Friday, January 30, 2009

Update

Dear BlogFriends,

I cried when I dropped her off this morning. She looked over her shoulder at me while trotting back with the tech. I called every hour, worry warring with the intense requests coming from all angles. For once, I didn't care about the Absolutely Urgent and Earth-Shatteringly Important Issues (!!!!!).

She whimpered with every bump we hit on the way home, resting a paw on my leg as I kept one hand on her back.

I coaxed her into her chair, fretting when she'd restlessly move about, only to droop until she was resting wherever she was. She stood with only her head out the dog door until I walked over and offered to go outside with her.

We slept - both of our heads hurting - and I woke at 11. She followed me downstairs so I scrambled her an egg and was pleased when she ate. She's since gone back to bed and I'm attempting to handle some of these critical issues.

Thank you for the your comments and concern. The reminder of mortality is rarely a pleasant one and I don't know what I'll do when I eventually lose her. It was a rough day today and I expect tomorrow will be a bit uncomfortable as well. But we'll stay here in our comfortable house and mostly ignore the world as she heals.

Love, Katie

12 comments:

JaneB said...

Glad to hear that she came through the proceedure OK, and I hope that you both feel better tomorrow

DocElectron said...

I'm so glad to hear that she made it through the surgery and is now on the way back to a healthier way of life.

I'll be in your boat next week, I don't envy you today. Rest well, both of you.

Seeking Solace said...

I am so glad everything worked out. Sending you hugs.

Psych Post Doc said...

Glad the surgery went well, I hope you're both able to relax a bit today.

Amanda@Lady Scientist said...

I'm so happy that the surgery went well. I hope that you both get a chance to rest.

Ambivalent Academic said...

What a brave girl you have - and she is so lucky to have such a concerned and attentive person to take care of her. Glad to hear that the procedure went well. I think you'll be surprised at how quickly she'll bounce back. Sending good thoughts your way.

PhDLadybug said...

You are taking very good care of her. She will be better very soon and dogs are so courageous when they bounce back from illness. Rest and hug her a lot.

I am sending good vibes for both of you.

Citronella said...

Recuperation should go easily for the girl in such good conditions. Stay cosy.

Lucy said...

I hope she heals quickly and you're both feeling better soon.

Psycgirl said...

Katie, I'm so glad to hear that the procedure went well. I will be thinking about both you and Chienne - she will be healed soon, I'm sure

Amelie said...

Oh, I'm sorry you both had to go through this, but I'm glad that Chienne is better now. Take good care of her and of yourself.

JustMe said...

i'm so sorry i wasn't here for you through this...

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