This week has been a nightmare. It’s been my nightmare reality.
First, last Friday, I took my oldest doggie to the vet. You all know Big Dog, my sensitive girl, my caring girl, my emotional girl.
She’s had kidney problems her whole life. The theory behind this is that her original owner, the one who raced her, tried to kill her chemically. They failed, which was how she ended up at the Houston Greyhound Pets Association animal shelter. So, these number are something we’ve been keeping track of.
At the last physical, her numbers had elevated. They had held constant for many years, heck she’s 11 & we got her at 3, so she’s been living with this for all this long with no trouble whatsoever. This change indicates she’s starting the decline into the eternal sleep. She’ll likely be gone by Christmas. I truly hope not, I (and Papa) adore this dog… it’s breaking my heart.
This is imitating live because 2 of my mom’s dogs, thought younger, died of the same affliction.
Today, I found out that my Mom went to the ER last night because she felt terrible. Her knee that had been reconstructed over 2 years ago, was swollen and very infected. it turns out that the knee was the least of her worries. Her kidneys were starting to fail because of the infection. She was on the verge of dialysis. Had she delayed even 24 hours, she’d got to the eternal sleep herself.
That’s life imitating life imitating life.
On Tuesday afternoon I started to get a severe pain in my neck radiating down my right arm. I went home early. I was in such agony, I didn’t go in Wednesday either. Thursday I was better enough to function. Barely. And today I’m better yet, but going to the Dr. to talk about a new muscle relaxer and talk about the possibility of the nerve root block.
That’s my life imitating a nightmare reality.
My day has been a whirlwind so far, calls from Auntie, calls from Gramma, calls to Auntie, calls to Gramma… it’s exhausting. I think I’m going to get back from my Dr appointment and lay down.
Papa has been a real dream through this whole thing.
I’m telling you… something about 10.10.10 week that has caused things to be wacky!
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