Saturday, July 7, 2007
Knitting night was great! Except when I got home around 10 pm.....and saw my older puppy laying on the floor in puddles of saliva, unable to get up. She was wagging, and looking at me, and trying to get up, but she couldn't. We took her to the emergency vet, and it looks like she had a seizure. They don't know yet if it's b/c of a tumor, or a stroke, but it is something in her brain because she is still paralyzed on her right side. We have to take her to a different facility for brain imaging.
I think she's between 8 and 10 years old, I can't even remember when we got her. She has had both knees operated on in her youth, and has really bad arthritis, but she's still such a sweetie pie. This is hard to deal with.
Life at 45 YO is not what I imagined it would be--is this when everybody else starts having so much to deal with? Am I just spoiled that I've had minimal tragedies sprinkled throughout my life, and am getting whalloped with all of them this year? Everyone around me is getting ill it seems. (I'm sure at least part of it is hormones changing my outlook!)
Well, I did double the length of my Sharfik scarf--I'll post a pic later :|
Update: Jellybean may come home later today. She recovered 98% of her function overnight, so is doing rather well. She is on anti-seizure medication now.
Here's an updated pic of my Sharfik:
Modeled by my friend, who wedges himself onto the sofa between blanket and my knitting bag!