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Started walking again today

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Well it was a sad day in our house yesterday and all things must pass on, but it still was so difficult. Lucy went out like the lady she was and I was a crying mama. We decided to have her cremated and will get her ashes in about 10 days. We will then bury her under her favorite tree in the backyard.
We were gonna bring her home and bury her. I think that once she was dead my husband just couldn't handle the idea of bringing her back here dead. We would have spent the afternoon digging the hole and I just think he wasn't able to do it.
It made it a bit easier on me too. He said I was the brave one because I was able to make the decision when it became necessary. When our other dog died a number of years ago, she had been in so much pain but he could not bring himself to have her put to sleep. She suffered a lot because he just couldn't do what really needed to be done for the dog.
I am going to try and walk Phred 2 times a day. A longer walk in the morning and a shorter one in the afternoon. Phred is still looking around for Lucy. Jeff got rid of Lucy's food and water bowls, along with her blanket. He felt Phred would get the idea better that she wasn't coming back if her stuff wasn't around.
We did keep her doggy pillow we got her for this past Christmas.
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RIP Lucy will be put to sleep tomorrow morning.

Monday, March 08, 2010

The last couple of days have had there highs and lows. Was my husbands 55th birthday on Sat. and I took him, his buddy and our son to dinner. The last few days my dog has not been doing very well, for those who may not know she was diagnosed with diabetes at the beginning of the year and given a month to live.
She has all but stopped eating anything and throwing up what she does eat. Last night I was up with her all night and only in the light of day did I realize that she most likely had a small stroke. She has had to have help getting into the house for the last week because she could no longer use the dog door. So I was up 3 times to let her out to pee last night and never could get back to sleep. I just felt something was wrong. This morning her left eye was all droopy and she couldn't focus where she was looking. She looked so sad, I let her out in the backyard and she had trouble getting down the two steps to the grass. She laid down on the grass and stayed there. After a while I went in the back and asked her to come in the house, she got up slowing and I had to help her up the steps.
When my husband got home from work we talked about putting her to sleep and I called the vet. We have an 9:30am appointment tomorrow, we will be with her and bring her home to bury her under her favorite tree in the backyard.
I will miss this old hound dog. She has been at my side through so many illnesses and always made me smile. She was always ready to shake anyone's hand who greeted her with a smile and is the sweetest dog ever.
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    Oh sweetie I'm so sorry. We had that happen with a kitty, I know it's very hard. You're in my thoughts, take care.

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lazy day

Friday, March 05, 2010

Was going to walk over to CVS today but I started coughing again so decided to drive. I kept thinking this is so supid to be driving such a short distance when I could walk it in under 10 mins. I keep coughing as soon as I start to move around in the morning and its gets worse as the day goes on. So I skipped the walk. Got some more tylenol, birthday cards for the hubby and some other things I needed. I am going to go over to Stater Brothers tomorrow to get a German Chocolate cake for the husband. I will have a little piece for his birthday. I have to take him out to dinner too.


Well same old same old, still sick

Thursday, March 04, 2010

I decided to clean house for about 40 mins today. It just made me worse yet again. I started coughing within 10 mins. and still haven't stopped even with the codiene medication. I have been on antibiotics for 3 days now and don't really know if I am getting any better or not. My husband who brought this sickness home with him on the 14th is still coughing, but I blame that on the fact he is a 2 pk a day smoker. Frank and I took the dogs on a walk today but I feel Lucy is losing ground fast. She has not been eating well the last couple of days but we had steak tonight and she ate those bones with no problem.


Not much happening

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

I do feel a bit better today but that isn't saying much. I did go to my credit union to get my SS/Disbility money and pay on my personal line of credit. Other than that I didn't do much because I was coughing pretty bad by the time I got back to the house. I have these dark circles under my eyes and look just awful. Oh well I guess things could be worse.


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