Thursday, April 30, 2009

How's Old Fuzzy Face?

You may have noticed the lack of an update last week. I have gotten to the point where these weekly reports on his condition have become too difficult. He's still doing relatively well; he's eating, he's getting his meds and he still climbs onto my lap in the evenings to watch television. We don't walk so much any more.

He's slowing down. Heart problems aside, he's an old man and doesn't always feel like romping. So he sleeps. For those of you have been so kind and care about him, I'll keep you posted as to how he's doing. Whether or not there will be any more videos remains to be seen and the updates will no longer come every week. When things are going bad for him, I'm worse. Trying to mask anxiety is becoming too difficult.

Next week we go to WSU to have his monitor read once again and see if his meds need to be adjusted. Other than that we just serenely drift through our daily routine. A neighbor visited last Sunday and he nearly had another episode. We calmed him down but it took him time to recover. It took me longer. Therein lies the problem. The roller coaster ride is not one I handle well.

So Friday I'm off to a hand surgeon to see about getting a cyst removed from a finger on my "mouse" hand. It has had a spurt of growth and snags on everything. Yuck! I have to start taking better of myself to better care for the men in my life. For all they've both given me, it's the least I can do!

In lieu of my usual video of a raptor from WSU I've been alerted to this one. An eagle's nest in BC with live video. One egg has hatched, by the time you watch maybe both. It's heartwarming and beautiful. Bookmark it or whatever if you like this sort of thing and come back often.


Linda said...

Do keep me posted on Bacchus.

Harlax said...

It breaks my heart to hear your dog is not well. I am a new follower so I haven't read the past posts about his health, but as a mother of 3 dogs myself, this saddens my heart. I will keep you both in my prayers.

Dogwalkmusings said...

Linda, I dfinitely will. You have been such a source of stength and caring for me, I doubt I can ever repay you.

Harlax, Thanks for coming on board! I'm sorry it's under the sad circumstances, but for now he's holding his own and I'm sure the prayers are a large part of the reason why.

Peggy said...

From one animal lover to another, thanks for live feed. I really enjoyed it.
Sorry about your dog, I know how hard it must be for you!

Peggy said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I am following you now so I won't miss an entry.
Take care of yourself, cause the men in your life need you.
PS MY beautiful Lab Wheaton was an old lady and we miss her every day.
We now have Gracie the cat to keep us all in line!

Margie's Musings said...

I am always glad to hear about Bacchus. As the partial owner of an old Shar Pei, I can relate to your dilemma.

Hughes ap Williams said...

Here in Hillsborough NJ we have the Duke Farms Eagle Cam -

The bald eagle nest now has three eaglets in residence.

Dogwalkmusings said...

Hughes, thanks for sharing the link!