Thank heavens I had the foresight to write a bunch of posts in advance a few weeks ago, or it would be crickets here. It’s been a trying couple of weeks and it’s not over yet. We’ve had the closing changed, not once, but twice on my father-in-laws house. We’re not sure what the issue is, but it keeps getting moved closer which is hard when you are trying to coordinate schedules with everyone to finish getting it cleaned out. Then my husband and I both managed to get the cold/flu stuff that is making the go rounds. I’m so sick of coughing, my sides hurt.
As if us being sick wasn’t bad enough, then the dog got sick. At first I thought perhaps it was just her usual tummy problems, but then it became apparent that it was much more serious than that. She is currently in the dog hospital and it’s very touch and go at the moment. I’d appreciate any good thoughts/prayers you can spare at the moment, we are two very upset and concerned dog parents.
Anyhow–I have a couple of posts that haven’t posted yet, but if there is a large gap after that, you know why. Regardless of the outcome, I’m planning on having the post for the Book Group up on the 15th, but beyond that I’m not making any promises. If she does get home, I have no idea how much attention she’s going to need for those first few weeks, and she will be my priority. Keep us in your thoughts.
UPDATE AS OF 9/24/2017 8:00 PM
We went to the veterinary hospital and had a visit with Laney on Friday. She was happy to see us and was up and walking on her own, but very slowly. By the time we left, she was pretty tired, but the biggest news was we were able to get her to eat! The poor little thing hadn’t had anything that she’d kept down or felt like eating since Sunday, so this was a big deal. Because of things that were keeping us busy over the weekend, we weren’t able to go see her, but I called both days and both days she had eaten well and was looking perkier. Our vet is hoping she will be well enough to come home on Tuesday, but we are trying not to get our hopes up just in case. She will start taking a special medication that should help her out. It has been determined that she has a gallstone and it was blocking a duct which was causing all the problems.
Thank you all for your well wishes, prayers and positive thoughts. She’s a tough little dog, this isn’t the first scare we’ve had with her, but most certainly the worst. We hope she will have a full recovery and be around for a number of years yet to come.