Sunday, May 10, 2015
All we know is that right at bedtime he went outside for the last time and then scratched a bit at his eye when he came back in. The vet thinks he ran into something or got something in his eye but there isn't actually a scratch, just overall swelling that we could see with the dye they use. If it doesn't get any better by tomorrow I have to take him back, they will then sedate him and see if something is still in his eyelid (not possible without sedation). Apparently dogs have 3 eyelids. I did not know that. Anyway, hubby is traveling right now and I am caring for Boo Boo Puppy. I had intended to take a walk with Buddy and Mom and then Mom and I were going out for a Greek Dinner for Mother's Day. Instead, Mom is coming over with a big 2 liter bottle of cider and we will be ordering pizza and watching a movie at home. I get to put drops in his eye every 6 hours. It took 3 of us at the vets to get the first one in but alone I was successfully able to get a drop in this afternoon. I think he gets more riled up the more people involved.
In other news, my Mother-in-law has been officially diagnosed with Alzheimers. We have known for several years that something bad was going on with her brain. Last year she forgot how to tell time and was having issues working her washing machine. Fortunately she quit driving in December when she turned 80 as did not retake her drivers exam. We had been terrified she would hit someone and she had refused to stop driving before then. The good news is now that she has been diagnosed she has been given better medications and seems in much better spirits and her thoughts are much more together. She is in a great environment where her seniors unit is attached to the hospital and as she needs more care they are right there to give it to her. The same facility also has long term care down the road which means she would move rooms but not have to leave the building when things worsen. Her unit right now is a regular apartment where they deliver her meals. She can have a nurse come in and give her meds each day so she doesn't forget to take them which has been an issue in the past. We sent her a live plant arrangement and teddy bear for Mothers Day which was delivered yesterday as the small town where she lives only has one florist who is closed on Sunday. She loved it. It is hard being a Province away but hubby tries to see her every time he goes on business to Alberta which is usually every other month. His brother and family live in the next town from where she is at so they see her fairly often and can see to her financial affairs and monitor her health better than we can from afar.
On that note I shall sign off - Happy Mothers Day to all of you out there, to humans and fur babies alike!