Wow, my family seems to be getting hammered by the universe this year.
We’ve had some really huge challenges to face, and they just keep coming.
I’ve chosen not to blog about most of these things.
Tuesday evening a close relative was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma and is in surgery today.
Just when you think nothing else can go wrong …?
This will be another thing I won’t be blogging about, other than mentioning it in passing today.
I really need a big dose of GOOD NEWS in my life.
On a positive note, I think Fred is going to be okay.
I had a very scary couple days with him.
He stopped eating, he became unresponsive, etc., etc.
Dr. Berry was excellent – I was very impressed.
The hospital itself doesn’t handle “normal” vet stuff like vaccines, etc.
They have a cardiologist, orthopedic surgeon, ophthalmologist, and neurologist working there … along with other types of specialty veterinarians.
They deal with emergencies and/or specialties regular vets don’t.
Our “regular” vet referred Fred there as an emergency case.
Dr. Berry spent a lot of time with Fred … even going for a walk with us outside so he could observe Fred walking, turning, etc.
The good news is Dr. Berry feels he’s ruled out the scary stuff.
He made some adjustments to the medications Fred had already been given, and Fred seemed to respond positively within eight hours.
I can’t say Fred is healed/normal/one hundred percent yet.
But, he is much improved over a day ago and that is very good news.
Hopefully, as he continues on medication, resting, etc., he will improve quickly.
I’ve cancelled everything for this week except for PT.
The rest of my week will be devoted to caring for Fred,
And, of course, our family as we face a very serious crisis.