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When the dog you love needs you, you step up - even with the act of stepping up physically hurts.

Monday, July 18, 2016

I am wholly consumed with our little Olive. She injured her back doing something completely innocent. After two trips to the emergency room last week, she was admitted to the animal hospital. An MRI revealed another severely ruptured disc in her spine. Again? How can this be? Ahhhh my poor girl!
She did well during surgery, and thank goodness, is finally home after almost a week in the hospital. My husband and I are so thankful for the loving care and excellent knowledge of the pet hospital staff. Even they couldn't stand to see her in so much pain.
And now the long road ahead for Olive's 12 week recovery. No walking, complete confinement in her crate. Lots of pills, powers and drops. Today was our first day of her medication schedule, starting at 5:00 AM. Then 7:00AM, 9:00AM, etc.
I've got to stuff my own severe pain down. Squish it into submission if I can. There's just no time for it.
It's more than challenging to gingerly lift Olive to put her in a sling, carry her outside to go potty, hand feed her since she's so stiff, feed her water with a syringe, hold cold compresses on her back (careful to avoid her stitches)...this is hard. But I won't complain. This dog of mine is a wonderful family member. So I will continue to pray for her recovery. And I will continue to argue and fight back internally against my own chronic pain to make sure that my adorable Olive gets everything that she needs. Thank God my husband took the next two days off of work to help out.

I won't be sparking much for a while, but I will be thinking of my spark pals and wishing you days filled with low pain, healthy food and lots of movement : ).

'Nuff said,
Bren
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  • OOLALA53
    Sorry I missed this. Thinking of you both with love!
    783 days ago
  • KAILYNSTAR
    I hope things are going better for Olive. I hope things are getting to a balance for you.

    Hugs.
    798 days ago
  • RI-SUNSHINE
    Sorry to hear about Olive - she has a great Mom and Dad! Sending healing thoughts for you and Olive!
    812 days ago
  • JCARDINAL
    I'm so sorry to hear about Olive. I know you are doing everything in your power to take care of her and make sure she's comfortable. Sending prayers for a quick recovery. emoticon
    817 days ago
  • CARRILU
    Poor little olive.......:(......

    I will be praying for you all too. It's so hard and at the same time so meaningful to care for another. You will be writing blog with happy puppy pictures before you know it but for now we will be thinking of you and sending strength and energy your way!
    824 days ago
  • GUITARWOMAN
    You are one tough lady. You have my admiration and good wishes.
    825 days ago
  • TRENTDREAMER
    " And I will continue to argue and fight back internally against my own chronic pain to make sure that my adorable Olive gets everything that she needs. Thank God my husband took the next two days off of work to help out."
    * Indeed. Sorry to hear about the dog emoticon Hope that she feels better soon.

    I won't be sparking much for a while, but I will be thinking of my spark pals and wishing you days filled with low pain, healthy food and lots of movement : ).
    * Come tap me on the shoulder when next you're on :)


    825 days ago
  • LESLIELENORE
    emoticon Sorry to hear of Olive's pain. Glad your husband could get a little time off!
    826 days ago
  • WHITE-GREEN
    emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm so sorry to hear of Olive's pain... I am thinking good thoughts for you and for her and for your husband. Sending love and a prayer.
    826 days ago
  • MEWHENRYSMAMA
    Oh, both you sweet beings are in misery and pain and I am so, so sorry! Poor Olive having this happen again! What are the odds of that happening? You are both in my prayers (so is your DH, who also is trying to help and cope with it all, too) and I will continue to think of all of you with these challenges! I know this is so hard on your physically, Bren, and emotionally as well! You poor dears!
    Many gentle hugs, much love, thoughts and prayers!
    Mary
    826 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    The three of you are a fine example of a loving family unit. Sending wishes for healing for you and Olive.
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    826 days ago
  • JOHNMARTINMILES
    Keep on keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life…
    emoticon Until tomorrow!
    826 days ago
  • KIKKI-G
    all the good healing vibes are being sent to your fam & Olive. Shes a trooper & will be back at it in no time!


    826 days ago
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