous. He's going back in on Friday to have a gastroscopy tube put in; I'll have to use a syringe to shoot food directly into his stomach. Hopefully this will get him back on track. I haven't slept more than 2 hours a night in almost 2 weeks, and I'm worried that I'm going to end up sick again - then how will I take care of him? So it's been a bad few months.

2 comments:

Sean Burgess said...

Chin up buckaroo. I always live by the mantra that a person is never tasked with more than they can rightly handle. Of course, that doesn't stop me from grumbling under my breath when yet another responsibility is piled on. Hopefully, your pup will start to bounce back and you will be able to get some much needed rest.

Sean---

Jess said...

Sorry to hear about your pneumonia, Esther! It's tough being so overwhelmed. Waldo is lucky to have you as a mommy, you sound like you are doing a fantastic job taking care of him. BUT - You need to take care of yourself too, you know. Let me know if I can do anything to help!! jstratton_at_solaceconsulting_dotcom.