Tuesday, September 29, 2009

14 days...

and Dottie's checkup today was fine; she hadn't "coughed" anything loose and the surgeon said that everything seemed to be right where he left it, despite the cold that lingered into a 2nd round of antibiotics.

Angel is stronger and walking further each day; though her head is still at a 30 degree list and her balance is very "off", she walks to the front door now and only wants a finger on her collar to steady her as she goes down the two steps to the yard; yesterday she walked the 100 feet to the backyard for the first time and wandered around her favorite haunts, then back to the front door.

Of course, eating canned dog food for the first time in her life seems to be her favorite part of the whole thing! (That and dinner rolls with her meds in them...)

Dottie is on the phone now talking to her sisters and updating them; thus my chance to do the same thing here...

May the week be kind to each of you! Thank you for all the well wishes and warm thoughts!

alan

12 comments:

chrissie said...

Well, keep your head screwed on Alan.

Odd how everything hits the fan at once, isn't it?

hugs
chrissie
xxxx

Calamity Jen said...

So glad to hear that both Dottie and Angel seem to be on the mend.

CrackerLilo said...

That must've been scary as hell to deal with the cold on top of that surgery!!! I'm so glad it's going away, and glad Angel seems to be doing better, too.

*Hugs* to you all!

fineartist said...

Aww Alan you've had your hands full and your heart hurt. We do love our animals.

I'm glad to hear that Dottie is healing.

I've missed you.
love and light to you.

Sassy said...

You're such a sweet man! Dottie is a lucky lady.

May your weekend be kind!

breathethenexhale said...

hoping things keep moving towards wellness in the household!

P.D. Gourlais said...

Oh I'm so glad that Dottie is feeling better as well as Angel! :)

"That and the dinner rolls with her meds in them." LOL! Nice trick for your babe Angel!

When I was five we had a dog named Angel but she was murdered by a German Shepard. :( That was my first death memory! I followed my father all the way home. He was only 28 and carrying the dying dog 1 mile home from the playground crying. That's one of the only times I saw my father WEEP. Not just cry but WEEP.

GirlWhoShould said...

I hope they're still on the mend :)
Lucy x

Ange said...

Thinking of you today.

No_Newz said...

Sending out heaps of healing vibes all around!!!

zilla said...

I've been remiss and I'm sorry.

I'll keep a good thought for Dottie's and everyone's healing.

(I got a little choked up about Angel, Alan. Bless you for carrying her out so she can have a walk. Bless you for everything you do on behalf of others. Bless you.)

breathethenexhale said...

Missing you! Hope all is well in your world... =)