Boy is my head spinning. We have so many things going on I may soon collapse, face down in the dirt......but, I am hoping not.
There those garden and household projects we continue to try to tackle every weekend. (If only there were more than 2 days in a weekend.) Then, last week one of my canines went stiff in his hind end, which progressed to constant pain and limping. We took him in, had some x-rays & blood work done, but nothing concrete was ever diagnosed. He was kind of stumping the Vet. Then his bladder went next, or at least his ability to empty it. And his discomfort continued to grow. I did lots of crying.
The good news is after many, many sleepless nights and vet visits we have our old boy peeing again (yippee!!), and he is comfortable. Conclusion? Neurological stuff, a slipped or ruptured disc, blood clot, or most likely a spinal tumor. Not sure how long we can maintain him in his current state, but every day we have with him is appreciated. If the steroids hadn't helped get him the ability to eliminate back we would have had to 'put him down' by week's end. And when he again loses that ability that will be the only alternative to twice daily catheterizing him at the vet's office. We did that a couple of days, but long term it is not financially feasible. It just plain sucks when our pets get old and sick.
On a brighter note I sowed some peas, carrots, and greens out int he garden this weekend. My daughter keeps asking when we will grow our own food, I keep telling her I am trying. Lol, I think after she planted the seeds she expected instant snap peas.
Turns out most of the potatoes I ordered are out of stock, which is beyond annoying being I ordered them the second the 2011 catalog became available. Something is fishy there if you ask me, but I scrambled and was able to find others to take their place from another New England supplier. Thank goodness for that, no spuds would have been another thing to cry over.
I have been trying to read some blogs while up at all hours of the morning with the dog, but if I go missing again for a while you all know why. I am not spell checking or proof-reading before I post this is I am about to late for a vet appointment with my sick boy- happy gardening and wish my boy Travis luck as he hopefully hangs on to his precious life a bit longer here.