Awh Christa you are an angel
Tia had a good Christmas, thankyou
The run up to Christmas was very low key for us, no tree or lights however as Tia got stronger I managed to bring out a Santa hat or two and took a Christmas portrait. We forced ourselves to go out and attend a couple of family celebrations and checked on T through our web cam regularly
Tia seems so much happier since her diarrhea settled down but then it returned the day after Christmas (I am very strict about not giving her any food that might upset her) but I think that she is ok today. Her partial seizures have gotten worse so we are upping the meds slightly which is what we had to do last summer so I am on alert for any wobbly walking or increased anxiety.
The last couple months have been intense for me maybe some people who have been on this road before can relate. I know our time is limited as her lump is clearly significant now even though her spirit is bright. As we see her lump every day we are not as shocked as our visitors.
I resist going out so I can be by her side and make sure that she isn't hot and that she is comfortable. I wake up several times in the night to see if she is ok. Sometimes I hear her bark in my dreams only to find her snoring beside me so it couldn't have been her. Tia will bark if she thinks I have left her alone. She seems to be ok if we leave the house though according to our neighbours and the web cam. I'm not sure if this is her being a diva when I am around or if it is the seizure meds that give her anxiety.
She seems to be stronger in the last few weeks so now finally I am able to get a good nights sleep and chill out a little more. I have done all the reading and worrying I can do on the subject. I made myself have a 'me' day and went out to the Christmas sales only to return with an arm full of dog toys that were definitely not discounted. :P
After all of the running around and Christmas present, fashion and food stress I think that I am coming down with the flu. At least I know that I will be ok soon after a few vitamins. With us both being home for the holidays we are eating well although we are feasting probably a little too much:P One of the small blessings we have is not having to ration Tia's food. For years she has been on a diet but there is no need for it anymore
Hot weather is around the corner so this concerns me and so we continue to juggle as Tia holds her head high, wags her tail, smiles and aaahhrrroooowws.
I hope that you had an awesome Christmas and managed not to get your tinsel in a tangle like me:P
Hugs and much love to you and your pups!!
PS Karen your Christmas tree is gorgeous!